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Natalie Maines wiki: Natalie Louise Maines (born October 14, 1974) 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, Natalie Maines considers herself a rebel who “loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought.”
In 1995, after leaving Berklee College of Music, Natalie Mainess was recruited by the Dixie Chicks to replace their lead singer, Laura Lynch. With Natalie 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 Natalie Maines still acting as a lead singer, the Dixie Chicks released Taking a Long Way. The album subsequently won five Grammy Awards(including Album of the Year).
Natalie Maines released her solo album, Mother, on May 7, 2013.
Natalie Maines Career
Natalie Maines‘s first commercially released work was background vocals on Pat Green’s debut album, Dancehall Dreamer, produced by her father Lloyd Maines and released in 1995. At the end of 1995, at age 21, Maines joined the all-female country music band, the Dixie Chicks, which had been performing since 1989, but which had been unsuccessful in gaining more than local attention. Maines replaced founding lead singer Laura Lynch. Natalie Maines plays guitar and bass in concert in the band.
Natalie Maines co-wrote four tracks for the Dixie Chicks’ first three albums, including the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart number one hit “Without You” on Fly. Natalie Maines was a primary songwriter on all 14 tracks of the band’s 2006 album Taking the Long Way which peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. Taking the Long Way has the Billboard Hot 100 single “Not Ready to Make Nice”, (Natalie Maines, Strayer, Erwin, Wilson) hitting No. 4 and for which the band won the songwriting Grammy Award, for Song of the Year. Natalie Maines considers the songwriting Natalie Maines did for Taking the Long Way “pure therapy” after the controversy that ensued over a comment Natalie Maines made from the stage in London that criticized U.S. President George W. Bush “Everything felt more personal this time”, Natalie Maines said about the album, “there’s just more maturity, depth, intelligence. feel more grown-up.”
Natalie Maines collaborates with other musical artists, both as a member of the Dixie Chicks and an individual singer. The Dixie Chicks first worked with Sheryl Crow in 1999 while performing for the concert tour Lilith Fair. Since then, the Dixie Chicks have worked with Crow on her Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park album, a Crow remixed version of “Landslide” performed by the Chicks, and the Dixie Chicks’ song “Favorite Year” from Taking the Long Way. Maines has performed with artists including Pat Green, Charlie Robison, Yellowcard, Stevie Nicks, Patty Griffin, Neil Diamond, Eddie Vedder, Pete Yorn and Ben Harper.
Natalie Maines is a friend of Howard Stern and has made several appearances on his show.
On May 7, 2013, Natalie Maines released a solo album entitled Mother. This was Natalie Maines‘s first album since the Dixie Chicks hiatus started in 2007. The album was co-produced by Ben Harper. The album contains Maines’s interpretation of several cover songs, including Pink Floyd’s “Mother”, Eddie Vedder’s “Without You”, and Jeff Buckley’s “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over”. Natalie Maines also sings about motherhood, feminism, and painful relationships.
Natalie Maines Philanthropic works
Natalie Maines has participated in various fundraising and awareness events. They include:
- Legendary Bingo (August 23, 2007): Natalie Maines participated in “Legendary Bingo”, a US bingo game hosted by drag queens and held weekly in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event go to special charity interests; when Natalie Maines participated in the event, the proceeds benefited the “Voice for the Animals Foundation”.
- St. Jude Benefit (June 12, 2008): Natalie Maines attended “Scrabble Under The Stars” in Beverly Hills, California. The event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Scrabble boards autographed by celebrity attendees, including Natalie Maines were auctioned through June 30, 2008.
- David Lynch Foundation: Natalie Maines with the Dixie Chicks was the headline performer at a benefit night honoring Rick Rubin at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in February 2014.
Natalie Maines Personal life
In 1997, Natalie Maines married her South Plains College boyfriend, bassist Michael Tarabay, and the couple moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Almost two years after they married, they filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Natalie Maines met actor Adrian Pasdar in May 1999 at the wedding of bandmate Emily Erwin to Charlie Robison. Natalie Maines and Pasdar married on June 24, 2000, at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. They have two sons, Jackson Slade Pasdar (Slade) (born March 15, 2001) and Beckett Finn Pasdar (born July 14, 2004). Natalie Maines has referred to herself as “Natalie Pasdar”. The family has homes in Los Angeles, Austin, and New York City. In July 2017, Natalie Maines filed for divorce from Pasdar, citing irreconcilable differences.
Natalie Maines practices Transcendental Meditation.
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