Natalie Maines has premiered her first new material for nearly five years.
Natalie Maines, the American singer-songwriter and Dixie Chicks star, has premiered her cover of the Beach Boys classic 'God Only Knows'. Fans of the star have waited nearly five years, since her 2006 Grammy Award winning album 'Taking the Long Way', to hear new recorded material. People Magazine began streaming the Maines new track yesterday (14th March 2011), which has been recorded for the series finale of the HBO show 'Big Love', set to air on 20th March 2011. Despite the new material, Maines insists she has no plans to record a solo album or follow her Dixie Chicks band mates Martie Maguire and Emily Robinson, who recently formed the Court Yard Hounds.
Natalie Maines' cover of 'God Only Knows' features a "drizzle of keyboard and bleating organs" and was produced by legendary rock guru Rick Rubin in Malibu, California at the end of January 2011. Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers plays drums on the track. The song was also made available on iTunes today (15th March 2011).