Brian Lee was only eight years old when his dad passed away. Although they weren’t close, it was an event which greatly affected his musical life. He explains, "My dad’s demons took him at an early age, but not before his love of country music wore off on me.” Brian was in his mid-teens, when he began to morph from a poet into a lyricist. “It was because of this ability to see the song lyrics in my head, I decided I’d better learn to play the guitar," offers Robinson. By the time he was in his late teens, he was not only playing guitar and composing songs, but performing in a Houston-based band.