Debut effort by Dixie Chick co-produced with Ben Harper, includes songs by Pink Floyd, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Buckley
Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' long-awaited debut solo album, "Mother," a rock-leaning collection co-produced by Ben Harper featuring songs by artists ranging from Pink Floyd to Jeff Buckley, will be released May 7 on Columbia.
"I wanted this music to be very different from the Dixie Chicks," Maines says in emailed announcement. "Lots of albums by lead singers might just as well have been made by the band, but I think this is very different from anything the Chicks could make. That separation and distinction was important."
"Mother" is comprised of ten songs, including "Without You" by Eddie Vedder, "Lover You Should've Come Over," off Buckley's landmark "Grace" album, and "Come Cryin' to Me," co-written by Maines' fellow Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison.