Martie Maguire and Emily Robison                 Toby Keith

                   

The Twin Cities has popped up on the itineraries for Toby Keith and the Court Yard Hounds, the Dixie Chicks spinoff group featuring sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire. No, these adversaries won't be touring together.

Keith's summer tour will bring him to town on July 16 at a place to be announced. His opening act is Trace Adkins.

The Court Yard Hounds will release an album on May 4 but start a tour in March at the South By Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas, their hometown. Look for them in Minneapolis near the end of March at the Pantages Theatre.

People who pre-order the album at www.courtyardhounds.com will immediately be able to download four songs and purchase tickets for the tour.