Originally created 05/05/04

Dixie Chick Martie Maguire delivers twin girls



NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Dixie Chicks' Martie Maguire and her husband, Gareth, are the parents of twin girls.

Eva Ruth and Kathleen Emilie were born April 27, the group's publicists, FrontPage Publicity, said Tuesday.

Eva Ruth arrived at 8:05 a.m. and weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces. Kathleen Emilie was born about three minutes later at 6 pounds and 1 ounce. Both were 19 inches long. There were no other details.

Maguire, 34, is the fiddle and mandolin player in the group. Her husband is a teacher.

A photograph of the babies was posted on the Dixie Chicks' Web site, www.dixiechicks.com, with this comment: "Does this mean there might now be a second generation of Dixie Chicks in the making? Perhaps it's no coincidence that there is a long tradition of twin fiddles in music."

The Texas-based trio's other members - Natalie Maines and Emily Robison - also have children. Robison and Maguire are sisters.

The Chicks' hits include "Landslide," "Ready to Run" and "Wide Open Spaces."