When Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines decided to make a solo album, she knew she "didn’t want to make a country record." According to NPR, Mother, which was released last week, is "emphatically not country music." You might recognize a couple of the tracks on the album: "Without You" written by Eddie Vedder, and the title-track, which is a reinterpretation of a Pink Floyd tune from The Wall. Natalie, along with Ben Harper, Courtyard Hounds, and more, will be paying tribute to her father, Lloyd Maines, this Thursday, May 16, at ACL Live right here in Austin.
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