Album was supposed to drop May 1st

Dixie Chicks have postponed the release of their comeback album Gaslighter due to coronavirus concerns. The album was to be released on May 1st via Sony Music Nashville, but the trio has postponed the project with no release date announced, according to Consequence of Sound.

A rep for the trio shares, “their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Gaslighter, originally scheduled to drop on May 1, 2020, via Columbia Records, has been postponed. Additional details are forthcoming. Fans should continue to check @DixieChicks social media for additional updates and announcements.”

Gaslighter is the band’s first new album in 14 years. It follows 2006’s Taking The Long Way and is produced by Jack Antonoff.

On March 4th, the trio released the title track as the lead single with a PSA-style official video.

The album is among those being delayed by COVID-19. Lady Gaga has delayed Chromatica with no new release date announced. Luke Bryan and Sam Smith have also delayed their forthcoming projects due to COVID-19.

Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi (who’s also delayed its forthcoming album) and Zac Brown Band have each canceled all 2020 tour dates due to the health pandemic. Thousands more events have been either canceled or postponed with summer and fall shows still up in the air.

Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, John Prine and Joe Diffie are among the dozens of artists who had contracted COVID-19. Prine and Diffie have both passed from the infection, along with others, while many have recovered.