1281 Gruene Rd
New Braunfels, TX 78130
In regard to the Lone Star State’s finest tunesmiths, Bruce Robison lands at the top of the heap. His songwriting turned the heads of some of the industry’s biggest artists and took them to the top of the charts (Dixie Chicks’ No. 1 version of “Travelin’ Soldier,” George Strait’s recording of “Wrapped” and the beautiful Tim McGraw/Faith Hill rendition of “Angry All The Time,” to name a few). Not one to rest on laurels, in 2016 Bruce turned his focus toward his other passion project, The Next Waltz, a “virtual social house” of music, videos and interviews spotlighting the artists and songs that make up the pedigree of this generation’s cream of the crop. Kelly Willis is Back Being Blue, to take a color-coded cue from the title of her seventh album. It’s a shade she wears well, though long-patient fans might just say: You had us at back. The Austin-based singer/ songwriter has hardly been MIA in the intervening years, having recorded and toured as part of a duo with husband, Bruce Robison. While both Bruce and Kelly have pursued separate careers, they have collaborated on many projects as well. Together, they have released three duo albums, hold an annual Christmas tour, Robison produced Willis’ latest album, Back Being Blue, and most recently, the release of their fourth duo album, Beautiful Lie.