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The Dixie Chicks are a country music band, currently comprising Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and was originally composed of four women performing bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years, without attracting a major label. After the departure of one bandmate, the replacement of their lead singer, and a slight change in their repertoire, the Dixie Chicks achieved massive country music and pop success, beginning in 1998 with hit songs like "Wide Open Spaces", "Cowboy Take Me Away", and "Long Time Gone". The women also became well-known for their independent spirit and controversial comments on subjects such as war and politics.
April 5, 2011
Paul McCartney and Dixie Chicks both make appearances on Steve Martin's new album. The actor-turned-singer will release 'Rare Bird Alert', his second album with The Steep Canyon Rangers, on June 13. Read more
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