|Amazon Premiers Court Yard Hounds Music Video and Offers Free Multimedia Download|
Court Yard Hounds' Martie Maguire and Emily Robison first gained popularity as members of the fan favorite Dixie Chicks. The sisters have regrouped after a three-year musical hiatus to form Court Yard Hounds. The Hounds' debut album will be released from Columbia Records on May 4, 2010, and it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
"Our customers love the convenience of pre-ordering new music so we strive to give them early access to our multimedia products. Amazon is thrilled to be the first to offer a free download of the music video and MP3 for 'It Didn't Make a Sound,'" said Craig Pape, senior manager of Music for Amazon.com. "We love supporting distinguished artists like Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks as they re-emerge with a new sound that we think our customers will enjoy."
"Audiences will love the fresh and familiar sound of the Court Yard Hounds' debut album," said Steve Barnett, Columbia Records chairman. "To be able to offer fans exclusive content of their favorite artists is important to us. By teaming up with Amazon we know that customers will have quick and easy access to the Court Yard Hounds' musical debut in the media format of their choice."
The self-titled Court Yard Hounds CD is currently available for pre-order for $9.99 and will be available for download from Amazon MP3 beginning May 4, 2010. The physical CD is eligible for Amazon's Pre-order Price Guarantee. Customers who pre-order Court Yard Hounds are guaranteed the lowest price available from Amazon.com between the time the order is placed and the release date.
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