At 80 Bob became an internet sensation when an amateur video of him playing guitar received nearly 15 million views on social media. “God willing, I’ll be pickin’ and grinnin’ until they pat me in the face with a spade,” says Bob.
This online recognition opened doors for him to perform at the Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, and the inaugural Celebrate Aging Film Festival in Franklin Tennessee. In 2017 as the featured guest artist for DadFest in Willow Creek Community Church's 7,000 seat auditorium, Bob received standing ovations for all three performances.
- 1975 and 1976 “Entertainer of the Year” -Eastern States Country Music Inc. (ESCMI)
- 1976 presented a Bicentennial Model Guitar to the Bicentennial Commission at the White House, Washington DC
- 2007 inducted into The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall Of Fame.
- 1970 signed as a regular member of Wheeling Jamboree USA where he performed for the next fourteen years.
- 1969 received pick hit of the week in Billboard, Record World, and Cashbox magazines for original song, “Gonna Look Down”
- Bob had three albums placed in the National Archives, along with the Ovation Guitar. The albums were: “Bob Wood Plays it Cool”, “The Other Side of Bob Wood”, and “Reflections of My Mind.”
- Shared the stage with country legends such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Jimmy Dickens, Carl Perkins, and Roy Clark
- Worked as a session musician in Waynesboro, VA, Wheeling, WV, Memphis and Nashville, TN.
- Released a CD with his daughter Mitzi titled “Generations.” It contains old pop standards, swing, blues, ballads, and originals