Songs I Grew Up On with Robyn Ottolini

In our latest segment of Songs I Grew Up On we got to chat with rising singer-songwriter and Warner Music Nashville artist Robyn Ottolini about the music that shaped her and inspired her growing up. Below are the five songs vital to Ottolini's childhood.

1. "All Star" by Smash Mouth

Ottolini recalls loving the film Shrek as a child. Ottolini's parents would buy her the soundtrack for all the films she enjoyed and Shrek was a highly prominent one. "All Star" by Smash Mouth was a standout.


2. "The Best of Both Worlds" by Hannah Montana

Again, being influenced by things she watched, Ottolini remembers coming home from school and turning on the Disney Channel. Ottolini didn't see live shows as a kid, so Hannah Montana was the first time she saw what she wanted to do and be."She was a regular girl but she could change the world. That really influenced me growing up."


3. "It's A Great Day To Be Alive" by Travis Tritt

Ottolini grew up on country radio so she loved country music that played in the car when she was a child. "I just loved '90s music and I love the message of the song and I always repeated it," she told us.


4. "Bless The Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts

Ottolini reminisces trying to learn "Bless The Broken Road" on guitar. She also sang it on her country music kareoke machine that her parents bout her. She expresses that as a kid, she had a lower voice so, "Growing up, Rascal Flatts, I could sing along so easily to. I could hit every note."


5. "Rockstar" by Nickelback

Ottolini's father raised her on country music, but her mom had different taste and was a huge fan of rock band Nickelback. "Nickelback was my first live concert ever with my mom and her friends," Ottolini exclaims.


You can catch Robyn Ottolini performing at CMA Fest this week on Thursday, June 9th at the Maui Reverb Stage at 2:05 p.m. CT. Her new single, "Say It," is also out now.