1 Song, 3 Minutes

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Not the TV Mix


I absolutely LOVED hearing this new Natalie Maines recording at the end of the final episode of Big Love last evening. I ran right to iTunes to download the song. But I quickly discovered during my first listen that this recording is NOT the TV version. Of course, the TV version is edited for length. But it also is a more acoustic version. This version is poorly mixed with the vocals way in the background. Plus, whoever played drums on this recording is perhaps the worst studio drummer I've ever heard. And I'm a studio musician!

I'd be happy to pop for another $ 1.29 if whoever produced this mess would release a version which better matches the TV mix. Obviously, the producers of Big Love didn't like this version, or they would have used it without having it totally remixed. They didn't. Natalie is too good a singer to have her performance covered up by shoddy musicians and bad production. So, let's see another version. One that actually SOUNDS good.


Shaina Botwin,

Natalie's voice is so incredible. She needs to come back and do a solo record, if not with Martie and Emily. We miss you, Natalie!

About Natalie Maines

Natalie Maines is a singer/songwriter who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Dixie Chicks, but has since established herself as a solo performer. She replaced original singer Laura Lynch in 1991. The group won 13 Grammy and 10 Country Music Association awards before going on hiatus in 2007.

Maines is the daughter of near-legendary producer, multi-instrumentalist, and musician's musician, Lloyd Maines, one of the true architects of Americana music. After high school she attended several colleges, most notably the Berklee School of Music, where she earned a scholarship to pursue Voice Studies; she left before completing her degree, opting for a professional career instead. Her vocals have appeared on recordings from Texas songwriters Pat Green and Charlie Robison, as well as pop and rock artists including Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Neil Diamond, Pete Yorn, and Yellowcard, to name a few.

Maines was in a very public feud with Toby Keith in 2002 over a song he wrote entitled "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue," which she claimed was ignorant and made Americans appear that way. After some back-and-forth tabloid exchanges, it culminated in her wearing a t-shirt on-stage with the letters F.U.T.K. in a Dixie Chicks performance at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Reportedly, Keith hasn't uttered her name since.

Always outspoken on political and social justice issues including the Iraq war, Maines made comments in 2003 at a Dixie Chicks concert in England about then-president George W. Bush. As a protest against the war, she claimed the group was ashamed that he was from Texas. Her remarks caused a firestorm of controversy, and the Dixie Chicks were blacklisted on country radio. They were vindicated, however, when their 2006 album, Taking the Long Way, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and sold over two million copies -- an album for which Maines wrote all the songs.

Her debut solo offering, Mother, was released in May of 2013. The album is mostly a collection of covers and was co-produced with Ben Harper. ~ Thom Jurek

    Lubbock, Texas
  • BORN
    October 14, 1974

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