Legendary Texas Singer/Songwriter Charlie Robison Dead At 59

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Another country music legend is gone too soon.

Charlie Robison passed today, September 10th, at 59, only nine days after celebrating his birthday.

His wife, Kristen Robison, confirmed his death in a Facebook, and the cause of death has not been revealed.

“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.”

Mike and The Moonpies, Kolby Cooper, and more took to social media to share their condolences regarding the sad news.

The well-known Texas singer and country music songwriter was loved by many in the community. He grew up in a musical family, as his brother and sister are also involved in the music scene.

Robison is a key part of the ’90s Texas country movement. His first solo album, Bandera, was released in 1996; it was followed up with his 1998 album Life Of The Party, which homed three of his biggest hits, including “My Hometown.”

Robison might also be a familiar face to some from his stint as a judge on the first season of Nashville Star. 

In 2018, at 54, Robison announced to his fans that he would be retiring from surgery complications, leaving him unable to sing.

“Hey, amigos, Charlie here. I’m sure you’ve all been wondering where I’ve been. Well, at the beginning of this year, I underwent a surgical procedure that, because of complications, left me with the permanent inability to sing.

Therefore, with a very heavy heart, I am officially retiring from the stage and studio.”

Charlie’s sound was textbook Grade-A Texas country. With catchy, relatable, and witty lyrics, his deep twang and Western melodies captured the hearts of listeners.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this time.

Rest in peace, Charlie Robison.

“New Year’s Day” 

“My Hometown” 

“Loving County”

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