Thursday, July 18, 2013

Court Yard Hounds (Amelita CD)

Disclosure: I received an album download  from One2One Network to help facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are my own.


Court Yard Hounds, you may know them better at this point as the founders of the Dixie Chicks, have a sophomore CD release called Amelita. While I am familiar with a couple of the Dixie Chicks songs, I hadn't heard this duet sing until now. They have a distinct country sound to me.

"Rock All Night" was an upbeat tune my son danced all over the room to; "Gets You Down" was slower, almost a little folksy; and "Watch Your Step" was an upbeat country sound that definitely had a little bit of blue-sy undertone to it. I also heard a touch of bluegrass throughout a good number of the tracks.


There were a couple of soulful tunes, but for the most part the songs were upbeat and positive, and the harmony with the sisters was spot-on. If you like to dance, and you like a country feel to your music, chances are high you're going to like the new album.

You can purchase Court Yard Hounds sophomore release Amelita on iTunes or Amazon.
You can also follow CYH on Facebook
and/or Twitter: CYH, Emily RobisonMartie Maguire

Amelita Track Listing:Sunshine
  1. Amelita
  2. The World Smiles
  3. Aimless Upward
  4. Guy Like You
  5. Rock All Night
  6. Phoebe
  7. Divided
  8. Gets You Down
  9. Watch Your Step
  10. The Road You Take

50 comments:

Sandee said...

I've heard of the Dixie Chicks, but not these gals.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Souns like good music.

Marissa McKenna said...

I heard them the other day on GMA. They sounded great!

MadeInCanarias said...

Haven't heard of them, but I have heard about Dixie Chicks. Just heard their "Rock All Night" and loved it.

mail4rosey said...

They used to be in the group. :)
You have a terrific day too.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting, Lisa.

mail4rosey said...

That's fun that they were on GMA. I guess they're making their rounds and getting out there. I just watched an interview on YouTube. :)

Thanks for visiting.

alissa apel said...

I haven't heard of them. Now I need to look them up and listen more.

mail4rosey said...

I'm glad you gave them a listen!

mail4rosey said...

I was poking around giving them a listen too. :)

TabbyAnn said...

thanks for pointing these out. I have heard of the dixie chicks but not these. awesome.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading. :)

Pat Hatt said...

First I've heard of them, they have quiet the variety

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

I like Dixie Chicks, but never heard of these ladies before...

have a great weekend
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel said...

Loved the Dixie Chicks - excited to hear this music!

Ai Sakura said...

yeah heard of Dixie Chicks too but didn't know the founders formed this band! I like listening to country music sometimes.. have a nice "homely" feeling to it

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

mail4rosey said...

First I've heard of them too. :)

mail4rosey said...

It IS almost the weekend, isn't it??? You have a great one too!

mail4rosey said...

They had a couple of hits I really liked too.

mail4rosey said...

I used to listen to all kinds of music all of the time, but now I don't even know who's out there anymore.

Anonymous said...

I think they are much better with out the other gal.

Virginia Gudiel said...

I'll have to give this new album a try! I really liked the Dixie Chicks.

Theresa said...

I haven't heard of them before, but I do love a good country song every now and again :)

Stacey C said...

I didn't know they branched off from Dixie Chicks. I'll have to check it out.

Masshole Mommy said...

I've never heard of them, but then again, I don't really listen or like country music.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I didn't know they were still singing! Wonder where they got the name CYH? I wish them well.

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

Oh so the Dixie Chicks changed names! That's fun. I'm not a huge fan of their music but I do like some of it! I'll have to check them out. I wonder how they thought of the name Court Yard Hounds too. Happy Friday!

Denise McDonuts said...

I LOVE THE DIXIE CHICKS!!!!

I had no idea of this new CD I neeeeeeeed this!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for stopping over to visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks Virginia, for reading. :)

mail4rosey said...

We have tons of music in the house and it's pretty diverse, including some country. :)

mail4rosey said...

I didn't either until the review. :)

mail4rosey said...

I listen to Country sometimes and I didn't know they'd formed a group until now either. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Cheryl. I liked your post yesterday, you had some great photos going on of your yard!!

mail4rosey said...

Happy Friday to you too, Kera. :)

mail4rosey said...

lol :) Thanks for the visit.

Elisebet F said...

I like some country music...just depends. I'd check it out though. I might like it!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting/reading. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I have heard of the Dixie Chicks but not the Court Yard Hounds. Thanks for this information Rosey!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading. :)

Kristi Maloney said...

Sounds like a great CD. I really like duets and am warming up to country music. :)

Monica said...

I've never heard of them. Although I'm not a fan of country..I do like the Dixie Chicks - I bet I would like this group!

Momma Lew said...

Never heard of their new group. Sounds like I need to check them out!

mail4rosey said...

I used to listen, I don't even know any of the new artists (except pop because my daughter loves that genre).

mail4rosey said...

The Dixie Chicks had a nice sound, even for people who didn't like Country, I agree. :)

mail4rosey said...

They were new to me too. Thanks for stopping over to read. :)

~ Noelle said...

used to LOVE the dixie chics... wondered what had happened to them... glad to see they are somewhat still around.. they have an amazing voice

mail4rosey said...

They did have a nice sound. :)

Vague said...

I hadn't heard that they went off on their own. I will have to check it out. I hope I'm not too disappointed. Thanks for the heads up!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading.