The Sisters of The Dixie Chicks Start Anew: Court Yard Hounds
Court Yard Hounds is a brand new band, but they may seem familiar to you. That's because it's comprised of sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire -- two of the three Dixie Chicks! With the third band member Natalie Maines staying home to focus on her family, the two set out under the new name to create another album of their popular sound with a whole new twist.
Emily and Martie were two of the founding members of The Dixie Chicks, and after cycling the lead singers, they finally settled on the popular trio with Natalie Maines. Together, the three broke ground by becoming the best-selling female group in music history, selling over 30 million albums and winning an impressive 13 Grammy Awards.
In 2008, the three took a hiatus from their music. By the next year, Emily and Martie wanted to start a new album, but Natalie wasn't ready. So without breaking up the popular band, the sisters created Court Yard Hounds, with Emily stepping up as lead singer. They even worked with the same Dixie Chicks band -- including Natalie's father, Lloyd Maines.
With a more inward, personal sound, Court Yard Hounds are sure to please all Dixie Chicks fans. Their self-titled debut album is out now, and they stopped by to perform the song, "It Didn't Make a Sound." Check out the video here.