BiographyBorn in the rural town of Oshkosh, Nebraska, he moved to various places during his childhood including Utah, California, Wyoming, and Georgia. Following his nomadic childhood, he eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he met some local musicians and began recording.The initial recordings he put to tape eventually became his debut release, Dressed Up Like Nebraska". Since that time he has released many albums and acquired an international cult following. He is known for his intimate warm voice and subtle approach to song craft. Rouse has resided in Spain off and on since 2004. He is married to Paz Suay and they have two children.In March 2013, Rouse released The Happiness Waltz.