Dave Robbins "Soul Mining"
May 01, 2010
Born in Atlanta and raised in Forest Park, Georgia, Dave Robbins started playing piano at age six. Growing up, songs like “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell first attracted him to country music. He first found success in 1983 when Kenny Rogers recorded Dave’s “All My Life,” which was a huge #1 hit.
Dave’s long-term collaboration with Van Stephenson began with several songs written for Van’s first two solo albums. Dave and Van’s songwriting partnership hit a new high when their songs became a cornerstone in the recording career of country super group Restless Heart. With such hits as “Let the Heartache Ride,” “Big Dreams in a Small Town,” and the #1 smash “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” their place in the upper reaches of country music songwriting was secure
In 1992 Dave’s talent as a hit songwriter was paramount in the formation of the new group BlackHawk. Dave, along with Henry Paul and Van Stephenson, co-wrote the group’s first #1 song “Every Once in A While,” and the top-ten hit “Almost A Memory now,” with Van Stephenson and Dale Oliver. Artists that have recorded Dave’s songs include Eric Clapton, Laura Brannigan, Conway Twitty, Janie Fricke, Juice Newton, Anne Murray, John Anderson, Sister Hazel, and numerous others.
Dave Robbins now left Blackhawk to pursue a solo carreer and released his first solo album "Soul Mining" to discover now!