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Vote With Us Virtual Rally
(October 23, 2020) The Chicks are scheduled to take part in this virtual rally on Saturday, October 24th starting at 3 PM EST/12 PM PST. The event will be streamed at live.votewithus.us and simulcast on YouTube.
 

#VoteWithUs is a mass movement designed to turn out the biggest early vote America has ever seen. Vote with Us page

 

Priceless Planet Coalition Auction

(October 20, 2020) A virtual 15 minute meet & greet with The Chicks is up for bid for U.S. MasterCard holders. The winning bid will also receive a set of signed vinyl from their five studio albums.
 
The Priceless Planet Coalition aims to preserve the environment through the restoration of 100 million trees in five years. Link for auction 
 
PBS NewsHour Interview
(October 16, 2020) The Chicks were featured in an interview for today's episode of Newshour. Interview
 
Consequence Of Sound Interview
(October 16, 2020) Martie gave an interview to Kyle Meridith for the podcast Consequence Of Sound. Listen here.
 
GLAAD Spirit Day
(October 11, 2020) The Chicks will be taking part in GLAAD's Spirit Day on October 15th. Spirit Day is the organization's annual anti-bullying campaign in support of LGBTQ youth.
 
The yearly campaign sees companies, celebrities and more "going purple" on social media to show their support for LGBTQ youth in a unified stand against bullying. Other participants include Cher, Halle Berry, Sterling K. Brown, Ted Danson, and more.
 
2020 Bill Of Rights Virtual Gala
(October 11, 2020) The Chicks recently took part in the ACLU SoCal Bill Of Rights Gala. They can be seen here introducing their video "March March". The Chicks were honored in December 2006 by the ACLU of Southern California.

Fire Drill Fridays

(October 1, 2020) The Chicks will give a performance on Fire Drill Fridays Facebook page on Friday, October 2nd at 2:00 PM ET during an October Virtual Rally. FDF Facebook page

 

Time 100 : Visions For The Future

(September 23, 2020) The Chicks were interviewed for Time magazine's Time 100  Honorees. The Chicks were on the list in 2006. They also performed "For Her", which was dedicated to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Interview

"For Her"

 

CMT Music Awards

(September 23, 2020) The Chicks are nominated for Video of The Year and Group Video at the CMT Music Awards. You can vote for at CMT.com. The awards air on October 21st on CMT, with simulcasting on MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.

 

Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums

(September 23, 2020) Fly landed at #224 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Albums of all time.  

 

Kimmel Interview and Performance

(September 22, 2020) The Chicks talked about Charles Barkley, who also was a guest on the show,  the name change, album and shared an hilarious video from the 90's during their talk with Jimmy Kimmel.

Interview at YouTube

Sleep At Night Performance

 

Sleep At Night Lands On Billboard Chart

(September 22, 2020) "Sleep At Night" is at number 40 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs chart. This is the Chicks first appearance on this chart.

 

Jimmy Kimmel Live

(September 18, 2020) The Chicks are scheduled to appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, September 21st.

 

Donations For Firefighters

(September 18, 2020) The Eagle Creek Saloon in Eagle Creek, Oregon has been donating meals to firefighters who are battling the nearby wildfires. All of the free meals are possible through donations. The Chicks made a generous donation. Their tour manager is from the area and the band wanted to give back to the community. Story and video here.

 

Doin' It! Podcast

(August 24, 2020) Natalie was recently interviewed for the Doin'! It Podcast With Danny and Jenny. The hosts are Danny Zuker, executive producer of "Modern Family" and Jenny Johnson, a comedian and "Drunk History" regular. Link to podcast.

 

Star Spangled Banner

(August 20, 2020) The Chicks performed the Star Spangled Banner at tonight's Democratic National Convention. YouTube link.

 

We Decide 2020 Event

(August 17, 2020) The Chicks will take part in the virtual We Decide 2020 event with Planned Parenthood members on Tuesday, August 18th. For more info on how to join visit: https://events.bizzabo.com/232793/home

 

“We Decide: Our Lives. Our Health. Our Vote.” is Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s LIVE virtual membership event during the Democratic National Convention. Artists, leaders, and champions for sexual and reproductive rights will come together with activists and supporters to outline our vision for our communities and our country, and what it will take to win for our communities in November.

 

Women Take The Stage

(August 14, 2020) On Wednesday, August 26th, The Chicks will appear virtually at the Women Take The Stage concert and rally. Women Take the Stage is a free concert and rally to increase voting by and for women before the November election, airing on YouTube Live, Facebook Live and WomenTaketheStage.org. starting at 9:00 PM ET. The event takes place on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 

Democratic National Convention Appearance

(August 14, 2020) The Chicks are scheduled to appear virtually for a performance at the Democratic Convention on Thursday August 20th sometime between the hours of 9-11 PM ET. demconvention.com

Elle Interview

(August 12, 2020) Twenty-five years, 12 albums, a global controversy, and one name change later, The Chicks are back with Gaslighter-- and better than ever. Allow The Chicks to Reintroduce Themselves.

 

World Cafe

(August 3, 2020) The Chicks will be interviewed World Cafe on Friday, August 7th. Listen To Interview

 

Sirius/XM Outlaws

(July 30, 2020) The Chicks are making an appearance on Sirius/XM radio's Outlaw Country. The show airs Friday at 3:00 PM ET.

 

Interview

(July 28, 2020) The Chicks were interviewed by the band Haim for Interview magazine. Read here

 

People Have the Power Podcast

(July 28, 2020) The Chicks take host Steve Baltin on a journey through their favorite protest songs of all time, from U2 and Nina Simone to Lenny Kravitz and Sting, as well as discuss their new album, 'Gaslighter' and much more. People Have The Power Podcast

 

At Home With The Chicks

(July 28, 2020) The Chicks talked with Zane Lowe of Apple Music about their personal playlists. Apple Music link

 

Billboard article about the interview

 

Gaslighter #1

(July 27, 2020) Gaslighter has debuted at number 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The album moved 84,000 equivalent album units and is now the fifth number 1 for The Chicks on the County Albums chart. The album also earned number 1 on Billboard's Top Albums chart with 71,000 in physical album sales. It is number 3 on the all genre Billboard 200 chart.

 

Gaslighter also scored a number 5 debut on the UK Albums Chart, their highest charting album ever. In Australia, the album landed at number 1 on the Country Albums chart and number 2 on the all genre Album chart. The album is also number 1 in Canada on the all genre chart.

 

The Chicks Interview With Independent UK.

(July 27, 2020) The Chicks: 'If George Floyd's murder hadn't happened, we might've waited a couple of years to change our name

 

Album Reviews

(July 27, 2020) Popwrapped.com: The Chicks Make A Truly Impressive Return With ‘Gaslighter’

 

TheMusicalHype.com : The Chicks make a fierce return with a divorce-fueled, comeback album for the ages, Gaslighter

 

TheRinger.com: The Chicks Show They're Still The Ultimate Country Survivors On 'Gaslighter'

 How Well Do You Know Your Bandmates?

(July 24, 2020) The Chicks join Billboard to play How Well Do You Know Your Bandmates?

 

Articles With Chicks Interviews

 
 
 
The Chicks With Zane Lowe
(July 24, 2020) A clip of the Chicks interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music can be viewed at YouTube. The Chicks: On Creating ‘Gaslighter’ and Working With Jack Antonoff

CNN Tonight Interview
(July 23, 2020) The Chicks were interviewed by Don Lemon last night on CNN Twitter link to interview.
 
Watch What Happens Live Interview Links
(July 22, 2020) Here are YouTube links for some of The Chicks interview last night with Andy Cohen.
 
 
(July 22, 2020)The Chicks talked with Zane Lowe at Apple Music's Beats 1 (You must be a subscriber to Apple Music to watch. Free trials are available.) The Gaslighter Interview
 
The Random 30 Countdown in Australia interviewed Martie on Friday - YouTube link

CBS This Morning
(July 21, 2020) An interview with Gayle King will air tomorrow (Wednesday) on CBS This Morning. The show airs between 7:00 - 9:00 AM ET
 
More Interviews
(July 20, 2020) The Chicks gave video conferenced interviews with Australia's Today and Studio 10 and also CBC's q. Emily was interviewed by Radio New Zealand as well.
 
 
 
 
 
Australian TV Interviews
(July 19, 2020) The Chicks gave interviews to Sunrise and The Project in Australia. Both were posted to their twitter accounts;
 
Billboard's Favorite New Music
(July 19, 2020) "Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (July 17) on Billboard, choosing the latest studio album from the country music trio formerly known as the Dixie Chicks." Results
 
Watch What Happens Live
(July 18, 2020) The Chicks are scheduled to make an appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. The show airs Tuesday, July 21st at 10:15 PM ET
 
The Guardian and Billboard Interviews
(July 18, 2020) The Chicks were interviewed by Laura Snapes at The Guardian
 
They also talked with Melinda Newman at Billboard
 
Interview On Apple Music And NPR
(July 17, 2020) The Chicks talked with Zane Lowe of Apple Music's New Music Daily Radio. A short clip of the Chicks talking about "Julianna Calm Down" can be seen here.
 
They also talked with Noel King of NPR radio's Morning Edition
 
Today Show Interview
(July 17, 2020) The Chicks were interviewed by Carson Daly for the Today Show and performed two songs from their new album.
 
Late Show With Stephen Colbert
(July 17, 2020) The Chicks were interviewed and performed March March last night on the Late Show.
 
Happy Hour
(July 15, 2020) The Chicks will celebrate the release of Gaslighter live on YouTube and Twitter Friday, July 17th at 7:00 PM ET.
 
Best And Worst Of The Chicks, According To Them
(July 14, 2020) Vulture interviewed The Chicks and got their answers to the songs they still love, the ones that make them want to “take a shower,” and why they’ll keep playing “Ready to Run” even though they’re (mostly) over it. Interview

 

A Country Music Renegade

(July 14, 2020) In Bustle’s Q&A series 28, successful women describe exactly what their lives looked like when they were 28 — what they wore, where they worked, what stressed them out most, and what, if anything, they would do differently. This time, The Chicks' Natalie Maines reflects on the year of what she calls “the controversy.” Bustle.com

 

BBC Radio Interview With Martie

(July 14, 2020) Martie was interviewed for BBC's Front Row show. Listen here.

Next Single And Video

(July 13, 2020) "Sleep At Night" will be going for adds on Triple A radio stations starting July 27th. The video will be available this Friday, July 17th.

 

Music Reviews

(July 13, 2020) Reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Slant Magazine, and Riff Magazine

 

The Chicks' Gaslighter is all fire and nerve

 

The Chicks’s Gaslighter Is a Defiant Act of Rebranding

 

The Chicks pour fuel on the fire with “Gaslighter”

 

Watch What Happens Live

(July 13, 2020) The Chicks will be appearing on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live next week on Bravo channel. Andy announced it on his twitter account but mentioned no date.

 

Music Week Magazine

(July 13, 2020) The Chicks are cover girls for UK's Music Week magazine.

From Music Week: The inspirational trio is expanding beyond country for their first album in 14 years, and we join them to hear a tale that takes in platinum-selling success, Grammy wins, performing with Beyoncé and the small matter of what can happen when pop stars air their political views.

 

In an extensive interview, Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire reflect on writing one of 2020’s most powerful records, teaming up with Jack Anotonoff and how they survived being cancelled. MusicWeek.com

 

How The Chicks Dropped "Dixie" From Their Name

(July 10, 2020) "It means different things for different people," band member Emily Strayer said. "But if it does make a statement that is derogatory to certain people, us included, we were just like, 'This doesn't feel right anymore.'" Read article

 

The Chicks’ Voices Ring Loud Again With New Name And Album

(July 10, 2020) The Texas trio of Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines have been teasing new music for a year, and “Gaslighter” finally drops on July 17 when the nation is embroiled in divisive politics, cancel culture and reckoning with inequality. The timing is right for their voices to be heard again.

 

“It just seemed like a good reflection on our times,” said Maines. “In 20 years, we’ll look back at that album cover and title and remember exactly what was going on in the country right then.” Read article

 
Howard Stern Show
(July 9, 2020) A fan on Instagram asked Natalie if she was going to do the Howard Stern radio show. Listen for an appearance on July 20th. No word if it's just her or The Chicks.

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New York Times Feature Article
(July 8, 2020) The Chicks are featured in a NYT article "The Chicks Are Done Caring What People Think". They talk about the upcoming album and name change.
 
The Late Show Appearance
(July 8, 2020) The Chicks are scheduled for an interview and performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday, July 16th. Headline Planet

Today Show Virtual Performance
(June 26, 2020) The Chicks will be appearing on the Today Show as part of the 2020 Citi Music Series on July 17th. Today Show schedule
 
CTMA Cover By Kelly Clarkson
(June 26, 2020) Kelly Clarkson covered "Cowboy Take Me Away in today's episode of "Kellyoke". Watch at YouTube
 
New Management
(June 26, 2020) Variety is reporting, and Billboard has confirmed, that The Chicks are now being represented by Silva Artist Management. The change comes two years after signing with Monotone/LBI Entertainment. Variety
 
The Original Chicks
(June 26, 2020) The Chicks received permission from a New Zealand duo who also went by the name The Chicks to use the name. The New Zealand duo had some hits in NZ during the 60's. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12343242
 
The Chicks Interview Haim
(June 26, 2020) Martier, Emily and Natalie recently interviewed the pop rock band Haim for Interview magazine. Interview magazine
 
New Name
(June 25, 2020) The Chicks have dropped Dixie from their name. Official name is now The Chicks. Article at Billboard
 
New Single
(June 25, 2020) "March March" is the new single and available on iTunes right now. The song writing credits go to Dan Wilson, Emily Strayer, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jack Antonoff, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Ross Golan. Video at YouTube.
 
Humpday With Hampshire
(June 24, 2020) Natalie and Martie appeared today on the live-streamed Humpday With Hampshire. They were interviewed by Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire. Watch here.
 
More Song Titles
(June 18, 2020) "Sleep At Night" is track number 2, "March March" is number 6 and "Set Me Free" is number 12 listed at various music streaming outlets.
 
Track Number 8
(June 11, 2020) "Tights On My Boat" is now listed as the eighth track on Gaslighter at Amazon and Apple music. The song was written by Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, Jack Antonoff, Julia Michaels.
 
Billboard's Top 50 Songs of 2020
(June 10, 2020) Billboard magazine staff has rated "Gaslighter" at number 10 on their Top 50 list of best songs so far in 2020. List
 
No Global Pride Event
(June 10, 2020) The Dixie Chicks will not be appearing, as originally announced in Global Pride's press release, for the Global Pride 2020 event at the end of June.
 
Best Songs Of 2020
(June 8, 2020) Time magazine has named "Julianna Calm Down" on its list of one of the best songs of 2020. Best Songs of 2020 So Far

Global Pride Event
edit June 10 - The Dixie Chicks are no longer scheduled to appear
 
(May 31, 2020) Global Pride 2020 has announced the Dixie Chicks will be one of the performers for the June 27th online event. Global Pride was launched by national and international Pride networks after hundreds of Pride events were cancellec or postponed due to COVID 19.
 
The show will be live streamed on the Global Pride website, on YouTube and on other platforms to be announced, and will be free to view.
 
Today Show Summer Music Series Appearance
(May 28, 2020) The Dixie Chicks are scheduled to be a part of the Today Show's 2020 Citi Music Series. As of now, performances will be virtual with no live audience. No date has been set yet. Today Show
 
Single Number 3
(May 22, 2020) A song titled "Texas Man" is now listed as the number three track on the Gaslighter album at Amazon and Apple music. No release date has been set.
 
Available Now For Streaming
(May 1, 2020) "Julianna Calm Down", written by Jack Antonoff, Julia Micheals and Natalie Maines, is now available on your usual list of streaming services.
 
Next Single
(April 29, 2020) The next single from the Gaslighter album appears to be "Julianna Calm Down". The song is now listed as the ninth track on the album at Apple music.
 
Gaslighter Release Postponed
(April 21, 2020) The release of the Dixie Chicks new album Gaslighter has been postponed with no rescheduled release date.
 
Ellen Show Repeat
(April 21, 2020) The airing of the Dixie Chicks appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show repeats on Friday, April 24th.
 
Never Have I Ever Game
(April 16, 2020) The Dixie Chicks played "Never Have I Ever" backstage at the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Video
 
Natalie Pays Tribute To John Prine
(April 12, 2020) Natalie and her sons honored the late singer/songwriter John Prine with their rendition of "Angel From Montgomery" in an instagram video. John Prine died on April 7th due to complications from COVID-19. Instagram video

Video Chat With The Chicks

(April 7, 2020) The Dixie Chicks participated in a video chat with The Refuge for DMST.

 

The Refuge for DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has developed The Refuge Ranch, a long-term, residential, therapeutic community for 48 girls, minors through age 19, who have been rescued out of sex trafficking. The Refuge Ranch is the largest long-term, live-in rehabilitation facility for child survivors of sex trafficking in the United States. Refuge website

 

Link to video chat

 

Billboard Charts

(March 17, 2020) "Gaslighter" is #1 on Billboard's Country Digital Songs chart for the chart week March 21st, moving up from #2. It also climbed to #20 on Hot Country Songs (up from #31) and #4 on Digital Songs Sales (up from #15). It dropped on Country Airplay to #51 from #36.
 
The Dixie Chicks also debuted on the Artist 100 chart at #74. From Billboard, "the Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity."
 
Ellen Show Appearance
(March 16, 2020) The Dixie Chicks performed "Gaslighter" and were interviewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. Clips can be seen at ellentube.
 
New Member Of Touring Band
(March 15, 2020) The Dixie Chicks have hired Erik Deutsch to play keyboards on their planned 2020 tour. Erik appears to be the only new member of the touring band from the MMXVI tour. He replaces John Ginty who is touring with the Allman Betts band. Jambands.com
 
Colbert Cancelled
(March 12, 2020) The Dixie Chicks appearance on The Late Show With Stephan Colbert has been cancelled. Emily Yahr, the entertainment reporter for the Washington Post tweeted out a statement from their rep "Out of an abundance of caution, it was best for the whole band and crew not to travel."
 
Chicks Land on Billboard Charts

(March 10, 2020) "Gaslighter" hits Billboard's Country Airplay chart at #36. On the Hot Country Songs chart, which tracks radio airplay, sales data, and steaming data. "Gaslighter is #31. It is #2 on the Country Digital Song Sales.

 

Allure Magazine Q&A
(March 10, 2020) The Dixie Chicks reveal their biggest beauty regrets, obsessions, and the hair-care products they keep running out of. Allure Q&A.
 
Gold And Platinum Certifications
(March 9, 2020) Multiple awards for gold and platinum certifications were awarded to the Dixie Chicks by the RIAA on March 5th. The RIAA awards gold for 500,000 Units and Platinum for 1,000,000 Units.
 
Albums
Wide Open Spaces - now 13 times platinum
Fly - now 11 times platinum
Top Of the World: Live - platinum
 
Singles
There's Your Trouble - gold
Wide Open Spaces - gold and platinum
You Were Mine - gold
Ready To Run - gold
Goodbye Earl - now platinum
Landslide - now platinum
Travelin' Soldier - gold and platinum
Not Ready To Make Nice - now 2 times platinum
 
CBS Sunday Morning Interview
(March 8, 2020) The Dixie Chicks interview can be viewed at YouTube.
 
Late Show With Colbert
(March 6, 2020) The Dixie Chicks are scheduled for an interview and musical performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The shows airs March 12th at 11:30 PM on CBS.
 
Allure Magazine Cover Girls
(March 6, 2020) The Dixie Chicks appear on the April cover of Allure magazine along with a feature article. Allure

Allure magazine

CBS Sunday Morning

(March 5, 2020)The Dixie Chicks are scheduled to appear on CBS's "Sunday Morning " on March 8th. The show airs starting at 9:00 AM ET

 

Featured Gaslighter Articles

(March 4, 2020) A few articles about the release of Gaslighter:

Rolling Stone, Vox, NPR, Variety

 

Gaslighter Hits Top of iTunes Charts

(March 4, 2020) On its first day of release, "Gaslighter" was number one on iTunes all genre and country charts. The song can be downloaded at iTunes, Amazon and streamed at Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud.

 

Gaslighter Video

(March 4, 2020) The Gaslighter video can be viewed at youtube. The video is directed by Seanne Farmer.

 

Gaslighter Single

(February 28, 2020) The Dixie Chicks announced a new single "Gaslighter" will be released on March 4th.

 

TV Appearance On Ellen

(February 26, 2020) The Dixie Chicks are scheduled to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 16th. HeadlinePlanet.com

 

Gaslighter Album Due Soon

(February 17, 2020) Natalie has been teasing fans on her Instagram account with screenshots and video of what appears to be footage from a "Gaslighter" video. Rolling Stone magazine article

 

Voices For Justice

(November 4, 2019) The Dixie Chicks will be making a special appearance with Gary Clark Jr. on February 6, 2020 at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. The event is a benefit for Proclaim Justice who works to win freedom for victims of wrongful conviction. Natalie is on the board of directors for Proclaim Justice.

 

Upcoming Appearance In New York City

(October 17,2019) The Dixie Chicks will make an appearance at the 6th annual Ally Coalition Talent Show on December 12th at New York City's Town Hall.

 

One of the co-founders of The Ally Coalition is Jack Antonoff, the producer of the Chicks' next album. The Ally Coalition provides critical support for organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of LGBTQ youth and raises awareness about the systemic inequalities facing the LGBTQ population. Billboard article

Album News
(September 19, 2019) Natalie was a guest on the "Spiritualgasm" podcast today. She discussed the upcoming album which will be released in 2020. She mentioned that the tentative title is Gaslighter. She also said this is the last album on their current Sony contract.

 
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