Turnpike Troubadours & Cody Canada Play “My Hometown” In Tribute To Charlie Robison

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Earlier this month, the country music industry learned that it lost one of its best singer/songwriters way too soon…

Charlie Robison passed away at the age of 59 back on September 10th. His wife Kristen was the one who broke the sad news to the social media world, posting this message on her Facebook page:

“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.”

Robison was forced to “call it quits” with his music in 2018 after he had complications with a surgery that left him unable to tour.

Though he had to say goodbye to the studio and the stage, his music (that played an critical role in the Texas country music scene) lives on, as you’ll see with this heartfelt performance from the Turnpike Troubadours and Cody Canada.

In a recent collaborative performance at Born & Raised Festival, the incredibly talented Troubadours outfit, and red dirt pioneer Canada, decided to pay tribute to the late country singer and played one of Robison’s more well known songs titled “My Hometown.”

The great Jamie Lin Wilson also strolled up on stage with a microphone in hand to join in on the fun.

The country artists did their best to do the song justice, and certainly won over the crowd with the Robison cover. Once the song gets around to the chorus, the crowd happily joined in and sang along:

“So I’ll see you in Houston,
If I ever get out that way,
I’ll see you in Dallas,
But I won’t have long to stay,
If you’re ever out west son,
And you’re feeling like slowing down,
I’ll see you around,
Around my hometown.”

We all wish that Robison himself could be singing his famous song, though this tribute from Cody Canada and the Turnpike Troubadours certainly does a good job of honoring the late, great legend.

@whiskeyriff A nod to one of the greats. // 🎥: @Western Grunge #whiskeyriff #charlierobison #bornandraised ♬ original sound – Whiskey Riff

And if you want to hear the original version from Robison, you can take a look at Charlie’s ode to his hometown in his music video:

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