A Little About Emily
Name: Emily Burns Strayer
Born: August 16,1972 in Pittsfield, MA
Home: San Antonio, Texas
Husband: Martin Strayer IV (m. April 22,2013)
Children: Charles Augustus "Gus" Robison (November 11, 2002),
Julianna Tex and Henry Benjamin Robison (April 14th, 2005), Violet Isabel Strayer (September 4, 2012)
Height: 5' 9"
Earlier Band: Blue
Opry Debut: in 1991 (with former Dixie Chicks)
Most Embarrassing Moment: "When
my tube top came down on stage during a banjo solo - in front of 20 thousand people!"
Pet Peeve: Bad
Favorite Dixie Chicks Song To Perform: Cowboy Take Me Away and Sin Wagon
Emily began playing violin at age 7, then
banjo at the age of 10, with dobro and other acoustic instruments to follow. Emily and Martie toured the country together
in a teen's bluegrass group for six years before helping to found Dixie Chicks. Emily learned to play the banjo by teaching
herself the chord progessions by reading the books.
Banjo: acoustic RB-4 and RB-250,
electric Nechville Meteor
Dobro: Scheerhorn squareneck, Gibson 60-D squareneck
Acoustic guitar: Taylor 714ce, Gibson J-45
guitar: Tacoma P1