Let's be honest, if you've made it all the way to my About Me page, you deserve a trophy. But since I don't have trophies to give out, I'll extend a heartfelt 'thanks.'
If you don't know me, my name is Rob. I'm a songwriter and a storyteller.
I was raised in the Ozark Mountain town of Branson, Missouri, where I developed my love for music and songwriting. I try to write songs that connect with and touch the lives of my listeners, from emotion-grabbing soft pop melodies to the honest-to-God lyrical styles of country and folk music. I've always been afraid to dive 'too deep' into things, so when it comes to musical influences, I tend to take a little of everything. Some of my musical heroes (old and young) include James Taylor, Carole King, Lori McKenna and Ben Rector.
I moved to Nashville in 2018 to be a songwriter/artist and, if I'm honest, it was more difficult than I ever imagined. I faced more rejection in my first 3 months of living in Nashville than the previous 27 years of my life ha! It was ROUGH. I wasn't getting many songwriter gigs, I bombed my first few co-writes and was ghosted, people I'd met never called back... things just hadn't really panned out as I'd hoped (aka I didn't become instantly famous - who knew!), so it was hard to fit in and find my place. I'd never felt such a lack of creativity, and I pretty much stopped releasing and sharing music altogether. Did Music City crush my dreams? What happened to the joy that music used to bring me? Do I even belong in Nashville? These are questions I asked myself for two long years, and in that time, it felt like the joy of music I once had was long gone.
But I've found that spark again. I've learned a lot about myself, and had some time to plant roots a bit deeper. I'm starting fresh and coming back to where I was in the beginning - just me and my songs, sharing them with you. I feel the joy coming back, and I'm so excited to share it with you.
My songs have brought me on an incredible life journey so far, and I hope you'll join me for the rest of it. I've spent the last year on the road, traveling and exploring the U.S. with my wife, Jordyn, and our Australian Shepherd pup, Watson. I've been writing new songs, seeing new places, and it's probably been the best year of my life.
Any-who. My music is available anywhere you could possibly get it.
Any questions, need any help, or just want to say hey?
Reach out on Instagram (@therobmaclean) or visit my Contact Page.
Until next time, take care!