During this rise of the Country Music popularity, Bert was right at the forefront. More hits were recorded . . . hit’s like the double platinum album by Willie Nelson, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” (for which Bert received the “Golden Reel Award”), “Cotton Eyed Joe” by the late Ike Sweat, and other artist such as David Allen Coe, Jerry Lee Lewis, Floyd Tillman and Johnny Lee (Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places). Bert was the engineer and Houston producer of the syndicated radio show “Live From Gilley’s” distributed by Westwood One in California. Live from Gilley’s was played on over 450 radio stations worldwide. For this radio show, Bert recorded such artist as Alabama, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Millsap, Bobby Goldsboro, Ray Stevens, Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, John Anderson Crystal Gayle, George Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, The Kindalls, Ernst Tubb, Bobby Bare, Johnny Paycheck, Gary Stewart, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, Brenda Lee, Faron Young, and just about every other country artist who was anybody, in the 1980’s.