Dixie Chicks side project Court Yard Hounds' self-titled album has debuted in the Billboard Top 10. Emily Robison and Martie Maguire's new musical project enjoyed first week's sales of 61,119 units, putting them at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 (the week's top-selling albums across all genres).
Debuting simultaneously in the Top 10 of three major Billboard charts, Court Yard Hounds entered the Rock Albums chart (the week's top-selling albums across all rock genres) at #3 and the Digital Albums chart (the week's top-downloaded albums across all genres) at #7. All ranks determined by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
Court Yard Hounds have been introducing their music to fans via a series of high-profile television appearances including "Good Morning America" (May 4), "The View" (May 5), "Late Show with David Letterman" (May 6), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (May 7), "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (May 12) and the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (May 21). In addition, Court Yard Hounds will appear on an upcoming episode of "CBS Sunday Morning."
Emily and Martie appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" in early May to discuss the Court Yard Hounds project and perform.