Austin Roberts - Songs

ABOUT

Austin Roberts is a country-pop/soft rock singer, songwriter, and producer who had several hits during the early 1970s that included "Rocky" (1975), the song for which he is best known as a solo performer. During the 1980s-1990s, he had considerable success as a songwriter for other artists, especially on the Country charts. Over the years, he has also composed for TV, movies, and musical theater.

Roberts made his debut on the Pop/Rock charts in 1972 with the lovelorn soft rock ballad, "Something's Wrong With Me." His other hits also included "Keep On Singing" (1973) and his cover of the Jay Stevens-penned country-pop tragic story song, "Rocky" (1975), which became a Top 10 hit.

Roberts was also the lead singer of Arkade, an early 1970s pop/soft rock trio that had two minor hits with "Sing Out The Love (In My Heart)" (1970) and "The Morning Of Our Lives" (1971). Afterwards, he served for a time with the Buchanan Brothers (of "Medicine Man" fame). His distinctive vocals can also be heard in much of the music from Season 2 of "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" that includes a new opening theme and many "chase scene" songs which he co-wrote and produced.

Roberts co-wrote many top hit songs on the Country charts as made famous by other performing artists that include four chart-toppers: "Honor Bound" (1985, Earl Thomas Conley), "100% Chance Of Rain" (1986, Gary Morris), "Strong Heart" (1986, T.G. Sheppard), and "You Lie" (1990, Reba McEntire). He co-wrote "I.O.U." which became a Top 10 hit on both the Adult Contemporary and Country charts hit for Lee Greenwood in 1983 and earned him a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male. Roberts also penned the 1988 U.S. Gymnastics team's Olympics theme song, "When You Put Your Heart In It," which became a Top 20 Adult Contemporary hit for Kenny Rogers later that year.

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Austin Roberts

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