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Rob Thomas Biography

Robert Kelly “Rob” Thomas was born on February 14, 1972, is an American rock recording artist & songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records & performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned 3 Grammy awards for co-writing & singing on the Carlos Santana triple-platinum hit “Smooth”, on the record album Supernatural in 1999. He has also lent his songwriting talents to such artists as Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt and Daughtry. Since 1996, his band has released a string of hit singles to radio including “Push”, “3 A.M.”, “Real World”, “Back 2 Good”, “Bent”, “If You’re Gone”, “Mad Season”, “Disease”, “Unwell”, “Bright Lights”, and “How Far We’ve Come”. In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas its 1st Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already had a lasting influence in the music industry. Rob also made a Guest Appearance playing himself & with Sinbad on the show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in the episode entitled “Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life” season 4 episode 9. He is a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Rob Thomas Bio

He was born Robert Thomas in Landstuhl, West Germany on Ramstein Air Base  to parent serving in the U.S. Army, who proceeded the family place to place around the world. His parents divorced while Rob was very young, His father retired & took off elsewhere. Him & his siblings spent much time with their mother in Gainsville, Florida and with their grandparents in Manning, South Carolina where he dropped out in the Twelfth Grade at the age of 17. He has since earned his G.E.D. Thomas and his wife Marisol Maldonado-Thomas married on October 2, 1999 and currently live in New York City, with a home on Lake Marion  in Manning, South Carolina, where he visits friends & family often, when not touring. Thomas has a son named Maison Avery Williams, born July 10, 1998, from a past relationship with Kerry Williams. The Thomases are committed animal lovers and supporters of animal charities. Rob and his wife have established the Sidewalk Angels Foundation,  a non-profit organization created to help needy people in and around America’s big cities by partnering w/ various charities to assist people who get lost in the system, those who cannot afford medical care, and animals that have been deserted or abused. Politically, Thomas considers himself a “fairly liberal guy”, and has written in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage on the blog The Huffington Post.

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