The Drop: Natalie Maines

with Special Guest Ben Harper

Fans have been waiting patiently for new music from the always provocative, multi-platinum, GRAMMY-Award winning Natalie Maines. And now, just two days after the release of her debut solo album, Mother, Natalie Maines will celebrate that new music in the museum’s Clive Davis Theater. As a member of the Dixie Chicks—the best-selling female group of all time—Maines has sold over 30 million albums and won 13 GRAMMY awards. But the ten songs on Mother reveal different sides of Maines, and people will hear a new direction from the singer. Heavily influenced by the more rock-based, edgy and intense sound of title track, and Pink Floyd cover, “Mother,” Maines teamed up with friend and GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter and guitar wizard Ben Harper, who co-produced the record with Maines. What started out as a fun session with a friend quickly developed into the solo debut from one of our generations most coveted voices. Hear Maines in discussion, along with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, about the making of the record. After the discussion, Maines will play a selection of songs from the record.