The Dixie Chicks released a 2-disc career anthology this week. The Essential Dixie Chicks has 30 of the band’s most popular songs, including six No. 1 hits. The collection covers all four studio albums recorded for Sony Music, which have resulted in more than 30 million in career sales.
With an armful of 2007 Grammys, the Chicks decided to take a break from music in 2008. Since then sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire have formed a new duo, the Court Yard Hounds. The Dixie Chicks also briefly reunited over the summer for tour dates with the Eagles and Keith Urban. See Natalie Maines‘s photos from the road at www.dixiechicks.com.
Meanwhile, the Court Yard Hounds are set for a live web chat with fans in the coming weeks. Details will be posted soon on www.courtyardhounds.com.
USA Today reports that Maines has been filming a documentary about actor Joey Sagal and will return to the road in June.