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  • From Dallas, Texas.
  • 1989, original group debuted on a street corner in Dallas. At the time the group included Laura Lynch (bass), Robin Lynn Macy (guitar), Martie Maguire (fiddle) and Emily Robison (banjo/Dobro™) Martie and Emily are sisters.
  • They took their name from the song “Dixie Chicken” by Lowell George of the band Little Feat.
  • 1990, won first place in the bluegrass band competition at Telluride.
  • 1998, with Natalie Maines as their lead singer, they burst onto the country music scene with several hit records, winning two CMA awards, three ACM awards and two Grammies that year.
  • They were called “The Spice Girls of Country.”
  • 1998, won CMA Horizon Award
  • 1998, 1999, 2000 won CMA award for Vocal Group of the Year.
  • 1998, 1999, won Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
  • 1998, 1999, won Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.
  • 1998, 1999, won ACM awards for Top Vocal Duet or Group, Country Album of the Year.
  • 1999, 2000, won CMA award for Best Music Video.
  • 2000, won CMA award for Album of the Year.
  • 2000, won CMA award for Entertainer of the Year.
  • 2002, released Home album, a return to their bluegrass roots. It debuted on the Billboard charts at #1.
  • 2003, stirred up controversy and outrage among country music fans when Natalie Maines criticized President George Bush’s decision to invade Iraq at a concert in London.
  • 2007, won five more Grammy awards (for a total of 13) for album “Taking the Long Way” (including Album of the Year.)
  • 2008, fiddler Martie Maguire returned to the studio to record a fiddle-based solo album.
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