Rob Harris has written songs for some of the biggest names in music. They just don't know it yet. 🙂
A Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter, he arranged an acoustic waltz version of the rock anthem, "Free Bird", with the ACM Award-winning country duo, Joey+Rory, which appeared on their debut CD. For two years, he played guitar for Joey Feek. He has held publishing deals with Identical Entertainment, The Heard Music Group and Rescued Music.
He has been a writer on two Top-10 singles and his song "Greasy John Deere Cap" (from the Tim Hicks CD, "Throw Down"), was certified GOLD in August 2017.
Other artists who have recorded Rob's songs include: The Lovelocks, Ivan Parker, Back Home, Karen Peck, Marcia Ramirez, Brittany Brodie and a variety of indie artists. Garth Brooks describes Rob’s song, “How to Bend” as, “…a beautiful sentiment, a timeless message and a great song.”
His music is family friendly, filled with real life and sprinkled with humor. He performs throughout the US, has opened shows for Grammy® Award-winning and Dove Award-winning artists and is a frequent performer at Nashville-area songwriter venues such as Puckett’s Grocery and the world famous, Bluebird Café. Rob also has over thirty years' experience leading worship at churches, conferences and events around the country.
He serves as a faculty member/mentor for Songwriting University.
An actor represented by The Hurd Agency Nashville, he has worked on the films “Holland, Michigan” (starring Nicole Kidman), "A Nashville Country Christmas" (starring Tanya Tucker and Keith Carradine, which aired on Paramount and CMT), the upcoming film by Christian author, Karen Kingsbury, "Someone Like You" (in theaters April 2024), as well as national commercials for Visa and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He has also appeared in episodes of the True Crime shows "Snapped" (Oxygen Network), "Snapped: Killer Couples", "Fatal Attraction" and "In Pursuit with John Walsh" (TV One).
While he is a songwriter at heart, he also enjoys playing great cover songs. If you catch him at a restaurant or house concert, you may hear him perform songs by artists such as James Taylor, Jackson Browne, The Beatles, KISS, Foreigner, Johnny Cash, U2, Paul McCartney and Wings, Billy Joel, Keith Urban, Bruce Hornsby, Foo Fighters, Jim Croce, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Matt Nathanson, Richard Marx, John Mayer, The Eagles, Journey, Paul Simon, John Denver, Whitney Houston, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Dave Mason, Bob Seger, Train, The Monkees, Sting, etc.
He and his wife, Lara, have three amazing daughters, two above average dogs and two cats who are four opposable thumbs away from taking over the world.
His new album, “Hourglass”, (released October 2023) is available on all streaming platforms. His previous album, “Winnebago”, is also available wherever you stream music.
A few more things to know about Rob:
1) Despite the claims of Carl Douglas, Rob sincerely doubts that everybody was Kung Fu Fighting.
2) He collects autographs through the mail.
3) He is a bit of a Batman..."enthusiast".