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The Dixie Chicks have been a long time gone. It’s been well over a decade since the group released an album, long enough for even the staunchest post-9/11 patriot to realize that the group was spot-on with their critique of the Iraq War that derailed their career. With classics like “Fly” and “Wide Open Spaces” passing benchmark ages, the Dixie Chicks are finally ready to return. They’ll come back in 2020 with Gaslighter, their first new album since 2006’s Taking the Long Way.

The album will deal with Maines’ divorce from actor Adrian Pasdar in the same revealing fashion that Long Way dealt with their fall from being country music royalty.

“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 said in an interview with Spiritualgasm.”Songwriting is really 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 … I just was not ready to open up like that.”

Maines added that the album will be the most personal record the bluegrass trio turned country pop superstars have ever released.

“Our last album was the most personal and autobiographical we’d ever been,” Maines said, “and then this one is, like, 10 times that.”

Dixie Chicks tested the waters three years ago, touring in the US for 2016 after years of feeling that the market was no longer there for them. Of course, there turned out to be plenty of people who wanted to hear their hits live. After that success, Gaslighter is guaranteed to spawn some American tour dates. It remains to be seen if the group will do a full arena tour like the old days or just a few select dates, however.

Dixie Chicks Gaslighter Tour Dates & Tickets

Stay tuned!