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As different as this new music is from her Dixie Chicks roots, the songwriting credits on "Come Cryin' to Me" reveal that even her fellow Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison still kept a hand in the new project. "That was a song we decided was too rock for Taking the Long Way," Maines explains, "but it really felt right to have a piece of them on here."
All of the album's 10 songs were selected because of personal connections to Natalie. Jeff Buckley's "Lover You Should Have Come Over" was a reminder for Maines of the early days in relationship with her husband, actor Adrian Pasdar. She discovered "Without You" on her friend Eddie Vedder's ukulele album, and heard a groove that she thought might fit.
What started out as a fun session with friend Ben Harper, quickly developed into the solo debut from one of our generation's most coveted voices. And while this does not mean the end for The Dixie Chicks (the group has some Canadian dates booked this summer), Natalie Maines is committed to MOTHER, and excited to share it with her fans. "I want to put all my efforts toward this album. I feel completely dedicated to it, and I want to give it everything I can."
More Information at www.nataliemainesmusic.com
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MOTHER Track Listing:
- Without You
- Free Life
- Silver Bell
- Lover You Should've Come Over
- Vein in Vain
- Come Cryin' To Me
- I'd Run Away
- Take It On Faith
SOURCE Columbia Records
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