The country trio couldn't help but tease fans with details for a while before they officially announced the project, though. The hints started in June of , in fact, when Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines began teasing the possibility of new music on social media. But while she and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer continued to suggest that they might have plans for a new project, they didn't confirm any concrete plans until a year later, when the trio officially announced their new album's existence in an Instagram video. Details about the Chicks' forthcoming project have filled in since then, and at long last, the album is due very soon. Read on to learn everything we know thus far. During the Sept. Maines first shared a snipped of the clip and the song itself in an Instagram post on Feb. Now, it's set for release on July Fifteen years ago, their career largely came to a halt after Maines spoke out against then-U. Bush and the country's impending invasion of Iraq during a show in London, England.
The country band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks debuted a new song Thursday — and under a new name: the Chicks. Lady A, the country act previously known as Lady Antebellum , made a similar move recently. The bandmates were almost immediately challenged , however, by veteran blues singer Anita White, who has been performing under the name Lady A for decades. The two Lady As later met via video chat to work things out. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.
Gaslighter is the eighth studio album by American country band the Chicks. It was released on July 17, , by Columbia Records. Produced by Jack Antonoff and the Chicks, it is the group's first album in fourteen years, and first to be released under their new name. The album received critical acclaim. The Dixie Chicks began to hint at a new album in June when Natalie Maines posted several photos from the recording studio on Instagram. In August , in the midst of their divorce, Maines' ex-husband, Adrian Pasdar asked the court to give him access to all of Maines' unreleased music over concerns it might violate a confidentiality clause in their prenuptial agreement, although he had previously argued in divorce proceedings that the couple's prenuptial agreement was invalid, claiming that Maines should owe him financial support. Pasdar stated that he wanted to know if any of the unreleased material might contain lyrics that pertain to their breakup.
The Dixie Chicks are now the Chicks. The platinum-selling country trio, which in became pariahs in Nashville for criticizing President George W. The group made the change stealthily on Thursday, releasing a new video as the Chicks and adjusting its social media presence. Representatives for the band confirmed the new name. For the Dixie Chicks, the pressure had come over its use of the word Dixie, with commentary in the news media pushing the group to change its name just as the country debates issues like removing Confederate monuments. It is perhaps the highest-profile example of a musical act rechristening itself over questions of historical and social resonance. But the Dixie Chicks occupy an even greater level of fame. Once a darling of country radio, the group has crossed over to become a banner mainstream act and magazine cover subject , even today. Quick rebrandings can be complicated. Soon after Lady Antebellum announced its new name, it emerged that at least one other act — a black blues singer from Seattle — had already been releasing music under the name Lady A for years, leading to awkward settlement talks.