Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks says she's accumulated a large lesbian following because she “winks” at them from the stage.

In a just released interview with gay glossy Out, the 40-year-old singer-songwriter talks about how Cher saved the day, her new band the Court Yard Hounds and how sister Emily Robinson is jealous of her lesbian following.

The Court Yard Hounds includes Robinson and Maguire, who also form two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks. The sisters started their own band after lead vocalist Natalie Maines decided she needed a break from the Chicks.

But the Chicks are back and Maguire is preparing for a schizophrenic summer as both bands take to the road.

Ain't No Son, a song on the Hounds' self-titled debut album, is already courting controversy from conservative fans of country music. The song tells the story of a teenage boy who's been disowned by his father because he's gay.

Maguire also told Out that gay diva Cher rescued her from her fears of turning 40.

“She almost brought me to tears,” Maguire said. “[Cher said] she felt a psychic premonition that I was going to have the best year of my life. She said it was the best year of her life.”

Of her lesbian following, Maguire said Robinson was “jealous” that all the girls are drawn to her.

“I always say that I wink at them,” she said. “Maybe I appeal. I don' know. It would just turn out that I would have the female, gay following migrate to my side of the stage.”