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Natalie Maines

FIRST LISTEN: Hear a New Song by Dixie Chick Natalie Maines

Natalie Maines Debuts New Song

Originally posted 03/14/2011 03:30PM

Dixie Chicks fans have waited nearly five years – since 2006's Grammy-winning album Taking the Long Way – to hear new recorded material from Natalie Maines.

Now, she's singing a new tune – and PEOPLE.com has your exclusive first listen.

Actually, the song isn't so new: It's a cover of the Beach Boys's classic "God Only Knows" – recorded by Maines, 36, for the series finale of HBO's Big Love, set to air March 20.

The song will also be available for sale on iTunes on March 15.

Listen to the track here:
While Maines has no plans to record a solo album, or another project like her Dixie Chicks bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who formed the Court Yard Hounds, the track spotlights her expressive voice over an airy arrangement featuring a drizzle of keyboard and bleating organs.

She recorded it with producer Rick Rubin in Malibu, Calif., in the end of January, and it features drumming by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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FIRST LISTEN: The Dixie Chicks Chirp as a Duo

The Dixie Chicks Chirp as a Duo

Originally posted 04/13/2010 01:35PM

It's been four years since the Dixie Chicks released their Grammy-winning album Taking the Long Way in 2006. But the lull in releases doesn't mean the band members haven't been creating.

While the Chicks are still on hiatus, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison have formed a new band, the Court Yard Hounds, and are readying their first album, a self-titled disc, for release on May 4. And PEOPLE.com is giving you a sneak peek – with an exclusive first listen to the lilting "I Miss You," which features Robison on lead vocals.

Listen to "I Miss You" from the Court Yard Hounds's debut album

"We're looking at it like a new chapter in music," Maguire says of the project in press materials. "We definitely are going to tour this and make another record. I know this isn't just a one-time, get-it-off-our-chests, get-these-songs-recorded-and-go-back-to-our-lives thing."

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Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Blogs About Latest Cause | Natalie Maines

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Blogs About Latest Cause

Originally posted 12/03/2007 02:40PM

The always-outspoken Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines has taken up a new cause – that of three men who she says were wrongfully convicted of murder.

Maines, who has previously taken on President Bush, begins a post on the Dixie Chicks Web site, "I'm writing this letter today because I believe that three men have spent the past 13 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit."

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Natalie Maines Gets Advice from Heroes Husband | Natalie Maines

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Natalie Maines Gets Acting Advice from Heroes Husband

Originally posted 08/03/2007 07:00AM

Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines is prepping to take a new kind of lead in her career – in a feature film.

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Dixie Chicks Regret Bush Apology | Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks Regret Bush Apology

Originally posted 05/22/2006 03:15PM

Back in 2003, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines created an uproar when she told a London concert audience, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."

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Dixie Chicks Recall 'Scary' Death Threat | Natalie Maines

Dixie Chicks Recall 'Scary' Death Threat

Originally posted 05/12/2006 07:50AM

When lead Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush on a London stage three years ago as the Iraqi war was looming, some U.S. radio stations yanked the Texas trio from their broadcast schedules, some fans boycotted the group – and someone threatened to kill her.

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Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Welcomes Baby Boy | Natalie Maines

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Welcomes Baby Boy

Originally posted 07/23/2004 01:00PM

Lead Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines gave birth to a baby boy, her second son with actor-husband Adrian Pasdar, the group announced on its Web site Friday – complete with a snapshot of the new arrival.

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NEWS BRIEFS: 'ER' Loses Breast Shot

Originally posted 02/05/2004 10:26AM

DELETED: Days after Janet Jackson's bared breast shocked the nation, NBC has agreed to edit out a brief shot of an 80-year-old woman's breast from Thursday night's episode of "ER." "Though we continue to believe the shot is appropriate and in context, and would have aired after 10:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time, we have unfortunately concluded that the atmosphere created by this week's events has made it too difficult for many of our affiliates to air this shot," said an NBC statement.

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