Texoma’s own featured on national TV Monday night

| March 24, 2019 | Reply

Austin Robinson

Trey Rose

Story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer

Two of Texoma’s musicians are vying to keep moving on in their respective national, televised and career-enhancing contests. Both shows are being televised Monday night, on different networks.

Trey Rose, from Hugo, Oklahoma, is moving into the Battle Rounds on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ And, from Van Alstyne, Austin Robinson will appear from Hollywood on ‘American Idol,’ shown on the CBS network.

There is a Facebook group called (click here) “Watching the Voice” which is kind of like an in-house watch group, and anyone want to join in can go ahead and ask to join now, so they’ll be ready for the Monday night show.

Rose, who grew up in Hugo, returned there Friday evening and performed atop a flatbed trailer at FirstBank, in front of a crowd of friends, family, and fans of all ages, including the pre-toddler with his mom who turned often to look up at the stage, where it appeared by the expressions on his face, he is indeed a future Trey Rose fan.

Trey now lives in the Houston area, but has returned several times since he was selected to move on into ‘The Voice’ and said during his Friday evening show that “Hugo will always be my home.” The single father of two supports his family through his music and is both a singer and a songwriter. 

On ‘The Voice,’ Trey chose Adam Levine as his mentor/coach, and one could hear the added strength and inflections in his voice since he’s been on this road. He was strong before, and has worked diligently to obtain every bit of information and advice he can from the ‘The Voice’ experience. It shows.

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One can follow Trey’s live music schedule here on SceneInTown’s Official Texas Music Calendar, or on his Website, TreyRoseMusic.com

Austin Robinson was 15 when he tried out for ‘American Idol’ and has turned 16 since then. One of a baker’s half-dozen kids in the Robinson family, Austin got into the ‘American Idol’ after one of his sisters sent in a home video, his mom, Summer said. 

Saturday, Austin played a two-hour session combined with a Meet n Greet at Tener’s Western Wear in Sherman. The completely acoustic set featured many classic country songs by those Austin admires more, including several by George Strait and Cody Johnson. He will appear on the North Texas ABC affiliate, KTen TV, Monday during its noon hour, and is also scheduled to be a guest speaker at a couple of Van Alstyne Middle School writing classes Monday as well.

At least three of his siblings joined him at the store, and had their own kind of fun with roping the stationary cow mannequin, trying on hats and boots with a hopeful look aimed at their parents, Summer and Sheldon.

Austin said he won his guitar at a raffle several years before and picked it up to learn it, then put it down for a while. But, the bug had hit, and now he’s a talented guitar picker. Not a songwriter, yet, he said, but that’s in the future.

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Both of these televised national contests air at 7 p.m.

Austin will be playing at El Patio Escondido from 6:30-8:30 pm, on Monday, April 8.

And just a note from this writer — It’s so much better watching these shows when one knows someone on either or both of them, and know or learn so much more about them. It’s a testament to their tenacity, their courage, and their endurance. This reporter has such respect for both of these talented musicians! 

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