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©AP/ Natalie Maines at SXSW
© AP/ Natalie Maines at SXSW
Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines moving on as solo artist
By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Natalie Maines barely spoke between tunes while performing songs from her new solo album at the South by Southwest music festival this week.

Find: More on the Dixie Chicks-Bush controversy

Now 38, Maines seemed more nervous on stage than she did as the former Dixie Chicks spitfire who slammed then-President George W. Bush almost 10 years ago, forever changing the country group's fate and fortunes.

Looking slimmer and sporting a punkish pompadour, Maines played songs from her debut solo album "Mother" to a decent-sized crowd.

Maines is candid about the past and guarded about the future. When asked, she declined to predict whether the Dixie Chicks might reunite after going on hiatus in 2007.

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Mar 19, 2013 1:58AM
I was talking about the public chastising for speaking their mind.So,what about outlawing ammunition? Bear arms no Bullets,
Mar 18, 2013 5:14PM
But......Maines is still a pretty good singer.
Mar 18, 2013 10:05AM
I think she is great and her opinion is just that,her opinion. Just like everyone else who has an opinion. Only difference is because she is a singer everyone thinks she should keep it to herself. Well I say congrats to her on what she said about the former president and on her new cd. It takes a strong person to put there opinion out there for everyone to criticize, I like the Dixie Chicks and always will and hopefully Natalie's cd will be just as good she is a good singer.

Mar 18, 2013 8:34AM

I agree whole heartedly with you and I am not one of her supporters. In fact, I was a Reagan supporter and would be again today if he were alive. I  just  would like to see the American PEOPLE take back their country and really support  our constitution. We need to be self sufficient and not  depend on other countries for our welfare................which looks like where we are headed.

 Amen to  " gotta be free"

Mar 17, 2013 4:44PM

I'm with you on that, Tom Coupsta.  His group put us in horrible debt for an unnecessary invasion and occupation of another country---all based on lies.  Never thought I'd see such terrible actions in this country in my lifetime.


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