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New EP, Voices in my Head Vol. 1- Available now! 

New Release Available Now!  Voices in my Head EP Vol 1 by Robert Abernathy  

11.19.20 Birmingham, AL

Welcome to my latest project, a new EP chalked full of some of my favorite melodies that I have pieced together over the past several months. Each song carries special meanings, cool story lines, great melodies and cowritten with some fantastic songwriters.  The title of the EP, "Voices in my Head" came from a long list of potential Album titles, but won out due to how these songs made its way to the…

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"Ride of a Lifetime" is here 

Welcome to my latest attempt at keeping the Album Concept alive. (For ADD Readers, you can bypass the song descriptions and hear it now by clicking HERE)  We live in the era of singles and EPs with so much "On Demand" everywhere you turn. I decided on creating this album for two reasons. (1.) I wanted to piece together some of the work I had done over the past 25 years in a collection that told a story and (2). We had a month or two of quarantine that gave me some time to experiment on a few songs. So here…

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Sun Comes Up Tomorrow (Release 5/7/2020) 

To say I am enthusiastic about this song is an understatement. The creative process that finally made its way to a finished product you are about to hear is a story I am excited to tell. It began as a melody.  My mom is a big fan of the Bee Gees and I happen to love their song, "How Deep is Your Love". Which in the late 1980s and early 90s was also a cover song recorded by Take 6. I play this song at a tew shows every now and then.  

Well, near the end of the school day and at the end of assignments (I'm a…

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Marry You Again (a mostly true story) 

Happy Birthday to my wife Augusta!. (Click HERE or on the image below to hear the song, "Marry You Again")  She had no knowledge that this song had be completed, recorded and written for her.  This song was inspired "loosley" by the ever-evolving nature of raising a family, meeting financial needs, and the struggles of everyday storms. Its not a secret to many that Augusta and I were married not once, but twice. And lucky for me, the nature of our relationship over the years has given me SO MUCH great…

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That Girl. A slice of Thomas Rhett meets....? 

I wrote "THAT GIRL"  (original title was "She's Going Home with Me" ) after hearing what I thought was one of the better songs I've heard in a while hit the radio. It was a Thomas Rhett song and I was determined to try to launch some of my songs into this genre. After building the idea around being lucky enough and proud of taking that same beautiful girl home each night, I sent it to Daniel Dennis Productions in Nashville to get a look at it and we agreed it needed a few pop elements added to it.  He…

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It's FINALLY here. You can now buy "You Can't Have My Boat" 

1. Listen

2. BUY (.99)

3. Share

I know it's easier to stream.  I'm guilty too. Did you know though what streaming pays the songwriters? For every song streamed, royalties are due to the person(s) behind the creative work of the music. In short. If all 2800 people on my friends list streamed this song, I would make a whopping $1.96 on Spotify.  Read More about it HERE.   Apple Music pays a little better. 

Now that CDs are becoming obsolete, its just hard to make great music as a songwriter and expect big…

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"You Can't Have My Boat" coming Friday--and I'm going to request your help! Part 1 

Making music has been a part of me since I was the okayest 10th grade guitarist ever in Southside, Alabama. Today, I'm still the okayest guitarist ever, but since those days, I've ,managed to have written well over a hundred songs, most of which has never made it past my own personal voice recorder. Out of those hundreds, I probably have maybe 15 that are cut-worthy by some B-List Artists. Maybe 7-8 that could be cut by artists today that you hear on the radio. But I have a few that I feel may be the one to…

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"Invisible" by Robert Abernathy & Vivi Abernathy 

Where do I begin? Maybe with the hook-

There's an image in the mirror

Broken as it may be,

Says I'm not so, not so

Invisible to me.

And yes, that's my 12 year old daughter, Vivi,  singing those lyrics. This song simply recognizes what its like to be ignored, forgotten, excluded, neglected. And to a middle schooler (those I deal with directly on a daily basis) those things are just as bad as being bullied. Its a form of bullying. Its humiliating to a kid to be alone at recess, in a cafeteria. Its horrifying…

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The Evolution of a Song  

"Got Nothin' on You" Written by Robert Abernathy.  Release scheduled 1/28/2019

Not every song transitions from a general idea to a finished product as easy as many people think.  They can rarely be a simple as an hour from start to finish or, like "Got Nothin' on You", can be are a culmination of ideas, scribblings, collaborations that are two years in the making. Yes, this song took me two years to finish.  Not that I breathed over it daily, but the idea to "Got Nothin' on You" was one that I believed…

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Single, "Dont Even Put that Dress On" Pre-release starts today 

PRE-RELEASE TODAY. What does that mean? You get this song for a whopping .99 cents. This song. This is one of my babies. Go to this hidden link:  ROBERT'S NEW SINGLE and pre-order this. (The official release date is October 6th across ALL digital Platforms.) This is a digital release only. The only place you can get a hard copy will be though Amazon on October 6th.

Now. For the background on this song.  I wanted to create a sexy, in your face kind of melting hot groove. I wanted to cross the line between…

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