TRAVELLING SHOES ~ ROBERT MIZZELL
Robert Mizzell has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived there, and is now a top Country Artist in Ireland and the UK. He has released 12 solo studio albums and 2 full length DVD's to date, and is constantly touring Ireland and the UK with his band "The Country Kings". Robert was voted "Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer" in a poll conducted by RSVP Magazine.
Robert was born in Louisiana, the Bayou State and raised on the shores of Lake Bistineau near Shreveport. Robert's early musical influences came from his parents - both performed in a Church Gospel group. At the age of 17, Robert moved to Connecticut where he worked with his father in the painting & decorating business. He then joined the US army where he served for a number of years. After his military service he moved to Ireland with dreams of a career in country music. "Kick Ass Country" was Robert's first major hit, but it was "Say You Love Me" that made him a household name in Ireland. Other hits include "Gone, Gone, Gone", "She's My Baby", "Johnny Cash Revisited" (feat. Richard Mizzell), "Mama Courtney" and "Two Rooms And A Kitchen".
Robert has recorded many songs in his career, but two highlights where in 2010 when he released the hit single "Mama Courtney" (an original written by Henry McMahon), and also "Murder On Music Row" (a cover duet with top American Country Artist, Collin Raye). Both singles reached the Number 1 position on the European Country Music Chart during 2010 and remained in the chart for twenty weeks.
On Saturday 29th October 2011 Robert was inducted into Shreveport's Walk of Stars in recognition of his achievements in the world of Country Music, all the sweeter given he is a native son of Shreveport, Louisiana and this is the highest accolade his own home city can bestow on him. Some other people who are inductees are: Elvis Presley (Posthumously), Merle Kilgore (co-writer of Ring Of Fire) and Hank Williams Snr. and Jnr.
Robert stays very close to his country roots with many of his songs containing plenty of fiddle, wailing steel guitar, mandolin, country piano, accordian and country guitar. He is quite at ease singing ballads along with great toe-tappers. Below we have listed 10 of Robert's videos. Just one click and whole new world of country entertainment will open to you. If you don't fall in love with Robert Mizzell and his music then you really don't like country music. To view all of Robert Mizzell CDs and DVDs scroll down below the videos for a complete list of Robert's releases available from Mustang Records.