Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. A post shared by 1nataliemaines on Jun 21, at pm PDT. As of this writing, there is no official release date for the forthcoming record, however it seems the album is definitely in the works and may have been since as early as last year. The members of the Dixie Chicks took a brief hiatus between and in order to spend time with their respective families. In that time, Maguire and Strayer — who are sisters — formed a new group called the Court Yard Hounds.
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The country trio couldn't help but tease fans with details for a while before they officially announced the project, though. The hints started in June of , in fact, when Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines began teasing the possibility of new music on social media. But while she and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer continued to suggest that they might have plans for a new project, they didn't confirm any concrete plans until a year later, when the trio officially announced their new album's existence in an Instagram video. Details about the Chicks' forthcoming project have filled in since then, and at long last, the album is due very soon.
The Dixie Chicks are now the Chicks. The platinum-selling country trio, which in became pariahs in Nashville for criticizing President George W. The group made the change stealthily on Thursday, releasing a new video as the Chicks and adjusting its social media presence. Representatives for the band confirmed the new name. For the Dixie Chicks, the pressure had come over its use of the word Dixie, with commentary in the news media pushing the group to change its name just as the country debates issues like removing Confederate monuments. It is perhaps the highest-profile example of a musical act rechristening itself over questions of historical and social resonance.
It's been 14 years since the Dixie Chicks released a studio album, but they are finally ready to release new music. Lead singer Natalie Maines has been teasing a song called "Gaslighter" for the past few weeks over social media, and now the band revealed that it will drop this March 4. Whether this will also include the release of the full album they've been working on remains to be seen. A teaser clip shared to the group's official social media channels features the women singing the word "gaslighter," accompanied by a written-out definition: "a psychological manipulator who seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a group, making them question their own memory, perception, or sanity.