If you are a fan of the rock and roll band ‘The Black Crowes’, you would surely know Chris Robinson; he is an American musician and singer for the ‘Chris Robinson Brotherhood’. Chris has a brother Called Rich Robinson who is a guitarist and also a vocalist for that same band group. Their musical journey started in the 1980s. Chris is married to actress Kate Hudson but has several marriage breakups, some of which was concluded as ‘irreconcilable differences’.
His net worth is earned from his music career, and being a lead singer of the band is another contributing factor.
Who is Chris Robinson?
Chris Robinson was originally named Christopher Mark Robinson at birth on the 20th of December 1966 in Marietta, Georgia United States. He was born into the family of parents Stanley Robinson and Nancy Jane. His father is a musician who had a minor Billboard Charted record called ‘Boom-A-Dip-Dip’ in the year 1959. He died 2013 September but is apparent where Chris got his penchant for music from.
Chris had his higher education at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he dabbled into music along with his friends. Soon after graduation, he chose to pursue a musical career fully. Chris started his music career alongside his brother Rich and the two formed the ‘Mr. Crowes Garden‘ band in the 1980s. Their style at the time was heavily influenced by that of other famous bands at the time including ‘The Faces’ and ‘The Rolling Stones’. They achieved mild success at the time and were known in most clubs around the vicinity of Atlanta, where they always played and were loved.
The ‘Mr. Crowe’s Garden’ in 1989, had a change of name to ‘The Black Crowes’, the name under which they released their debut album ‘Shake Your Money Maker’. The album very successful and encouraged them to go on a tour. They also began to recruit more members including Steve Gorman the drummer, Sven Pipien the bass guitarist, Adam MacDougall the keyboardist and others who have over the years joined and left.
Since their first album, The Black Crowes has released other albums including The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992), Amorica (1994), Three Snakes and One Charm (1996), By Your Side (1999), Lions (2001), Warpaint (2008), and Before the Frost…Until the Freeze (2009).
Chris Robinson’s solo career began with his first solo recording of ‘The Red Road’ on the soundtrack of the ‘The Banger Sisters’ a 2002 movie and the ‘New Earth Mud’ which had some critical reviews and featured ex Crowes members Eddie Harsh and Marc Ford. It was written and produced by Paul Stacey. He took a break after his solo career kicked off but eventually returned to work with his bandmates and a couple more projects.
In February 2005, he was seen at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas, where he performed with Rich Robinson, his brother and some other ex-members of his band which led to a reunion. Their reunion changed a lot of things positively for them and they were able to release some other albums by 2010. It was announced officially in 2011, that the ‘Chris Robinson Brotherhood’ would be considered as Chris Robinson’s project, and the members that made up the band include Mark Dutton, Adam MacDougall who was a member of ‘The Black Crowes’, and other newly introduced members.
In 2012, The Chris Robinson brotherhood released ‘Big Moon Ritual’ which is their first album, followed by The magic Door and so many others. Chris formed a new band in 2018 which he named As the Crow Flies. The members include Adam MacDougall, Andy Hess, Audley Freed, Tony Leone, and Marcus King.
Who is his Wife/Spouse?
Chris Robinson has had so many shots at matrimony but they often just end the same way in a divorce. His first marriage was with the actress Lala Sloatman on September 8, 1996 and barely two years in 1998, they got divorced.
Next, he met and fell in love with actress Kate Hudson who he went ahead to marry in December of 2000. Four years later in 2004, the marriage produced a son in january 2004 and after almost six years of marital bliss, word of their separation came on 14th August 2006, and three months later on 17th November of the same year, Chris filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. He also wanted joint custody of their son which was granted on 22 October 2007 when the divorce was finalized.
In a third attempt, Chris Robinson again, got married to Allison Bridges in 2009, and they went on to have a daughter, but just like his other marriages, it ended in a divorced in 2018 October.
It is not apparent if Chris had more than one sibling other than his younger brother Rich Robinsonwho is every bit a musician as he is. The two got their penchant for music from their father who was a mildly successful musician in his time. Together, they started the Mr. Crowes Garden which was massively successful.
Chris Robinson’s Net Worth
Chris has made a lot of earnings through his professional music career as the lead singer of his band and has a net worth of $75 million. He headlined tours as part of his band and also a solo artist working with other well known artists in the industry.