Bruce Robison

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Bruce Robison
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Background information
Birth name Bruce Ben Robison
Born (1966-06-11) June 11, 1966 (age 49)
Origin Bandera, Texas
Genres Folk, Country Music
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Labels Premium
Associated acts Kelly Willis

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, also reached No. 1).


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. Willis used in vitro fertilization treatments, and gave birth to 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; he weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces was 19.75 inches long.[6][7]



Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US Heat US Indie
Bruce Robison
  • Release date: July 16, 1996
  • Label: Vireo Records
  • 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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1998 "Angry All the Time"[9] David McClister
1999 "Desperately"[10]
"The Good Life"[11]
2006 "Virginia"[12]
2014 "Harper Valley PTA" (with Kelly Willis)[13] Bruce Robison/Glenn Seale

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