Do you remember the Dixie Chicks? After a few years away from the limelight and the Dixie Chicks, the two sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison,were ready to get back into the studio. They joined together in 2009 to form the county music and folk duo Court Yard Hounds and debut their first album in 2010. I had the opportunity of listening to the newly released second album, Amelita. This album was released on July 16, 2013.
Containing 11 new tracks, Robison and Maguire took a different approach with Amelita than their debut album in 2010. This album contains a new angle, which is due in part to time passed since Robison’s divorce.
“I’ve been freed of all of those time-heals-everything kind of things,” says Robison. “Now, I’ve opened up to other ideas and ways of looking at life and the world. I think it’s not only a more hopeful album, but it’s more… well fun."
- The World Smiles
- Aimless Upward
- Guy Like You
- Rock All Night
- Gets You Down
- Watch Your Step
- The Road You Take
The Court Yard Hounds’ new album is a clear statement of who the girls are as artists, illustrating their sound as a band, with songs that are personal, yet familiar and widely relatable.
I really enjoyed listening to these tracks. It was upbeat, relaxing, and both their voices were amazing. I loved the Dixie Chicks so I knew I would love this sound as well. I enjoyed hearing the instruments, the melody. All the songs were wonderful, but I love the sound and the lyrics to "Aimless Upward"
"My eyes are wide
Aimless upward I will rise and
I'll be fine to take my time"
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