Dixie Chick goes solo: Natalie Maines, a member of the multi-platinum selling Dixie Chicks, is going solo.
One of the members of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines, is slated to come out with a new album, the first material from any of the band’s members since 2007.
Maines, 38, is going to come out with an album, “Mother,” that she co-produced by friend Ben Harper. Some of the songs will be written by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder as well as singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley.
“I was a little apprehensive to do something by myself; I’ve never done anything without the other Chicks,” she said, according to MSN. “It was weird at first.”
She added, “I wanted this music to be very different from the Dixie Chicks,” who went on hiatus in 2007.
“Lots of albums by lead singers might just as well have been made by the band, but I think this is very different from anything the Chicks could make. That separation and distinction was important,” Maines continued.
Maines performed at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas this week, performing her solo debut. When speaking with The Associated Press afterward, she said she was unsure if the Dixie Chicks would ever reunite.
“I think I thought time would heal and that I would come around. But just like the song says, I’m still waiting,” she told the news agency.
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