But The Rain"
(August 9, 2012) Martie and Emily teamed up to sing background vocals on "Nothing But The Rain" for Charlie Mars CD
CYH Support Prop 8 In
(October 13, 2011) The Court Yard Hounds spoke out for Proposition 8, an innovative piece
of water legislation designed to protect Texas' water resources.
The measure will go before Texas voters on November 8. PSA Video
Writing With Amber Rubarth
(September 21, 2011) Martie and Emily spent time writing with Amber Rubarth. The 3 spent time fooling around San Antonio, TX. Video of their antics
Recording With Charlie
(August 24, 2011) Martie and Emily sang with Charlie Mars on “Nothing But The Rain” for his next CD. No release date has
been set. Photo
Country Stars Central Interview
(July 12, 2011) Martie and Emily
recently gave an interview to CountryStarsCentral.com. Read interview.
(April 27, 2011) The Court Yard Hounds will be playing at the Ottawa Blues Fest on Sunday, July 17th.
Bean Summer Concert Series
(April 26, 2011) The Court Yard Hounds are scheduled to play L.L.
Bean's summer concert series at Discovery Park in Freeport, Maine on July 16th.
(April 17, 2011) The Court Yard Hounds
will be playing at the Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg, NY (Finger Lakes area) on July 21st. Grassroots Festival website.
Tour Dates Added
(April 4, 2011) The Court Yard Hounds have added 2 dates to their
tour schedule. May 12th will find the Hounds in Washington, DC at Sixth & I. The Lowell Summer
Music Series will take them to Lowell, MA on July 15th. Ticket info at Lowell SMS home page.
"Caged Bird" video
(March 14, 2011) Thanks to my friend Rachel for providing me with
this video of Martie and Emily playing an unrecorded song, "Caged Bird", during their November 1, 2010 concert at London's
Union Chapel. Click here to download video
14, 2011) Emily and Martie will perform a special set alongside Shawn Colvin at The Nobelity Project Artists and Filmmakers
Dinner on Sunday, April 10th, at the Four Seasons in Austin, TX. The evening celebrates The Nobility Project's film and education
work in the U.S. and Kenya as well as the completion of Mahiga Hope High School in rural Kenya.
Music People Benefit
(March 1, 2011) Austin Music People on Monday announced
a launch party and benefit concert for the nonprofit group formed last year by pretty much every major player on the city’s
scene. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday for the March 31 show at ACL Live. On the lineup (all playing 15- to 20-minute
sets): Blue October, Court Yard Hounds, Ghostland Observatory, Alejandro Escovedo, Brownout, Bavu Blakes, Bright Light Social
Hour and The Coveters.
(March 1, 2011) The first tour dates have been announced. The Court
Yard Hounds will be playing at the Strawberry Music Festival in Groveland, CA on May 27th. May 14th will see the CYH in Roanoke,Virginia
at the Reserve Avenue Complex for the Down By The River Festival.
It Gets Better Project
(October 26, 2010) As part of the It Gets Better Project, Martie and
Emily shared their message with LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied.
See You In The Spring To
(October 8, 2010) The duet with Jakob Dylan, "See You In The Spring",
will be sent to Triple A radio formats on Monday, October 18th.
CYH App Available
(October 8, 2010) The official
Court Yard Hounds app for iPhone and iPod Touch is available for free at the iTunes app store. Download the CYH App
Australia Tour Dates Postponed
(September 25, 2010) The Court Yard
Hounds have postponed all of their Australian and New Zealand dates. The duo cited a re-routing of the A Taste of Lilith
tour by the promoters for the postponement.
World Cafe Performance
(September 21, 2010) An interview and 4 song performance aired today
on NPR's World Cafe. Listen to it here: NPR World Cafe
Martie Interview With New Zealand Radio
(September 16, 2010) Martie recently gave an interview to Greg Pribble
for New Zealand radio station Easy Mix 98.2. The interview
can be downloaded on the CYH Multimedia page.
(September 6, 2010) Martie and Emily will appear as presenters at
the Americana Music Honors and Awards Show. The show takes place in Nashville, TN on Thursday, September
CBS This Morning
(September 2, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds will appear on CBS Sunday Morning this coming Sunday, September 5th in a taped feature during the SXSW Festival. Video can be seen
at CBSNews.com. The CYH appear at the 1.40 mark.
(August 26, 2010) Another date has been added to the Taste Of Lilith
tour. The CYH will be playing in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday, October 18th at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre.
(August 21, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds will go down under in October
as part of the Taste Of Lilith tour. 5 dates have been scheduled in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane --- ticket info at LilithFair.com.
"I Miss You" On True Blood
(August 21, 2010) Tune in to this Sunday's episode at 9:00 pm on
HBO to catch Court Yard Hounds' song "I Miss You" featured on the show.
Behind The Scenes At Telluride Bluegrass Festival
(August 21, 2010) A video featuring Emily and Martie at the Telluride
Bluegrass Festival is now viewable at CMT.com.
(July 29, 2010) Court Yard Hounds will make their debut
UK performance at London Union Chapel on Monday, November 1st. Court Yard Hounds fans can buy tickets now as a part of a special pre-sale. The show goes on sale to the general public Friday, July 30th.
(July 29, 2010) The duo's self-titled album was offered as the Amazon
MP3 store daily deal on July 23 for $3.99. In turn, it motors up 67 slots to No. 125 with a 39% increase in overall sales
and a 429% jump in downloads.
and Australian Tour Planned
(Jul 22, 2010) The CYH plan
to film a video in August for "See You in the Spring," a collaboration with Jakob Dylan that's slated
to be the next single from the "Court Yard Hounds" debut album. They're also planning an Australian tour for late October
and November. -- read more at Billboard.com
Videos of Concert Performances
(July 19, 2010) Amateur videos from recent concerts have shown up
Seattle Concert Cancelled
(July 10, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds
show, scheduled for Monday at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, has been canceled due to a change in the band's touring schedule.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass
(July 8, 2010) Jazz Aspen Snowmass has announced that the Court Yard
Hounds will be performing on Saturday, September 4, at 5 p.m. prior to Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh. Tickets for all three days
of this year’s festival are on sale. Tickets can be purchased at 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499), jazzaspen.org, or at the Belly Up Box Office, 544-9800.
CYH Start Tour in Portland
(July 8, 2010) The Court yard Hounds did some publicity while kicking
off their tour in Portland, OR on Tuesday. An interview on KGW's Live @ 7 can be viewed here. They also performed and were interviewed on KINK FM radio. Performance and photos at KINK FM site.
Interview With Spinner
(July 8, 2010) Martie and Emily recently gave an interview to spinner.com.
Read it here
Cancelled Lilith Dates
(July 1, 2010) The 2010 Lilith Tour is announcing
the cancellation of 10 upcoming shows including 8 shows the Court Yard Hounds were scheduled for: Raleigh (8/4), Charlotte
(8/6), West Palm Beach (8/10), Tampa (8/11), Birmingham (8/12), Austin (8/14), Houston (8/15) and Dallas (8/16). Refunds are
available at point of purchase.
Check out the Tour page for the latest schedule.
(June 30, 2010) The appearance at the Vogue
Theatre in Vancouver,BC on July 13th has been cancelled. The Court Yard Hounds are jumping on the Lilith bandwagon. According
to the Lilith Facebook page, CYH appearances are now slated for:
July 15 - Kansas City, MO
- St. Louis, MO
July 17 - Chicago, IL
July 18 - Minneapolis, MN
July 20 - Indianapolis, IN
Word from Norah Jones management in
a Toronto newspaper article has it that the last leg of the Lilith tour has been cancelled, which includes
the Court Yard Hounds dates from August 10 to August 16.
Meet & Greet Auctions
(June 15, 2010) Bid now on a meet & greet
with Martie & Emily at select upcoming CYH concerts! All proceeds benefit the MusiCares Foundation and are hosted on eBay
by the GRAMMY Foundation. Bidding has begun and will be open until June 24th!
7/7 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
7/8 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
- Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery
7/10 - Oakville, CA - Robert Mondavi Winery
Seattle, WA Tour Date
(June 11, 2010) STG Presents Court Yard Hounds
at The Moore Theatre in Seattle on Monday, July 12, 2010. Tickets are $27.50 - $37.50 -- STG Presents
(June 10th, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds will
appear on the Imus In The Morning radio show tomorrow, June 11. Tune in to your local station to hear the performance and interview or stream the show live online beginning at 7:30am ET tomorrow.
Vancouver Tour Date
(June 7, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds
will make a stop in Canada to play the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC on July 13, 2010. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June
11th at 12pm and can be purchased through www.VogueTheatre.com, by phone at 604-569-1144 or at the box office.
Interview with Bob Harris
(June 3, 2010) When recently in London,
the CYH recorded a session with Bob Harris for his weekly radio show. In can be listened to for the next 7 days at Bob Harris Country. The interview starts at the end of the 27th minute.
New Videos For Degree Women Natureffects
(May 31, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds
taped appearance from The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos can now be viewed at The Hour's website. The CYH appearance starts in the 22nd minute.
Interview with OUT
(May 31, 2010) Martie recently gave an interview
to OUT magazine. It can be read here.
Recent Video Appearances
20, 2010) THe CYH are featured this week in an interview with MSN Inside Music. Read here.
Interview On BBC Breakfast Show
(May 20, 2010) Emily and Martie are currently
in London, England promoting their CD. They gave an interview this morning on the BBC Breakfast Show. Watch here.
New Tour Date
(May 17, 2010) Portland, Oregon has been added
to the list of cities the CYH will play this summer. They will play the Roseland Theater on July 7th. Tickets go on sale May
21st. --- Roseland Theater
(May 14th, 2010) The CYH are featured in an
article for the May 24th issue of People magazine.
(May 13, 2010) The CYH appear in AOL's Sessions,
featuring 5 songs and a Q&A.
On The Charts
(May 13, 2010) Court Yard Hounds
lands on Billboard's Top Rock Albums at #3, Top Internet Albums at #3 and Top Digital Albums at #7. In Canada, it debuts at
#6 on Top 100 Albums and in Australia at #2 on the Country Albums chart and #44 on the Top 50 Albums chart.
First Week Sales
(May 12, 2010) Court Yard Hounds
totalled 61,119 copies sold and will land on the Billboard 200 chart at #7.
Video From Recent TV Performances
Party In The Park Concert
(May 12, 2010) As first mentioned here
on April 19th, the CYH will be playing the Riverside Festival in Rochester, NY on Thursday, July 29th. The concert is
free. Party In The Park site
Yard Hounds Answer Fans Questions
5, 2010) The CYH answered questions posed by fans when doing some promotion in Canada. Part 1 and Part 2
More Tour Dates
(May 5, 2010) Additional tour dates
for Lilith showing up on the Lilith site:
July 28th in Philadelphia, PA at the Susquehanna
August 3rd in Washington, DC
August 7th in Nashville, TN at Bridgestone
August 14th in Austin, TX
August 15th in Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods
Articles and Reviews
(May 4, 2010) An interview with Martie and
Emily and a review of the CD can be found at The Huffington Post.
Court Yard Hounds on Sirius
2010) Martie and Emily play DJ for an hour on May 1st at 5:00 PM ET in Outlaw Country,
presenting some of their favorite homegrown artists and songwriters, including Patty Griffin and The Flatlanders, as well
as alt-country staples like Wilco and the Avett Brothers. (1 hr)
Rebroadcast: Sun 5/2 9:00 pm ET
(April 30, 2010) The CYH are profiled in an article for Rolling
Stone's May 13th edition. RS Article
Upcoming TV Appearances
(April 29, 2010) The promotion schedule starts with an appearance
on The View on May 5th. The CYH will then be on The Late Show with David Letterman on May 6th. An appearance on The Ellen
Degeneres Show is scheduled for May 12th.
(April 26, 2010) The CYH have been confirmed for Charlotte,
NC and Tampa, FL as part of the Lilith tour. They will be appearing August 6th at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre Charlotte
and August 11th at Ford Ampitheatre in Tampa.
A Heartfelt Side Project
(April 26, 2010) A feature article on the Court Yard Hounds
new project appears at DFW.com.
Billboard Magazine Review
(April 26, 2010) A review of Court Yard Hounds appears
in the May 1st issue. Billboard review
Lilith Raleigh, NC Stop
(April 23, 2010) Word comes from promoter Live Nation that Court Yard Hounds, Kelly Clarkson,
and Indigo Girls will be featured when the Lilith tour comes to the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion on
August 4th. Tickets go on sale May 1st.
UPDATE (April 26th) This has now been confirmed by Lilith.
Party In The Park
(April 19, 2010) Sources are saying the Court Yard Hounds will be playing the
Riverside Festival in Rochester, NY on Thursday, July 29th.
Tweet This Contest
(April 15, 2010) Tweet to get a free download of "Ain't No Son" and a chance to win a limited
edition signed lithograph, poster and deluxe CD. You must be a member of Twitter and follow @courtyardhounds on Twitter to
be eligible to enter. Contest ends April 29, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Dallas Date For Lilith
(April 15, 2010) The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Court Yard Hounds will be playing
the Dallas date for Lilith.
"This just in from Live Nation: "Lilith Fair featuring Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert,
Court Yard Hounds, Brandi Carlile and more live at Superpages.com Center on Monday, August 16. Tickets on sale Saturday, April
24 at 10 AM.
Confirmed for Dallas are Sarah, Miranda Lambert, Court Yard Hounds, Brandi Carlile, Corrinne Bailey
Rae, Ximena Sarinana and Melissa McClelland." --- DMN
UPDATE (April 19th) This has now been confirmed by Lilith.
Robert Mondavi Winery Annual Summer Festival
(April 14, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds are scheduled to play at the Robert Mondavi Winery
Annual Summer Festival on July 10th. Tickets are available now at nvoh.org.
Deluxe Version CD
(April 13, 2010) A deluxe version of the Court Yard Hounds debut CD is available for pre-order
at iTunes. It includes 2 bonus tracks, "Well Behaved" and "Straw Cage", the "Making of Court Yard Hounds" video, acoustic
version of "Then Again", and a digital booklet. -- iTunes
"I MIss You" Premiere at People
(April 13, 2010) People.com has an exclusive with the song "I Miss You".
American Express Presents The Drop: Court Yard Hounds
(April 12, 2010) Be among the first to hear critically acclaimed musicians and Dixie
Chicks Emily Robison and Martie Maguire discuss and perform selections from new album and side-project, Court Yard Hounds
(out May 4 on Columbia Records), just days after its release. Before an intimate audience of 200 in the Museum's GRAMMY Sound
Stage, Robison and Maguire will field questions about the inspiration, creative influences, and new sounds contained on Court
Yard Hounds. Following the interview, the sisters will take questions from the audience and perform several songs from
New Tour Dates
(April 12, 2010) Dates
in California and Alabama have been added. The Court Yard Hounds
will be playing the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA on July 9th. Tickets go on sale April 26th. A Lilith date has been added
for Birmingham, AL on August 12th. Tickets go on sale April 17th. -- Lilith info
Appearance At Britt Festival
(April 2, 2010) The Britt Festival site is showing a date with the Court Yard
Hounds on July 8 in Jacksonville, Oregon. Ticket Info and Ticket Policies
I Miss You
(March 31, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds performing the 7th track from their
upcoming album "I Miss You" at SXSW. -- I Miss You
Dixie Chicks Duo Does
Double Duty As Court Yard Hounds
(March 30, 2010) "When (the Eagles shows)
came up we were in the middle of planning promotion for (Court Yard Hounds), and we were like, 'Is this going to derail us?'
But at the same time we were so excited to do it because of the opportunity it represents. And it answers the biggest question,
the elephant in the room, which is 'Have the Dixie Chicks broken up?' To us it's almost the perfect, 'Shut up! Stop asking!
Believe us when we say we're still together, we're just not working right now.` So it just kind of helped us do that." --
Read the entire article at Billboard.com
First Single To Radio
(March 24, 2010) "The Coast"
will be the first single sent to radio on March 29th. It will be marketed to Triple A radio stations. The MP3 will be available on March 30th at Amazon.com and iTunes.
Date Set For Bluegrass
(March 24, 2010) According to the website of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival,
the Court Yard Hounds will be playing on June 18th.
Video and MP3
(March 23, 2010) A video and
MP3 of "It Didn't Make A Sound" is available for a limitedtime to U.S. fans at amazon.com.
(March 20, 2010) Videos from
performances at SXSW have shown up on youtube.
Some Dates For Lilith
(March 16, 2010) The 2010 Lilith Tour
officially announced dates, venues and artists for eight of the 36 North American cities the Live Nation produced summer festival
will hit this summer. The Court Yard Hounds are listed as playing at Cleveland, OH, Atlanta Ga, and West Palm Beach, Fl. --
(March 12, 2010) Unfortunately, due to some unavoidable changes in our schedule, we've been
forced to reschedule some of the theater shows planned for this spring. We're sure you'll understand once we're able to share
the exciting news in the coming weeks.
We're still planning on performing a series of intimate Court Yard Hounds shows
over the spring and summer and will make sure that you have first access to tickets for them. More details on these special
engagements will follow as soon as we are able to announce them.
If you purchased tickets to one of the three shows
that were announced last week in Toronto, Chicago, or Minneapolis, you will be receiving an email from Ticketmaster detailing
a full refund of your purchase price. For questions regarding your ticket purchase refund, please visit Ticketmaster U.S.
Customer Service for U.S. events and Ticketmaster Canada Customer Service for Canadian events.
Thanks in advance for
your understanding and we look forward to seeing everyone out there on the road this year!
Lilith Fair Tour Adds
Court Yard Hounds
4, 2010) The 2010 Lilith Tour announces some major additions to the already eclectic and notable list of confirmed female
acts. Newly added artists include: Kelly Clarkson, The Bangles, The Go-Go’s, Courtyard Hounds (Emily Robison and
Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks), Martina McBride, Suzanne Vega, Anjulie, Anya Marina, Jesca Hoop, Kate Miller-Heidke,
Lucy Schwartz, Miranda Lee Richards, Nikki Jean and The Rescues. -- lilithfair.com
No specific dates or cities have yet been announced for the CYH
Live Radio Broadcast at SXSW
(March 2, 2010) Join KGSR March 15th - 19th as we broadcast
live at the Four Seasons every morning from 6 to 10am during the SXSW Music Conference & Festival. For only a $5 donation
to the Seton-Shivers Center, you can enjoy live, exclusive interviews and performances from John Hiatt, Bob Schneider, Charlie
Mars, A Stephen Bruton Tribute, Matt Morris, The Trishas, She & Him (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward), and Grace Potter.
Plus, we'll help debut The Court Yard Hounds, the new band featuring The Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison and Martie Maguire.
(March 2, 2010)
Twenty years after the little-known band won the band competition as
at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, they are returning to the box canyon. Well, two of them are anyway.
Chicks’ Martie Maguire and Emily Robinson will play the 2010 Bluegrass Festival in their new iteration, Court Yard Hounds.
With Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines on hiatus raising a family, the sisters have scooted to center stage in their
new band, which turns out soaring country-rock.
The Court Yard Hounds are among a handful of final additions to the
Telluride Bluegrass Festival, which has zipped up its main stage lineup as of today. The 37th Bluegrass Festival is scheduled
for June 17-20. --source: telluridenews.com
(February 19, 2010) Chris Willman, who wrote the band bio at the Court Yard Hounds
site, has written an extensive piece with his interview of Martie and Emily. Click here to read.
(February 19, 2010) The Court Yard Hounds have shared with The Boot an exclusive
video that gives fans an intimate look into the start of their new venture. Watch video here
Venues For Spring Tour
(February 18, 2010) The location of venues have been leaking out via the internet.
The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia is a rumored upcoming sites for the Court Yard Hounds spring tour. No date have been
announced. -- sources:Keswick Theatre twitter page
The CYH are also scheduled for another show at SXSW in Austin, TX. They will be appearing
at Beauty Bar/Palm Door on March 19th.
From Chicks To Hounds: Dixie
Duo's New Act
(February 13, 2010) The February 18th edition of Rolling Stone magazine includes an
article about the sister's new act. Read it here
(February 10, 2010) After much chatter and anticipation,
Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks, announced
today via their website that they will release new music under the moniker Court Yard Hounds. The album of all new material
will be available for pre-order beginning today exclusively through www.courtyardhounds.com with all pre-orders receiving an instant gratification 4-song download not available anywhere else. The
CD is being released on Columbia Records, on shelves May 4, 2010. -- read more at PRNewswire
Broadcast Premiere of Court
Yard Hounds Song
(February 6, 2010) Ready for some new music from
Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, aka The Court Yard Hounds? Well, here's your chance. Radio station Y101 in Ottawa, Ontario
will have the broadcast premiere of the new song "Coast" from the Court Yard Hounds upcoming CD, which will be released in
May. Tune in Monday morning, February 8 to the Mark & Nida Show, which airs from 5am to 9am EST.
The song will
air in the 7am-8am EST hour, and most likely around 7:18am.
Emily As The Court Yard Hounds
(January 15, 2010)
With Natalie Maines on an indefinite hiatus, the other two Dixie Chicks — guitarist-banjoist Emily Robison and her sister,
fiddler Martie Maguire — have recorded an album on their own, as Court Yard Hounds (a reference to the best-selling
novel City of Thieves). “Emily and I had the itch,” Maguire says, “and every time we’d call
Natalie and say ‘are you ready?’ she wasn’t ready. She wanted a clear-cut break.”
Recorded mostly at Maguire’s home studio in Austin, the intimate pop-folk album features Robison’s first-ever
lead vocals and songs inspired by her recent divorce from country act Charlie Robison. “When Natalie’s singing
a song it has to strike a chord with her,” Robison says. “These songs are very personal.” Robison is joined
by Jakob Dylan on “See You in the Spring.” The duo will debut their new band at South by Southwest in March, with
the album dropping in May and a tour to follow.
Although Robison and Maguire insist the Chicks haven’t disbanded,
they admit they rarely see Maines, who lives in L.A. “I’m hoping she’ll come out to one of our shows,”
Maguire says (the group’s last album, Taking The Long Way, came out in 2006). “Maybe it’ll inspire
her to want to do music again.” -- rollingstone.com
Martie & Emily To Release Album
2010) Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks will apparently have some new music out this year without lead
vocalist Natalie Maines. However, the project's release date and musical direction remain unclear. Read more at CMT
(January 9, 2010) Columbia’s momentum will likely get a further spike in the spring with the return of two
of the three Dixie Chicks—sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison—who’ll release an album and go out on
tour. Natalie Maines hasn’t left the band, but she’s said to be enjoying motherhood and living in Hawaii too much to go back to work just
yet. -- hitsdailydouble.com