Natalie Maines

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Natalie Maines

American singer-songwriter who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female alternative country band, the Dixie Chicks add

Category: Music

Born in 1974.

Countries: United States (33%), United Kingdom (28%), Texas (17%)

Main connections: Texas, Eddie Vedder, Toby Keith

Linked to: The Daily Telegraph, Berklee College of Music, Texas Tech University, Columbia Records




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Natalie Maines was born in 1974 add something


Maines was a cheerleader while attending O.L. Slaton Junior High School, and graduated in 1992 from Lubbock, Texas High School where she had participated in the school choir add something


In December 1994, Maines auditioned for and received a full vocal scholarship to Berklee College of Music add something


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 add something


Even though Maines is from Lubbock, Texas, home of Texas Tech University, she attended only one class at the school, a 1995 summer course in "Introductory Wildlife" add something


In 1995, after leaving Berklee College of Music, Maines was recruited by the Dixie Chicks to replace their lead singer, Laura Lynch add something


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 add something


Lloyd Maines - As the father of Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, he was instrumental in bringing the current lineup of bandmates together in 1995, which jump-started their sudden popularity and change in sound


Emily Robison - Lynch, thrust into the position of sole lead singer, was replaced by the sisters in 1995 with singer composer Natalie Maines after the group was unable to garner anything more than local interest


In 1997, Maines married her South Plains College boyfriend, bassist Michael Tarabay, and the couple moved to Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee add something


With Maines as lead vocalist, the band earned 10 Country Music Association awards and 13 Grammy awards for their work between 1998 and 2007 add something


The Dixie Chicks first worked with Sheryl Crow in 1999 while performing for the concert tour Lilith Fair add something


Maines met actor Adrian Pasdar in May 1999 at the wedding of bandmate Emily Erwin to Charlie Robison add something


Maines and Pasdar married on June 24, 2000 at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada for 55 dollars add something


Adrian Pasdar - Pasdar married Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks in June 2000


Maines had a public feud with fellow country music star Toby Keith over the 2002 chart-topping country hit "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue", as well as a comment Maines made about U.S. President George W. Bush during a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert in London add something


In August 2002, Maines criticized fellow country musician Toby Keith's song "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue" add something


On the eve of the Iraq invasion, while in concert in London for the 2003 Top of the World Tour, Maines commented that the Dixie Chicks were " add something


Iraq War - After Maines commented at a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire theatre in London that the Chicks didn't want the Iraq War and were "ashamed" President Bush "was from Texas", Keith's 2003 "Shock'n Y'all" tour began displaying a backdrop showing a doctored photo of Maines with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein add something


In March 2003, Maines commented that the Dixie Chicks were " add something


During the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq ordered by U.S. President George W. Bush after Congress's approval of the Iraq War Resolution, the Dixie Chicks performed on March 10, 2003 at Shepherd's Bush Empire theatre in London , the first concert stop on their Top of the World Tour add something


Shortly thereafter, on May 21, 2003, Maines wore a t-shirt with the acronym "F.U.T.K." written on the front while performing for the Academy of Country Music awards broadcast add something


A death threat directed at Maines was received prior to the Chicks' July 6, 2003 concert in Dallas, Texas add something


In August 2003, Keith publicly declared that he was done feuding with Maines, explaining, "You know, a best friend of mine add something


In 2006, with Maines still acting as lead singer, the Dixie Chicks released "Taking the Long Way" add something


Maines was a primary songwriter on all 14 tracks of the band's 2006 album "Taking the Long Way" which peaked on the Billboard Top 200 Chart at No. 1 add something


On May 21, 2006, while promoting the release of the album "Taking the Long Way", Maines recanted her 2003 apology to President Bush, saying, " add something


In an interview with "The Daily Telegraph" on June 15, 2006, regarding the fallout from her comment, Maines again stirred up controversy by stating "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism; Why do you have to be a patriot- About what- This land is our land- Why- You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country add something


In 2007, the Dixie Chicks won three Grammys for "Not Ready to Make Nice" and two Grammys for "Taking the Long Way", receiving all five Grammys for which they were nominated add something


Maines and the other Dixie Chicks participated in a rally in Little Rock, Arkansas in late 2007, in support of the West Memphis, Arkansas Three, three imprisoned men convicted of the 1993 murder of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, Arkansas add something


The suit was dismissed, however, in December 2009 add something


Emily Robison - With Natalie Maines taking a break from music, "Rolling Stone" magazine announced in January 2010 that Emily and sister Martie have formed a side project called the Court Yard Hounds, with Robison as lead vocalist


On August 19, 2011 Maines joined with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder in Jonesboro, Arkansas supporting the release of the West Memphis, Arkansas three add something


Eddie Vedder - On their August 19, 2011, release, Vedder and Natalie Maines attended the release hearing and arranged a celebration party for them afterwards


Ben Harper - In December 2012, it was announced that Ben Harper had co-produced lead vocalist Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks first solo rock album "Mother"


Maines plans to release a solo rock album in March 2013 add something


Maines released her solo album, "Mother", on May 7, 2013 add something


In July 2017, Maines filed for divorce from Pasdar, citing irreconcilable differences add something