Happy birthday, Natalie Maines

Name one other banjo player who wears Prada. And I don’t mean Prada overalls.
—Natalie Maines

The lead singer of the breakout bluegrass trio the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines, was born on October 14, 1974.

The singer joined the Dixie Chicks in 1995, replacing original lead vocalist Laura Lynch.  Murphy Hicks Henry writes about the evolution of the group, and their impact on the music industry in her book Pretty Good for a Girl.

The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women and seven decades of music history.

Read an excerpt about The Dixie Chicks from Pretty Good for a Girl on Popmatters.com




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