Dixie Chicks delay release of new album due to coronavirus pandemic

‘Gaslighter’ first album for trio since 2006

The Dixie Chicks perform at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images) (Frank Micelotta)

Fans of the Dixie Chicks will have to wait a little longer for the group's new album.

According to The Tennessean, the country music trio has postponed the release of their new album "Gaslighter."

Columbia Records was expected to drop the album on May 1.

The coronavirus pandemic is being blamed for the delay.

The group has not announced a future date for the release.

The Dixie Chicks were a popular group in the 1990s and 2000s until they received backlash for criticizing then-president George W. Bush.

Their last album, “Taking the Long Way,” was released in 2006.

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