Frank Robinson is a songwriter from Northumberland who promotes his country songs under the name MOUNTAIN RIO. He has recorded a country album in Nashville using some of the city's awesome musicians with the end result being the "Mountain Rio" album. It is available to download from Amazon, iTunes and other digital stores and can be heard on Soundcloud.
The album was produced by Stacy Hogan with the exception of the track "Los Angeles" which was produced by Peter Carr in Newcastle. The album has been available to download since 2008 and was relaunched at the end of 2012 with the promotional single "Honey Think I'll Take My Shirt Off Tonight And Dance". It's a tongue in cheek fun song aimed at getting people up on the dance floor to enjoy themselves.
Frank has a great fondness for the US and wanted to write some Christmas songs relating to the country. And, in summer 2012, Frank recorded an EP of three Christmas tracks called "New York At Christmastime".
Again produced by Stacy Hogan in Nashville, the tracks "New York At Christmastime", "Nashville For Christmas" and "Rockabilly Christmas" are all available to download from Amazon, iTunes and other digital stores.
In 2013, the single "Honey, Think I'll Take My Shirt Off Tonight And Dance" was remixed and promoted to radio stations around the world.
Frank has written many more songs in different styles, including many about the North East. Many of his songs also have accompanying YouTube videos which have been viewed over 140,000 times.
In 2015, Mountain Rio released two versions, country and dance, of Frank's song "Babes". The song is a tribute to all of the ladies of the world in all of their different colours, sizes and shapes.