A Dixie Chick is now going solo.
No, the popular band The Dixie Chicks are still a hit-making trio. It's just that Emily Robison and her husband, singer Charlie Robison, have finalized their divorce.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, Charlie Robinson filed for divorce in January and it is now final. The couple was seen at the Bexar Courthouse this week.
"It did come as a surprise," acknowledges Hector Saldana, the San Antonio Express' music columnist. "But it looks like it's amicable because it was only a two and a half page filing."
Emily Robinson, one of the singers behind the hit “Not Ready to Make Nice,” seems to want to have the divorce as cordial as possible. She and Charlie are the parents of 5-year-old Charlie and 3-year-old twins, Juliana and Henry.
“They're both very popular people here in Texas,” added Saldana. “We're all hoping it will be amicable especially since they are parents of young children.”
The divorce filing states their marriage had “become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.”
The couple, married in 1999. And if their marriage has become off key, maybe they will find harmony with someone else.
Emily Robison will have the support of the other Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maynes and Marti Maguire, who are close on stage and off. Right now, the Robisons are asking for an “Easy Silence,” and not talking details.
However, it is likely that this experience will influence future songs. Let’s hope that FWW can promote a Dixie Chicks song that talks about amicable divorces, and the lessons we can learn.