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"Eleven Stories," the title of Bruce Robison's latest release, seemingly states the obvious: He's a country songwriter, so aren't all his albums filled with stories? "I guess it was an odd choice," Robison agrees. "It's kinda saying that's what I'm tryin' to do. I suppose you're right; I guess that's what all of my records are like." Robison penned The Dixie Chick's tear-jerking "Travelin' Soldier," which details a moving wartime romance. He also has a lighter side that comes through on "What  ...
What a difference a song or two can make. For tall Texan Bruce Robison, that meant he wanted to be a free agent as in free from major labels and back to his own baby. Robison hit paydirt when Tim McGraw decided to include "Angry All the Time," his duet with wife Faith Hill on his latest "Set This Circus Down." McGraw then released the song as a single, hitting the top 10. That means a lot of greenbacks for Robison as the songwriter. And Robison, who had two solo albums on Sony/Lucky Dog, also struck gold when Lee Ann Womack recorded "Lonely Too" for her megaselling album, "I Hope You Dance."  ...
Nobody wants to be called "alternative country" anymore. Bruce Robison is no exception. The Austin-based artist has just released his third album (second on Lucky Dog) "Long Way Home From Anywhere." He considers himself a mainstream country artist whose style of country isn't in fashion these days. His brother Charlie, also on Lucky Dog (and not too dissimilar musically), recently spent the maximum 20 weeks on Billboard's country singles chart with "Barlight." The highest it reached was 60, but the longevity proves that where it was played, it was popular.  ...
Though Bruce Robison's initial exposure with his self-released album "Wrapped" did not make a big impact in terms of sales or radio airplay when released in 1996, it did catch the eye of an executive at Sony. Now with wider distribution and a video on the way, Robison may get some of the attention he deserves. Robison's music reflects his Bandera, Texas upbringing during the 70's. "It was more like the 50's there before cable television," Robison recalls. "Time was kind of standing still in that little place. I guess you could call it insulated."  ...

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