The Dixie Chicks (lead vocalist Natalie Maines; award winning fiddler Martie Seidel; and dobro/banjo/guitarist Emily Erwin) represent a refreshing blend of powerful harmonies, distinctive instrumental abilities, and good ol' (as well as great new) country music.
But the Dixie Chicks are much more than just great music!! They are young, talented, and full of energy that transcends into everything they do. Martie has played violin since the age of five and has been recognized in many national fiddle competitions; Emily has been playing various instruments professionally since the age of 12; and Natalie, a Lubbock, Texas native and daughter of world renowned steel guitarist, Lloyd Maines, is vocally carrying the legacy of West Texas music into its next generation. When you experience Natalie's talent, you will understand why she was awarded a vocal scholarship from Berkelee School of Music in 1994. When sisters Martie and Emily join in with harmony, it is truly magical.
However, the real magic happens when this trio hits the stage. The Chicks deliver the music that start toes tappin', hearts beatin', and the dance floor movin'.
This in-demand band performs year round and world-wide. Their more notable appearances include tours of six countries; the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Gala; the Grand Ole Opry; a Dallas Cowboy's halftime show during the Monday Night Football telecast; Nashville's Summer Lights Festival; The National Cowgirl Hall Of Fame; Michael Martin Murphey's West Fest; Dollywood Sunset Music Festival; State Fairs of Texas, New Mexico, Minnesota, and California (Iowa this year); and the American Royal Stockshow and Rodeo. The Dixie Chicks have also appeared on such nationally televised programs as Nashville Now, Music City Tonight, American Music Shop, Texas Connection, and Garrison Keillor's American Radio Show.