Dixie Chicks In Works On An Album Without Natalie Maines
January 12, 2010 at 10:37 AM (PT)
According to CMT.com, a publicist for the group the DIXIE CHICKS confirmed that sisters MARTY MAGUIRE and EMILY ROBISON will release an album without groupmate NATALIE MAINES. No release date is currently known. The album will be released by COLUMBIA/NASHVILLE.
LLOYD MAINES, NATALIE's father, said the sisters are "cutting some demos" and that NATALIE had recorded "a little something with them ... about a year ago. I know that MARTIE's doing a fiddle record on her own and that EMILY has been demoing some of her [own] songs. I played on some of those."
"They were all here at my house for CHRISTMAS," he said. "Everybody seemed happy and healthy. And they were back here on NEW YEAR'S EVE with their families. Everybody had a great time, but, I tell you, during holidays, I don't ask any business questions, and they didn't offer any insight. ... But they're definitely still an entity."
MAGUIRE's bluegrass album consists of fiddle tunes, according to a CMT source. ROBISON played banjo on "two or three" of the cuts with SCOTT VESTAL handling banjo on the remainder.
For more on the DIXIE CHICKS, see www.dixiechicks.com.