Robert Kelly Thomas, an American songwriter and rock recording artist was born on 14th February, 1972 in Landstuhl, Germany on a US military base. Robert Thomas is an initial songwriter and the lead vocalist of a band Matchbox Twenty and previously of the band Tabitha's Secret. Robert Thomas performs and records as a single artist. Robert Thomas saved 3 Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on Carlos Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth" on an album Supernatural in 1999.
Robert Thomas has provided his songwriting aptitudes to such performers as Mick Jagger, Taylor Hicks, Willie Nelson, Marc Anthony, Daughtry, Travis Tritt and Taylor Hicks.
Since 1996, Robert Thomas bands has unconfined a series of hit singles to radio comprised "Back 2 Good", "Real World", "Bent", "Mad Season", "Unwell","3 A.M.", "Push", "Disease", "How Far We've Come", "Bright Lights", and "If You're Gone". In the year of 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Robert Thomas its primary Starlight Award, identifying young songwriters who have previously made the lasting bang in a music industry.
On 19th April, 2005, Robert Thomas started his solo career with the discharge of the …Something to Be which reached at #1 on the album chart. Robert Thomas primary single inedible this album, "Lonely No More", shot to number 6 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. And the single debuted in Top 10 of the Australian ARIA net singles chart on a week of April 4, 2005. and The 2nd single, "This Is How a Heart Breaks", (used for the period of a bulk of telecasts for the ABC's exposure of NBA Playoffs), was not as flourishing, but the 3rd single, "Ever The Same", went gold and also became the top-five Adult Current hit.
And as a single act, Robert Thomas made various noteworthy appearances. On 2nd July, 2005, Robert Thomas emerged at Live 8 show in Philadelphia. And as a single act, Robert Thomas emerged on 10th September, 2005, 'MTV Katrina Relief Concert'. On 5th October, 2005, Thomas began his initial solo tour. And in summer 2006, Robert Thomas toured with Toby Light man and Jewel.
In September 2006, Robert Thomas solo attempt received more disclosure when ABC began using a song "Street corner Symphony" in promotional advertisements for its admired Thursday night lineup. And the song was consequently unconfined as a single.
In January 2007, Robert Thomas released a solo entitled "Little Wonders" from a single to Disney animated feature, Meet the Robinsons. And "Little Wonders" reached #5 on the Media base Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Robert Thomas was featured on 14th June, 2007, series of long-running PBS series Soundstage.
In the years of 2007, Robert Thomas and his group Matchbox Twenty released another album entitled Exile on Mainstream. And the album unconfined two singles: "These Hard Times" and "How Far we’ve come".
In accordance with the Billboard Magazine, his 2nd studio soundtrack will be unconfined in early 2009. And it is cautiously titled "Cradle Songs".
As a driving force of the matchbox twenty, Robert Thomas is usually acknowledged as the most unique singers and also gifted songwriters in current music. In 1996, matchbox has developed into the most trendy and constantly flourishing rock bands in current history, with above 25 million albums sold universal.
Robert Thomas and his spouse Marisol (Maldonado) Thomas wedded in 1999. At present they live in New York State. Robert Thomas has a son Madison from an earlier relationship. Robert Thomas is a lover of animals and also a supporter of the animal charities. Robert Thomas and his spouse have launched the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a non-profit association.
Robert Thomas made a guest look on a show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as an edition of himself in rehab center, with Sinbad, in an episode "Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life", which initially aired on 23rd October, 2008.
In December 2008, Robert Thomas presented at 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors event in tribute of the Who's Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend. Robert Thomas presented The Who's "Baba O'Riley."