All-Inclusive Dixie Chicks Timeline

There's a lot more to the Dixie Chicks' history than is included in Sony's Road To Nashville page. This is a work in progress, of course. Enjoy!


1988 and before
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1989
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1969 -- Martie Erwin Seidel born

1972 -- Emily Erwin born

1974 -- Natalie Maines Tarabay born, the daughter of noted steel guitarist Lloyd Maines (of The Maines Brothers Band); Martie begins playing violin at age 5;

1979 -- Emily begins playing violin at age 7, then banjo, with dobro, mandolin and other acoustic instruments to follow

1983 -- Natalie turns 9; Maines Brothers Band scores the first of its 6 chart hits (1983-86)

1984 -- Emily & Martie perform in the teen bluegrass group Blue Night Express (1984-89)

1987 -- Martie wins 2nd place at the national Old Time Fiddlers Convention

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1989
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1989 -- Martie & Emily begin playing for tips on a Dallas street corner; debut club appearance at Poor David's Pub; Martie wins 3rd place at National Fiddle Championships

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1990
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1990 -- debut independent CD Thank Heavens For Dale Evans (recorded for $5,000); Best Band prize at Telluride Bluegrass Festival; performances at Texas & Louisiana State Fairs (opening for Garth Brooks at latter); gigs at Starplex in Dallas (opening for Reba McEntire & George Strait); Kerrville Folk Festival, Longhorn Ballroom, Austin Opry House (opening for Emmylou Harris); performance with Bill Monroe & Doc Watson at Poor David's

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1991
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1991 -- named Best Country Band by The Dallas Observer (they also win this honor in 1992, 1993 & 1994); Chicks' debut appearances on The Grand Ole Opry & TNN's Nashville Now; signed for booking by Buddy Lee Attractions on Music Row (the agency's only act without a recording contract); appearances on the national radio shows of Garrison Keillor & Riders In the Sky; ad jingle for McDonald's; the band adds a drummer; feature article in Elle magazine

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1992
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1992 -- release 2nd independent CD Little Ol' Cowgirl; Natalie begins playing guitar & attends Berkelee School of Music; appearances at Fiesta Texas, American Music Shop on TNN, Dallas Cowboys halftime show, New Mexico State Fair

Chick Chat Archives

As the Dixie Chicks rack up miles on their van and kudos from the critics, changes rock the group. While touring in support of Little Ol' Cowgirl, one of the founding members leaves to travel a different road.

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1993
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1993 -- Dixie Chicks play Presidential Inaugural; 3rd independently released CD Shouldn't a Told You; land Justin Boots endorsement deal & appear on posters; perform at Nashville's Summer Lights Festival, West Fest, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Dollywood, The Birchmere

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1994
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1995
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1995 -- Natalie quits college & joins band as lead singer & guitarist; Dixie Chicks play the Texas Governor Inaugural Gala

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1996
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1996 -- Dixie Chicks are scouted by Sony Music as the flagship act of the revived Monument Records label

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1997
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1997 -- debut major-label single/video "I Can Love You Better;" showcase at Hastings Music convention in Nashville; industry showcase & label launch at The Ryman Auditorium

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Music

The Internet


1998
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1998 -- Wide Open Spaces issued as The Dixie Chicks' Monument Records album debut

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The Internet

Music

Where Are They Now?


1999 and after
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1998
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Band Changes

The Internet

Music

Gossip and other personal stuff

Where Are They Now?


Last update: 10/13/1999

 


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