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"Nightingales O' The Prairie" -- Summer 1992

Before they hit the big time -- and one time after -- the Dixie Chicks sent a newsletter to their loyal fans. The irregularly published Chick Chat was a facinating stream-of-conciousness look into the lives of a group of talented young ladies (and gentlemen) struggling with life on the road.

A big "thank you" to Jay Rury for letting me borrow his old copies of the Chick Chat to add to this archive! This Summer 1992 edition -- issued shortly after Little Ol' Cowgirl was released -- is the last Chick Chat issued before Robin Lynn Macy left the group.

Critics' Comments

"A round and righteous grade A... the Chicks have become the great female hope!"

Country Roger Hooper
Buddy Magazine
June, 1992

"Some record label executives will be kicking themselves soon enough when the Dixie Chicks are queens of the honky-tonk circuit"

Eric Brace
The Washington Post
March, 1992

"The strongest of the three (new local band CDs) is Ross Perot's favorite band, the Dixie Chicks' Little Ol' Cowgirl. The sound quality is exceptional... The Chicks' trademark harmonies are equally pristine."

Michael Corcoran
The Dallas Morning News
June, 1992

From the road...

Mercy! Well, here it is, mid-June in the sunny south, hotter than honeymoon sheets, and we're sitting here looking at our computer screen and do we have some juicy news...

On Mayday we had the night of our lives at the Majestic Theatre (thanks to y’all) and our Little Ol’ Cowgirl CD has been sellin’ like hotcakes. Kirkland Bonik (the cutiepie on the cover), turning four years old, had a Little Ol' Cowgirl pony party and we crashed it.

On our recent road trip to Arkansas we saw a polka-dotted goat, ate at four different McDonalds within an 80-mile radius, invented a new Scrabble word (quillip) and got stuck behind a tractor going 8 mph near Wateeka, Oklahoma. And WHY were we in Wateeka, Oklahoma (where they offer tanning, toning and Tae Kwondo under one roof)? Because Jeff took a wrong turn while we were huddled in the back of the van rehearsing the "Star Spangled Banner" in hopes of singing at a Rangers game. (We're bound to get Robin to an athletic event yet, and Emily has a hankerin' to meet Raphael Palmolive.)

Van update: the price is dropping, will trade. We need vintage western clothing, a mute driver, an unlimited Mary Kay credit line, a record deal and a pedicurist. Not in that order. But next trip Jeff sez, "We pack the gals in the U-Haul and the P.A. in the van."

We had four days off, so Laura got out her Cuisinart and made dixie dumplings. She'll be coming out with a scratch 'n sniff cookbook in time for Christmas. Emily has been tanning, toning and Tae Kwondoeing. Robin decided to relive the '60s so, packing up a pup tent, a macrame swimsuit, biodegradable shampoo, very little makeup and strapping her guitar on her back, she headed south to the Kerrville Folk Festival for songwriting inspiration. Meanwhile, Martie is recovering from a major flesh would inflicted by a toy poodle while walking one block from the SMU campus. Her response, "I'm so sure... it was like a total bite."

If you like our new CD, please call your favorite radio station and request our music and we'll buy you a new house.

Thank you for sending us friendly letters, refrigerator art, pictures of your pets, and vacation souvenirs. After being on the road without the four basic food groups, aerobic exercise classes, REM sleep and a record label, it's such a thrill to return to a pile of clever, warm, inspirational well-wishes from y'all. Keep 'em comin'. If you call the office (214-000-0000) and hear a chipper voice, be sweet to our new assistant, Nancy, who once appeared on Monty Hall's "Let's Make a Deal."

We've decided that Bryce's Cafeteria in Texarkana (hometown of Ross Perot) is the gateway to the world. Their coconut cream pie will stand up to your mama's. When posing the question, "To bauble or not to bauble?" Martie sez, "More is more."

Friends... you can make a diffference!

  • Call you favorite radio station and ask to hear the Dixie Chicks
  • Ask for the Dixie Chicks albums and CDs whenever you visit your local music store.

Dixie Chicks Concert Update

Date Event/Location Time Phone Price
June 26
Comerica/Burnet Park
Fort Worth, TX
12 noon 000-0000 Free
June 26
Arlington, TX
8 p.m. 000-0000
June 27
Spring Creek Festival
Garland, TX
7:30 p.m. 000-0000 $15
July 2
Fourth of July
Carrollton Ampitheater, TX
8 p.m. (214) 000-0000 Free
July 3
Ft. Worth Symphony
Botanical Gardens
8 p.m. (817) 000-0000 $15
July 4
Freedom Fest
Dallas Cotton Bowl
6 p.m.   Free
July 17
Station Inn
Nashville, TN
9-11 p.m. (615) 000-0000 $4
July 18
Caravan of Dreams
Ft. Worth, TX
9-11 p.m. (817) 000-0000 $12
July 22-26
Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, TX
8 p.m. (512) 000-0000 TBD
August 6
La Zona Rosa
Austin, TX
9 p.m. (512) 000-0000 $7
August 13-16
Mid State Fair
Paso Robles, CA
8 p.m. (805) 000-0000 TBD
"They said, 'Californie is the place you oughta be,' so we loaded up the van..."
August 24
Cancer Society Fundraiser
Stonebridge Ranch, TX
7 p.m. (214) 000-0000 $30
August 26
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 E. Mockingbird, Dallas, TX
1-Year Anniversary of Buffalo Wednesday
8 p.m. 000-0000 $10
August 28
Cancer Society Fundraiser
Fort Smith, AR
8 p.m.   TBD
September 19
Barnburner II Festival
Winfield, KS
8 p.m. (316) 000-0000 $10

The Dixie Boutique

CDs, Cassettes and Singles

Little Ol' Cowgirl
CD: $15
Cassette: $10

Thank Heavens for Dale Evans
CD: $15
Cassette: $10

Christmas Swing '45 Single
Vinyl or Cassette (specify): $5


Made of 100% combed cotton, made in the USA, guaranteed to shrink just a tad.

Nightingale T-Shirt in white and cream. Available in sizes S-M-L-XL.
Short Sleeve: $15

Nightingale with Rooster Quote T-Shirt in white or cream. "Roosters Crow, but Hens Deliver" on back. Available in sizes S-M-L,
Short Sleeve: $15

Little Ol' Cowgirl T-Shirt. Colors (our manager picked 'em): pepto-pink, indecisive gray, yoke yello, bruised peach and environmentally bitchin' natural. Natural in sizes S-M-L-XL, other colors in L or XL.
Short Sleeve: $15

Kids' Chicklet T-Shirt in white and cream. Available in sizes 6-8 and XS.
Short Sleeve: $15

Trucker Bonnets

They went over great with the Byron Nelson golfers as well! With "Dixie Chicks" in block letters. Available in black, red, navy, white, hot pink or flourescent green.

Tote Bags

From magazines to Maybelline, Thigh Masters to slim faster and face plaster, we use 'em. You will too. Free pink toenail emery board with each purchase.

Little Ol Cowgirl Album Cover Poster

16" by 20": $5

[The Dixie Boutique Order Form followed here. At the bottom of the form was the following:]

Name our Newsletter!

If you've got an idea that's cuter than "Chick Chat" (and we figure almost everybody will), send in your suggestion. We'll pick the one that tickles us most to use on future issues.

My Idea: _________________________________

Editor's Notes:

For this edition, I transcribed the entire Concert Update page. Anyone living in Dallas/Ft. Worth in the summer of '92 could have seen the Dixie Chicks three times for free! We didn't know what we had... or at least, most of us didn't. Compare this to the Chicks' current
concert schedule (courtesy Pollstar) and you'll notice that 1) they don't play for free much any more and 2) they don't play two shows in the same day (see June 26)!

Please note that 000-0000 is not a valid telephone number! I have chosen to censor the phone numbers included in the old copies of the Chick Chat for privacy's sake! The venues' phone numbers may no longer be accurate... and trust me, the Chicks' current office manager does not want to spend the rest of her days answering calls from the group's new 12-year-old fans... send them an email instead to dixiechks@aol.com. If you prefer the older technology, the Concert Hotline is still active at 972-233-9124.

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Transcribed by Robert Brooks. Grammar and structure are from the original, but typos and misspellings are probably my own fault.

This mailing had no explicit copyright notice, but should be considered (c) 1992 Dixie Chicks

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