Dixie Chick Natalie Maines talks first-ever solo album

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines talks first-ever solo album

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines talks first-ever solo album

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by CBS News

CBS News

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 6:57 AM

(CBS) -- Natalie Maines has one “Mother” of a new album.

The 38-year-old Dixie Chicks frontwoman is releasing her first-ever solo album, “Mother,” which has a harder-edge rock feel to it as opposed to the Chicks’ country music sound.

“Mother” comes out almost seven years since the Chicks’ last album of new material, “Taking the Long Way,” was released and 10 years since the all-female country band was heavily criticized after speaking out against former President George H.W. Bush and his decision to invade Iraq.

“Mother”—which was officially released on Tuesday—features collaborations with several artists, perhaps most notably Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. The album’s title track is a remake of the 1979 Pink Floyd song of the same name. Another song on the album, “Free Life,” has already become a hit after it was featured on the soundtrack to the documentary “West of Memphis,” which chronicles the struggles of the West Memphis Three. Maines had been a vocal supporter of the three men during their incarcerations.

Watch the video above to see Maines speak about her new harder rock sound and what was it like to work without her Dixie Chicks bandmates.
 

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