Are the Dixie Chicks Working on New Music?

It's been 12 years since the Dixie Chicks released a new album, and according to photos on Instagram, the trio is back at it.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Are the Dixie Chicks Working on New Music?
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 01: Emily Strayer, Natalie Maines, and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks perform onstage during the DCX World Tour MMXVI Opener on June 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for PMK)

Could new music from the Dixie Chicks be on the horizon? It’s certainly possible, judging by photos posted to singer Natalie Maines’ Instagram page.

Sunday night (6/24), the Texas native posted a photo, seemingly from the inside of a recording studio. Complete with a keyboard and a wine glass, Maines kept her message elusive by simply captioning the snap with a question mark. Just several hours later, she followed up the post with a photo of three pairs of feet, possibly of her bandmates, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, and herself just chilling.


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While the pictures share no specific details, fans eager for new tunes commented with their wishes. “Pa-lease let it be a new album! Pretty please with a massive thank you on top,” wrote one fan in all caps, with another writing, “Omg…. I think I just died and went to heaven!!”

The elusive messages come just weeks after Maines also shared photos posing with Maguire and Robison’s instruments. Comparing the two, Maines caption the pics by saying her fiddle skills feel inadequate next to her banjo playing.

If the Chicks do release a new record, it will be their first since 2006’s Taking the Long Way. The trio recently toured the United States in 2016 and created a live album, DCX MMXVI Live, which debuted in late 2017.