Drums & Percussion
The youngest member of the Grand Band, Rob Blackburn is most passionate about four things in life: family, church, Dallas Cowboys football (even Tony Romo) and playing the drums. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Rob began playing the drums at the age of 3, but it would be another four years before he’d get serious, landing his first gig at seven years old.
Blackburn and his family relocated to Branson nearly 15 years ago and his abilities as a musician and performer have continued to grow with each passing year. He performed in such Branson shows as The Presley’s, Pierce Arrow, Legends In Concert, the Brett Family, and Tony Roi before joining his new family at Grand Country in 2010. Since then, he’s been keeping us in time.
Rob cites the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson as a huge influence, as well as the men he takes the stage with every day.
“I used to freak out about everything, but these guys are so calm and level-headed, they’ve helped me learn to keep my cool,” he said. “I mean, if you’d have told me I was going to have to learn 12 songs a week for a radio show when I first started here I would have lost it, but these guys have helped me with that so much. I think it’s very important to love what you do, and I love coming to work everyday,”
Rob has already won Drummer of the Year, as awarded by Branson Show Awards, multiple times.
In his spare time, Rob enjoys working at his church and leading worship for his youth group, saying he is there “whenever the doors are open.” A man of faith, Rob has always given all the credit to “the most important thing in my life,” God, for the talents and opportunities he has been given.
Birthday: November 12
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Food: Mexican & Seafood
Favorite Entertainers: Michael Jackson
Favorite Song: Revelation Song
Favorite TV Show: Dexter & The Fresh Prince of Bel Air