Tuesday, December 12, 2006
– Trick Pony will record its final disc as a live album this week, the trio announced Tuesday.
Lead singer Heidi Newfield, Ira Dean and Keith Burns will play the venue where they received their record deal - the Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday. Newfield announced she is leaving the band to pursue a solo career.
"Wednesday night will be a very special and sentimental night for several reasons," Newfield said. "One, the Wildhorse stage is where we got our start 10 years ago - when Ira had bangs and I was way too blonde with interesting fashion sense! Secondly, it's where we got our record deal, and now it's where we'll play our last show together. What an amazing ride it's been! With this final show, we are paying tribute to the fans, the music, and the memories by recording a live album throughout the evening."
With their gold selling album, "Trick Pony," the group earned themselves an ACM for "Top New Vocal Group" and an AMA for "Favorite New Country Act."
Newfield will record a solo album in 2007 for Curb, the label which also is home to Trick Pony.