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Natalie Maines Releases Her First Solo Single…

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Ironically titled “Without You” … a song with the same title as a Dixie Chicks song off their album “Fly”. However, Natalie Maines assures that you will be hearing a whole lot less dixie and a whole lot more rocker on her upcoming album. Natalie explains that she wanted to create a definitive separation between Natalie the Dixie Chick and Natalie the solo artist.

Natalie’s album, entitled “Mother”, will hit shelves on May 7th and will include ten (10) tracks, produced by Ben Harper. Of the ten tracks, one (1) will be a Pink Floyd cover, while another is co-written by Natalie’s fellow bandmates, Martie Maguire and Emily Robinson.

To get a sneak peek of Natalie’s first single off her album, click here.

Mustached Man Monday for Movember

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The second Keepin’ It Country Mustached Man for Movember is likely the most fitting on a patriotic day. As you all know, Toby Keith is as American as they come and he celebrates his love for his country in many of his smash hit songs.

Since 2002, Keith has made numerous trips to the Middle East to bring entertainment and encouragement to the United States’ men and women serving on, or near, the front lines. “My father was a soldier. He taught his kids to respect veterans,” said Toby. “It’s that respect and the thank you that we have a military that’s in place and ready to defend our nation; our freedom.”

Auction #2: Sony Music CDs

Pistol Annies.

We are asking country music fans to help us help the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. All proceeds from our charity auctions will go directly to those in need in the areas hit the hardest, and without administrative fees. Over the next few days we will have several different auctions hosted right here on Keepin’ it Country and are asking country fans to participate and show that country music still cares.

This item up for auction is a cool prize package courtesy of Sony Music Canada. The winner will receive ONE (1) copy of the following albums: Pistol Annies – “ANNIE UP,” Tate Stevens – “TATE STEVENS,” Miranda Lambert – “FOUR THE RECORD,” Gretchen Wilson – “GREATEST HITS,” Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble – “TEXAS FOLD (DELUXE EDITION),” and, Natalie Maines – “MOTHER.” These items will be shipped by Sony Music Canada after the donation from the winning bidder has been received.

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Country songs for Memorial Day

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Country artists may just be the most patriotic out of any genre of music. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that if we were to put together a list of every country song that pays tribute to the military, that we’d have a never ending playlist. With tomorrow being Memorial Day in the United States, we wanted to put together a list of country songs that can help fans remember what this holiday is all about. From artists that perform for USO troops serving overseas, to artists who have hit singles with a remembrance theme, we put together our list for a 2013 memorial day playlist. Our picks aren’t in order.

Check out our picks below and let us know what songs you’ll be listening to for the rest of the weekend.

AMERICAN SOLDIER – TOBY KEITH

Originally released in November 2003 as a single from his album “Shock’n Y’all.” The song was a co-write by Toby with Chuck Cannon and became a number one hit on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart for four weeks. It was inspired by the times Toby had met USO troops serving overseas, and he wanted to find a way to show his support for them and their families. The video was directed by Michael Salomon and filmed at an actual US Air Force Base in Edwards, California with off-duty soldiers, reservists and their families.

Dixie Chicks Replace Lady Antebellum at Craven Country Jamboree

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Organizers of the Craven Country Jamboree thrilled  country fans this week with the announcement of the Saturday headline acts for their 2013 concert – the Dixie Chicks.

When Lady Antebellum was forced to cancel their appearance due to Hillary Scott’s pregnancy, the organizers scrambled to find someone special for the show. “We knew we had to find something extra special to replace Lady Antebellum when the band canceled their summer dates due to Hilary Scott’s pregnancy,” said Kim Blevins, director of marketing. “We are extremely excited that we can offer a taste of country music royalty to the Craven Country Jamboree. And it won’t be a regular show – not only will our fans see Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, the three original members, this is a greatest hits package. The Craven date will be one of the only opportunities fans of the band will have to see them live. This is an incredibly special moment for Chicks fans and the Craven Country Jamboree.”

Courtyard Hounds live chat tonight

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Wondering whatever happened to the superpower group, The Dixie Chicks? Martie McGuire and Emily Robinson, the women who were often to stage left or right of Natalie Maines, released their first album as a duo together in 2010 as the Courtyard Hounds.

It isn’t just some side-project for the two girls, who formed the group after Maines wanted to take a break from the spotlight. They’ve been working on a follow up album to their debut, due out sometime later this year.

The girls have been interacting with their fans on a regular basis through both Twitter and online video segments. They are going back live tonight, May 31st, at 8:30 pm EST to answer fan questions and remember the good ol’ days of the Dixie Chicks, and are promising to show embarrassing pictures of their past as a trio.

To get your questions in ahead of time, fans can leave a comment here and on the official Courtyard Hounds Facebook page. To watch the live video stream, tune in to Courtyardhounds.com tonight.