updated 04/13/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/13/2010 AT 1:35 PM ET
It’s been four years since the Dixie Chicks released their Grammy-winning album Taking the Long Way in 2006. But the lull in releases doesn’t mean the band members haven’t been creating.
While the Chicks are still on hiatus, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison have formed a new band, the Court Yard Hounds, and are readying their first album, a self-titled disc, for release on May 4. And PEOPLE.com is giving you a sneak peek – with an exclusive first listen to the lilting “I Miss You,” which features Robison on lead vocals.
Listen to "I Miss You" from the Court Yard Hounds’s debut album
“We’re looking at it like a new chapter in music,” Maguire says of the project in press materials. “We definitely are going to tour this and make another record. I know this isn’t just a one-time, get-it-off-our-chests, get-these-songs-recorded-and-go-back-to-our-lives thing.”