Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band was put together by the main member and founder of the band Bob Seger - a musician, singer, songwriter – in 1973, but from the 1960s he had performed as part of a band except that its name kept changing. He continued to work with other bands in an effort to make a name for himself.
In 1973, along with several other Detroit musicians, Bob put together The Silver Bullet Band, after which he achieved success recording live with the album 'Live Bullet'. This was followed by another major success in 1976 when the studio album 'Night Moves' achieved national success when it broke out, was critically appraised and was a No.4 hit on the Billboard Pop Singles.
The loss of the bands’ drummer due to an accident, should have been a setback but Seger went on, and in 1978 released the album 'Stranger in Town', an album with a style of its own it made its mark and singles from the album made it to accredited charts. 'The Long Run' and 'Against The Wind' were the two albums that followed in 1979 and 1980 respectively. Against The Wind was a landmark for Bob Seger since it was the first of his albums to be a No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, the only one and it won two Grammy awards. It was a crowning glory when the band received a star from Hollywood Walk of Fame as a sign of appreciation for its contribution to music.
The band enjoyed several years of success that went hand in hand with credits, awards, was either for an album or for a single. But with the end of the 80s, the trends were directed at a new style of music like alternative rock, or grunge, and The Silver Bullet Band found little visibility. Bob did not give up but went on to release 'Greatest Hits' in 1994, a compilation album that went on to achieve the highest ever sales for many years and recorded a ten million copy sales in 2010.
In 2006, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band released its first album in eleven years 'Face The Promise' selling over 1.2 million copies where 400, 000 of those copies were sold in the first 45 days alone. The supporting tours were eagerly anticipated with tickets selling out at an unprecedented rate, which encouraged the band to schedule more music concerts.
A compilation album in 2009 'Early Seger' which contained tracks from as early as 1972 along with some songs that had never been released before. The album found great success either as a purchase or as a download. As such, another compilation album 'Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets' followed it in 2011, and it was not only a hit but marked the fact that it had been 50 years since Bob shared his music with the world.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted Bob Seger on June 14, 2012, after which Seger set out a tour in US and Canada, especially as he had shown his prowess not just with the band but as a songwriter whose songs have been used by major films or actors.