‘General Hospital’ Alum Robert Palmer Watkins Signs Record Deal, Will Go By Stage Name “Palmer”

Robert Palmer Watkins, General Hospital, The Walking Dead: World Beyond
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Since departing “General Hospital” in 2017, after spending two years portraying Dillon Quartermaine on the ABC soap opera, actor Robert Palmer Watkins has made a name for himself in Hollywood including appearing in several movies and playing a role in the latest iteration of “The Walking Dead” franchise, this time in “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” which follows life for those who grew up during the first wave of the zombie apocalypse. In addition to acting, Watkins is also a musician and now comes word that he’s signed a record deal with music producer Brendan Martin (aka B Martin) and his Purpose Driven Artists record label.

Brendan Martin, Robert Palmer Watkins
Brendan Martin, Robert Palmer Watkins
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A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Watkins will be releasing his first single, titled “Waiting,” next month under his artist name “Palmer.” He says, “[The song] was written about a past relationship of mine. She lived in Atlanta, I was in L.A., and both being in the industry, we were always waiting on each other’s calls. There’s so much truth living inside this record that I feel like anybody can relate to it.” With a mix of the pop and R&B genres, the single will be released on Friday, May 28 on all digital platforms.

“B Martin and I always go from deep conversations straight into songwriting. We pull from purposeful, real-life scenarios and manifest songs. I’m super excited to be signing with him and Purpose Driven Artists and feel so confident about these fire songs we’ve developed,” said Watkins in joining the Purpose Driven Artists roster.

“When I met Rob, I knew he had star power, but when I heard him sing over an acoustic guitar – I knew he had recording artist star power,” reveals B Martin. “We wrote one song on a drive back from San Diego, and things clicked. After doing a few more, we decided to take it to the next level and do a full eight-song and eight-video project.”