Hustle and Heart - The Chicks
The Agrestic Grocer - 426 Mitchell Highway, Orange New South Wales, Australia
Hustle and Heart was created from two best friends combining their love of singing with their drive to be part of the prestigious local music scene.
Hannah and Allie can regularly be seen on stage with Orange Theatre Company, playing pivotal roles such as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Hannah) and Sophie in Mamma Mia (Allie).
The Chicks (previously known as Dixie Chicks) are an American country music band consisting of lead singer Natalie Mainees and multi-instrumentalists/vocalists Martie Maguire (nee Erwin) and Emily Strayer (also née Erwin and formerly Robison), the latter two of whom are sisters.
They performed bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label. In 1992, Macy left and Lynch became the lead vocalist. Upon signing with Monument Records Nashville in 1997 and replacing Lynch with Maines, the Chicks achieved success with their albums Wide Open Spaces (1998) and Fly (1999). After Monument closed its Nashville branch, the band moved to Columbia Records for Home (2002). These albums accounted for multi-platinum sales in the United States, Canada, and Australia, along with several charting singles on the American Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "There's Your Trouble", "Wide Open Spaces", "You Were Mine", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", and a cover of Bruce Robison's "Travelin' Soldier" reached number one. The Chicks also reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart with their 2002 cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide".
The Chicks have won 13 Grammy Awards, including five in 2007 for Taking the Long Way, which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and its single "Not Ready to Make Nice", which received the Granny Award for Record of the Year and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. By July 2020, with 33 million certified albums sold and sales of 27.9 million albums in the US, the Chicks had become the best-selling female band and best-selling country group in the US during the Nielson SoundScan era (1991–present).
Hannah and Allie connect strongly with the morals and values that The Chicks stand by and are excited to share their story with you all.