Hippie Village - Gazebo Stage
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rob Nichols grew up in the small farming town of Groveland, FL. At an early age he was taught strong family values and work ethic by helping with the family's nursery business. He began singing Gospel songs in church and by the age of 5, was fascinated with the charm and charisma of Elvis Presley.
Although he was on the shy side, Rob had a natural ability to entertain. He entered his first talent competition as a teenager and after that there was no turning back. He began his journey to Nashville and by the age of 21 he had become a published songwriter, member of BMI, and an experienced demo singer.
Rob has played many of the venues on Music Row as well as the hundreds of Honky Tonks and Music Fests throughout the Southeast. He has shared the stage with some of County Music's Greatest including Diamond Rio, The Bellamy Brother's, Confederate Railroad, The Hank Williams Jr. Band, and the Judd's. Rob has garnered a significant fan base as well as the respect from some of country music's finest with his high energy performances combined with his humble attitude.
Rob has always believed in giving back and is involved with the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. He also recorded a song, "God Knows Who I am" for the National Alzheimer's Association. The song was written by his good friend, and Grand Ole Opry performer, Jeff Orr, and it was published by the Legendary Mr. Tom T. Hall.