Bobby Pinson grew up inspired by writing; whether it be poetic words from Shel Silverstein or the work of Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash or Steve Earle, it’s no wonder that Bobby’s admiration for storytelling became his career.
Bobby is the quintessential story of working odd jobs before the big break hits. From delivery service to a banquet server, he supported himself in unique ways while his love of music never waned. It wasn’t until 1999, three years after his big move to Music City, that Bobby got his first break; he signed on as a staff songwriter with Sony/ATV Music.
Over the next few years Bobby would sign with RCA Records and release one widely critically acclaimed album before departing with the label and going back to songwriting. Since his career began, Bobby has written for some of the biggest stars in the country music market and has achieved numerous number one hits.
Artists like Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, LeAnn Rimes, Tracy Lawrence and Blake Shelton have all recorded some of Bobby’s tunes. However, perhaps Bobby’s biggest success came from his relationships with Sugarland and Toby Keith.
He penned three number one hits with Sugarland: “All I Want to Do,” “Already Gone” and “It Happens.” He also co-wrote almost all of Toby Keith’s album That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy, including the singles “She Never Cried in Front of Me” and “Lost You Anyway.”
2013 marks Bobby’s first year at the Wild West Songwriters Festival and we’re excited to have him and his catalog of hits attend the event!