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
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
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
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
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