Texas singer-songwriter Charlie Robison has died. Robison died in San Antonio hospital after cardiac arrest and complications, per a family rep.
He released his first solo album, “Bandera,” in 1996, named after his family’s ranch in Texas Hill Country. Robison signed with Sony’s Lucky Dog imprint in 1998, a label known for rawer country music. His 2001 album “Step Right Up” had his only Top 40 country song, “I Want You Bad.” He retired due to a medical procedure that left him unable to sing. In 2018, Robison announced he couldn’t sing anymore after throat surgery. “I’m retiring from the stage and studio,” he wrote on Facebook. Robison was a judge on “Nashville Star” for a year, a reality TV show where contestants competed for a country music contract.
Robison is survived by his wife, Kristen Robison, and four children/stepchildren. He had three children with his first wife, Emily Strayer, a founding member of The Chicks. They divorced in 2008.
So sad we lost Charlie Robison yesterday. God Bless all of the Robison family. He brought so much great music to the great state and others. Rest in Peace my friend. gs
— George Strait (@GeorgeStrait) September 11, 2023
I opened for Charlie Robison in Corpus Christi on the day Merle Haggard died. I remember being so insanely excited to play a show with one of my heroes and he played almost all Haggard songs that night. It was so bad ass! RIP to an absolute legend!
— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) September 11, 2023
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