Martie McGuire and Emily Robison, late of The Dixie Chicks, have a new project being released in May.
They're calling themselves The Courtyard Hounds.
And you can look/listen by clicking here...
The official line, as you can read on their website, is that this is a "side project" and The Dixie Chicks have not officially disbanded.
Translation: Martie, Emily and Sony are scoping out what kind of sales/support/enthusiasm, et al, a Natalie-less Dixie Chick thing will create.
Should it flop, Martie and Emily will wait out Natalie's witness protection thing.
Should it take off, Mrs. Pasdar will have to be content raising the rugrats and spooning with the TV hunk.
And Dubya will have the last laugh.
Here endeth the lesson.