|Recalling Their Roots|
|(6/3/99, 1 a.m. PDT) - The Dixie Chicks were in the studio on Sunday (May 30) with legendary producer Peter Asher recording a cover of the Supremes' 1966 No. 1 hit "You Can't Hurry Love." The track will be included on the soundtrack to the soon-to-be-released film Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Aside from recording that song, the Chicks have been keeping busy by performing on the George Strait Festival, recording a new album, and flying to both coasts for photo shoots.
By now, the blonde trio should be used to all the demands that come with success. There was a time, however, when the girls weren't so sure where they were going, much less how they were going to get there.
When sisters Martie Seidel and Emily Robison started the Dixie Chicks, they spent years defining and redefining the band's image and sound. After lead singer Natalie Maines entered the picture, everything just seemed to fall into place.
"We were playing on the street corner so we had no idea, and I think we were trying to figure out who we were," Robison recalled. "We were bluegrass at first, and we moved into a cowgirl sound and the clothing came next...I was 16 and Martie was 19, so I don't think we knew who we were much less what our musical goals were at that point. We were still learning our instruments, we were still just growing, and so I think we sought out Natalie because we knew we wanted to get to that next level."