Natalie Maines is a singer from the USA who rose to fame by becoming the lead singer of the all-girl country band Dixie Chicks. She has been a member of the band since 1995. Dixie Chicks have released many albums and hit singles. Their top singles include “There’s Your Trouble”, “You Were Mine”, “Wide Open Spaces”, “Cowboy Take Me”, and “Without You”. She has also released music as a solo artist. Here is a quick summary of Natalie Maines’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Natalie Maines Early Life
Natalie Louise Maines is the daughter of Tina May and Lloyd Maines. She was born on October 14, 1974, in Lubbock, Texas. Her father is also a country musician.
She completed her schooling from Lubbock High School and was active in the school choir. Later, she went to West Texas A&M and South Plains College. Maines also went to Berklee College of Music on a scholarship but dropped out soon.
From 1997 to 1999, Natalie Maines was married to Michael Tarabay. In 2000, she got married to Adrian Pasdar. The couple is the parents of Beckett Finn and Jackson Slade. She filed for divorce in 2017.
Maines has been involved in many controversies. She feuded with Toby Keith in 2002 and has criticized the Iraq War. As an activist, she has participated in West Memphis Three’s release.
Natalie Maines Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1995, Natalie Maines gave background vocals for Pat Green’s ‘Dancehall Dreamer’. In the same year, she became a member of Dixie Chicks. She became the lead singer of the band and replaced Laura Lynch.
Dixie Chicks already released three studio albums but were not successful. In 1998, she released her first album with the band ‘Wide Open Faces’. This was a major commercial success and was released on Monument Records. The following year, the band came up with ‘Fly’, which was also certified diamond.
Their album ‘Home’ became available from August 2002, and it was released on Columbia Records. Their most recent studio album was ‘Taking the Long Way’ released in 2006.
The band has also released two compilation albums and two live albums. They have also released many singles including “Without You”, “Landslide”, “Travellin’ Soldier”, “Not Ready to Make Nice”, “Long Time Gone”, “Cowboy Take Me Away”, and “I Can Love You Better”.
As a solo artist, Natalie Maines released the album ‘Mother’ in 2013 on Sony Music. In the same year, she released the single “Without You”. She has also appeared for other artists like Sheryl Crow, Neil Diamond, Dan Wilson, Pat Green, Stevie Nicks, Charlie Robinson, and Pete Yorn.
Awards & Achievements
With the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines has won eight Academy of Country Music Awards out of 15 nominations. They are the winner of four American Music Awards and have won the Billboard Music Awards seven times. The band has won 10 Country Music Association Awards and 13 Grammy Awards from 23 nominations. Other awards received by the band include TNN/Music City Awards, Radio Music Awards, Juno Awards, and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
Net Worth of Natalie Maines
The estimated net worth of Natalie Maines is more than $60 million. She amassed this net worth from the sale of her albums with the Dixie Chicks. She has released four albums with the Dixie Chicks and all of them were commercially successful. Two of her albums have been certified diamond and the other two were multi-platinum. The band also released many singles including six No. 1 singles. Maines has released music as a solo artist and is also active in philanthropy.
Natalie Maines is one of the most famous singers in the world. She is also a successful songwriter and is also an activist. She achieved wider fame with the Dixie Chicks. The band has sold more than 30 million albums across the world.