Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chick whose criticism of then-President
The lead-off track is a Beatles-esque arrangement of Eddie Vedder’s “Without You” and, not surprisingly, it’s generating a lot of enthusiastic feedback from Chicks fans.
“So happy you are back in the studio,” Pat Limb Myers posted in the comments section of Maines' official website. “Have missed the Dixie Chicks so much.”
Several commented on the long absence of the trio, although Maines' bandmates and sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire put out a duo album in 2010 as the
“Mother,” released May 7, was co-produced by Maines and guitarist-singer-songwriter
“I try to keep those two things separate,” she said. “I wouldn’t want the music to become soft because I'm a mother, although I do like positive, upbeat music. But it’s not for that reason.”
In a Twitter chat Wednesday, she said she expected to do more touring this year -- she previewed some of the solo music in March at the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas -- but the only confirmed shows she has to date are four summer festival appearances in Canada in July.
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