Jon Robbin, a native Californian, moved to Nashville in 1984. For years, he played guitar and wrote songs in a number of country bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the late 1970's, he began sending his songs to publishers on Music Row, often receiving positive responses, or single song contracts. After his arrival in Nashville, Jon worked at his trade, setting aside time for writing and recording demos. In 1988, he met Barry and Jewel Coburn who were starting a new publishing company, Ten Ten Music. Jewel invited him to submit his songs, which he did for the next several years. In 1993, “I Guess You Had To Be There” was recorded by Lorrie Morgan, which went to the Top Ten. He was signed to Ten Ten Music and went on to have more singles and album cuts, including "I Breathe In , I Breathe Out", his first #1 song. Jon parted ways with Ten Ten in 2000. For several years he wrote songs and had them pitched by an independent plugger. In 2003 he joined Writer Zone Music as an owner and writer.