Natalie Maines Finishes First Solo Album

Just because the Dixie Chicks haven't been very active writing new music lately, that doesn't mean that the girls haven't been working. Natalie Maines has reportedly finished recording her first solo album, which will hit store shelves and digital retailers this spring.

The new album is titled Mother, and will be released on May 7 - arriving just in time for Mother's Day. Maines confirmed earlier this year that her debut solo project will sound a lot more like rock music than country.

"Happy Natalie Maines Finished Her Album Day everybody!" Maines tweeted out just a few weeks ago, letting her fans know that the album was complete.

Mother will be Maines' first full-length project since she recorded Taking the Long Way with the Dixie Chicks in 2006.

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