Bob Morrison--Nashville Songwriter Bob was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. His father was a jukebox operator and brought a set of new records home every two weeks. Bob was exposed at an early age to rhythm and blues, country, and pop (which in those days meant Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett). What began as an interest in music soon became a passion. He started listening to the radio for new songs and giving his dad tips on what he thought might end up hits. At age 15, he got his first guitar,...See more
Bob Morrison--Nashville Songwriter Bob was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. His father was a jukebox operator and brought a set of new records home every two weeks. Bob was exposed at an early age to rhythm and blues, country, and pop (which in those days meant Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett). What began as an interest in music soon became a passion. He started listening to the radio for new songs and giving his dad tips on what he thought might end up hits. At age 15, he got his first guitar, finally got it in tune, and started sitting in with a local rock band, The Rockin' Rebels. After high school, Bob went to Mississippi State University on a track scholarship, where he performed and started writing songs while in college. After graduating with a degree in nuclear engineering, he illogically decided to enter the music business. Bob sang in clubs on the East coast then signed with Columbia Records in New York. Bob, in his diverse style moved to Hollywood, and worked as a contract actor. Later he started at Columbia Records, and then went to Capitol Records where he recorded and released a self-penned album, Friends Of Mine. Along the way he appeared in films and commercials, and after meeting Bill Justis (Raunchy), Bill took Bob under his wing and brought him to Nashville in 1973. Bob had a string of successes as a Nashville writer with The River's Too Wide--Olivia Newton-John, Angels, Roses, and Rain, a #1 record for Dickey Lee, Midnight Angel by Barbara Mandrell, Reba McEntire's first top 10 record, Up To Heaven, and the Oak Ridge Boys hit, You're The One (In A Million), which was later used by the ABC television network as their national promo song. In 1978, he was named the ASCAP country songwriter of the year--in 1979, and won a Grammy for You Decorated My Life co-written with Debbie Hupp. In 1980 he received two Grammy nominations: Best country song -- Lookin' For Love and Best Album written for a Motion Picture--URBAN COWBOY. Again Bob took home ASCAP songwriter of the year in 1980, 1981 and 1982. Also included are NSAI Writer of the Year in 1980, 46 ASCAP awards, and a 2006 nomination to the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame. On the acting front he was the principal in two national ads: McDonald's (The Tennessee Trio) and Schlitz Beer. Then in 2016 he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame. From 1982 to the mid-90's, the music business took a back seat. During that time, he, with his wife Barbara, were raising two daughters, Wendy and Andrea. Bob, never one to stay too still, pursued his hobbies of tennis, cycling and exploring the exasperation of the game of golf. In 1999, Bob played the role of Daddy in The Blue Valley Songbird which starred Dolly Parton. Bob retired in 2005, and now plays a lot of golf, writes songs, and has a Siberian Husky and a rescue dog named JimBob that he walks faithfully daily. His active lifestyle, nutrition and a keen awareness of good choices in his exercise regime have led him to the passion of sharing what he has learned. He wants to world to know that you too can STOP The Aging Train. Give it a try! Among the over 200 recordings of Bob's songs are: Lookin' For Love--Johnny Lee You Decorated My Life--Kenny Rogers You're The One (In A Million)--The Oak Ridge Boys Tonight, The Heartache's On Me--The Dixie Chicks Whiskey, If You Were A Woman--Highway 101 Love The World Away--Kenny Rogers ( in Urban Cowboy) Shine On--George Jones Born To Love Me--Ray Charles Don't Call Him A Cowboy--Conway Twitty I Still Believe In Waltzes--Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn You'd Make an Angel Wanna Cheat--The See less
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