Rob Black has been described by country great Lee Kernaghan as “One of the hottest singer/guitarists to rock Australian country since Keith Urban”.
This acknowledgement has been justified with Rob performing to rave reviews as country festivals such as The Gympie Muster, Mud Bulls and Music and the QUT Urban Country Music Festival.
He has also toured with some of Australia’s biggest names in country music including playing along side Dancing With The Stars winner, Adam Brand.
Attracting high profile attention, Rob paired up with Lee Kernaghan in a QLD Government event celebrating Queensland’s 150 years of independence which was broadcast across the state.
He has also performed live on channel 7’s Morning Show hosted by Larry Emder.
Rob’s very first single and title track to the debut album Regular Guy not only stayed in the Country Music Channel’s top 30 chart for more than 10 weeks, but also set the tone for the rest of the album.
Rob’s next two singles debuted as ‘Clip of the Week’ on CMC with ‘Turn Up Your Radio’ hanging around in the Top Ten and ‘I’m In Love & It’s Getting Worse’ climbing both the CMC Top 30 and Country Radio top 20 charts.
All these accomplishments drew the attention of the Country Music Association of Australia last year in Tamworth where he was nominated for a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent.
Rob has recently released his much-anticipated follow-up album titled Hey Tomorrow.
He teamed up with contemporaries in the US, including Drew Womack from Sons of the Desert fame, to co-write 3 songs of the 13 track album, including the title track ‘Hey Tomorrow’.
“The feedback has been terrific and many fans and peers are telling me they love the new album” the Tamworth Country Music Award finalist said.
“‘Hey Tomorrow’ is about taking people on a journey where they can relax and forget about life for a while.”
“The title of the first single sums it all up – Every Day’s A Good Day – it’’s about freedom and living each day as it comes.”
Rob recently tasted success from the album when one of the tracks was played during drive-time on Texas radio station KJ97. ‘Southern Texas’ was written about Rob’s trip to the US and mentions the San Antonio station in the lyrics, as well as other local landmarks.
Rob has already road-tested the popularity of the songs to fans here in Australia through a weekly online show, which is streamed live from his website every Wednesday night.
“It’s a chance to get up close and personal with people, especially those in remote areas, and the response has been overwhelming.” he said.
Rob has always embraced technology and ‘Hey Tomorrow’ takes things a step further. Printed inside the CD sleeve is a pattern that when held up to a webcam a virtual 3D performance of the first single, Every Day’s A Good Day, pops out of the page.
“We are always looking for new and interesting things to try and this is such an amazing technology, it really is astonishing to see, most people will have never seen anything like it before”.