Charlie Robison Wants To Help Make Your Day Beautiful (Free Music)

Staff | June 18th, 2009

Charlie Robison - Beautiful Day

Charlie Robison’s latest album, Beautiful Day, may not be the most cheerful record you’ll hear this month, but if his songs about divorce and the struggle to move on the wake of love gone wrong get you feeling down, at least you’ll be able to take solace in knowing that you picked up an autographed copy of the disc from your friends here at The 9513 (with special thanks to Dualtone records).

We hope your day will be just a little more beautiful after bringing home one of the five signed copies we’re giving away.

From The 9513 review:

“Birthed in the aftermath of a divorce from his wife of nine years, Dixie Chick Emily, Beautiful Day is both Charlie’s most inspired disc and his most listenable, an album that beautifully balances hooky rhythms and crisp production with his typically razor-sharp lyrics…” — Jim Malec

Entering the Giveaway

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Eligible comments must be posted by 11:59 pm EST on Monday, June 22nd. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced after the contest has ended.

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  1. patrick
    June 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Gotta go with the Earle family. I’ve been a fan of papa Steve nearly all my life. And young Justin is no slouch himself.

  2. Suzy
    June 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I’m going with the Welch’s. Kevin, Dustin and Savannah…all super talented.

  3. Stormy
    June 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I gotta go with the Earle’s too because not only do you have Steve and Justin, but also Stacey and The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash as in-laws.

  4. Mike Parker
    June 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Strange enough toss up between three, JT and Steve Earle; Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison, and The Braun boys of RK and Micky and the Motorcars.

  5. Bob
    June 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Carter Family (Deana and Fred)

  6. Clemson Brad
    June 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Tough one….Probably the Robison brothers. I love how Bruce is the more tame, ensightful one…while Charlie has always been more of a wildman to me…..there great because they both make fantastic music while staying so different.

  7. Joni
    June 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    That’s so hard…I will say the Robisons for their songwriting…but sooooo close to Waylon and Scooter Jennings.

    Also love a great band called The Higgins out of Canada.

  8. Aimz
    June 18, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    The Good’s of Canada: The Good Brothers (bluegrass) and their sons/nephews Dallas and Travis of The Sadies.

  9. Leeann Ward
    June 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Again, I’m not entering, but I just wanted to say that the Hank Williams family is pretty high up there for me, actually. Even though Junior doesn’t have a ton of songs that I like, I like some of them and the number of songs that I love by his dad makes up for my lack of enthusiasm for the son, I’d say. I also dig Holly and Hank III, even if he does scare me a bit. There are really a lot of families in country music that I love though, including the Robisons (now that I can count myself as a Charlie fan as well as a Bruce fan). I’d also include Bruce’s wife, Kelly Willis, in that family, of whom I’m a big fan. And…Charlie’s ex-wife, of course, though I know that’s pushing it.:)

  10. Rick
    June 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Wow, five copies! That means if Stormy and Lanibug win, the rest of us still have three chances (even though I’ll be at the bottom of the list. Damn Karma…lol)

    Favorite musical family eh? In a current sense I’d have to pick the Cherryholmes bluegrass band. How there could be that much musical talent / instrumental virtuosity in one family is beyond me! Next in line maybe The Stoneman Family or Australia’s now defunct Dead Ringer Band. G’Day mate!

  11. PaulaW
    June 18, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    The Browns. Jim Ed, Bonnie, Maxine.

  12. Dakota
    June 18, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Kinda cliched, but I think I have to go with the Carters. Maybelle, Sara and AP… then June… crazy talent in those genes.

    In close second would be the Webb clan: Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, of course, then Patty Loveless is on the family tree somewhere. Another family where impressive skills really seem to run in the family.

  13. Steve M.
    June 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I would with Charlie’s brother Bruce and his wife Kelly Willis. Any man who marries her is a hero of mine.

  14. Trailer
    June 18, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I’ll go with the Hank Williams lineage since I enjoy a great deal of the music from each of the 3 Hanks and Holly is really starting to grow on me as well.

  15. stansongman
    June 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I’d have to go with Johnny and June.

  16. Leeann Ward
    June 18, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Right on, Razor.

    I’ll also add the Kasey Chambers family, including her husband (when he sings with her) and her dad, Bill Chambers.

  17. Ron
    June 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    The Carters and all relations including Johnny Cash, Roseanne Cash and even ex-son-in-law Rodney Crowell.

  18. Paul W Dennis
    June 18, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Ron – you forgot brother Tommy Cash and two other ex son-in laws – Marty Stuart and Nick Lowe!

  19. Brady Vercher
    June 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    And Carl Smith, too!

  20. Ron
    June 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Paul/Brady – I did forget Marty Stuart and Carl Smith but I never knew about Nick Lowe. I guess I never followed Carlene that much.

  21. idlewildsouth
    June 18, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Let us not forget Rodney Crowell.

    I’d have to say the Hank Williams line. Especially Hank and Jr.

  22. Rick
    June 18, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Leeann Ward, I beat you to the punch on the Chambers family by mentioning the Dead Ringer Band which consisted of Kasey, her dad Bill, her brother Nash, and her mother Diane (on bass guitar). It was only after Bill and Di divorced, and the DRB disintegrated, that Kasey began pursuing her solo career in the late 1990′s. I sure wouldn’t mind if they did a reunion album with Shane part of the now extended family!

  23. Leeann Ward
    June 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Oops, Rick, I missed that comment.

  24. Sam G.
    June 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    “I’m going with the Welch’s. Kevin, Dustin and Savannah…all super talented.”

    Wait, what? I love Kevin Welch’s music, I knew Dustin’s sings and plays a few instruments, but I’ve never heard of Savannah Welch before.

    The Earle Family with Steve, Justin and Alison is pretty formidable, talent wise.

  25. Stormy
    June 18, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Don’t forget Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart.

  26. BBarnes
    June 18, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I’ll go with the Robisons. Impossible to top Hank and Jr., but III loses it for me.

  27. Zach
    June 18, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    hanks (sans hank3)

  28. idlewildsouth
    June 18, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    And maybe because of Bruce’s last few albums, before his “Greatest” album, the art work here makes me think its a Bruce album at first glance everytime. I’ve never said the word in album that much in one sentence in my life.

  29. Drew
    June 19, 2009 at 1:26 am

    I’ve got to also side with Hank and his lineage. Just listened to Holly’s album a few days ago and quite liked the sound of it too.

  30. Jaime
    June 19, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Ironically, my favorite is Emily and Martie Erwin. :)

  31. Paul W Dennis
    June 19, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Personally I’l go with either the Seals family
    Dan Seals, Jim Seals , Troy Seals and Brady Seals with cousin (or in Brady’s case, uncle) Johnny Duncan

    Another good choice would be the Scruggs family (Earl, Gary, Randy) or the Red Foley clan (Pat & Shirley Boone, Debbie Boone (who married into the Rosemary Clooney clan)

  32. Stormy
    June 19, 2009 at 6:46 am

    June 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm Permalink Wow, five copies! That means if Stormy and Lanibug win,

    IF? Don’t you mean WHEN?

  33. Tonya
    June 19, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Wow, I love the Robisons and several others mentioned here. However, the first ones that came to mind for me was Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer, so I’ll pick them for my faves.

  34. Sam G.
    June 19, 2009 at 9:39 am

    “Don’t forget Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart.”

    I’d forgotten about Stacy Earle, and I’d never made the connection between her and BSoJC. This has been a really enlightening thread, even if I don’t win anything.

  35. Stormy
    June 19, 2009 at 9:45 am

    And if you use the law of in-laws you can include the Earle’s in the Moorer family.

  36. agent713
    June 19, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Canadians: The Wilkinsons or The Higgins

  37. Rick
    June 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Stormy said “IF? Don’t you mean WHEN?”. Remember Miss Stormy that pride goeth before a fall! (lol)

  38. Russ
    June 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Williams or Cashes

  39. Annie
    June 20, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I have to go with the Carter/Cash family. From mother Maybelle, to June, to Johnny, to Roseanne, to Rodney Crowell, they’ve given us music that has defined our times. That is one heck of a family tree!

  40. Cindy2
    June 20, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Oh in country, the Robison’s, of course. I count Kelly Willis as part of that family.
    Rock:The Fallawels (Kings of Leon)

  41. Andrew Lacy
    June 20, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    This thread needs more love for Waylon and Shooter Jennings (and Jessi Colter).

    I still give a slight edge to the Williams family, though.

  42. Chris D.
    June 20, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    The Judds? I love the Judds. xD

  43. J.R. Journey
    June 21, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Definitely the Cash family: Rosanne and Johnny and Tommy and June Carter. And of course Johnny’s former sons-in law, Rodney Crowell and Marty Stuart can be included in that clan as well as Johnny’s in-laws from June which include Maybelle, A.P., Sara, and Anita Carter.

  44. Ryan
    June 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I’d like to say Steve and Justin Townes Earle, but there is no way I can not give it to the Hanks. But Jr. and III are lucky, cause Sr. is the only reason they get my vote.

  45. Maureen
    June 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I might be the only one but I gotta go with the Braun family from Idaho: Muzzie, Willy, Cody, Micky,Gary,etc. Too much talent in one family!

  46. Joel W
    June 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t think anyone has mentioned the Bares, Sr. and Jr.


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