The Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines has never been afraid to speak her mind. Her words to a London audience, "Just so you know, we're on the good side with you all. We do not want this war. And we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas," completely changed her life in 2003.
Now, Maines says she never was a huge country music fan. "It burned my ears," Maines laughed when speaking to CBS Sunday Morning.
Natalie's father is Lloyd Maines. Lloyd is well known pedal steel player and has played with or produced dozens of notable country musicians.
Natalie Maines just released a solo album called Mother. It features several original songs along with covers of famous rockstars like Pink Floyd and Eddie Vedder.
That doesn't mean the end of The Dixie Chicks. Natalie says, "We're not over, but I don't know if there's new music coming." The Chicks released one album since Natalie's infamous comments. Taking the Long Way won Album of the Year at the Grammys. They've occasionally toured in the past few years and will play a handful of shows this summer.