Famed Texas singer-songwriter Charlie Robison has passed away at the age of 59.
The musician died at a hospital in San Antonio after suffering cardiac arrest and other complications, a family representative shared with the Associated Press.
Born on Sept. 1, 1964, Robison began his music career in the 1980s, playing in local Austin bands such as Chaparral and Two Hoots and a Holler, before forming Millionaire Playboys. He released his solo debut album “Bandera” in 1996.
In 1998, Robison signed with Sony and released “Life of the Party” with its Lucky Dog imprint, which focused on rawer country. The album includes hits like “My Hometown” and “Sunset Boulevard.” Robison’s single “I Want You Bad” from his 2001 album “Step Right Up” made it to the top 40 of the Hot Country Songs chart.
He is survived by his wife Kristen, his brother and fellow singer-songwriter Bruce, and four children and stepchildren. Three of his children were with his first wife, Emily Strayer, a founding member of the country band the Chicks.
Our condolences to Robison’s family, friends, and fans.