Natalie Maines

Natalie Maines



Natalie Louise Maines[1] (born October 14, 1974)[2][3] is an American singer-songwriter and activist who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female country band the Dixie Chicks. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Maines considers herself a rebel who "loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought."[4]

In 1995, after leaving Berklee College of Music, Maines was recruited by the Dixie Chicks to replace their lead singer, Laura Lynch. With Maines as lead vocalist, the band earned 10 Country Music Association Awards and 13 Grammy Awards for their work between 1998 and 2007.

In 2006, with Maines still acting as lead singer, the Dixie Chicks released Taking the Long Way. The album subsequently won five Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year).

Maines released her solo album, Mother, on May 7, 2013.



Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (also known simply as Shut Up and Sing) is a 2006 documentary film produced and directed by director Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck (daughter of actor Gregory Peck).
Mother is the first solo studio album by American singer Natalie Maines, best known as the lead vocalist of the Dixie Chicks.
Spotify Exclusive Commentary
Spotify Exclusive Commentary is an album by musical group Natalie Maines, released on May 7, 2013.

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Exploring the Bassnectar Logo Origin in Light of the Dixie Chicks Tattoo Story
  –  November 6, 2017
Now there’s a headline we never thought we would write. For confused readers, Dixie Chicks member Natalie Maines posted about a new tattoo on her Instagram account in October. She intended to cover up a toe tattoo with a tattoo of the Greek symbol for ...
Dixie Chick Singer Accidentally Gets Bassnectar Tattoo
  –  November 5, 2017
Dixie Chicks‘ lead vocalist, Natalie Maines trusted revered tattoo artist Kirsten Holliday of Wonderland Tattoo in Portland, Ore. to cover-up the faded ink adorning her right foot. Maines embraced the Ancient Greek symbol for strength, freshly painted ...
Dixie Chicks Singer Gets Bassdrop Tattoo Thinking it Meant “Strength”
  –  November 4, 2017
Well it looks like lead signer of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines, didn’t do her homework. The country signer apparently covered up an old tattoo on her foot with Bassnecter’s bassdrop, which she thought was a Greek symbol meaning “strength.”
With HB2 gone, Maroon 5 and some other acts are coming back to NC
  –  November 1, 2017
Instead, they handed out baseball caps that said “No Hate in our State.” “We have a favor to ask,” lead singer Natalie Maines told the crowd after a few songs. “Since we didn’t cancel our show – you’re also the only state we bought gifts ...
A surreal moment like this: Original Idol Kelly Clarkson makes her 'Voice' debut
  –  October 31, 2017
Kelly, a singer well-versed in both rock and country, was completely floored, comparing Ashland to the almighty Natalie Maines and saying Ashland could “make women proud in country music.” Miley even called Ashland the “female Chris Stapleton.”
The Most Scandalous and Heartbreaking Celebrity Breakups of 2017
  –  October 27, 2017
Next: This Dixie Chick flew the coop. Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines split from her husband, Adrian Pasdar, in July. This was a big surprise since they’d been seemingly happily married since 2000 and share two sons.
What Makes Eminem’s Anti-Trump Rap Different
  –  October 13, 2017
In 2003, the chart-topping Dixie Chicks criticized George W. Bush at a concert: The band’s lead singer Natalie Maines said they were “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” They got crushed for it — their No. 1 single at the ...
Many in country music mum over gun issues after Vegas deaths
  –  October 8, 2017
The Dixie Chicks still loom large as a lesson in country music politics. The hugely popular group was boycotted after lead singer Natalie Maines criticized then-President George W. Bush on the eve of the Iraq War in 2003. The National Rifle Association has ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day One: Five acts to see on Friday (Oct. 6)
  –  October 6, 2017
She’s joined by Maines, a legendary Americana/country producer and musician who also happens to be the father of the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines. Details: 4:25-5:05 p.m.; Bandwagon Stage. Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands: Lewis is an internationally ...


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