Martie Maguire (Martha Elenor Erwin)
Photos with Martie Maguire
BiographyYork, Pennsylvania, USA
Martie Seidel, born Martha Elenor Erwin in York, Pennsylvania on October 12th 1969, began her musical career before the Dixie Chicks were formed in 1989. She began playing classical violin at age 5. As teens, Martie & her sister, Emily Robison, were in a Bluegrass band named "Blue Night Express". She has 2 sisters - older sister Julia Erwin and younger sister Emily Robison (who's married to singer-songwriter Charlie Robison). Martie and Emily began the Dixie Chicks, along with former members Robin Lynn Macy (vocals, guitar) & Laura Lynch (vocals, bass) before current singer Natalie Maines joined in 1995. Read more... Chicks lineup were recently featured in a TV movie, Dixie Chicks on the Fly (2000). It was mainly a concert show showcasing Martie, Emily & Natalie's incredible vocal & instrumental talents. Martie and the other Dixie Chicks have 2 songs featured in the 1999 Julia Roberts/Richard Gere film Runaway Bride (1999). One of the tunes, "Ready To Run", was co-written by Martie. Her hobbies include shopping, golfing and bowling.