Robison, Emily

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Name
Robison, Emily Gender: F
Emily Burns Erwin
born on 16 August 1972 at 00:27 (= 12:27 AM )
Place Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 42n27, 73w15
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°24' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°59 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°35'



Emily Robison
photo: (Kirk Stauffer), license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American musician; one of the original founders of the Dixie Chicks. Emily Erwin Robison and her older sister Martie Erwin Seidel Maguire founded the country music group, which, along with their singer, Natalie Maines, is based in Austin, TX. They made their debut in the late 90s with "Wide Open Spaces," the best-selling country album of 1998, subsequently selling 25 million CDs and garnering four Grammys and 10 Country Music Association awards.


Emily married Charlie Robison in May 1999; after a two-year struggle to have a baby, Charles Augustus entered their lives in November 2002 with the other two Dixie Chicks in the delivery room. The Robisons live on a working ranch in a 70-year old farmhouse in Medina, TX.


Martha and Emily are the daughters of teachers who both love music and encouraged the girls to play violin. They grew up in Dallas where their father was headmaster of a private school and, with their parents’ support, began playing bluegrass music in a Dallas band. In 1989, the Dixie Chicks were born, with Emily playing banjo and Martie playing fiddle on street corners, barbecue joints and small-time venues. Selling self-made CDs in the mid-90s, the sisters added Natalie as a replacement singer in 1995 and began performing at the Grand Ole Opry, on country television shows and on tour. They finally signed with a record label, producing their hit debut album in 1999. In 2001, they sued Sony Music, accusing the company of "systematic thievery," claiming they had been cheated out of millions in royalties. The settlement of $20 million and increased royalties convinced the Chicks to stay with the record label.

The group elicited harsh criticism in the spring of 2003 when they expressed their anti-war sentiments against the Iraq War. Bandmate Natalie Maines, announced at a concert on March 10, 2003 in London, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The group members received harsh criticism and death threats and loss of some fans. Nevertheless they kept singing and their popularity rebounded as the war became less popular. Their comeback was complete by 2007. The Dixie Chicks won five Grammy awards at the celebration held on February 11, 2007 including Best Record and Best Song for “Not Ready to Make Nice” and Best Album “Taking the Long Way.”

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Relationships

Events

  • Social : Joined group 1989 (formed the "Dixie Chicks")
  • Other Social 1995 (added Natalie Maines to the group)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 (Released best-selling CD)
  • Relationship : Marriage May 1999 (married Charlie Robison)
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  • Crime : Law suit 2001 (sued Sony Music and won)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities November 2002 (Had first baby after a two-year struggle)
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  • Work : Prize 11 February 2007 (Dixie Chicks won five Grammys)
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Source Notes

Pat Taglilatelo quotes birth certificate

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (pretty, vivacious)
  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (performed early in life)
  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (sister is also a band member, a supportive musician)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (one son)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (international performances)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (musical trio)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Home : Home centered (70-year-old ranchhouse)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Sued Sony, breach of contract, and won)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (numerous CMA awards)

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