Dixie Chick goes solo: Natalie Maines is flying solo these days, performing most recently at Austin’s SXSW festival. Maines was there to also promote her brand new album “Mother.”
Natalie also revealed a brand new look, as well.
Displaying a slicked back, semi-punk rock hairdo, Maines entertained the crowd immensely in Austin this week.
Despite it being 2013, Natalie Maines is probably still best known for a pretty infamous 2006 incident. Back when George Bush was in office, Maines slammed the president, criticizing him harshly. She was taken to task by many in the conservative media, and it’s been something that has followed this particular artist since.
But now, this Dixie Chick is flying solo. And when the Associated Press asked Natalie if she ever envisions the Dixie Chicks reuniting, well, here’s what she had to say.
Now 38 and a solo artist for the first time in her career, Maines is candid about the past and guarded about the future. Ask whether the Dixie Chicks will ever record new music again, she curls in her chair with tense energy and declines to predict.
"I think I thought time would heal and that I would come around. But just like the song says, I'm still waiting," said Maines, pulling a lyric from the band's defiant 2006 smash single "Not Ready to Make Nice."