Chicks of the Past
Courtesy of
Robin Lynn Macy - Emily Erwin (Robison) - Laura Lynch - Martie Erwin (Maguire)

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Thank Heavens For Dale Evans Little Ol' Cowgirl Shouldn't a Told You That
Home On The Radar Range KERA 90.1 Sound Sessions

A Brief History...
The Dixie Chicks originally hatched back in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, with members Robin Lynn Macy, Emily Erwin, Laura Lynch, and Martie Erwin. The Erwin sisters played backup. They recorded their debut album, "Thank Heavens For Dale Evans", independently in 1990 for $5,000. Along with live performances in numerous festivals, they opened concerts for country superstars like Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Reba McEntire. Their debut performance was at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.

In 1991 the Dixie Chicks made their Grand Ole Opry debut and also recorded a Christmas single entitled "Home On The Radar Range". Recorded on vinyl and cassette, it featured two songs, "Christmas Swing" and "The Flip Side". Lloyd Maines (father of present Chick Natalie) was asked to play steel guitar on the album, an event which eventually led to Natalie's presence in the current lineup.

In 1992 the Chicks recorded their second independent album, "Little Ol' Cowgirl", and Robin Lynn Macy left the group soon afterwards. As their popularity grew, the Chicks released a third independent album in 1993, "Shouldn't a Told You That". Their performances range from the Presidential inauguration to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Dollywood before they took on Europe. {"Vive la Yeehaw!"}

By the time 1995 rolled around, Emily and Martie had decided on a new direction for the band. Laura Lynch was replaced with Natalie Maines, who dropped a full scholarship at Boston's Berklee College of Music to become a Chick full-time.

Original Chicks Logo! Martie, Laura & Emily Emily, Laura & Martie Dixie Chicks Tenny Card 1992 Dixie Chicks Tenny Card 1992 (back)

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