Colonel Robert Morris
A member of the Rockabilly and Traditional Country Hall of Fame, Colonel Robert is also included in the 2008 & 2009 Marquis Who's Who In America.
Following a career that has spanned over 30 years, Colonel Robert is now co-writing with Grand Ole Opry Star & Songwriter's Hall Of Fame Inductee, Charlie Louvin!
CRM: The Early Years ...
Born in Memphis, Colonel Robert's professional career started in the back room juke joints of Memphis. Robert was part of the world famous "Memphis Sound."
A child of the '50s, he later thumbed his way to places like Texas and Nevada, finally landing in California, where he was awashed with the sounds of the surf movement that was not far from the Rockabilly sound he would later play.
In the late '60s, Colonel Robert found his music evolving to reflect the times that were truely changing. Flower power turned to gun power as we marched into Vietnam. And Colonel Robert's music came from his views and shared fears with a country looking for answers!
Then the '70s found Colonel Robert touring with Charlie Feathers whom some called the King of Rockabilly! Carl Perkins, Elvis and Buddy Holly was burning up the radio waves!!!
But his music and life was not through changing yet.
In 1988, Colonel Robert & his beautiful wife, Irene shared a cameo role in the Finnish movie, "Leningrad Cowboys Go America," an instant cult classic. She helped the Colonel start his writing career, and became the muse he needed.
Colonel Robert started adding to his vast music catalog finding success with his hit song, "The Trucker's Last Ride," a song that still enjoys air play in Country Music today.
Though he has written many styles of music, the cheating and drinking songs he heard as a child, never left him, and are his favorite kind to write.
Now after thirty years of twang guitars & whiskey soaked bars, he has lived the songs that he writes!
We are proud to announce that June 14, 2008 was the release date for "Highway Hero" his new trucking CD! Colonel Robert included on the CD a song that is close to the Colonel's heart. "Mother's Hall Of Fame" was co-written by Mr. Charlie Louvin. It a haunting bluegrass story. There is also a rockabilly tune, "Rockabilly Town" that pays respect to the days in Memphis playing with Charlie Feathers and other cats!"
Colonel Robert is now the editor for the Traditional Country Hall Of Fame web site.
Pro Writer Member of NSAI
Member of ASCAP
Colonel Robert's Music