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Natalie Maines’ Divorce From Country Spawns Solo Album

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One of the Dixie Chicks has struck out on her own and released a solo album. Natalie Maines this week released Mother, a rock album that breaks from the Dixie Chicks’ country music past.

Maines told CBS in an interview this week that the album has a “harder-edge rock feel” than what the Dixie Chicks were playing. Maines told CBS that it would be hard for her to return to country music after fans lashed out in 2003 when she spoke out against the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

“It’s definitely difficult for me to go back to country music,” said Maines. “So, yes, I’m sure that 10 years ago did have an effect on where I’m at right now and the fact that I’m doing this solo album.”

The Dixie Chicks have not released an album since 2006′s Taking the Long Way. Maines stated that she has not seen her former bandmates in around one year.

Maines also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday to promote the Album. She and Ben Harper performed her first single from the album, titled “Without You.”

Maines is also promoting her album through her various social media channels. She is currently answering questions from fans via her Twitter account using the hashtag #chatwithnat.

Natalie Maines’ Divorce From Country Spawns Solo Album
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  • Vanessa Gonzalez

    Terrible singer! I suspect that she will do other things for her career soon: A.) Come out of the closet; B.) Bad mouth “racist” and “homophobic” country musicians; C.) Play the part of a “victim” of the Far Right given her fall from popularity.

    • BillyBob

      And when she’s really desperate for attention, she will be moving in with ellen degenerate.

  • Joseph Blowe

    If I was married to that ugly-azz bytch whore, I’d have divorced her the day after I was forced to marry her! She’s like some of the Hollywood whores, runs around with a mattress to her back and a coin changer on her belt! She only gets a quarter to do you, so she’s a true two-bit whore! I hope George W. Bush does her one of these days!

  • Anne Davis

    She is made only for country music. This sounds terrible. She needs to get over her bs and do what she was meant to do. 30 million records says it all. This won’t sell at all. I find her voice for country to be the absolute best I have ever heard. I live for it. She doesn’t have a rock n roll soul and the bad haircut just adds insult to injury. When she sings rock she sounds like a kereoke nagging mom and when she sings country it’s pure heaven for me. Deal with it Natalie. I love all kinds of music and have a great ear. This is awful as the rest of the record. Just doesn’t work.

  • Larry

    YOU STILL SOUND GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was a devoted fan before your statement on the Iraq war and i supported you after by stop listening to my local country station. I am very sorry that the Chicks didn’t come back as a group, but will support you in this endeavor. My god bless and keep you and afford you great success.

  • BillyBob

    County Music has never missed the talentless idiot, Fatalie Mange!!!

  • chicabell

    dosen’t sound very rock to me. hair has got to go.

  • Tom

    I WILL BUY HER ALBUM ASAP BECAUSE OF HER STAND AGAINST IRAQ AND BUSH. WHY ARE THE RED NECKS OF COUNTRY MUSIC SO NIEVE? THEY VOTE AGAINST THEIR OWN SELF INTEREST. I GUESS IT’S MOM,GOD,APPLE PIE AND THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND MENTALITY.

    • Bobby

      I assume you hate all these people as well?

      “We urge you, after consulting with Congress and consistent with the US Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions, including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”

      October 9th, 1999 Letter to President Clinton Signed by Senators Levin, Lieberman, Lautenberg, Dodd, Kerrey, Feinstein, Mikulski, Daschle, Breaux, Johnson, Inouye, Landrieu, Ford and Kerry — all Democrats

      “If Saddam Hussein fails to comply and we fail to act or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop his program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of sanctions and ignore the commitments he’s made? Well, he will conclude that the international community’s lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on doing more to build an arsenal of devastating destruction. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow. The stakes could not be higher. Some way, someday, I guarantee you he’ll use the arsenal.”
      -President Bill Clinton in 1998

      “We have to defend our future from these predators of the 21st Century…. They will be all the more lethal if we allow them to build arsenals of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them. We simply cannot allow that to happen. There is no more clear example of this threat than Saddam Hussein.”
      -Bill Clinton – February 17, 1998

      “Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq…. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.”
      -Bill Clinton – December 17, 1998

      “We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and the security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction.”
      -Madeleine Albright – February 1, 1998

      “Of course they have no credibility. If they had any, they certainly lost it in 1991. I don’t see that they have acquired any credibility.”
      -Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix, on the Saddam regime

      “At the end of all of the academic arguments is whether we are willing to pay the price to bring freedom to the people of Iraq. If we are, we will not regret it.”
      -Vietnam veteran and former Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey

      “Saddam Hussein has already used these weapons and has made it clear that he has the intent to continue to try, by virtue of his duplicity and secrecy, to continue to do so. That is a threat to the stability of the Middle East. It is a threat with respect to the potential of terrorist activities on a global basis. It is a threat even to regions near but not exactly in the Middle East.”
      -John Kerry – February 23, 1998

      “Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”
      -Madeleine Albright – November 10, 1999

      “Iraq is a long way from (here), but what happens there matters a great deal here, for the risk that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest national security threat we face — and it is a threat against which we must and will stand firm.”
      -Madeline Albright – February 18, 2002

      “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
      -Nancy Pelosi – December 16, 1998

      “The (Clinton) administration has said, ‘Look, we have exhausted virtually our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so?’ That’s what they’re saying. This is the key question. And the answer is we don’t have another option. We have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily.”
      -Tom Daschle – February 11, 1998

      “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
      -Ted Kennedy – September 27, 2002

  • Al

    I am ashamed she is from The US. Have not seen that name or face in a long time.

  • lucky

    An Eddie Vedder cover. Awesome!

  • http://yahoo Mike

    crap + more crap = too much crap. Give it up – you 15 minutes are long, long over.

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