January 18, 1941
Singer Bobby Goldsboro, who moved to Dothan during high school, was born in Florida. Goldsboro’s started his musical career with his high school band, The Webs, who were eventually hired as Roy Orbison’s backup band while in college at Auburn University. After leaving The Webs, Goldsboro went on to release sixteen top forty hits on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist, including his biggest hit, “Honey,” which topped the charts for more than five weeks and sold more than one million records. Goldsboro, who is also a painter, children’s author, and television host was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1999.