<span class="caption right"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/maines.jpg?itok=bn_KFeV0" width="147" height="220" alt="" class="image-medium" />Natalie Maines</span>SXSW Music is excited to announce the solo performance debut by [Natalie Maines](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS23114). Best known as the front woman for the multi-platinum, Grammy winning band **Dixie Chicks**, Maines will premiere her highly anticipated material from her upcoming album, *Mother*. The record will be a rock-leaning collection, featuring original music written by Maines as well as songs by artists ranging from Pink Floyd to Jeff Buckley. In an emailed announcement, Superstar Maines stated "Lots of albums by lead singers might just as well have been made by the band, but I think this is very different from anything the Chicks could make. That separation and distinction was important." *Mother* is scheduled for release May 7, 2013. Maines will share the stage with Iron + Wine, Dawes and more.