Robert Mizzell and The Country Kings at Burnavon

Robert Mizzell

Robert Mizzell

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Robert Mizzell with his band The Country Kings will put on an energy filled show, on Thursday, February 6 at the Burnavon, Cookstown.

Brimming with Country flavour his shows appeal to audiences wherever Country Music is popular. Robert has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here, and is now a top Country Artist in Ireland and the UK. He has released 9 solo studio albums and a full length DVD to date, and is constantly touring Ireland and the UK with his band The Country Kings. He was voted “Ireland’s Favourite Country Music Singer” in a 2013 poll conducted by RSVP Magazine.

Robert was born in Louisiana, the Bayou State and raised on the shores of Lake Bistineau. Robert’s early musical influences came from his surrounds and his parents - both performed in a Church Gospel group. At the age of 17, Robert moved to Connecticut, and then joined the US army where he served for a number of years. After his military service he moved to Ireland with dreams of a career in country music.

“Kick Ass Country” was Robert’s first major hit, but it was “Say You Love Me” that made him a household name in Ireland. Other hits include “Mama Courtney”, “Louisiana Saturday Night”, “Cajun Dance”, “Papa Loved Mama” and “Wham Bam”.

Robert has recorded many songs in his career, but two highlights where in 2010 when he released the hit single “Mama Courtney” (an original written by Henry McMahon), and also “Murder On Music Row” (a cover duet with top American Country Artist, Collin Raye). Both singles reached the Number 1 position on the European Country Music Chart during 2010 and remained in the chart for twenty weeks.

In recent years Robert has been part of the Three Amigos hugely successful tour with Patrick Feeney and Jimmy Buckley - performing to sell out venues everywhere they played.

Tickets for the concert are £20 and on sale now at the Burnavon Box Office, Burn Road, Cookstown, by telephone on 028 8676 9949 or online at www.burnavon.com