The last Dixie Chicks studio album “Taking The Long Way” was released fourteen years ago – now the thirteen-time Grammy award winners are celebrating their long-awaited comeback!
The US “girl band” Dixie Chicks are back. The first single “Gaslighter”, which was released in March, was the first harbinger of the longplayer of the same name, which will be released on July 17th.
As one is used to from the Dixie Chicks, the band does not mince words in the text of their new, super catchy pop anthem. As co-producer they were supported by their longtime friend and Grammy award winner Jack Antonoff (Fun, Bleachers, P! NK, Taylor Swift and others). In line with the “Female Empowerment Movement”, the US trio also hired Seanne Farmer as director for the video for “Gaslighter” – the clip shows the fighting strength of women over the centuries and the strong bond that they create through unforeseen circumstances are able.
Most successful US women’s band ever
The Dixie Chicks are the most successful US women’s band of all time: their albums have sold more than thirty million copies and they belong to that elite group of bands with several Diamond Awards (= more than ten million units sold). In their careers, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Strayer have won thirteen Grammy Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and numerous Country Music Association Awards.
Her last studio album “Taking The Long Way” received five Grammys (including “Album of the Year”, “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year”) and reached number one on the US charts, the top ten of the British charts and sensationally number five on the German album charts. Last year, the Dixie Chicks were featured artists on the Taylor Swift song “Soon You’ll Get Better”, celebrating their chart comeback in the US Billboard Hot 100 after twelve years.