Dixie Chicks say album is coming
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dixie Chicks took the long way around, but they’re returning with new music soon after a 13-year hiatus.
The award-winning group’s lead singer, Natalie Maines, took to Instagram recently to tease a new album.
Using a baby filter, Maines exclaims “Dixie Chicks!” Bandmates Emily Robison and Martie Maguire then say “Album” and “Coming.” Their producer, Jack Antonoff, says “Someday.”
Their representative has not responded to an email seeking comment on the upcoming album.
The Dixie Chicks’ last album in 2006, “Taking the Long Way,” won the Grammy award for Album of the Year.
The group received both support and severe backlash in 2003 after Maines told a London audience that they were ashamed President George W. Bush was from Texas.
R. Kelly sex tape case turned over
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly’s attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago.
The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year.
Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood asked prosecutors during a Wednesday hearing to decide which of four indictments they want to proceed with first. A 2020 trial would stand in contrast to what happened in the same courthouse when Kelly’s 2008 child pornography trail didn’t begin until six years after he was charged. He was acquitted on all charges.
Kelly faces sex-related charges involving four women, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He has pleaded not guilty.