TRICK PONY

After coming through personal hard times—the death of a loved one, a battle with booze and career roadblocks—Trick Pony is galloping along with a new single and some special guests on their just-released CD.

When radio listeners heard Heidi Newfield sing "It's a Heartache" this February from Trick Pony's just-released third album, R.I.D.E. (Rebellious Individuals Delivering Entertainment), they might have thought she couldn't possibly sound any more heartbroken. But they were wrong.

And, now that the album's out, fans are coming to know the sound of real-life heartache—as they listen to Heidi sing "MaryAnn's Song," her self-penned tribute to her mom, who lost a brave battle with MS in February of 2004.

Heidi had just returned from visiting her mom in California the day before she and bandmates Keith Burns and Ira Dean went into the studio. "My mom was really bad," she declares quietly. "And the last thing I wanted to do was be in the studio. I just was so torn . . . I wanted to be home by her bedside. Because I was pretty sure I would probably not see her again. And the guys had been in the studio the day before without me."

To read the rest of this article, check out the new issue of Country Weekly, on sale now!

To listen to R.I.D.E., click on the links below.

Ain't Wastin' Good Whiskey

Real Player Windows Media Player What's Not to Love Real Player Windows Media Player It's a Heartache Real Player Windows Media Player When I Fall Real Player Windows Media Player I Didn't Real Player Windows Media Player The Bride Real Player Windows Media Player Sad City Real Player Windows Media Player Stand In The Middle Of Texas Real Player Windows Media Player Senorita Real Player Windows Media Player Hillbilly Rich Real Player Windows Media Player I Wear My Life Real Player Windows Media Player Once A Cowboy Real Player Windows Media Player Cry, Cry, Cry Real Player Windows Media Player I Can't Live With That Real Player Windows Media Player Maryann's Song Real Player Windows Media Player

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