We have learned that Martie Maguire, of Dixie Chicks fame, is working on an instrumental, fiddle-based bluegrass album.
Serious Chix fans know that Martie and her sister (and fellow Dixie Chick) Emily Robison started out as bluegrass performers. They played together as teenagers in a band called Blue Night Express, which also featured Sharon Gilchrist, in Texas during the 1980s.
Martie also fared well in fiddle competitions in her younger days, and there is every reason for bluegrass fans to expect some fine music with her return to the fold. Not to mention the media scrutiny and attention bluegrass will receive as a result.
No word yet on where they are tracking, who may be producing, or who else is tracking with her. We’ll post any further news we can pick up.