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Natalie In Tribute To Billy Joel

(November 17, 2014) Natalie will be paying tribute along with Tony Bennett, John Melloncamp and Kevin Spacey to Billy Joel when he receives the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song on Wednesday, November 19th at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

 

The tribute concert will appear on PBS January 2nd. BillyJoel.com

 

Emily Chat At Tivamo.com

(November 9, 2014) Emily will be doing a chat on Friday, November 14th at 10:00 PM eastern time at Tivamo.com. The chat can be accessed through Tivamo.com or their free app. Access to the chat costs $5 and all proceeds go to the Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives charity. Tivamo.com

 

Natalie To Appear For True Colors Fund

(November 9, 2014) Natalie will perform at Cyndi Lauper's Home For The Holidays concert on December 6th at New York City's Beacon Theatre to benefit the True Colors Fund. Other performers include Patty Griffin and 50 Cent. The True Colors Fund works to raise awareness about, and help bring an end to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness. truecolorsfund.org

 

Natalie With Robert Earl Keen

(September 17, 2014) Natalie joins Robert Earl Keen on his album Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions. They perform the song "Wayfaring Stranger". The album will be released in February. Nashville Scene

 

Martie With Zoe Muth

(May 22, 2014) Martie appears on Zoe Muth's CD World Of Strangers. She plays violin and viola on "Annabelle". The CD's release date is May 27th.

www.zoemuth.com

 

TradHome Magazine

(April 26, 2014) Martie gives TradHome magazine a tour of her favorite spots in Austin, TX. TradHome article.

 

Natalie With Dan Wilson

(April 15, 2014) Natalie sings background vocals on Dan Wilson's new CD, Love Without Fear. Natalie appears on "Too Much" and Love Without Fear". www.danwilsonmusic.com

 

Lifetime Of Harmony Award
(January 13, 2014) The Dixie Chicks are scheduled to perform at the Lifetime Of Harmony Award celebration on February 27th at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles. Rick Rubin will receive the award from the David Lynch Foundation.

 

The David Lynch Foundation began 10 years ago with an aim to provide scholarships to teach Transcendental Meditation to at-risk youth in underserved schools, veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS), women who are survivors of domestic violence, and homeless and incarcerated individuals.

Total Mommy Fitness Magazine

(November 14, 2013) Martie is the cover feature for the September debut of Total Fitness magazine. Download Total Mommy Fitness magazine FREE in iTunes

 

More European Dates

(November 13, 2013) The Dixie Chicks have added 3 more dates for March 2014 in Europe. Stockholm, Sweden on March 17, Oslo, Norway on March 18 and Fredericksberg, Denmark on March 20 have been added to the tour schedule.

 

Chicks Return To UK

(September 27, 2013) The Dixie Chicks will make an appearance at the Country To Country Music festival in London, England on March 15, 2014. Info

 

Martie With John Ginty

(September 10, 2013)  Martie plays fiddle on "Rock Ridge" for keyboardist John Ginty's Bad News Travels CD. John played on the Court Yard Hounds CD Amelita. The CD is being released today.

 

Long Time Gone Tour

(August 19, 2013) The Dixie Chicks announced a 9 city tour of Canada for October and November. Dates can be found on Tour Dates page. Tickets for the Long Time Gone Tour 2013 go on sale to the general public on August 26th at http://livenation.com.

 

Canadian Dates

(August 8, 2013) Emily tweeted last night that more Dixie Chicks concerts will be happening. She said 9-10 cities in Canada are being planned. Twitter Feed

 

Modern Luxury

(April 10, 2013) Martie's house in Austin, TX is featured in Modern Luxury.

 

KRLU Celebration

(April 7, 2013) The Dixie Chicks, Court Yard Hounds, and Natalie Maines & Ben Harper will perform at an all-star benefit on May 16th. The event will take place at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX. The night includes a tribute to Lloyd Maines. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 8th.

 

Podcast Interview With Martie

(March 27, 2013) Martie recently gave an interview to Otis Gibbs for his Thanks For Giving A Damn podcast. Listen here.

  

DCX Feature Article

(March 20, 2013) The Dixie Chicks are featured in an article for the April issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Cover photo 

 

Natalie Debuts Album

(February 28, 2013) Natalie debuted her upcoming Mother CD by performing at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last night.

Video of "Take It On Faith"

Review from Orange County Register

 

(All further Natalie solo related material will be linked through my Natalie Maines Music pages.)

 

Ottawa Bluesfest Date

(February 27, 2013) The Dixie Chicks will be playing at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on July 6th. http://ottawabluesfest.ca/

 

An Emily Interview

(February 16, 2013) Emily recently gave an interview to Susie Meister at The Meister Piece. The interview can be heard at susiemeister.com.

 

Natalie At MusiCares

(February 9, 2013) Natalie joined Ben Harper and Charlie Musslewhite to perform "Atlantic City" in tribute to Bruce Springsteen at the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year last night in Los Angeles, CA.

Photo from red carpet

Performing

 

Martie With Charlie Mars

(February 9, 2013) Martie performed with Charlie Mars on "Nothing But The Rain" back in September. Charlie has now uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px7nJYWzKTE

 

Calgary Stampede Tour Date

(January 31, 2013) It was announced today that the Dixie Chicks will play the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Chicks will be performing at the Scotiabank Saddledome on July 12th. Calgary Stampede site

 

Natalie To Appear At MusiCares Event

(January 2, 2013) Natalie is one of many performers scheduled to honor Bruce Springsteen at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year February 8th in Los Angeles.

 

MusicCares is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to those in need in the music industry. Others paying musical tribute include Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Elton John and Emmylou Harris.  --- Rolling Stone
 

Listen To "Mother"

(January 1, 2013) NPR's pop critic Ann Powers reflects after hearing Natalie's recording of "Mother". Listen in its entirety: NPR blog.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

(December 19, 2012) The Dixie Chicks will be playing the Cavendish Beach Music Festival on Prince Edward Island, Canada on July 7th. http://cavendishbeachmusic.com

 

Release Date For Natalie's Album

(December 19, 2012) Natalie announced on her twitter account that her solo album has a scheduled release date of May 7, 2012. The name of the album is Mother.

 

Chicks To Play Summer Date

(December 18, 2012) The Dixie Chicks will be playing at the Craven Country Jamboree in Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 13th. They will be replacing Lady Antebellum who had to cancel due to the pregnancy of their lead singer. http://www.cravencountryjamboree.com

 

New Song From Natalie

(December 3, 2012) On January 15th, Legacy Recordings will release West of Memphis: Voices For Justice featuring music from Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Patti Smith, Lucinda Williams and more. The purchase of this album will in part directly benefit the West Memphis Three.

Natalie, a staunch backer of the West Memphis Three, performed the Pink Floyd song "Mother" live with Ben Harper in the summer of 2012 and decided to record it for West of Memphis: Voices For Justice. Maines and Harper produced this studio recording of the song, which features Ben on steel lap guitar. --- Press Release

 

Martie Now Tweeting

(November 20, 2012) Martie has finally joined Twitter. Her account is @martiemaguire.

 

Emily Welcomes Baby Girl

(September 4, 2012) Emily and Martin Strayer welcomed new daughter Violet Isabel Strayer today at at 3:01 AM. Photo from Emily's twitter account.

 

"Louisiana Blue" Video

(August 21, 2012) Martie appears in Radney Foster's video "Louisiana Blue"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1pslXamhFE

 

Single From Natalie And Eddie Vedder

(August 17, 2012) Nearly two years ago, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Natalie performed "Golden Gate" at the Voices for Justice: A Rally in Support of the West Memphis 3. Now on the one year anniversary of the release of the WM3, "Golden State" will be available for download starting August 19th on iTunes. Proceeds benefit the WM3 Freedom Fund.

 

Martie Plays On Radney Foster CD

(July 6, 2012) Martie plays fiddle on 6 of the 11 tracks, mandolin on another and background vocals on "Easier Said Than Done" for Radney Foster's upcoming CD Del Rio, Texas Revisited: Unplugged and Lonesome. The CD comes out August 14th. Photo of Martie in the studio. For more info, visit radneyfoster.com

 

Natalie On Stage

(July 1, 2012) Natalie performed two songs with Ben Harper at the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 30th. Watch video of "Mother" and "Vein In Vain".

 

Martie At Beverly Hills Gala

(June 19, 2012) Martie recently attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 15, 2012.

Photos by Jason Merritt  #1, #2, #3

 

Chicks Reunite For Benefit

(June 16, 2012) The Dixie Chicks will be performing with Willie Nelson in Connecticut on June 23rd. The invitation-only concert will benefit the China Care Foundation. source: Greenwich Times


Natalie Releasing Solo Album

(June 14, 2012) After a couple of weeks of speculation from Natalie on Twitter, she officially announced on Howard 100 News that she is recording a solo album. She is working with musician Ben Harper and his band. The album has an expected spring 2013 release. Interview

 

Natalie Performance At ASCAP Awards

(June 1, 2012) A video of Natalie's performance of Carly Simon's "That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be" has now been uploaded to youtube. Watch video.

 

Emily Expecting 4th Child

(May 24, 2012) Emily's boyfriend, CYH lead guitarist Martin Strayer, has confirmed in a tweet the news that they are expecting a baby in early September.

 

Texas Music Mag Top 50 Texas Songs

(April 25, 2012) Texas Music magazine’s spring issue features what they voted as the most important songs in Texas recorded history. Wide Open Spaces is #48 on the list.

 

Natalie At ASCAP Awards

(April 19, 2012) Natalie performed "That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be" as part of a musical tribute to Carly Simon at the 2012 ASCAP Pop Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Watch an interview with Natalie on the red carpet.

The Boot Interviews Emily

(December 8, 2011) Emily recently gave an interview to The Boot. Topics discussed include the Storytellers taping, the Court Yard Hounds and future of the Dixie Chicks. The interview can be read at The Boot.

 
Storytellers DVD
(October 18, 2011) Dixie Chicks Storytellers will be available for the first time ever on DVD and Blu Ray on Tuesday November 29, 2011. Recorded live in September 2006 at the historic Los Angeles Theater, Dixie Chicks Storytellers was the grand finale in the whirlwind that surrounded the release of the band's 5x Grammy Award winning album Taking the Long Way.
 
Concert For Central Texas
(October 18, 2011) The University of Texas announced that Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas raised $725,000 for wildfire victims. The concert was organized by musicians Ray Benson and Eric Johnson, along with others from the Austin music community. Performers included the Dixie Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, and George Strait.
 
50 Documentaries To See
(August 29, 2011) Shut Up & Sing was recently ranked at #22 on Current TV’s special 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die.
 
Taylor Swift Covers DCX
(August 3, 2011) Taylor Swift gave props to the Dixie Chicks with Martie in the audience at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Taylor performed a cover of “Cowboy Take Me Away” while Martie and her family looked on. Video can be seen at youtube.
 
Fans First Coalition
(July 21, 2011) The Dixie Chicks, Court Yard Hounds, Maroon 5 and R.E.M are among more than 30 artists involved in launching the Fans First Coalition. This group of artists, band managers, sporting teams and venues is uniting in an effort to offer fans greater access to reasonably-priced tickets and enhanced protection against scalpers and their deceptive, unscrupulous marketing practices.
 
Recent Natalie Photos
(May 30, 2011) Natalie recently appeared at the Pirates Of The Caribbean movie premiere and a ceremony for the Gregory Peck commemorative stamp.
 
Traditional Home Profile
(May 30, 2011) Emily was recently featured in a profile for the May issue of Traditional Home magazine. Click to read profile.
 
Every Mother Counts CD
(April 26, 2011) The Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Madonna and other musician moms have donated songs to the Every Mother Counts CD to raise money to improve maternal health in developing countries. “Lullaby” appears on the CD. The CD is being sold at Starbucks and will benefit CARE.
 
Texas Music Top 10 Bluegrass Credentials
(April 17, 2011) In its spring issue, Texas Music magazine has named the Dixie Chicks among its top 10 Lone Star contributors to bluegrass music. It also named the Chicks 1991 release, Thank Heavens For Dale Evans, as the number one Texas bluegrass album.
 
Natalie To Honor Gregory Peck
(April 4, 2011) Natalie, along with actors Laura Dern and Morgan Freeman, will join host Sharon Stone in honoring Oscar-winner Gregory Peck at the First Day of Issue ceremony for the Gregory Peck Commemorative Stamp. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, the ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Admission is free.

Tickets for the First Day of Issue ceremony are free but must be obtained in advance. Tickets are available online at www.oscars.org, by mail, or at the Academy box office (8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Doors open at 10 a.m.
Gregory Peck's daughter Cecilia produced and directed the Dixie Chicks documentary "Shut Up & Sing".
 
God Only Knows
(March 14, 2011) Natalie has recorded the Beach Boys song "God Only Knows" for the series finale of HBO's Big Love. The song can be heard at people.com and can be purchased starting March 15th on iTunes and Amazon.com.
 
Shut Up & Sing On CMT
(March 14, 2011) CMT will air the Dixie Chicks documentary, Shut Up and Sing, on March 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT as part of its film series, CMT #1 Music & a Movie.
 
Tweet! Tweet!
(March 1, 2011) Natalie recently confirmed on Howard Stern's Celebrity Superfan Round Table radio show that she has a Twitter account. Her account is @1NatalieMaines
 
"You" with Steve Martin
(February 7, 2011) The Dixie Chicks appear on Steve Martin's album Rare Bird Alert, which has a March 15th release date. The Dixie Chicks perform a “very emotional, heartbreaking song called ‘You,’” Martin said, adding that they agreed to sing the tune before they’d even heard it.

I was kind of disappointed because I really wanted them to hear the song first and like it,” he said. “But they did like it and they did a great job.”

Radio Interview
(November 16, 2010) Martie recently gave an interview to Pio McCann on Ireland's Highland Radio. Download interview
 
Essential Dixie Chicks
(September 25, 2010) Late October will bring the release of the The Essential Dixie Chicks, their first double-CD anthology, covering all four of their studio albums at Sony. In addition to a dozen album tracks and concert favorites, the 30-song set rounds up 18 of their Billboard country chart hits. It arrives at all physical and digital retail outlets on October 26, 2010.
 
"The Essential Dixie Chicks gave us the opportunity to put together a collection that spans our career so far," says Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks.  "It not only brings together our hit singles to date, but it also represents some of our favorite album tracks, which we still perform in concert.  As we move into our second decade with Sony Music, this package is dedicated to all our fans and supporters." --- source: press release
 
Martie At CCMA Awards
(September 6, 2010) Martie will perform with singer/songwriter Jill Hennessy at the Canadian CMA awards on September 12th. Martie played fiddle on "Holding On', which appears on Jill's album Ghost In My Head. -- CCMA press release
 
Voices For Justice Rally on Sirius XM Radio
(September 2, 2010) Tune in for a SIRIUS|XM exclusive presentation of Voices for Justice, a concert and rally in support of the West Memphis Three. This program will air on SIRIUS XM’s The Spectrum (SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45) on Saturday, September 4th at 7:00 ET.
 
 Hear performances from an all-star group of musicians, including Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Patti Smith, Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison, Johnny Depp and others who took the stage in Little Rock, AR. Plus hear commentary from Eddie and Natalie themselves.
 
Videos From WM3 Event
(August 30, 2010) Performances from the Voices for Justice: A Rally in Support of the West Memphis 3 event have shown up on Youtube.

 
Martie Talks About Summer Job
(August 25, 2010) NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block hear two summer job stories this week, both about serving food in polyester uniforms. Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks talks about scooping ice cream in Dallas when she was a teenager. MP3 clip
 
Joe Cocker Covers The Chicks
(August 25, 2010) October 2010 sees the long awaited release of Joe Cocker’s first album for the Sony Music label entitled “Hard Knocks“ The album includes nine brand new songs plus Cocker’s version of the Dixie Chicks song “I Hope” produced by Nashville legend Tony Brown. One of his biggest hits, a duet with Jennifer Warnes, is "Up Where We Belong" from the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. The song earned him a Grammy.
 
Natalie Joins West Memphis 3 Benefit
(August 21, 2010)  Natalie Maines, Eddie Vedder, and special guests will perform acoustic sets in support of Voices for Justice: A Rally in Support of the West Memphis 3. The rally will happen Saturday, August 28th at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas at 7:30PM. --- freewestmemphis3.org
 
Martie Co-Writes With Tim O'Brien
(July 29, 2010) Martie has a co-writing credit with bluegrass artist Tim O'Brien on "Mother Mary". The song can be found on his recently released album, Chicken & Egg. The Chicks have covered Tim's song, "More Love', on the Home CD.
 
Dixie Chicks To Record with Steve Martin
(July 22, 2010) The Texas trio has been tapped by actor-comic-musician Steve Martin to sing on a track for the followup to his Grammy Award-winning 2009 bluegrass album, "The Crow: New Songs For the 5-String Banjo."
 
 
The Chicks ended their tour with the Eagles on June 24th with some hijinx courtesy of a stagehand.

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO June 24, 2010
photo by dixiechickshenhouse.com

 
Chicks Open In Toronto
(June 10, 2010) The Dixie Chicks opened their mini tour with the Eagles in Toronto Tuesday night. One of the songs they performed was the hit song from Train "Hey, Soul Sister". Another highlight was "Not Ready To Make Nice".

Chicks Make Billboard List
(June 7, 2010) To celebrate country music’s big week (with Billboard's Country Summit and the CMT Music Awards), Billboard.com has combed the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums charts to rank the Top 25 Country Artists of the Last 25 years. The entire list can be found at Billboard.com.
 
More Cancelled Concerts
(May 21, 2010) The Hershey, PA and Philadelphia, PA concerts with the Eagles have been cancelled.
 
Eagles/Chicks Washington, DC Concert Cancelled
(April 19, 2010) Fans in the Washington, D.C., area will have to look elsewhere for a chance to experience the Eagles/Dixie Chicks stadium tour. Citing that ol’ concert industry demon known as “scheduling conflicts,” Live Nation says the June 15 date scheduled for Nationals Park, which also included special guest Keith Urban, is no longer on the books.
 
Ticket and parking refunds are available at point of purchase. Fans who purchased their tickets and parking passes through Tickets.com and by phone will be automatically refunded beginning the week of May 3. -- pollstar.com

The Very Best of Dixie Chicks
(April 12, 2010) Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks, the career-spanning collection of chart-topping hits, classic tracks and personal favorites selected by America's top-selling female group, available everywhere Tuesday, June 1.
 
Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks provides access to an exclusive Dixie Chicks pdf including an essay, photos and other bonus features once the CD is inserted in a computer drive.
 
The group will perform songs from Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks during their stadium tour with the Eagles. -- PR Newswire
 
DCX Auction for Earthquake Relief Effort
(April 6, 2010) The Dixie Chicks are teaming up with Maroon 5 and Direct Relief International to auction off a signed DCX bundle for Haiti and Chilean earthquake relief. 100% of the proceeds go to the efforts of Direct Relief International.
 
Interviews with Natalie and Glenn Frey
(March 20, 2010) Natalie and Glenn Frey of the Eagles gave an interview this week promoting the upcoming tour.
 
Chicks To Tour With Eagles
(March 16, 2010) The Eagles, Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban* will be touring together for the first time when they hit the road on June 8th for a North American stadium concert tour.
 
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Details on Tour page.
 
Martie & 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.” -- source: Rolling Stone
 (All further Court Yard Hounds related material will be linked through my CYH pages.)
 
Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed
(December 2, 2009) A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against the Dixie Chicks by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old boys killed in Arkansas 15 years ago.
 
Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of Stevie Branch, claimed that singer Natalie Maines accused him of being involved in the deaths of his stepson and the two other boys.
 
U.S. District Judge Brian Miller found Tuesday that Hobbs couldn't establish "actual malice" - that Maines knew the statements she made were false or that she made them with "reckless disregard" of the truth.-- (AP)
 
Home, Sweet, Home
(September 30, 2009) Emily's loft near downtown San Antonio is featured in the November issue of Metropolitan Home magazine.
 
Emily Added To ACL Event
(September 28, 2009) According to the Twitter of KLRU in Austin, Emily has been added to the Austin City Limits panel discussion.
 
Martie To Appear At ACL Panel Discussion
(September 23, 2009) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will officially designate the Austin City Limits studio as a rock and roll landmark with an historic marker unveiling and educational programs at the KLRU-TV's Studio 6A on Thursday, October 1. In celebration of this event KLRU, Austin City Limits and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will sponsor two panel discussions about the historic show on October 2 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
 
The 1 p.m. will feature artists Alejandro Escovedo, Patty Griffin and Martie Maguire talking about ACL's impact on music in general. This event will be streamed live at austincitylimits.org
 
Chicks On Twitter
(September 23, 2009) The Dixie Chicks now have a twitter account at http://twitter.com/dixiechicks

Martie With Bob Schneider
(July 16, 2009) SPINearth is hosting an article about the pairing of Austin singer/songwriter Bob Schneider and Martie from last December. A video of them singing "Change Your Mind" has been posted on Facebook. Video (must be a Facebook member to view)
 
New Gig For Martie & Gareth
(May 28, 2009) Martie and husband Gareth are musical guests on former Law & Order actress Jill Hennessy's upcoming album Ghost In My Head. Martie plays fiddle and Gareth the tin whistle on "Holding On". Lloyd Maines also makes an appearance on the CD. The album is due out June 16th. --http://www.jillhennessy.com/
 
Single Receives Gold Master Ringtone
(May 28, 2009) The Chicks received their first Master Ringtone certification for "Not Ready To Make Nice", according to the RIAA monthly Gold & Platinum count. The RIAA launched its Master Ringtone award in 2006, an expansion of the organization's historic Gold and Platinum Program designed to recognize the popularity of fans enjoying music through their mobile phones. The Gold mastertone certification of “Not Ready to Make Nice” joins its currently certified Platinum status as a single.
 
Natalie At Star Trek Premiere
(May 1, 2009) Natalie along with husband Adrian Pasdar and son Slade made an appearance last night at the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Trek".
phote #1, #2
 
Martie Appearance On Flatlanders Album
(March 29, 2009) Martie contributes fiddle on "Sowing On The Mountain" on The Flatlanders new CD, Hills And Valleys. The album was produced by Lloyd Maines. -- The Flatlanders
 
New Haircut For Natalie
(March 29, 2009) Natalie was recently spotted in Venice, CA with a new haircut. photo by Ginsburg Spaly 
 
Lucky Ones Photos
(March 29, 2009) Pictures of Martie and Emily were captured during the recording of "Lucky Ones at The Zone Recording Studio outside of Austin, Texas.
photo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
 
Special Guests On Martie's Fiddle Album
(January 17, 2009) Some of the players on Martie's solo album are Rob Ickes, Scott Vestal, Alison Krauss and Keith Sewell, who toured with the Chicks. Songs recorded included "Fire on the Mountain".

Ickes said he went down to Texas in November for about 10 days to record for the album. "It was great," said Ickes. -- countrystandardtime.com

Defamation Suit Moves To Federal Court
(January 17, 2009) A defamation lawsuit against the Dixie Chicks has been moved from Pulaski County Circuit Court to federal court in Little Rock. The lawsuit was moved to federal court after attorneys for the Dixie Chicks argued that federal jurisdiction applies because the parties are from different states and the amount of damages being sought will likely exceed $75,000. A federal judge, however, could return the case to state court.
 
The Dixie Chicks want a trial by jury and right now it's scheduled for February 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Scheduling Order

This PDF file contains the notice of removal to federal court, the court summons to each Chick, the original complaint, and the Chicks' response to the complaint.

 
Rare Martie Maguire Video Footage
(January 13, 2009) Before the Dixie Chicks took off into stardom, Martie appeared in a karaoke video of the Doobie Brothers "Black Water". A clip of it can be seen in this overview of karaoke videos at youtube. Martie appears at the 3:17 mark.
 
Martie With Bob Schneider
(January 4, 2009) Martie recently appeared onstage with Bob Schneider in Austin. You can see some photos at the website of photographer Manuel Nauta (scroll to the second grouping of photos). Bob was one of the opening acts on the Accidents & Accusations tour.
 
Country Stars Join 'Rock Band'
(December 9, 2008) Rock Band is going country. The music game is branching out from classic and alt-rock with five country artists: Dixie Chicks "Sin Wagon", Brad Paisley "Mud On The Tires", Brooks & Dunn "Hillbilly Deluxe", Dierks Bentley "Free & Easy", and Miranda Lambert "Gunpowder & Lead". The songs, playable on Rock Band and Rock Band 2, are available on Xbox Live December 16th and Playstation Network December 18th. -- USA Today
 
Dixie Chicks Sued for Defamation
(December 5, 2008) The Dixie Chicks were hit with a defamation lawsuit Nov. 25, filed by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old boys murdered in West Memphis, Tenn., in 1993.
 
The lawsuit names all three Dixie Chicks but focuses on Natalie Maines, who spoke out in support of the three young men convicted in the murders and alleged that the stepfather was instead connected to the slayings.
 
In the suit, Terry Hobbs, stepfather of Steve Branch, who was killed along with Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, says he suffered loss of income and injury to his reputation, as well as emotional, mental and physical injuries. Hobbs is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
 
Martie's Solo Album
(November 27, 2008) Martie is currently working on an an instrumental, fiddle-based bluegrass album. The solo project is being produced by Gary Paczosa. Gary previously worked with the Chicks on Home as engineer/mixer.
 
New Song Coming Soon
(November 25, 2008) Some of the biggest names in music are contributing exclusive songs to RED(WIRE), a new digital music magazine launching on World AIDS Day (December 1st). U2, Coldplay, the Killers, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, R.E.M. and Bob Dylan are on board for the initiative, all proceeds from which will benefit HIV-infected people in Africa. MSN will host a kick-off party on Dec. 1. "Lucky Ones" is the first new Dixie Chicks song since the group's Grammy sweep in 2007. --- billboard.biz
 
Grammy Museum Ad In People mag
(November 22, 2008) The December 1st issue of People (Sexiest Man Alive cover) features the Dixie Chicks in a full page ad for the Grammy Museum. Grammy Museum ad
 
Chicks Deck The Halls With Gap
(November 12, 2008) Gap's holiday campaign includes an appearance by the Dixie Chicks. The campaign includes a section of the Gap web site with celebrities in video clips performing remixed versions of classic holiday songs. The Chicks take part in "Jingle Bells" and "Deck The Halls" videos.
screen captures 1, 2
 
Young Literati Toast
(October 28, 2008) Natalie attended the Young Literati's 2nd annual toast at Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station on October 23, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
photo 1 and photo 2 by David Livingston
 
The Wedding Singer
(October 8, 2008) Natalie sang at radio shock jock Howard Stern's wedding on Friday, October 3rd. She performed as bride Beth Ostrosky and her new groom walked down the aisle as man and wife in New York. -- ContactMusic.com
 
James Taylor Covers Chicks' hit
(October 8, 2008) James Taylor has released a CD of cover songs titled Covers. James recently performed "Some Days You Gotta Dance" on GMA Weekend.
 
Lionsgate Won't Whistle Dixie
(September 16, 2008) The Dixie Chicks wrote and recorded the title track for the new indie flick "The Lucky Ones" - but you won't hear a single note of it when the movie debuts in theaters this month.

Sources tell Page Six that distributor Lionsgate cheaped out when it came to ponying up a "modest" fee for the right to use the Grammy-winning group's tune, so the song has been axed from the soundtrack - much to the dismay of the filmmakers.

"It's a total hit song. But Lionsgate couldn't make a deal. They balked over a low six-figure number," an insider tells us. The group's rep Cindi Berger confirmed to Page Six: "Unfortunately, the Lionsgate deal could not get done, so the Chicks decided to keep the song."

Chicks fans shouldn't be too distraught - the "lost" track is expected to appear on a future CD. -- New York Post

Dixie Chick Divorce
(August 6, 2008) A representative for Charlie Robison confirmed that the singer and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks are divorced. They "remain close friends and their family is the priority and will continue to be," he said.

Charlie Robison filed for divorce in January. He and Emily Robison were at the Bexar County Courthouse on Wednesday when the matter was finalized. The divorce filing states their marriage had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." The Robisons were married in 1999. They have three children.

Martie's Baby Is Here
(July 25, 2008) The Dixie Chicks are thrilled to announce the newest addition to the family. Martie's daughter, Harper Rosie Maguire was born this morning in Austin, Texas. She is a perfect 7lb 10 ounces. 20.5 inches long. Martie is doing very well and Gareth and the family are over the moon. --- www.dixiechicks.com
 
St. Jude Benefit
(June 13, 2008) Natalie attended "Scrabble Under The Stars" on June 12th in Beverly Hills, CA. The event benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The signed scrabble boards will be auctioned off at clothesoffourback.org through June 30th.
 
Natalie At Fashion Opening
(May 15, 2008) Natalie attended the launch of Alexander McQueen's flagship boutique on May 13th in Los Angeles, California. A video of Natalie at the event can be seen at youtube.com.
 
Stork Tunes
(April 13, 2008) Leading up to Mother's Day, nonprofit organization March of Dimes has issued "Stork Tunes: Songs for a Happy Birth Day," a compilation from such acts as Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Dixie Chicks and Norah Jones, among others. The album is available via storktunes.com for $15.99. All net profits (a minimum of $5 per CD) from album sales will support March of Dimes' research and education programs to prevent birth defects, premature birth and other causes of infant death and disability.
 
CMT 100 Greatest Videos
(April 6, 2008) CMT has updated their 100 greatest videos show and the Chicks have three videos on the list. "Without You" is #89, "Not Ready To Make Nice" is #36 and "Goodbye Earl" came in at #7.
 
Dan Wilson Revisited
(March 30, 2008) Dan Wilson, co-writer of six songs on Taking The Long Way, has disclosed on his blog that he has been writing with Emily and Martie.-- http://www.danwilsonmusic.com/

Chicks Get Simpsonized
 
(March 19, 2008) The Chicks have recorded a guest spot for the Simpsons that is slated to air on April 13th. The story line involves the return of country singer Lurleen Lumpkin (Beverly D'Angelo), who is reunited with her father. Alas, her father swipes one of Lurleen's songs and sells it to the trio. When the Chicks find out about his scam, well, let's just say they're not ready to play nice.
 
Natalie Teams Up With Neil Diamond
(March 16, 2008) Natalie has recorded a duet with Neil Diamond titled "Another Day (That Time Forgot)". It will appear on Neil's album Home Before Dark. The album release date is May 6th and was produced by Rick Rubin.
 
Recent Chicks Appearances
(February 27, 2008) The Chicks recently made appearances at an Oscar party and Las Vegas. Natalie was a guest at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on February 24th in Los Angeles and Martie and Emily attended Bette Midler's premiere of her new show, 'The Showgirl Must Go On' at Caesars Palace on February 20th.
 
Grammy Ad In People Magazine
(February 2, 2008) The Grammy ad featuring the Chicks that appeared in USA Today on January 21st is now in the current issue (February 11) of People magazine. Grammy ad
 
Cash Queens Of Music
(February 2, 2008) Forbes magazine has published its first ever list of top earning female musicians for the time period of June 2006 to June 2007. The Dixie Chicks landed at #9 with $18 million. The totals included revenue from concerts, merchandise, album sales and ancillary businesses, although no taxes, management or agent deductions were included. Forbes magazine
 
Another Peep on the Way
(January 27, 2008) Martie broke the news to People on the red carpet for the Nobelity Artists & Filmmakers Dinner in Austin Sunday that she is pregnant. She is expecting a girl in late summer. Congrats to Martie and Gareth. People.com
 
USA Today Grammy Ad
(January 21, 2008) The Dixie Chicks were featured in an advertisement in Monday's USA Today newspaper. The Recording Academy has been running ads in celebration of the Grammys 50th anniversary.
 
Grammy Compilation CD
(January 5, 2008) Starbucks has released a two-disc CD commemorating the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The Grammy's -- 50th Anniversary Collection features 30 songs from various genres that have been honored by The Recording Academy in the past 50 years, including hits from Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, Beck, Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks and Otis Redding.
 
2008 Music And Mutts Calender
(December 17, 2007) Emily, along with husband Charlie Robison, and 11 other Texas musicians are featured with their dogs for the 2008 Blue Dog Rescue calender. Natalie's father, Lloyd Maines, is also one of those featured.
 
Billboard Year End Charts
(December 17, 2007) The Dixie Chicks and Taking The Long Way remain on the year end charts for Billboard magazine. Billboard's chart year goes from issue date December 2, 2006 to November 24, 2007.
 
Top Billboard 200 Artists - #75
Top Billboard 200 Albums - #82
Top Country Artists - #38
Top Country Artists- Duo/Group - #9
Top Country Album Artists - #18
Top Country Albums - #16
Top Comprehensive Albums - #84
Top Comprehensive Artists - #78
Top 25 Concert Boxscores - #15 Eagles, Dixie Chicks
 
Natalie In Time Magazine
(December 8, 2007) Natalie's activism with the West Memphis 3 has garnered a mention in the December 17th issue of Time. Time scan

Emily Featured In Women In Texas Music Book
(November 4, 2007) Emily is one of 34 women featured in the book, Women in Texas Music: Stories and Songs by Kathleen Hudson. The book is done in interview style and Emily's took place in January 2005. Susan Gibson, writer of "Wide Open Spaces", and Terri Hendrix, co-writer of "Lil' Jack Slade" are also featured. Lloyd Maines provides the forward.
 
Drop In The Bucket Benefit
(November 2, 2007) The Chicks were honorees at the Drop In The Bucket benefit on Friday, October 19th. Details of the event and a new photo of the Chicks can be seen at www.dropinthebucket.org
 
Drop In The Bucket's main purpose is to provide wells offering disease-free water to people throughout Africa. Money raised from this event will go directly toward purchasing drills (which will allow for deeper drilling) and installing wells at large rural schools, which currently have no access to water or toilets.
 
Chicks Signed Guitar Strikes Gold In Auction
(October 26, 2007) In a fundraising finale, the guitars that were part of the Austin GuitarTown project were auctioned off to the highest bidder on October 17th. The Gibson guitar that brought in the highest bid is one called "Striking Texas Gold" and was signed by the Dixie Chicks. It fetched more than $55,000. The auction will benefit four local charities: The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians; The Austin Museum of Art; American Youthworks; and the Austin Children's Museum.
 
Dan Wilson's Easy Silence
(October 6, 2007) Dan Wilson, co-writer of "Not Ready To Make Nice" and five more songs from Taking the Long Way, has recorded "Easy Silence" for his upcoming album Free Life. The CD was produced by Rick Rubin and will be released on October 16th.
 
"Of all the songs the Chicks and I wrote together,"Easy Silence" felt the most universal to me and also seemed like the one that I related to most personally. I thought it would be interesting to hear what the song would sound like from a man's perspective. Plus, I wanted an excuse to play more slide guitar on the album." - www.danwilsonmusic.com
 
Chicks Discuss Infertility
(September 21, 2007) Martie and Emily discuss their struggles with infertility in the fall issue of Conceive magazine.
 
Canadian Country Music Association Awards
(September 10, 2007) The Chicks have received the award for Top Selling Album at the 2007 Canadian CMA awards. Taking The Long Way was in competition with Like Red on a Rose, Alan Jackson; Me and My Gang, Rascal Flatts; Some Hearts, Carrie Underwood; White Trash With Money, Toby Keith.
 
CMA Awards
(August 30, 2007) The Dixie Chicks received a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year from the Country Music Association. The Chicks are up against Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Emerson Drive, Little Big Town, and Rascal Flatts. The awards take place on November 7th.
 
Chicks' Song Featured In Documentary
(August 17, 2007) - "Silent House", co-written by the Chicks and Neil Finn, will be featured in the documentary There Is a Bridge. The documentary reveals different ways of communicating with those who have dementia and explores how these emotionally profound relationships can change our lives. There Is a Bridge premieres on public television stations nationwide beginning September 1, 2007.
 
Chicks/Eagles Shows
(August 6, 2007) The Eagles and the Dixie Chicks will be the opening act for the brand new Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 18th and 20th.

Natalie Gets Movie Role
(August 3, 2007) Natalie has been cast to play a prison nurse in an indie flick set to begin shooting in September. After seeing Shut Up and Sing, documentary filmmaker Michael Skolnik approached Natalie for Stealing Cars.
"I'm very excited. It's something I've always wanted to do. I've auditioned here and there, but we've always been busy with Dixie Chicks stuff, and with movies you have to be available." - People magazine
 
TEC Awards
(June 8,2007) The Dixie Chicks received 3 nominations for the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards. The TEC Awards, sponsored by Mix magazine, is the world’s most prominent forum honoring outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. Taking the Long Way garnered a nomination for Record Production/Album and "Not Ready To Make Nice" received a nod for Record Production/Single or Track. The Chicks and Clair Brothers also received a nomination for our Tour Sound Production.
 
Vanity Fair Magazine
(June 8, 2007) Natalie, along with her sons Slade and Beckett, is one of the artists featured in GAP’s new RED campaign. It will be featured exclusively in Vanity Fair’s Africa issue out in June.
 
Natalie In Pete Seeger Documentary
(May 8, 2007) Natalie makes an appearance in the documentary, Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song. "He's a living testament to the First Amendment," proclaims the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines, about the man called the "high priest of folk music." source - Variety magazine
 
Emily At The Derby
(May 8, 2007) Emily recently attended the Barnstable Brown Gala as part of the pre-Kentucky Derby festivities. The gala event raises millions for the Barnstable Brown Foundation for diabetes research. She, along with husband Charlie Robison, attended the Derby the following day.
 
Time Top 100
(May 3, 2007) Natalie has written a piece for Time magazine about producer Rick Rubin. Rick has been named to Time's Top 100 Influential People. The Chicks made the list last year. Read Natalie's essay.
 
Crowded House Records Silent House
(April 27, 2007) Crowded House will be releasing their first studio album since 1993's Together Alone. Time On Earth will be released in July and will include the track "Silent House". Crowded House includes member Neil Finn, who co-write the song with the Chicks. A live version of Neil performing the song can be found at youtube.com.
 
Chicks Win Juno Award
(April 1, 2007) Taking The Long Way won the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy when it was awarded a Juno award for International Album of The Year. The Chicks were up against Il Divo's Ancora, Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds, Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium.

Chicks Accept Film Award
(March 16, 2007) Martie and Emily were on hand to accept the AMD LIVE! Soundtrack Award as part of the seventh annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards on Friday, March 9th.
 
Forbes Tastemakers
(March 16, 2007) Forbes.com has come out with their Tastemakers in Music list and the Dixie Chicks are among those on it. The list is a roll-call of recording artists who’ve had an uncommon artistic or commercial impact on the market in 2006. Forbes.com
 
New Debuts On Billboard Charts
(March 8, 2007) Taking The Long Way continues to do well on the Billboard charts as it climbed back into the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart. The CD sold 42,274 copies last week for a total of 2,097,344. "Not Ready To Make Nice" showed increases on the charts while Shut Up & Sing and "The Neighbor" made their debuts on Billboard charts.
 
Definitive 200
(March 6, 2007) The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have released the "Definitive 200" list of albums and soundtracks. Three Dixie Chicks albums made the list -- Wide Open Spaces at #33 -- Home at #100 -- and FLY at #113.
 
Still the One
(March 1, 2007) Taking The Long Way remains #1 on the country album chart. This is the eighth week in the peak position. The album sold 50,134 copies last week to bring the total to 2,055,070.

Billboard Money Makers List
(February 26, 2007) The Dixie Chicks landed at #18 on Billboard magazine's Top Money Makers list for 2006. Album sales and digital downloads together with a percentage of ticket sales generated $46,921,290.15. Billboard uses 85% of the ticket sales for its rankings due to industry-standard assumption that 15% of ticket sales go to promotors and venues.
 
Natalie At The Oscars
(February 26, 2007) Natalie attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday. From a SFGate.com blog: Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks gave proper responses to the weighty questions she was asked. What's the best of the evening? "Talking to you." What inspired your hairstyle? "It's a cross between a Grecian Goddess and Minnie Mouse."
 
Chicks On A Grammy Roll
(February 22, 2007) Taking the Long Way shot up the Billboard 200 album chart from #72 to #8 following the group's five wins at the Grammys. This is the biggest-ever Grammy-related jump into the top 10. The Chicks also return to #1 on the country album chart. The CD saw a 714% gain last week with 103,407 copies sold. Taking The Long Way has now sold 2,004,936 copies. "Not Ready To Make Nice" is the #4 song on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
 
Shut Up & Sing Special Edition DVD
(February 15, 2007) According to an interview Entertainment Weekly's Chris Willman had with producer Cecelia Peck at the Grammys, there will be a two-disc special edition of Shut Up & Sing. It will include not only outtakes from the documentary footage but the entirety of the first night of the band's most recent arena tour. No release date has been set. Note on August 10th: This is still in the works.
 
CD Sees Grammy Bump
(February 15, 2007) Sales of Taking The Long Way received an early bump after the success at the Grammys. The CD saw an increase of 108% with 12,708 copies sold, bringing the total to 1,901,529. These numbers are through Sunday, February 11th.
 
Chicks Make Grammy History
(February 15, 2007) The Dixie Chicks became the first female group ever to take home the big three top Grammy honors: Song Of The Year (for "Not Ready To Make Nice"), Record Of The Year (for "Not Ready To Make Nice") and Album Of The Year (for Taking The Long Way).
 
The Dixie Chicks achieved another Grammy milestone on Sunday when Taking The Long Way became the first Best Country Album ever to also win the coveted Album Of The Year trophy.
 
With four Best Country Album Grammys -- 1999: Wide Open Spaces; 2000: Fly; 2003: Home; 2007: Taking The Long Way -- to their credit, the Dixie Chicks are the only group or artist to have won more than once in that category and are the only group or artist to have won in that category for every studio album they've recorded.
 
 
MusiCares Gala
(February 15, 2007) As a part of Grammy week, the Dixie Chicks appeared at the 2007 MusiCares Gala honoring Don Henley. The Chicks performed "Desperado".
 
A Chicks Sweep
(February 11, 2007) The Dixie Chicks won all 5 Grammys in which they were nominated. The Chicks were awarded Album and Country Album of the year. They also take home the award for Record, Song, and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "Not Ready To Make Nice". The Chicks now have 13 Grammys.
 
MusiCares Event Appearance
(February 8, 2007) The Dixie Chicks will be performing a Don Henley song at the MusiCares Person Of The Year event on Friday, February 9th. Don Henley is this year's honoree. The Chicks performed at last year's event honoring James Taylor. That appearance is available on DVD.
 
TV Guide Q&A With Martie
(February 1, 2007) Martie recently answered some question about the upcoming Grammys for TV Guide. Q&A
 
CMT Music Awards
(February 1, 2007) The Dixie Chicks are first-round nominees for the 2007 CMT Music Awards. "Not Ready To Make Nice" received nominations for Video of the Year, Group Video, and director Sophie Muller received a nod for Video Director. The Chicks also appeared in Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down" video which received a nomination for Wide Open Video.
 
Country Music Critics' Poll
(January 25, 2007) The Dixie Chicks dominated Nashville Scene's 7th annual Country Music Critics' Poll. The poll previously was published by Country Music magazine, now out of print. The Chicks landed top honors for Best Album, Best Single ("Not Ready To Make Nice"), Best Groups And Duos, and Best Overall Act. They placed runner up to Kenny Chesney for Best Live Act. Emily was #10 in the Best Instrumentalist category, the only female to earn a spot. Natalie placed fourth in Best Female Vocalist. This is the 2nd time the Chicks have received Best Album and Best Single in the same year.
 
Austin City Limits
(January 18,2007) The Dixie Chicks episode of Austin City Limits will be airing on PBS stations starting January 20th. Check your local listings for times.

Shut Up & Sing DVD
(January 18, 2007) The DVD release of Shut Up & Sing is scheduled for release on February 20th.
 
CMT.com Loaded Awards
(January 11, 2007) The Dixie Chicks received a nomination for the first-ever CMT.com Loaded Awards. The CMT.com Loaded Awards will award content with the most online traffic during 2006 at CMT.com and its broadband channel, CMT Loaded. Each winner will be presented with the CMT.com Loaded Mouse Award, a unique hand-painted gold computer mouse mounted inside a genuine Mason jar.
 
The Chicks nomination is for No. 1 Digitally Active Group / Duo (Loaded, CMT.com, Mobile, Shop). The Chicks are up against Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, and Sugarland.
 
Chicks Set For Grammys
(January 11, 2007) The Dixie Chicks will be performers on the 49th annual Grammy Awards telecast. The music industry's premiere event will take place live on Sunday, February 11, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 PM ET. The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at Grammy.yahoo.com.
 
Eight-time Grammy winners, the Dixie Chicks are nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "Not Ready To Make Nice," and Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Taking The Long Way.
 
Another Double Platinum For The Chicks
(January 11, 2007) Taking The Long Way has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. This is the Dixie Chicks fourth double platinum album.
 
Top Album Sales For 2006
(January 4, 2007) Taking The Long Way finished at #9 in album sales for 2006. This is the third time the Chicks have finished the year in the Top 10. Wide Open Spaces was #10 in 1999 and Home was #4 in 2002.
 
1. High School Musical: 3.72 million
2. Rascal Flatts/Me and My Gang: 3.48 million
3. Carrie Underwood/Some Hearts: 3.02 million
4. Nickelback/All the Right Reasons: 2.69 million
5. Justin Timberlake/Futuresex/Lovesounds: 2.38 million
6. James Blunt/Back to Bedlam: 2.14 million
7. Beyonce/B'day: 2.01 million
8. Hannah Montana: 1.99 million
9. Dixie Chicks/Taking the Long Way: 1.86 million
10. Hinder/Extreme Behavior: 1.82 million
 
Amazon Women
(January 4, 2007) The Dixie Chicks have landed at #8 on Amazon.com's 10 top-selling artists of all time list. The Chicks are in good company with the Beatles, U2, and Johnny Cash. Amazon.com's Top 10 Sellers.
 
CD Sales See Post Holiday Drop
 (January 4, 2007) CD sales saw the usual after Christmas slide. Taking The Long Way dropped 68% with sales totaling 13,199 for the week ending 12/31/06. The total is now at 1,856,284.
 
2006 Top North American Tours
(December 30, 2006) The Accidents & Accusations tour was among the top-grossing tours in North America in 2006. The Dixie Chicks rounded out the list at #25, generating $27.1 million in gross receipts. (note: These figures do not include Australian dates and receipts.)
 
USA TODAY Critics Praise the Chicks
(December 30, 2006) The Critics for USA Today have named Taking the Long Way as the best album of 2006. In the year end review, the critics wrote "It was a calculated risk that paid off. Having alienated much of their country constituency with an ill-timed jibe at President Bush, the Chicks declined to beg for forgiveness, defiantly forging ahead with a forthright description of their situation and attitude, "Not Ready to Make Nice", and releasing it as the album's lead-off single. That alienated even more of the country base, but throngs of new fans — and the majority of USA TODAY's critics — were enthralled by the stance and, more important, the rich, textured, genre-transcendent music the trio and producer Rick Rubin cooked up.
 
SoundScan Numbers Through 12/24/06
(December 30, 2006) Taking The Long Way saw a 25% increase with sales of 41,123 copies and the total is now at 1,843,085.
 
Taking the Long Way Passes 1.8 Million
(December 21, 2006) Taking The Long Way saw a 52% increase this week with sales of 32,795. The total is now at 1,801,962 copies.
 
Time's Top Letter Getters
(December 21, 2006) Time magazine has issued the list of cover stories in 2006 that generated the most letters to the editor. The May 29th issue, which featured the Dixie Chicks, finished 2nd on the list behind a Hillary Clinton cover from August.
 
Chicks Strike Texas Gold
(December 19, 2006) The Dixie Chicks recently joined the impressive and growing list of celebrities who are lending their name in support of the Austin GuitarTown project. Recently in town for an Austin City Limits show, the ladies signed a ten- foot guitar titled "Striking Texas Gold" by visual artist, Dianne Sonnenberg.
 
The unique guitar sculptures have been artistically designed by local and talented visual artists and will be placed throughout Austin in front of the city's landmarks and businesses through the Fall of 2007. Many of them depict favorite Texas scenes or artistic musical themes. Each is a one of a kind piece of art. The sculptures will then be auctioned off and will benefit four local charities: The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM); The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA); American Youthworks; and the Austin Children's Museum.

Billboard's Year End Charts
(December 19, 2006) The Dixie Chicks and Taking The Long Way made the year end charts for Billboard magazine. Billboard's chart year goes from December 3, 2005 to November 25,2006.
 
Top Billboard 200 Artists - #16
Top Billboard 200 Albums - #16
Top Billboard 200 Artists - Duo/Group - #5
Top Internet Artists - #1
Top Internet Albums - #1
Top Digital Albums Artists -#6
Top Digital Albums - #6
Top Country Artists - #18
Top Country Artists- Duo/Group - #5
Top Country Album Artists - #6
Top Country Albums - #5
 
The 2006 Billboard Critics' Choice poll voted Taking The Long Way at #8 in a tie With Red Hot Chili Peppers CD.
 
Rolling Stone Names TTLW in Top 50 of 2006
(December 19, 2006) Rolling Stone magazine named Taking The Long Way as one of the year's essential albums, finishing at #19 on the list. Rolling Stone said "There is also a whole lot of craft -- Long Way is a widescreen pop record with gorgeous country rock, killer power ballads and fierce honky-tonk."
 
Time's 10 Best Albums
(December 19, 2006) Time magazine has named Taking the Long Way as one of the year's best albums. From Time: "The Incident, as they call it, took a commercial toll, but musically the Chicks have never been stronger. The instrumentation on their fourth album keeps a toe in country, yet the songs are the best kind of pop--smart, instantly memorable and fussed over until they sound effortless. "Not Ready to Make Nice" broadcasts their grievances, but "Bitter End" and "So Hard" (a sing-along about infertility) prove that complicated songwriting for the masses still flourishes."
 
CD Sales See a Bump
(December 14, 2006) Taking The Long Way saw a 36% increase this week. The CD sold 21,560 copies and the total now stands at 1,769,167.
 
Top 40 of 2006
(December 14, 2006) VH1 will be premiering their countdown of the top 40 videos of the year on December 16th. VH1's site lists the Chicks as one of the featured artists. VH1 bases its choices on hard data like record sales, downloads, radio air play and time spent on VH1's weekly Top 20 Video Countdown. "Not Ready To Make Nice" set the record on VH1 for most consecutive weeks at #1 with 13.
 
ACLU of Southern CA Honors Chicks
(December 14, 2006) The ACLU of Southern California honored defenders of freedom in music, movies and the military at its annual Bill of Rights Awards on Monday, December 11th. The Dixie Chicks were one of those taking home an award. Natalie was on hand to accept the award for the Chicks.
 
The ACLU supports the rights of individuals to take strong stands in defense of liberty,” said ACLU/SC Executive Director Ramona Ripston. “Our honorees understand that carelessly discarding our rights will not make us safer.”
 
Best 100 Songs
(December 12, 2006)  Rolling Stone magazine has come out with its list of the Best 100 Songs of 2006. "The Long Way Around" made the list at #20. Rolling Stone has called it "A heart-tugging guitar anthem for small-town girls with big dreams -- and the best ersatz Springsteen song in a year that was packed with them."
 
Critics Choice Awards
(December 12, 2006) The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its nominations for the 12th annual Critics Choice Awards and the Dixie Chicks are involved with 2 of them. "The Neighbor", which appears in Shut Up & Sing, was nominated for best song. Shut Up & Sing received a nomination for best documentary.
 
Grammy Nominations
(December 7, 2006) The Dixie Chicks received 5 nominations for the 49th Grammy Awards. Taking The Long Way received nominations for Album Of The Year and Best Country Album. "Not Ready To Make Nice" was nominated for Record and Song Of The Year. The single also helped the Chicks get a nomination for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. The Chicks are the only artist with nominations in the all-genre Album, Record and Song categories. The Grammy awards air on CBS on February 11th.
 
Chicks Popular At Amazon.com
(December 7, 2006) In 2006, Amazon.com's music customers just couldn't get enough of Taking The Long Way. The Dixie Chicks album heads the list of top sellers for 2006. amazon.com
 
CD Sales
(December 7, 2006) Taking The Long Way saw a small dip in sales this past week with 15,851 bringing the total to 1,747,607.
 
Music And Mutts Calender
(December 3, 2006) Natalie and 11 other Texas musicians are featured with their dogs for the 2007 Blue Dog Rescue calender. Among the other musicians are Susan Gibson, Terri Hendrix, and Patty Griffin. All the musicians donated their time and images to the dogs of Blue Dog Rescue.

AustinWoman Magazine
(December 3) The December issue of AustinWoman magazine featured Natalie on the cover and in an interview. An interview with the directors of Shut Up & Sing, Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, is also contained in this issue.
 
CD Sees Another Bump
(November 29, 2006) Taking The Long Way saw a 21% jump this week with sales of 16,656 copies. The total now stands at 1,731,756.
 
CD Sales Rise Again
(November 22, 2006) For the third time in four weeks, sales of Taking The Long Way saw an increase. Sales increased 17% this week with 13,726 copies sold bringing the total to 1,715,100.
 
CD Passes 1.7 Million
(November 17, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 11,753 copies this past week to bring the total to 1,701,374 sold.
 
SU&S An Oscar Contender
(November 15, 2006) Shut Up & Sing is one of 15 finalists up for Documentary Feature at the 79th Academy Awards. The list has been narrowed down from 81 eligible documentaries. The final five nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. EST.
 
Billboard Music Awards
(November 12, 2006) The Chicks are finalists for two awards at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards. The Chicks contend in the Duo/Group Country Artist category and Taking The Long Way is a contender for Internet Album of the year. The awards air on Fox December 4th at 8:00 PM ET.
 
Documentary Update
(November 9, 2006) Shut Up & Sing continues in movie theaters in Los Angeles and New York City. It opens in Dallas on November 10th, and will now open November 17th in additional major U.S. cities including: Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Nashville, Austin, Denver, San Diego, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Knoxville, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Portland, Cleveland and Las Vegas.
 
Chicks In Playboy Poll
(November 9, 2006) Taking the Long Way is up for Best Country album in Playboy's annual music poll.
 
CD Sales Rise Again
(November 9, 2006) Taking The Long Way saw a gain in sales for the second consecutive week. It went up 15% with sales of 12,261. The total now stands at 1,689,621 sold.
 
Chicks Unscripted
(November 8th, 2006) The Dixie Chicks take you inside the making of Shut Up & Sing in an interview for Moviefone's Unscripted. Video
 
Cash Tribute Video
(November 8, 2006) The Chicks along with many other artists pay tribute to Johnny Cash in the new video, "God's Gonna Cut You Down", from his American V: A Hundred Highways album.
 
Musical Golfers
(November 2, 2006) Golf Digest has come out with its first rankings of the top 100 musician golfers. Natalie came in at #97.
 
Playboy Interview
(November 2, 2006) The Chicks talked about their clash with the President, their feuds with country radio and what it's like to be the best-selling female group in history in the December issue of Playboy magazine.
 
CD Promotional Bump
(November 2, 2006) Appearing for all those interviews last week helped Taking The Long Way get a bump in sales. The sales jumped 39% to 10,666. The total now stands at 1,677,360, the year's 7th best selling album.
 
CI Video
(November 2, 2006) The Chicks are showing a video from Conservation International at all the remaining concerts on their tour. You can watch the video on CI’s website at: http://www.conservation.org/dixiechicks

Solid Debut For SU&S
(October 29, 2006) The Dixie Chicks documentary Shut Up & Sing debuted solidly in limited release, taking in $50,798 in four theaters. It opens nationwide on November 17th.
 
"The Neighbor" video
(October 26, 2006) The new song from the Shut Up & Sing documentary was performed live in concert in Melbourne, Australia. A fan recorded this performance and put it up on youtube. "The Neighbor"
 
People Country Special
(October 26, 2006) The Chicks are one of the Hot 25 featured artists in a People magazine special edition featuring country performers.
 
New Song in Documentary
(October 24, 2006) A previously unreleased track will appear in Shut Up & Sing. "The Neighbor" was written by all three Chicks, Pete Yorn and Gary Louris. The movie opens October 27th in NYC and LA and November 17th everywhere.
 
VH1 Box Set
(October 24, 2006) VH1 has exclusive interview clips and video of "Not Ready To Make Nice" from the upcoming VH1 Storytellers episode. Box Set
 
Exclusive Video At Amazon.com
(October 24, 2006) A performance of "Lubbock Or Leave It" is available at Amazon. The video intersperses footage from their June 15th Shepherd's Bush concert and rehearsal.
 
CD/DVD Edition of Taking The Long Way
(October 12, 2006) An expanded edition of Taking The Long Way is scheduled for release on November 14th. It will include a 24 page booklet, a bonus DVD featuring interviews with the Chicks and producer Rick Rubin, live performances from the Chicks' AOL Sessions, and the "Not Ready To Make Nice" video.
 
CD Sales for Week Ending 10/08
(October 12, 2006) In its 20th week, Taking The Long Way sold 10,124 copies to bring the total to 1,650,268.
 
Top Twenty Women Who Rock
(October 6, 2006) The Chicks made AOL's Twenty Women Who Rock...Right Now list. They came in at #8.
 
CD Sales for Week ending 10/01
(October 6, 2006) In its 19th week, Taking The Long Way sold 13,185 copies to bring the total to 1,640,144.
 
Shut Up & Sing Trailer
(October 6, 2006) The video trailer for Shut Up & Sing can be viewed at Yahoo. The documentary is scheduled for an October 27th limited release and a November 17th expanded release. Movie poster
 
Billboard Chart Alert
(October 6, 2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" completes a long climb to the Hot AC/Adult Top 40 radio list, as it debuts at No. 40 six months after reaching the AC/Adult Contemporary and Hot Country Songs charts. It's the trio's second Hot AC/Adult Top 40 hit, following the No. 2 "Landslide" in 2003. By comparison, that track crossed over to AC and Hot AC after only a two-month head start at Country.
 
James Taylor Tribute DVD
(September 28, 2006) A DVD of the MusiCares Person Of The Year tribute to James Taylor will be released October 3rd. The Chicks performed Shower The People at this event. The net proceeds from the sale and distribution of this DVD will benefit MusiCares’ health and human service and addiction recovery programs for music people in times of crisis. A PBS special of this event is also scheduled for Wednesday, November 29th.
 
CD Sees Sales Increase
(September 28, 2006) Taking the Long Way saw a 7% increase during the past week with sales of 15,935 to bring its total to 1,626,959.
 
CD Breaks 1.6 Million Mark
(September 22, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 14,915 copies during the past week, bringing the total to 1,611,024 sold.
 
Chicks Go Carbon Neutral
(September 20, 2006) The Chicks have teamed up with Conservation International to offset the carbon associated with their tour. The Chicks have chosen to help protect 832,000 acres of the Makira tropical rain forest in Madagascar.
"We want to set an example for our fans and for other bands," the group said in a statement. "Reducing your carbon footprint is something everyone can do. Together, we can make a difference and help restore and preserve one of the world’s unique ecosystems."
 
MSN Videos
(September 15, 2006) Video interview clips can now be found at MSN. The Chicks discuss things such as touring, kids, blogging and songwriting. Video link
 
More Opening Acts
(September 15, 2006) The Damnwells will open for the Chicks from October 27-29, Bob Schneider from November 4-19, and Pete Yorn from November 24- December 5. As previously mentioned, Pete Yorn will open the Australian dates.
 
Toronto Press Conference
(September 15, 2006) Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing opened to rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival on September 12th. The Chicks took part in a press conference the day after the premiere.
 
CD Sales Total To Date
(September 15, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 19,466 this past week to bring its total to 1,596,109 sold.
 
Sales Total
(September 8, 2006) Taking The Long Way saw a 4% increase in sales this week with 20,504. The CD has now sold 1,576,643 copies in its 15 weeks.
 
VH1 Top 20 Countdown
(September 2, 2006) Not Ready To Make Nice broke the record for the most consecutive weeks at #1 on the VH1's Top 20 Countdown. They're now at 11 weeks, breaking the old record of Rob Thomas/Santana "Smooth".

Opening Act Down Under
(August 25,2006) Pete Yorn will be the opening act for the Chicks for their Australian dates in October. Pete is one of the co-writers on Baby Hold On. He is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, August 30th.
 
Documentary Gets Distribution Deal
(August 22, 2006) The producers of an upcoming documentary titled Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing have reached a worldwide distribution deal with the Weinstein Company. The film will likely be widely released around the time of the November elections in the U.S..
 
The documentary from Barbara Kopple's Cabin Creek Films still is being completed, but is set to be a Gala Presentation at next month's Toronto International Film Festival. In addition to chronicling the lives of Maines and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, Kopple said the documentary features clips from 15 of the Dixie Chicks songs and a new one written especially for the film, though no soundtrack is planned. "You definitely feel like you're in the front row of a Dixie Chicks concert," producer Cecilia Peck said.
 
CD Cracks 1.5 Million
(August 17, 2006) Taking The Long Way Sold 26,732 copies this past week. It has now sold 1,513,512 copies.
 
Songs Of Summer '06
(August 14, 2006) Not Ready To Make Nice is one of the featured songs on AOL Music's top 11 hottest tracks of the summer.
 
CD Sales
(August 12, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 32,012 copies to bring the total to 1,486,780 copies sold in 11 weeks.
 
Ten Week Total
(August 6, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 37,336 copies to bring the total to 1,454,768 copies sold.
 
Revised Tour Schedule
(August 3, 2006) AEG Live has just announced some changes to the routing of the Dixie Chicks’ “Accidents & Accusations” tour. There are still the same number of  North American tour dates as originally announced, but some of the late summer/early fall dates have been moved to later in the fall, and a few dates have been cancelled. Dates not yet on sale should go on sale in September. Tickets purchased for shows that have been moved to a later date will be good on the new show date. Ticket holders for any shows no longer on the itinerary should contact their original point of purchase for refunds and information on other Dixie Chicks concerts in the region.
 
Taking The Long Way Breaks 1.4M Barrier
(July 27, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 44,364 copies this past week to bring the total to 1,417,432. It moved up two spots on the Billboard 200 chart to #9.
 
Party Time For the Chicks
(July 27, 2006) On Monday,July 31st, InStyle and MSN host an intimate fete for the Chicks at the Koi Lounge in New York, celebrating their Manhattan concert at Madison Square Garden.
 
Collectible iTunes Gift Card
(July 27, 2006) Special limited edition iTunes Gift Cards featuring popular bands and artists are now being sold at participating Target stores. Collectible cards featuring Jewel, Kanye West, James Blunt, Mariah Carey, Hoobastank, Dixie Chicks, and Panic at the Disco have custom artwork and provide access to exclusive bonus material on the iTunes Music Store. Each card is redeemable for $15 worth of iTunes merchandise.
 
Shut Up And Sing
(July 27, 2006) A documentary that follows the Dixie Chicks in the aftermath of lead singer Natalie Maines' infamous, anti-Bush remark at a London concert three years ago will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
 
Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing is directed and produced by Cecilia Peck and two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple.The film shows how the hot-selling, politically outspoken country trio from Texas dealt with Maines' disparaging remark about U.S. President George W. Bush onstage at a concert in London in 2003. It chronicles the Chicks' lives in the years after the incident, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the writing and recording of an album.
 
TTLW Becomes 7th Best Seller
(July 21, 2006) Taking the Long Way sold 47,069 copies during the past week bringing total sales to 1,373,068. The Dixie Chicks now have the 7th best selling album of the year.
 
Tour Commercials
(July 12, 2006) Radio and TV commercials for the Accidents & Accusations tour can be viewed at Tourdesign Creative Services. A version for Adult Contemporary radio features Landslide over Not Ready To Make Nice.
 
Johnny Cash Tops the Chicks
(July 12, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 57,293 copies which now has a total of 1,325,999 in sales. This was not enough to keep the #1 spot on Billboard's country album chart as the debut of Johnny Cash's American V: Hundred Highways overtakes the Chicks with 88,336 copies. Taking The Long Way remains at #4 on Billboard 200 chart.
 
Six Weeks For the Chicks
(July 5, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 78,452 copies last week and remains number 1 on Billboard's country album chart for the sixth consecutive week. The total sold is now at 1,268,706.
 
New CD A Global Smash
(July 5, 2006) Four weeks after its release on May 23, Taking The Long Way has achieved a platinum certification by the RIAA for sales topping 1 million units.
 
The U.S. success has been echoed in similar chart-topping sales figures around the world.  Taking The Long Way debuted at #1 (and remained in the top slot for four weeks) in Canada, where it is already 2x platinum, and at #2 in Australia, where it's certified platinum.  The album debuted at #8 in New Zealand, where it's been certified gold.  Released in Europe on June 12, Taking The Long Way has already crossed the two million mark in sales worldwide with the album hitting the Top 10 in Sweden (peaked at #1), Australia (#2), Germany (#5), Europe (#6) Switzerland (#6), Ireland (#7, gold), Norway (#7), Austria (#8), and the UK Top 75 (#10, gold).  The album is a new entry on the charts in Finland (#17), Denmark (#37), Holland (#42), and Belgium (#61).  In every market in which it's charted, with the exception of New Zealand and Ireland, Taking The Long Way has the highest-charting debut numbers of any album in the Dixie Chicks' career.

Opening Acts
(June 29, 2006) According to their websites, Anna Nalick and Bob Schneider will be opening some shows during the Accidents & Accusations tour. Nalick will be opening shows from July 21st to July 28th while Schneider will be with the Chicks from July 29th through August 20th. Pete Yorn is also scheduled to open shows in Sacramento and Oakland. Pete is a co-writer of "Baby Hold On".
 
Still Atop The Country Chart
(June 29, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold 86,811 copies during the last week to remain at #1 on Billboard's country album chart. This brings the total to 1,190,254 sold. In its first 5 weeks, Taking The Long Way has become the 8th best selling album of the year.
 
Chicks Go Platinum
(June 21, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold a little over 130,000 copies this week and stays at the top of the country album chart and #2 in the all-genre chart. SoundScan now records 1,103,443 copies sold, enough to earn the Chicks another tattoo. A #1 congratulations ad from the studio the Chicks used to record their CD appeared in the June 24th issue of Billboard magazine.
 
Appearance On German TV
(June 21, 2006) The Chicks made an appearance Monday on a German TV show called TV Total. They talked, sang "Not Ready To Make Nice" and Martie played a game with the host called Blind Kick. There are three video clips from this appearance at the TV Total site.
 
Chicks Featured In L.A. Magazine
(June 17, 2006) Emily and Natalie recently gave an interview to the June issue of Venice magazine, a Los Angeles Arts & Entertainment magazine .
 
Americana Music Awards
(June 16, 2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" received a nomination from the Americana Music Association for song of the year. The awards will be held on September 22nd in Nashville, TN.
 
In the song category, which is presented to the songwriter, the Chicks are joined by Rosanne Cash's "Black Cadillac," Rodney Crowell's "Don't Get Me Started" and James McMurtry's "We Can't Make It Here." The Chicks co-wrote "Not Ready to Make Nice" with Dan Wilson.
 
Chicks Take To The Radio
(June 16, 2006) Emily and Natalie gave separate interviews with radio stations this week. Emily talked to 96.5 The Buzz in Kansas City and Natalie spoke with Star 98.7 in Los Angeles.
 
Taking The Long Way Drops One Spot
(June 16, 2006) After holding down number 1 for two weeks straight, Taking the Long Way falls to number 2 with 174,738 copies sold. This brings the three week total to 973,201.
 
More New Music From The Chicks
(June 13, 2006) The Dixie Chicks will be guesting on Tony Bennett's future release.
 They are featured on the track, "Lullaby Of Broadway" on Tony Bennett: Duets/An American Classic, coming September 26.
 
60 Seconds with Emily
(June 13, 2006) Emily gave an interview with a newspaper in the UK. It can be read here.
 
AOL Music Sessions
(June 8, 2006) The Dixie Chicks give an acoustic performance for AOL Sessions. Martie plays guitar on "Voice Inside My Head" and the Chicks offer up more songs from their new CD along with "Wide Open Spaces" and "Truth No. 2". Also included are Q & A video clips.
 
Chicks Remain At Top Of Album Charts
(June 6, 2006) Taking The Long Way sold approximately 271,000 in its second week to remain at #1 on the country and all-genre charts.
 
Taking The Long Way #1
(May 30, 2006) Taking The Long Way has sold over 525,000 copies in its first week, more than enough to earn the top spot on Billboard's all-genre and country albums charts. The Dixie Chicks are the first female group in chart history to have three albums debut at #1, breaking their own record.

Amazon Fishbowl
(May 30, 2006) The Dixie Chicks appeared as guests on the premiere episode of "Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher" on Thursday, June 1st. On the premiere, the Dixie Chicks talked with Maher and played songs from their brand-new album.
 
The "Taped Fingers"
(May 25, 2006) Many questions have been asked and theories posted on the internet about the black tape which can be seen around Natalie's middle two fingers in the "Not Ready To Make Nice" video. In a few interviews, Natalie disclosed that she sprained 4 ligaments.
 
Best Buy Exclusive
(May 22, 2006) The CD you purchase at Best Buy will earn you a bonus song. "Thin Line" was written by all three Chicks and Gary Louris. The track is listed as bonus song on the back of the CD.
 
Chicks Answers Fans Questions
(May 19, 2006) The Dixie Chicks answered questions submitted by fans through Good Morning America. Link to Q & A.

Best Rock Tattoos
(May 10, 2006) The Chicks are featured on AOL Music's Best Rock Tattoos.
 
Chicks Have A Gala Of A Time
(May 9, 2006) The Dixie Chicks appeared at Time magazine's celebration for their 100 Most Infuential People at Lincoln Center, May 8, 2006 in New York City. The Chicks performed along with being honored as one of the 100 Most Influential. photo by Dimitrios Kambouris
 
On The Road With The Chicks
(May 4, 2006) Junichi P. Semitsu, a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, a blogger for Poplicks.com, and a freelance writer will be traveling for the next few months with the Dixie Chicks and writing about the experience of being on the road them and their entourage.
 
Time's 100 Most Influential People
(April 30, 2006) The Dixie Chicks were named as one of Time magazine's most influential people in the May 8th issue. Link to profile.
 
Chicks In Florida
(April 18, 2006) The Dixie Chicks made an appearance at the Sony BMG Global Management Meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida. Photo
 
Video and Single News
(March 9, 2006) Sophie Muller, who directed the Top Of the World video, has been booked to direct the Dixie Chicks first single off their Taking The Long Way CD. Sophie will direct a stylized performance clip for album track Not Ready To Make Nice. Not Ready To Make Nice hits mainstream and hot adult contemporary radio on March 20th.
 
CD Title and Due Date
(March 9, 2006) According to the USA Today and Rolling Stone magazine, The Dixie Chicks album is due May 23rd and will be called Taking The Long Way.
 
The first track, which Emily Robison calls "autobiographical," is called Not Ready to Make Nice. Other songs on the Rick Rubin-produced album address issues such as Alzheimer's disease (Silent House) and infertility (It's So Hard When It Doesn't Come Easy). John Mayer plays guitar on the acoustic rocker Baby Hold On.
 
New Songs
(February 19, 2006) Songs that are expected to be on the Dixie Chicks new album appeared on a website for rating country songs. Five song clips were in rotation at countryhitsongs.com, the music industry's leading song testing company. (The songs are no longer on the site) The songs are "Bitter End", "Everybody Knows", "Not Ready To Make Nice", "I Like It", and "Taking The Long Way Around".
 
MusiCares Tribute
(February 7, 2006) The Dixie Chicks were one of many artists who performed at the 2006 MusiCares Person of The Year benefit to honor James Taylor. The evening was a fundraiser for MusicCares, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to those in need in the music industry. Others paying musical tributes to Taylor included Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Carole King, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Dr. John and Taj Mahal. The Chicks performed Shower The People.
 
photo #2 - Rehearsing
 
EW.com interview with Natalie
(January 29, 2006) Natalie recently gave a revealing and exclusive interview to Entertainment Weekly.
 
Chicks Working With Tony Bennett
(January 18,2006) When Tony Bennett asked some younger singers if they'd help him cut an album of duets to mark his 80th birthday, most had two questions: Where? And when?

Bono, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Diana Krall, Michael Buble and the Dixie Chicks are getting in line to help the legend rework some of the songs he's recorded on almost 100 albums. The album has a scheduled release date of September 26th.
 
Natalie Guests On Yellowcard Album
(December 16,2005) Natalie appears on the track "How I Go" on Yellowcard CD Lights and Sounds.
 
Summer Tour For The Chicks
(December 9,2005) Sources say a Dixie Chicks North American tour is set to begin in late June. The tour will play all arenas and work with various promoters. The Chicks last toured in 2003, grossing $62.2 million and drawing more than a million fans to 73 shows. -- Billboard
 
Violet magazine
(November 15,2005) The Winter 2005 issue of Violet magazine features a Q & A session and photo with Natalie. Natalie talks about taking her kids on the road, activism and her commitment to curing autism. One of the items Natalie discloses is that they hope to have the next CD out by April.
 
Lubbock Lights
(November 15, 2005) The DVD, "Lubbock Lights", explores the unique sounds of the Texas panhandle. Natalie and father Lloyd Maines make an appearance in this documentary.
 
Chicks Team Up For Good Cause
(November 7, 2005) The Dixie Chicks sang the National Anthem at the Thoughtful House All Star Classic on Sunday, November 6th at Dell Diamond in Austin, Texas. The Classic is a celebrity softball game that benefited the Thoughtful House Center for Children. The Chicks also took part in the game. Emily is a Thoughtful House board member and Martie, along with husband Gareth, acts as an advisor.
 
Rednecks and Bluenecks
(November 1, 2005) The New Press has released Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music, a new book from Entertainment Weekly senior writer Chris Willman that looks at America’s culture war through the prism of country artists, executives, and fans. Among the revelations awaiting “Rednecks’” readers, serious or amusing:
 
--What the behind-the-scenes mood was when the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines wore an "FUTK" T-shirt at an awards show… and what Toby Keith’s reaction was.

--How Tim McGraw gingerly came out as a Democrat.

--Why Travis Tritt publicly derided the Dixie Chicks but then solicited liberal gadfly John Mellencamp for a let’s-all-get-along duet. cover photo

Chicks' Magazine Cover Makes Greatest List
(October 17, 2005) The 40 greatest magazine covers of the last 40 years were unveiled today at the American Magazine Conference 2005 by Mark Whitaker, President of American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and Editor of Newsweek magazine, and AMC Chairman Evan Smith, Editor of Texas Monthly.
The Dixie Chicks May 2, 2003 Entertainment Weekly cover in which they posed nude with names branded on their bodies made the list at #27.
 
Thoughtful Chicks
(September 25, 2005) The Dixie Chicks made a non-musical appearance at a benefit in Los Angeles on September 22nd for the Thoughtful House Center For Children, located in Austin, Texas. Thoughtful House is fighting for the recovery of children with developmental disorders through the unique combination of medical care, education, and research.
 
The Sound of the Next CD
(September 10, 2005) In the September 22nd issue of Rolling Stone magazine, an interview with producer Rick Rubin gives a hint as to what the next CD will be like. "Instead of making a country album that had a rock side," he says, "we wanted to do a rock album that leaned country, like Petty or Gram Parsons."
 
Sesame Street DVD
(August 21, 2005) A Dixie Chicks appearance on Sesame Street from 2002 is now available on DVD. Sesame Street All Star Alphabet brings fun to phonics in a way that captivates kids and encourages early literacy skills. Classic Sesame Street footage includes the Dixie Chicks harmonizing on There's No Letter Better Than "B" with Big Bird. Available in VHS format.
 
Writing for The Next CD
(August 21, 2005) Dan Wilson has finished a third writing session with the Dixie Chicks, wrapping up their seventh song together. Several of these have been tracked for the upcoming Chicks album, we'll see which ones make the cut.
 
"We've written 7 songs together and it's been extremely satisfying and fun. I think Sean and Sara from Nickel Creek softened me up for fiddle and fingerpicking and now the Chicks are ruling me." -- www.danwilsonmusic.com
 
Marketing The Next CD
(August 2, 2005) Although no release date has been set, Sony Music Nashville president John Grady says he expects the Nashville division to be more involved than it was on 2002's "Home," which has sold 5.8 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and was released on Columbia via the group's Open Wide imprint. "The business of the Dixie Chicks had transferred to New York before I got here and I believe the Chicks will use all arms of the company [this time]," he says. -- source: Billboard
 
Chicks Make Amazon.com's HOF
(July 11, 2005) Based on sales at Amazon.com, the Dixie Chicks have been ranked #14 on the newly formed Amazon.com Hall Of Fame. This list compiles sales from the past decade to celebrate Amazon.com's 10th anniversary.
 
Chicks To Appear On Pete Yorn Album
(May 12, 2005) Pete Yorn's next album will feature a guest appearance from the Dixie Chicks. According to Yorn's official Web site, Natalie Maines sings on two songs, while bandmates Emily Robison and Martie Maguire play banjo and fiddle,respectively. No release date has been set.

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