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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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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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‘American Idol’ Top 10 Finalists Revealed; Watershed Music Festival Lineup Announced + More: Country News Roundup

The Boot rounds up today's country music news from around the web.

Ryan Seacrest called the names of two country singers when announcing the Top 10 "American Idol" finalists on Thursday (March 7) night. Janelle Arthur and Kree Harrison will represent the format as they com

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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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Bruce Springsteen, MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Adds Country Stars

Legendary rocker and humanitarian Bruce Springsteen will be celebrated next month in Los Angeles with an invitation-only gala in conjunction with the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year, Springsteen will be saluted o

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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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Court Yard Hounds Talk Secret Project With Natalie Maines

The Court Yard Hounds were back Tuesday night (January 18) with another web chat, answering fans' questions live online. Sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison talked for nearly 40 minutes about everything from reality shows, Toby Keith, and playing on Steve Martin's new album to a new super-secret pro

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Court Yard Hounds Support Gays Through Song

Dixie Chicks members Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire are notorious for bravely speaking their minds about issues important to them. Emily and Martie have continued to be outspoken with their new duo, Court Yard Hou

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