Charles Fitzgerald Robison, or as his fans best knew him, Charlie Robison, was a country singer and songwriter most popular for landing his groovy songs on American Music Charts. He was recently in the news because of his sudden passing. Continue reading till the end, as we will tell you all that led up to the singer’s death.
The singer was known to have entered the music scene after getting his knee injured, which took away his potential football career that could have been from him. In the 1980s, he was spotted in Austin, Texas, playing for local bands in town, including Chaparral, Millionaire Playboys, and Two Hoots and a Holler.
It was in the ’90s when the singer ended up signing a contract with Sony and its subsidiary, Lucky Dog Records, where he released one of his most successful albums of all time titled Life of the Party. The songs of this album, especially the one called “My Hometown,” took him to a completely new level of success.
After putting out a few more iconic albums, the singer was spotted on a reality television series as one of the judges, called Nashville Stars. But as it turned out, Nashville was not enough to satisfy Charlie’s burning passion for music, which eventually caused him to move to another small record label, Dualtone.
It was only after he entered this company that Charlie started his official tour for fans, along with certain definitive changes in his tone and music style, which seemed to incline more toward hard rock. He went on an extensive tour in 2009, spreading the good influence of his music all over the country.
Before everything went downhill, fans managed to see Charlie perform classic rock covers as well, which included songs like Highway to Hell, You Shook Me All Night Long, Rocket Man, and many more. Though his career was nowhere close to its end, fate clearly had other plans for him, one that required him to stop doing the one thing he loved doing the most.
What Happened To Charlie Robison?
Fans had witnessed Charlie performing in San Antonio in 2014 with Brooks Kieschnick, the ex-Major League Baseball player. This performance had fans expecting more music and tours from their favorite singer, but only four years later, in 2018, the singer officially announced his retirement from the music industry completely.
He revealed that he had suffered major complications due to a surgery he had received, which had rendered him incapable of singing again. As difficult as it must have been, the singer was forced to take his hands off both the stage and recording studios.
Though we had heard the news of the singer making a comeback in the music game in 2022, it was shocking when one of his close family members took to the media to reveal the news of his death.
Robison’s Sudden Passing
At only fifty-nine years of age, the singer succumbed to a cardiac arrest and other complications he had been suffering from.
The news has left many fans utterly speechless and unable to comprehend his loss. Charlie’s wife Kristen Robison wrote on her Facebook wall about the death of her husband, mentioning that in his last moments, he was surrounded by close family and friends, all of whom loved him immensely.
Considering the fact that Charlie had been gearing up for a comeback, producing music for his next potential album, and even performing around his town, this news must have left the entire family completely devastated. His wife, Kristen Robison, requested fans to pray for the family, respect their privacy, and let the family mourn in private.
As the news of his death was made public, the founder of the country group The Chicks, Emily Strayer, also the ex-wife of Charlie Robison, announced that the band would be changing their tour performances for the time being. The reasons for this change were stated to be “urgent family matters,” though many relate it to Charlie’s death.
As Charlie had stated in his retirement announcement in 2018, all good things must come to an end, though in his case, the end seemed to have come too soon and without a warning. Plans for the singer’s memorial processions have not yet been revealed. We hope Charlie’s family finds the strength to overcome the loss and that the singer rests in peace.