Wait continues for Dixie Chicks
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
– The wait for The Dixie Chicks to release new music grew longer because the trio's upcoming album, "Gaslighter," will be postponed from its expected May release date due to COVID-19, The Tennessean reported today.
The newspaper did report an expected release date. "Gaslighter" was the band's first studio release since 2006.
The decision was not the first from an artist delaying an album release. Luke Bryan was slated to drop "Born Here, Live Here, Die Here" this Friday, but its release was pushed back to Aug. 7. Margo Price also postponed releasing "That's How Rumors Get Started" on May 8, but that, too, was delayed to a date to be determined.
The Dixie Chicks, the trio of Martie Maguire, Emily Strayer and Natalie Maines, released the title track as the first single with a video to along with it.
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