Fast Facts

  • Performed at bluegrass festivals as a child and won numerous awards for her fiddling skills.
  • Along with sister Emily Robison, bassist Laura Lynch and guitarist Robin Lynn Macy, founded country-singing group the Dixie Chicks in 1989. Lynch and Macy eventually departed the group and were replaced with singer Natale Maines.
  • Met her husband Gareth when he was the best man at the wedding of his brother Shane to Kim, Natalie Maines' sister.
  • Created a new band, Court Yard Hounds, with her sister in 2010.
  • Plays the mandolin (both acoustic and electric) and the fiddle.

Awards

  • 2003, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Hottest Female Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2003, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Group/Duo Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2003, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2002, CMT Music Awards — Video Visionary Award: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Country Album: Winner
  • 1999, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1999, Grammy — Best Country Album: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 1998, Grammy — Best Country Album: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Country Instrumental Performance: Winner
  • 2002, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Group Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2003, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Fashion Plate Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2006, Grammy — Best Country Album: Winner
  • 1998, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
  • 2003, Tony — Original Musical Score: Nominee

Relationships

  • Harper Rosie Maguire — Daughter
  • Charles Augustus Robison — Nephew
  • Ted Seidel — Ex-husband
  • Julia — Sister
  • Paul Erwin — Father
  • Henry Benjamin Robison — Nephew
  • Kathleen Emilie Maguire — Daughter
  • Maria Erwin — Stepmother
  • Eva Ruth Maguire — Daughter
  • Gareth Maguire — Husband
  • Julianna Tex Robison — Niece
  • Barbara — Mother
  • Emily Robison — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: Martha Elenor Erwin
  • Birth Place: York, PA
  • Profession: Singer, Musician, Songwriter

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