Natalie Maines is back in 2011.
Last year her Dixie Chicks bandmates released an album as the Court Yard Hounds. That album sold well and the music was appreciated by fans and critics. The girls assured fans the Dixie Chicks would be back at some point with no immediate plans for recording and touring.
Now lead singer Natalie has a new song out at radio and it’s a good one.
God Only Knows is recognized as one of the best songs of the ’60s – a pretty good decade for music. The track was co-written and produced by Beach Boys founder and leader Brian Wilson. The song became a huge hit for the band in 1966 helping cement Brian as a true musical genius.
The track is simple in lyric. The narrator describes they would still be able to live without the love of their life, but perhaps it would be a struggle. Only god really knows what they’d be without the person they most care about.
Natalie gives a great treatment to the song. She has one of the most unique voices in all music. Her voice was always country enough for the country crowd. She also has some rock qualities in her voice that give her enough edge for the pop crowd.
It’s good to have Natalie back with God Only Knows. Her voice is beautiful on the song. It looks like the song was used for the promotion of the HBO series Big Love to kick off Season 5 of the show.
Natalie Maines makes an appearance here on country radio again. It’s a great comeback for the talented artist with plenty left to offer the country world.
We still don’t know what’s up with the Chicks, but any music from these talented three girls is welcome in my eyes.
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God Only Knows – Natalie Maines