Dixie Chicks Officially Announce New Single, ‘Gaslighter’

It’s official – the Dixie Chicks are making a comeback. The trio revealed plans to release a new single called…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 28, 2020


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It’s official – the Dixie Chicks are making a comeback.

The trio revealed plans to release a new single called “Gaslighter” via social media on Friday (Feb. 28). Arriving March 4, the song is the lead single from the Dixie Chicks’ first new album in 14 years.

Lead singer Natalie Maines previously teased the trio’s new music, revealing that her divorce inspired her to make music once again.

“When I started getting a divorce, I had a lot to say, so that kind of sparked me being ready [to make new music],” Maines previously shared during an appearance on the Spiritualgasm podcast. “Songwriting is hard for me, and I think for many years, I didn’t want to analyze my life or my relationship. I was just in it and dedicated and devoted. If I had started writing songs about it – I don’t want to say I was in ‘survival mode’, but I was just not ready to open up like that.”

Maines recently gave fans a peek at the “Gaslighter” music video, sharing a snap of herself with bandmates Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison. In her post, the lead singer of the trio teased that the release was “around the corner.”


To coincide with the announcement, the Dixie Chicks launched a new website that reads “Dixie Chicks 2020” and encourages fans to sign up for updates.

The new Dixie Chicks album, which is expected to arrive this year, will serve as the follow-up to 2006’s Taking the Long Way.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.