AUSTIN, TX--Imagine you are Texas singer-songwriter Bruce Robison on any given Saturday night, and you might be forgiven for thinking life looks pretty good. You're on your way to headline at one of the Texas Hill Country's legendary dancehalls-the Broken Spoke, say, or Gruene Hall or Floore's Country Store-when one of your songs comes on the radio. Maybe it's Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's hit version of "Angry All the Time," or George Strait's cover of "Wrapped" or even 'The Dixie Chicks' No. 1 hit, "Travelin' Soldier." It's a pleasant interlude in what Dan Jenkins used to call "Life Its Ownself."
As one of the most acclaimed tunesmiths to come out of Austin, Bruce has worked in the traditional musical model all his life: Sign with a label; Record an album; release single; tour to support same...and repeat.