Rob’s musical journey started at an early age. He grew up in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina where he often played and sang bluegrass music with his dad. As his musical talents developed throughout his teenage years, he worked many local jobs as a backing musician and singer. He moved to Nashville in the mid-1980’s and took a job as a touring utility player in 1987 and met his future wife, Angie, while on tour in Michigan. He became a christian in 1989 and, after a 2 year stint as the lead singer of The Sound, he moved to Michigan and retired from touring to marry Angie.
IAfter leaving The Sound, Rob worked for 15 years as a minister of music starting in 1996. Rob and Angie went on to have three children: Levi, Jacob, and Emily. Rob, Levi, and Jacob began performing as a father-son trio in 2017 and when they needed a name, Rob reached out to some old friends and decided to re-launch The Sound as an all-new variant of christian music. He couldn’t be more thrilled that the group’s next chapter will include not only himself, but his two sons.