Robert has made his home in Ireland for over a decade. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here and is now one of the top Country artists in Ireland, his popularity spreading with extensive airplay in Europe and such distant territories as Australia.
As anyone who ever attended a Robert Mizzell show will testify, Robert with his band The Country Kings put on an energy filled show. Brimming with Country flavor his shows appeal to audiences in Nashville and wherever Country Music is popular.
He is honored to have been able to record with Collin Raye this year :
“I got chatting with Collin afterwards at a gig in Helix in Dublin, and he was saying that he really enjoyed my part of the show.Then I told him that I had this song that I always liked and that I’d love to record it with him. Its called Murder on Music Row which was a hit for Alan Jackson & George Strait. Straight up Collin Said “Lets Do it” and the rest is history.”
Robert currently resides near Mullingar in Westmeath, Ireland.
Debut Album - Hello Mr DJ
Robert’s first major hit “Kick Ass Country” was included on this album - as well as “Say You Love Me” which got massive radio play all over Ireland. It is still the most requested song at Robert’s live shows.
Second Album - LOOKIN’ LUCKY
“Lookin’ Lucky” (the American release entitled “Place Beyond The Sun”) was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and contained all original country songs written by Irish and American songwriters.
Third Album - LOUISIANA MAN
After the success of Robert’s first two albums it was going to be hard to produce something of the same standard, but that’s exactly what Robert did. “Don’t Wake Me Up (Till We Touch Down In Shannon)” was a major hit for Robert, written by Walter Cunningham.
Robert’s duet with his father Richard “Walk The Line - Revisited” was a huge hit, and prompted Richard to do some shows with Robert when he visited Ireland.
A christmas song was also included on the album as a bonus track, “The Greatest Gift Of All”, a lovely christmas ballad.
Fourth Album - WALTZING WITH ME
Robert’s fourth album featured the hits (amongst others) “Who’s Gonna Dance With Sally Ann”, “You’re Why God Made Me”, “Louisiana Saturday Night”. This album produced two Number 1 singles on the ECMA Chart.
Fifth Album - THANKS A LOT
For Robert’s fifth album he chose material both new and old. He chose Ernest Tubb’s “Thanks A Lot” for the title track of the album. As well as being a great country quickstep, it was meant also as a message to thank fans for their support throughout the years.
Sixth Album - THE LOUISIAN MAN HITS
This was a compilation album released with the same track list as the DVD “The Louisiana Man”. People had been requesting a CD with the same songs as the DVD, so the choice was made to release one.
Seventh Album - REDNECK MAN (UNRELEASED)
This will be Robert’s next release - out summer 2009. One single has already been released from the album - the duet with Collin Raye “Murder On Music Row”. The single was recorded in Spout Studio, Granard, Longford with Jonathan Owens both producing and arranging the track.
DVD Release - THE LOUISIANA MAN
Robert finally found time in his busy scedule to make a DVD in 2008. Many fans had wanted a DVD for a long time and so where delighted when it was released. It featured many of Robert’s hits, with music videos of each song. They were recorded on location in Ireland and in America.
As an added bonus, an out takes section was included on the DVD - many fans have since said this was one of their favourite parts of the DVD.
Many of Robert’s fans who joined him on the “Walk The Line” tour of 2008 where pleased to find a video of the tour on the DVD. This featured interviews with fans and various places visited on the trip.
SINGLE CHART INFO
“Don’t wake me up (‘Till we touch down in Shannon)”#5 EMCA Chart June 2007
“You’re Why God Made Me”#1 ECMA Chart January 2008
“You’re Waltzing With Me”#1 ECMA Chart April 2008
“Thanks A Lot”#1 ECMA Chart for three weeks in August 2008.
Edited by Peadar1985 on 17 Dec 2009, 20:03
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