Well, we skipped “Ask MercyMe” last week because of GMA Week, but this week it is back in full force. This week it’s Robby’s turn so ask away. Robby has been playing drums for over 20 years, managing his first band, and an avid baseball fan, so there is a lot to talk about.
Remember, Robby promises to answer every single question you guys throw at him and will post the answers on Friday.
So as most of you know, I am getting my feet wet at being a band manager and I’m still learning all the ins and outs of this occupation. The first band that was brave enough to take me on as their manager is a band named Addison Road. Their a new band from here in Dallas. Their first album just came out 2 weeks ago and is doing really well.
Their first song “All That Matters” went to #1 on the CHR charts last week also. So needless to say, they are off to a good start. Although, as amazing as these things are for a new band, none of them am I able to take credit for. Most of the things that have happened up until now has been a result of their own hard work and perseverance. Sure, I have made the phone calls, sent emails and gave advise over this last 10 months, but that is what I’m supposed to do. The real job of a manager kicks now, at this point.
Am I able to take the momentum that has been started by the band and the record label and build on it. That is the part of my new venture that remains to be seen. Hopefully I have found a new area that I am good in and something that I can do when one day I am too old to travel the country playing drums for MercyMe. Lets pray that I’m am able to take all the things that I have learned and gained from MM and impart them into our next generation of young artists. If you get a chance, check out Addison Road.
I wouldn’t be a good manager if I didn’t say that!