Bruce Robison

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Bruce Robison
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Background information
Birth nameBruce Ben Robison
Born (1966-06-11) June 11, 1966 (age 55)
OriginBandera, Texas
GenresFolk, country
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica
LabelsPremium
Associated actsKelly Willis
Websitebrucerobison.com

Bruce Ben Robison (born June 11, 1966) is an American, Austin-based Texas country music singer-songwriter. Bruce and his brother, fellow singer-songwriter Charlie Robison, grew up in Bandera, Texas, near San Antonio, and he currently resides in Austin, Texas. His self-titled debut album was released in 1995.[1]

Robison has written several songs which have become hits when covered by well-known singers, including: "Travelin' Soldier," (recorded in 2003 by the Dixie Chicks, reached No. 1 on the Country charts); "Angry All the Time," (recorded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2001, also reached No. 1 on the country charts); and "Wrapped" (recorded in 2006 by George Strait, reached No. 2 in 2007). Bruce runs The Next Waltz, a record label by artists for artists.

Personal life[edit]

Sister, Robyn Ludwick, and brother Charlie Robison are accomplished singer-songwriters in their own right.

In 1992, he met singer-songwriter Kelly Willis and they married in 1996. Together they had a son, Deral Otis, in January 2001. Willis became pregnant again and gave birth to twins Abigail Esme and Benjamin James[2] on March 24, 2003.[3][4][5] On January 11, 2006, Kelly welcomed fourth child Joseph Willis Robison.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[8]
US Heat
[9]
US Indie
[10]
Bruce Robison
  • Release date: July 16, 1996
  • Label: Vireo Records
Wrapped
  • Release date: May 19, 1998
  • Label: Lucky Dog Records
Long Way Home from Anywhere
  • Release date: July 13, 1999
  • Label: Lucky Dog Records
Country Sunshine
  • Release date: September 18, 2001
  • Label: Boar's Nest Records
Eleven Stories
  • Release date: April 4, 2006
  • Label: Sustain Records
Happy Holidays
(with Kelly Willis)
  • Release date: August 29, 2006
  • Label: Rykodisc
It Came from San Antonio
  • Release date: May 15, 2007
  • Label: Premium Records
The New World
  • Release date: September 2, 2008
  • Label: Premium Records
His Greatest
  • Release date: January 20, 2009
  • Label: Premium Records
Cheater's Game
(with Kelly Willis)
  • Release date: February 12, 2013
  • Label: Premium Records
29 3 31
Our Year
(with Kelly Willis)
  • Release date: May 27, 2014
  • Label: Premium Records
40 13
Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band[11]
  • Release date: April 28, 2017
  • Label: Motel Time Music
Beautiful Lie[12]
(with Kelly Willis)
  • Release date: June 21, 2019
  • Label: Motel Time Music
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

[13]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1998 "Angry All the Time"[14] David McClister
1999 "Desperately"[15]
"The Good Life"[16]
2006 "Virginia"[17]
2014 "Harper Valley PTA" (with Kelly Willis)[18] Bruce Robison/Glenn Seale

Other contributions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Bruce Robison – Bruce Robison | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  2. ^ [1] Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070617180822/http://www.rykodisc.com/Catalog/dump/rykoalbums_1266.asp. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Mothers who rock - Salon.com". Dir.salon.com. August 1, 2003. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  5. ^ [2] Archived September 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [3] Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ US. "Kelly Willis | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Blogs.myspace.com. Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  8. ^ "Bruce Robinson > Chart History > Top Country Albums". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Bruce Robinson > Chart History > Heatseekres Albums". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Bruce Robinson > Chart History > Independent Albums". Billboard.
  11. ^ Freeman, Doug (June 9, 2017). "Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band".
  12. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (April 26, 2019). "Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis Announce New Duets Album 'Beautiful Lie'". Rolling Stone.
  13. ^ "Bruce Robison | Discography". AllMusic. June 1, 1966. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Bruce Robison : Angry All the Time". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Bruce Robison : Desperately". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Bruce Robison : The Good Life". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Bruce Robison : Virginia". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kelly Willis : Harper Valley P.T.A." Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.

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