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Charlie Robison dies at 59

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 September 2023, 11:27 IST
Charlie Robison dies at 59

Charlie Robison, the celebrated country singer-songwriter known for hits like 'I Want You Bad' and 'My Hometown,' has sadly passed away at the age of 59.

Family Confirmation on Facebook

Charlie Robison's wife, Kristen Robison, shared the heartbreaking news of his passing on Facebook. She wrote, "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that my husband, Charlie Robison, has passed away today, surrounded by his family and friends. My heart is broken. Please pray for me, our children, and our family."

Cause of Death and Hospitalisation

According to a family representative, Charlie Robison died at a San Antonio hospital after experiencing cardiac arrest and other health complications.

A Musical Journey Begins in the 1980s

Charlie Robison embarked on his musical journey in the 1980s, starting with Austin bands such as Chaparral and Two Hoots and a Holler. He later formed the band Millionaire Playboys.

Debut Solo Album 'Bandera' (1996)

In 1996, Charlie Robison released his debut solo album, 'Bandera,' marking the beginning of his solo career.

Sony Signing and Hit Albums

Robison signed with Sony in 1998 and released 'Life of the Party' on its Lucky Dog label, which specialized in rawer country music. The album featured hits like 'My Hometown' and 'Sunset Boulevard.'

Chart-Topping Success

One of Charlie Robison's notable achievements was his single 'I Want You Bad' from the 2001 album 'Step Right Up,' which reached the top 40 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

Loss of Singing Ability

In 2018, Charlie Robison disclosed that he had permanently lost his ability to sing due to complications from throat surgery.

Judging Stint on 'Nashville Star'

For one year, the artist served as a judge on the USA Network reality singing competition show 'Nashville Star.'

Survived by His Family

Charlie Robison is survived by his wife Kristen, his brother and fellow singer-songwriter Bruce, and four children and stepchildren.

Previous Marriage and Children

His first wife, Emily Strayer, a founding member of the country band the Chicks, bore him three children. Strayer and Robison divorced in 2008.

First published: 12 September 2023, 11:27 IST