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Natalie Maines Says Dixie Chicks Reunion is Unlikely: ‘I Feel Like We Are Tainted’

Natalie Maines soared to fame in the late '90s as the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks. The trio, which also included sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, developed a large and diverse fan following by churning out hits like 'Wide Open Spaces' and 'Cowboy Take Me Away.'

But when Maines announced from a stage in London in 2003 that they were "ashamed" that then-President Geor

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Miranda Lambert: Gun Control Debate Won’t Draw Singer Into Political Firestorm

One of the most widely-debated hot-button issues in the country today, of course, is gun control. But just because her albums include such songs as 'Gunpowder and Lead' and 'Time to Get a Gun,' that doesn't mean Miranda Lambert relishes the idea of finding herself in the crossfire of such heated discourse, knowing as she does that sharing one's personal opinion on a highly-politicized topic could mean trouble for your career.

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Natalie Maines’ ‘Without You’ Is Rockin’ First Solo Single (LISTEN)

It's a bit ironic that Natalie Maines' first solo single has the same title as a Dixie Chicks song, especially since the feisty singer is quite vocal about her divorce from country music. But the brand-new "Without You" is a song that surely Chicks fans will enjoy, des

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New Country Music: April 2013 Releases Coming Your Way

April will shower country fans in the form of new music releases all month long. The Boot takes a look at the CDs, downloads and vinyl treasures in store in the coming weeks!

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Natalie Maines Tour to Include ‘Mother’ Producer, Ben Harper

Natalie Maines is plotting her first tour since 2006, and what will be her first-ever solo tour. The Dixie Chicks' lead singer is branching out on her own with a solo album, Mother, and has tapped the record's producer, fellow Grammy winner Ben Harper, to join her on the road.

"I get to be a sidem

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Natalie Maines Likens Country Music to an ‘Abusive Husband’

The Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines will be releasing a solo album in May, but she's made it clear it won't sound much like a Chicks record. In fact, there's little chance, she says, of her returning to a career in country music. On the red

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Natalie Maines’ Howard Stern Interview Reveals Bleak View of Dixie Chicks’ Future

The Dixie Chicks are reuniting for two music festivals this summer in Canada, but fans probably shouldn't get their hopes up for new music from the trio anytime soon.
"I just don't feel like it's the Dixie Chicks'

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Natalie Maines Solo Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines has completed her first solo album. The singer-songwriter tweeted the news earlier this month, writing, "Happy Natalie Maines Finished Her Album Day everybody!" The project, which is titled Mother, is expected out on May 7, 2013.

Earlier this year, the Texas native confirmed via the same social networking site that the new album is rock, rather than country. Several outlets

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Emily Robison Welcomes Baby Girl

It's a chick! Court Yard Hounds and Dixie Chicks co-founder Emily Robison gave birth to Violet Isabel on Tuesday (Sept. 4). The baby girl, who weighed in at 8.5 pounds, is the singer-songwriter's fourth child but first with boyfriend Martin Strayer. Emily's three oldest ch

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Radney Foster Interview: Revisiting ‘Del Rio, TX’ 20 Years Later

In 1992, after three successful studio albums and a handful of hits, country duo Foster & Lloyd (Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd), disbanded. The critically-acclaimed pair pursued solo careers but reunited in 2010 and released a new album together, It'

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