Natalie Maines Wanted To Be Madonna Not A Dixie Chick
"I really just wanted this to be fun," Maines told Rolling Stone about the project in a recent interview, "and there were so many songs I've always wanted to sing. And that could go on forever. I could have a hundred covers albums."
Though she is the daughter of Lloyd Maines, a noted steel guitar player and producer who played with Texas legends the Flatlanders and helped shape the modern alt-country sound, she did not share his taste in music.
Instead, she preferred Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, or the Grease soundtrack. "I had never bought a country album in my life, or even listened to one all the way through," she says. "Growing up, I thought I was going to be Madonna. I wanted to be a pop star."
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