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Dixie Chick Takes Dig at Messina
Hey Jo Dee Messina, Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks has you on her mind.
At the recent taping of their upcoming NBC special, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire surprised their band mate with a birthday cake topped with a sparkler.
After the sold-out crowd sang “Happy Birthday,” Robison told the crowd she was turning “the big three-oh” and figured she’d stay 30 for the next several years. Then she added, “Just like Jo Dee Messina.” When the audience responded with hoots and rumbles, Robison said she’d just pulled the name out of the air, that she could have mentioned anybody to make her joke.
The Chicks’ NBC concert special will air in early December, and feature songs from their third album, “Home,” and several of their past hits as well. The new disc will be released on Aug. 27.
Meanwhile, Robison is playing chicken with her due date. The dobro/banjo and guitar-playing Chick is pregnant, with a due date of Nov. 14. She tells Country Weekly she’s having a boy, whom they’ll most likely name Charles, after her husband Charlie Robison. But she says they’ll likely call him by his middle name, which they haven’t decided yet.
The trick is the due date: The Chicks have a show on Oct. 19 at the Texas State Fair, three weeks from her due date. Robison laughs that she’s praying she can still play her instruments as her belly expands. She says she can probably play the banjo sidesaddle, but not her dobro รณ so she might have to get a special stand made for it.