Two Dixie Chicks Rename Themselves as Court Yard Hounds

Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks have recorded an album under the name Court Yard Hounds, according to Rolling Stone. The band name is a reference to the novel, City of Thieves. Recorded largely at Maguire's home studio in Austin, Texas, the album is scheduled for May and will feature Robison on lead vocals for the first time, with an appearance from the Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan. The sisters will also perform as a duo at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin in March. As previously reported, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines will not appear on the album, but Robison and Maguire emphasized to Rolling Stone that the Chicks have not formally parted ways.

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