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The Chicks Share Their Best, Worst and Most Embarrassing Moments

Even the biggest fans will be surprised!

Written by Chris Parton
The Chicks Share Their Best, Worst and Most Embarrassing  Moments
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: Jack Antonoff, Emily Robison, Natalie Maines, and Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks perform during the 6th Annual Ally Coalition Talent Show at Town Hall Theater on December 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for The Ally Coalition)

With only a few days before the release of their first album in 14 years, Gaslighter (July 17), The Chicks have plenty to talk about — and its not just about new music. After recently changing their name in the wake of racial injustice protests, moving their album’s launch date due to COVID-19 and more, the folks at Vulture decided to check in with the trio about a wide range of off-the-wall topics. And the often-hilarious results are worth reading for yourself.

Along with standard questions like the songs they count as they best and worst, the band actually opened up about changing their name — and their second-choice option if The Chicks didn’t pan about. Apparently, they almost went with MEN — which the three members gleefully note are their initials (Martie, Emily and Natalie). “I liked that we would go from Chicks to MEN,” said lead singer Natalie Maines.

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Later on they reveal that “Cowboy Take Me Away” has changed the most in their minds, since it was originally written about Emily Strayer’s first marriage — and “he’s not your cowboy now,” sister Martie McGuire says. But somehow, it is still Strayer’s favorite Chicks song, if you can believe that.

The returning stars go on to admit which song they’re most sick of (sorry to fans of “Wide Open Spaces” and “Ready to Run”), which track was the hardest to write on the new album and the lowest point they’ve experienced since their previous album, Taking the Long Way (a death threat so specific the Texas Rangers were called in to investigate). But it’s the moment they count as their most embarrassing which likely surprise even the biggest fan. Got any guesses?