All About The Dixie Chicks
Publication Date: September 1999
Just two short years ago, The Dixie Chicks were practically unheard-of outside of Texas, but today, they're the hottest act
in country music. The explosive popularity of their album Wide Open Spaces has rocketed the Chicks to the top of the charts,
and in the last year alone, they have won three Grammys (Best Country Album, Best New Artist and Best Country performance
by a duo or group with vocal), two Country Music Association awards and an American Music Award. Their new album is expected
to do even better. Now, veteran country music writer Ace Collins has captured their whole inspiring story, from their early
days playing to loyal fans in Dallas, right up to their current success and thrilling future!
Chicks Rule: The Story of the Dixie Chicks
by Scott Gray
Publication Date: October 1999
These beautiful, talented young women from Dallas, Texas, have taken the country by storm. Their flawless three part harmony
and their skills on guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, and banjo can be heard all over the FM dial, in arenas and concerts from
coast to coast, on the Letterman Show, and even at the last Presidential inaugural.
The Chicks got their start jamming
for tips on a Dallas street comer in 1989 when teenage sisters Martie and Emily Erwin formed a band with two friends. Over
the years, the band underwent several changes of lineup but were repeatedly voted Best Country Band in Dallas. A few years
later, they were opening for stars (like Garth Brooks and Clint Black) and even did an ad jingle for McDonald's!). Looking
for a new singer, Martie and Emily interviewed Natalie Maines, daughter of steel guitar virtuoso Lloyd Maines. Within weeks,
Natalie dropped out of college and moved to Dallas to become a full fledged Chick in 1996.
The Dixie Chicks are known
in the music business as "the real deal" for their integrity, enthusiasm, and ability to deliver the goods. "Chicks
Rule" will get to the heart of their story, and fans of The Dixie Chicks will get to know them as never before.
by Michael-Anne Johns
Publication Date: 1999
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They're talented, they're gorgeous, and they're one of the hottest new country groups around. Here's a look at the flashy
trio who make up the Dixie Chicks.
Down Home and Backstage
by James L. Dickerson
Publication Date: August 2000
The Dixie Chicks are an overnight sensation -- and it only took ten years. With albums charting regularly at the very top
of the pop and country charts, and with their album Wide Open Spaces winning two Grammys and selling seven million copies
since its release in 1998, they hold a chart dominance unprecedented for female recording groups. Dixie Chicks is a ten-year
history of the popular Texas-based recording group that follows the band members from their humble beginnings on the street
corners of Dallas all the way up to their present fame. Written with the help of former Dixie Chicks lead singer Laura Lynch
and scores of insiders, the book is based on extensive research and original interviews.
The Dixie Chicks: A Photo Bio
Publication Date: September 2000
The New Photo Bio! These days when they talk about "grrrl power," they say it with a twang. The Dixie Chicks have
almost single-handedly reinvented a classic country sound, and so gone where no widely popular girl group has ever gone before.
Not only do country purists applaud their traditional roots, but their modern take on the tunes is drawing in fans who once
dismissed country as music for men and women with big hair and sequined outfits. Loaded with exclusive color photos and revealing
biographical details, this first photo album of the Chicks tells their story with more that 50 gorgeous pics. The "Chicks'"
founding members - Emily Robison and Martie Seidel - had been playing bluegrass and Western swing on Dallas street corners
since the 1980s. The addition of lead singer Natalie Maines in 1995 spurred them to create a new sound and image for themselves.
Kathleen Tracy writes about the musical and stylistic transformation of the group, looking at their early tumultuous years
as well as their more recent climb to the top of the charts, with Fly - their latest album.Like many of the songs chronicled
in their albums, The Dixie Chicks is a story of willpower, sacrifice, and artistic vision. Finally, here's a book that will
allow readers to get up close and personal with the women that Rolling Stone has called "the badass queenpins of country."
Galaxy Of Superstar Series: The Dixie Chicks
by Concetta Seminara-Kennedy
Publication Date: May 2002
A children's book which chronicles the rise to fame of the girl
group whose music combines the traditional sounds of country with a mixture of modern country, Texas swing, bluegrass, and
a touch of rockabilly.
Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music
by Chris Willman
Publication date: September 2007
When the Dixie Chicks went
from being the leading lights of country music to heartland pariahs almost overnight, thanks to one Bush-bashing aside on
a London stage, it became clear that country music was a locus of political controversy. A year later, the list of entertainers
stumping for Dubya consisted almost exclusively of country stars such as Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack, Sara evans, and
Travis Triitt. How did the erstwhile music of the rural working class come to be the house genre of the GOP?
In Rednecks & Bluenecks, Entertainment
Weekly senior writer Chris Willman looks at how country's increasing popularity and conservative drift parallel the transformation
of the Democratic South into the heart of the Republican mainstream. Meanwhile, for all those Steve Earle souls trapped in
Toby Keith counties, alternative country has emerged as a refuge for the loyal opposition. Willman weaves together original
interviews with dozens of key country and alt-country figures -- including all of the aforementioned artists as well as Rodney
Crowell, Chely Wright, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and many others -- along with Nashville insiders and fans of all political
Women In Texas Music: Stories and Songs
by Kathleen Hudson
Date: September 2007
In Texas Music, Kathleen Hudson lets us listen in on conversations with thirty-nine musical artists including Emily Robison,
Susan Gibson, Terri Hendrix, and Lee Ann Womack. Hudson encourages and allows the women to tell their own stories as she delves
into their life journeys, creative processes, and the importance of writing and performing music, be it blues, rock, country,
folk, jazz, or pop. The interviews are warm and open, like good friends sharing the lessons that life of playing music has
Pretty Good For A Girl: Women In Bluegrass
by Murphy Hicks Henry
Date: June 2013
The first book devoted
entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant
contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked. Accessibly written and organized by
decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1943
to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing
from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout
bluegrass's history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; family
bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl
bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.