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Country trio Trick Pony reuniting after 8 years

Country trio Trick Pony reuniting after 8 years

BACK TOGETHER AGAIN: The country group Trick Pony, Keith Burns, left, Heidi Newfield, center, and Ira Dean, pose as they arrive for the Academy of Country Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, on May 17, 2005. Newfield said Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, that she is leaving the country music trio at the end of December to pursue a solo career. Photo: Associated Press/Mark J. Terrill

Country music trio Trick Pony is reuniting after eight years apart.

The “On a Night Like This” hitmakers disbanded in 2006 to pursue solo careers, but now Heidi Newfield, Ira Dean and Keith Burns are joining forces once again to record a new album and embark on a tour.

Newfield tells Country Weekly that the time apart has made them stronger as a band, explaining, “You can’t go forward unless you’ve visited your past a little bit and go, ‘Let’s not do a repeat performance of that.’ We’ve done that, and we’re all in a really healthy mind space.”

Burns adds, “After our first album as Trick Pony, I don’t feel like the music ever lived up to what we did live. Our new music that we are working on does that very thing. We have no doubt in our minds that we’re going to get up there onstage and blow those people away.”

The band is currently working on tracks for a new album and they plan on hitting the road later this year.

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