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Celebrate 10 Benefit Concert

(November 10, 2014) The Court Yard Hounds will perform at "Celebrate 10", a musical event on Saturday, November 15th at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Marking the first decade of the Clinton Presidential Center and held in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank, this intimate event will invite friends, family, alumni, and supporters to join the Clintons – and special musical guests Nick Jonas, Amos Lee, Court Yard Hounds and Kool & the Gang – by giving back through a food donation.


 The Clinton Foundation encourages everyone to give back to the community by bringing nonperishable food items for entrance into the concert to feed hungry Arkansans through the holidays. Celebrate 10


Music For The Soul Benefit Concert

(March 24, 2014) The Hounds will play at the Music For The Soul benefit in Austin, Tx on May 1st. The concert benefits the Kids In The New Groove Organization. Kids provide Texas youth in foster care with a one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly music instruction.

Colorado Concert Date
(March 18, 2014) The Court Yard Hounds will be playing at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado on July 26th.

World Smiles Video
(February 19, 2014) The Court Yard Hounds released their video for "World Smiles" today. They asked fans to submit photos that made them smile, compiling them into the video. World Smiles video
Christmas Song
(December 11, 2013) The first listen of a new song from the Court Yard Hounds can be heard at Yahoo Music. "Bom Bom Bom" will be available for free download on the CYH official site.
Fuse Interview
(October 6, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds talked to Fuse during the Austin City Limits Festival. Link to video interview.
Acoustic Café
(September 16, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds recently interviewed and performed on Acoustic Café. Link to performance
Save The Music Recap
(September 13, 2013) A recap of the Hounds performance at VH1's Noteworthy benefit for Save The Music can be viewed here.
KFOG Morning Radio Show
(September 13, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds performed songs on KFOG radio in San Francisco. Link to interview and performance.
Austin Woman Magazine
(September 10, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds are the featured cover story in the September issue of Austin Woman magazine.
VH1 Save The Music Benefit
(August 21, 2013) On Thursday, September 12th, Court Yard Hounds will perform at the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Noteworthy concert in Napa, California. Presented by William Hill Estate Wines, Ashford University and RAYMOND WEIL, the evening will feature an intimate performance to raise awareness about the importance of music education. Press Release
Continental Club Dates
(August 23, 2013) Court Yard Hounds will be playing at the Continental Club in Austin, TX on October 3rd and 10th.
The Bridge On SiriusXM
(August 10, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds will be on The Bridge on SiriusXM radio Sunday, August 11th. The Hounds will be on around 8:30 AM ET.
Free At Noon Concert
(July 20, 2013) The Hounds played an 8 song concert for WXPN radio in Philadelphia, PA. Photos and listen here.
CTV Interview
(July 15, 2013) Martie and Emily gave an interview to CTV at the Craven Country Jamboree in Saskatchewan, Canada. YouTube link to interview.
TV Appearances
(July 14, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds will be performing this week on TV to promote the release of Amelita.
July 17th - Good Morning America, ABC
July 17th - David Letterman, CBS
July 18th - The View - ABC
Album Premiere On Rolling Stone
(July 10, 2013) A full streaming of the album Amelita can be listened to at Rolling Stone.
MSN Interview
(July 9, 2013) Martie and Emily gave an interview to MSN Canada while at the Ottawa Bluesfest. Link to video interview.
Female First Interview
(July 1, 2013) Martie gave an interview to Female First and talked about the new album, building the Court Yard Hounds sound and moving away from the Dixie Chicks. Link to print interview.
Pre-Order Autographed CD Booklet
(July 1, 2013) You can receive a limited edition autographed CD booklet by pre-ordering at Newbury Comics.
Album Cover
(June 18, 2013) The cover of Amelita has been revealed. Photo
4 Song EP On iTunes
(June 11, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds are releasing a four song EP today exclusively on iTunes. Included is a bonus track co-written and produced by Ryan Adams called “Are You Man Enough?” Listen to "Are You Man Enough"
KXT Radio Performances
(June 8, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds performed three songs from their upcoming album on KXT radio in Dallas/Fort Worth. KXT Uploaded videos to YouTube.
"Aimless Upward" Preview
(June 7, 2013) Glamour has the exclusive first listen of "Aimless Upward". Glamour
"Amelita" Premiere
(June 6, 2013) has the first listen of "Amelita". Link
New Single Premiere
(June 4, 2013) Rolling Stone has the first listen of "Sunshine" from the Court Yard Hounds album Amelita. Rolling Stone
Album Release Date
(May 31, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds sophomore album Amelita will be released on July 16th.
Trip Flip
(April 13, 2013) Martie and Emily appear in this week's episode of the Travel Channel's Trip Flip. The show airs Sunday, April 14th at 8 PM ET.
Summerfest Appearance
(April 13, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds will be playing the Summerfest music festival in Milwaukee, WI on June 26th. Info
Lollapalooza 2013
(April 1, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds will be playing at Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 3rd. The 3 day music festival is in Chicago, IL. Lollapalooza website
New Songs At SXSW
(March 17, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds debuted two new songs on KGSR radio during the SXSW music festival. Thanks to Hilary for the MP3s of "Amelita" and "Sunshine".

photo by Virgil Solis


SXSW Appearance

(February 27, 2013) The Court Yard Hounds will make a return visit to SXSW this year by performing on a KGSR radio broadcast. The Hounds will perform Wednesday, March 13th at 9:00 AM CT. Details

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