1. Cumulus VP Charlie Cook Talks Label Games, Dixie Chick Snubs and Treating His Stations Like His Kids

    November 15, 2016 2:25 PM EST Charlie Cook  has enjoyed a more than four decade-long career as a self-described "hillbilly disc jockey" turned programmer, but his reason for embarking on a radio career in the first place is a surprising -- and very personal -- one. "I was in ninth grade and my mother went…

  2. Two Dixie Chicks Sign with Big Deal for Publishing

    December 05, 2014 2:33 PM EST Big Deal Music has landed two thirds of the Dixie Chicks for a deal, signing Martie Maguire and Emily Robinson to a global publishing agreement for all future songs. The deal marks the first time the two have signed a publishing agreement. Previously, with each owning their own publishing,…

  3. Watch Court Yard Hounds Rock 'Amelita' Tracks, Talk Album + Dixie Chicks

    August 06, 2013 11:52 AM EDT Court Yard Hounds have just released their sophomore effort, "Amelita," and though some might think the duo is just a side project that Emily Robison and Martie Maguire have put together during the extended hiatus of the Dixie Chicks, the sisters say that the Hounds are very much…

  4. Court Yard Hounds Play for Keeps on 'Amelita': This Ain't No 'Side Project'

    July 15, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Martie Maguire casts doubt on future Dixie Chicks albums: "I really learned to kind of let go, and I'm so happy where everything is right now" On its second album, Emily Robison says, Court Yard Hounds "felt like a band." Robison and her sister and Dixie Chicks…

  5. Country Music Preview: 10 for 2012

    January 03, 2012 3:30 PM EST is only a few days old, but there are a few things that we are really looking forward to in the world of country music. There are some big tours and quite a few big albums coming down the turnpike, and it's already looking to be a banner year. Here are ten things to look forward to:…

  6. Dixie Chicks Talk "Storytellers"; Win A Prize Pack

    December 08, 2011 11:05 AM EST Dixie Chicks member Martie Maguire admits to finding herself like a lot of the trio's fans when watching their new "Storytellers" DVD, released just in time for the holiday season. "As I watch it, I get very emotional. We've been on a hiatus since 2007 -just playing a…

  7. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert Among Lilith Highlights Multiple-ARIA…

  8. Dixie Chicks Record New Song, Eye Future Plans

    July 22, 2010 4:12 PM EDT The Dixie Chicks are getting together to record again -- but not like that . The Texas trio, which has been on hiatus since 2007, 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…

  9. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 11:00 AM EDT While Godsmack notches its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Eminem snares the best sales week for a digital download song this year. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Eminem's new single "Not Afraid" debuts at No. 1 with 379,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan --…

  10. Dixie Chicks' Court Yard Hounds Exclusive Live Video

    May 07, 2010 12:48 PM EDT Court Yard Hounds, the new project by Dixie Chicks Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, just released a hot new album and have recently been posting special video webisodes. Billboard.com has the exclusive premiere of the next one, number five, which showcases the ladies performing new track …

  11. Dixie Chicks Duo Does Double Duty As Court Yard Hounds

    March 29, 2010 8:11 AM EDT Sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire are figuring out how to be both Court Yard Hounds and Dixie Chicks during the coming months. The Dixie duo will be releasing their self-titled debut as Court Yard Hounds on May 4 and plan to tour in support of it. But the Chicks, which have been on…

  12. 2 Of 3 Dixie Chicks Returning With New Music

    January 12, 2010 8:12 AM EST Two members of the Dixie Chicks - minus lead singer Natalie Maines - are preparing to release a new album this year. According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records. However, Lloyd Maines, Natalie's father, tells…

  13. Dixie Chicks Doc Could Be Political Hot Potato

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right The politically charged documentary " Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing "…

  14. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  15. Yorn Drafts Grohl, Chicks For Third Album

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl (on drums) and pianist Leon Russell. Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave…

  16. Dixie Chicks Live Set Moved Up

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour Live" audio and DVD packages has been moved up in order to meet demand and thwart Internet piracy, according to Columbia Records. Origi The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour…

  17. Dixie Chicks Speak Out On ABC

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks, who saw sales plummet and fans smash their CDs after singer Natalie Maines told a London audience she was "ashamed" President Bush hails from Texas, say they fear for their lives ami The Dixie Chicks, who saw sales plummet and fans smash their CDs after singer…

  18. Artists On Hand For Royalties Accounting Hearing

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los Angeles today (Sept. 24) called by California state senators Martha Escutia (D-Norwalk) and Kevin Murray (D-Culv Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los…

  19. Home

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT At a time when their personal and professional lives were extremely complicated, the Dixie Chicks managed to concoct an album of stunning simplicity. At a time when their personal and professional lives were extremely complicated, the Dixie Chicks managed to concoct an album of stunning…

  20. Dixie Chicks Come 'Home'

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. The title of the new Dixie Chicks album, "Home," works on a number of levels. For starters, it's the group's first major-label effort recorded in its home state of Texas, as opposed to Nashville. The Chicks co-produced the…

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