Bob Luman was born in Nacogdoches April 15, 1937, and began playing music at an early age. He attended high school in Kilgore and formed his own band during that time. After meeting and being inspired by Elvis Presley he soon became a regular on the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport. In 1965 he released a new album,
Livin’ Lovin’ Sounds
featuring some of his biggest hits including "I Love You Because" (written by fellow East Texan Leon Payne), "Oh Lonesome Me," "Hey Joe," "Let’s Think About Living," and "You Win Again."