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Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks

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Famous as :

Country music trio

Birth Date :

1989

Birth Place :

Dallas, Texas

Claim to fame :

Album "Wide Open Spaces" (1998)

Biography


Smoothly released their 2006 album of "Taking the Long Way" after taking hiatus for about 3 years, Dixie Chicks surely aims to make the year a memorable period for their comeback into the country music scene following the announcement of their Accidents & Accusations Tour. First set to commence the North American leg of the tour, the group has been slated to start on July 21 in Detroit, Michigan to then go around numerous cities like Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Denver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver among others before closing it in Tacoma by November 11. Prior to this, the trio, who has participated on Good Morning America Concert Series held in Bryant Park on May 26, will also make appearances in London, England which takes place at Shepherd's Bush Empire on June 15 and Twickenham Stadium two days later as part of their promotional activities in the anticipation of the LP's international release scheduled on June 12.

Widely known as an all-female country music trio, Dixie Chicks was originally a quartet consisting of sisters Martie Erwin (born on October 12, 1969 in Dallas, Texas) and Emily Erwin (born on August 16, 1972 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts) plus Laura Lynch and Robin Lynn Macy when it was formed in Dallas by 1989 just a few months after the Erwin sisters' band, Blue Night Express, ended its 5-year-old existence on the local circuit. With Martie and Emily providing the instrumental sound also background vocals while the other two taking the lead ones, the group first conducted their gigs on street corners in the city before advancing to the small clubs which gave them enough confidence to later release their debut album, Thank Heavens for Dale Evans, under independent label Crystal Clear Sound in 1990. As more people began to take notice afterwards, they gradually managed to land better stints such as at Kerrville Folk Festival or Austin Opry House opening for Emmylou Harris, much to their delight.

Latest News


Singer Emily Robison Is Mom to Another Baby Girl

September 05, 2012 07:59:35 GMT

Congratulations are in order for country musician Emily Robison and her boyfriend Martin Strayer. The singer gave birth to her fourth child, a baby girl, on Tuesday, September 4 at 3:01 A.M.
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Dixie Chicks Duo to Debut Court Yard Hounds at SXSW Fest

March 17, 2010 07:48:53 GMT

While are set to make a comeback tour this summer with and , their splinter group , which consist of duo Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, are going to make their debut at the on-going South by Southwest Film and Music Festival. They will perform this coming Thursday, March 18 at the intimate club Antone's.
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Dixie Chicks Reunite, Touring With Eagles and Keith Urban

March 17, 2010 03:11:42 GMT

Country trio the are to reunite for a handful of shows in summer with the and . Fans feared the group had split when sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison chose to form a new act, Courtyard Hounds, after singer Natalie Maines declined offers to hit the road with them.
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Dixie Chicks Duo to Return Under Moniker of Court Yard Hounds

January 16, 2010 05:02:29 GMT

Now that Natalie Maines is taking a hiatus from , Martie Maguire and Emily Robison decided to rename their band . The name is a reference to Ian Livingstone's best-selling novel "City of Thieves", according to Rolling Stones.
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Dixie Chicks' Sisters to Record New Album Without Natalie Maines

January 12, 2010 09:51:32 GMT

' Erwin sisters have temporarily split from singer Natalie Maines to record a new family album. Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who were both born Erwins, are working on a new project without Maines.
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