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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Court Yard Hounds New CD Amelita

Are there any Dixie Chicks fans out there?  Pop-Country music fans? How about just plain good music fans?  Well this post is for you!
I recently got to listen to the new album Amelita by Court Yard Hounds. Court Yard Hounds is made up of Emily Robison and Martie Maguire who are sisters and were part of the popular country band the Dixie Chicks.  After a few years away from the limelight and the Dixie Chicks, the two sisters were ready to get back into the studio with the creation of Court Yard Hounds.  Amelita, out now, marks the Court Yard Hounds' second album.
Containing 11 new tracks, Emily and Martie took a different approach with Amelita than their debut album in 2010.  This album contains a new perspective, which is due in part to time passed since Robison's divorce.  I have to say both sisters' voices are stunning on the album.  They deliver powerful passion and  intense feeling with every note they hit! 
I enjoyed all the songs I heard!  A few really stood out.
First,  I really liked the track Sunshine. It has a real pop-country sound.  The lyrics  "Don't rain on my parade and kill a perfect day wasting my time" made me feel like I could totally relate!
Also I kept replaying the title track Amelita.  The instruments in the intro totally reminded me of a Dixie Chicks song and I enjoyed the beat as well as the lyrics.
A slower moving song that pulled at the heart was the song Divided.    The sisters sing so beautifully the chorus "So stay a little longer, don't let this feeling go to waste,when the sun comes up I wanna be there".  It is a great song!
I think there will be a lot of hits coming from this album so if you haven't picked it up I would highly suggest you check it out! 

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****I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

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