Natalie Maines is a singer and songwriter born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. Natalie graduated in 1992 from Lubbock High School, where she participated in the school choir. Natalie attended West Texas State, South Plains College, and Texas Tech and went on a vocal scholarship to Berklee School of Music. In late 1995, at age 21, Natalie was recruited to join the all-female band Dixie Chicks as the lead vocalist. The band became a multi-platinum selling act in North America, Europe, and Australia, selling more than $100 million in ticket sales. The Dixie Chicks have sold over 40 million CDs and are the biggest-selling female band of all time in the United States. Maines co-wrote four tracks for the Dixie Chicks’ first three albums, including the Billboard Hot Country Singles number one hit “Without You” on Fly. She was the primary songwriter on all 14 tracks of the band’s 2006 album, Taking the Long Way, which peaked on the Billboard Top 200 Chart at No. 1. The Dixie Chicks have earned numerous awards for their music, including ten (10) Country Music Association awards and thirteen (13) Grammy awards. In May 2013, Natalie released her solo album, Mother.
Natalie Maines was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in 2015.