If you're a Dixie Chicks fan, you'll be excited to hear that sisters Martie & Emily have teamed up (without Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines) to record a new album under the name of the Court Yard Hounds. The music is quite similar to what Chicks fans are used to hearing, without Natalie's distinct vocals. It's a nice change to actually hear their voices as something more than just background harmony for Natalie.
The new Court Yard Hounds album is now available for pre-order (in the US - for now) at their official website. You can also preview their music there as well . With your pre-order, you will be able to download 4 album tracks immediately.