After months of hints, the Dixie Chicks have confirmed that they're working on a new album. On June 25, band member Natalie Maines posted the announcement on Instagram, using the Snapchat baby filter. Each member of the group, Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, appears in the video announcement, along with their producer Jack Antonoff.
As for when the album can be expected, the only word so far is "someday."
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The new record will be the trio's first album of new material since their 2006 release Taking the Long Way, which won five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year (for "Not Ready to Make Nice").
During the trio's hiatus, sisters Maguire and Robison formed the duo Court Yard Hounds, making their debut in Austin, Texas in 2010.
The Dixie Chicks made their major label debut in 1998 with Wide Open Spaces, which spawned the hits "You Were Mine," "There's Your Trouble" and the title track. The trio followed the success of Wide Open Spaces with Fly, which featured "Cowboy Take Me Away," "Goodbye Earl" and "Ready to Run."
In 2002, the trio released Home, which marked a switch to a more acoustic, rootsy sound for the band. The following year, while onstage in London, Maines made her now infamous statement, "We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas." Following the comment, the trio was removed from several country radio stations around the nation. Their single "Not Ready To Make Nice" from Taking the Long Way addresses the response to Maines' statement.
In 2016, the band launched their DCX MMXVI World Tour.
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