Natalie Maines of the infamous band “The Dixie Chicks” records amazing Beach Boys cover “God Only Knows”

I’ve been waiting nearly five years – since 2006’s Grammy-winning album Taking the Long Way – to hear new recorded material from Natalie Maines and The Dixie Chicks.  Those chicks rock!

I got lucky, but barely as Natalie Maines quietly recorded a cover of the Beach Boys’s classic “God Only Knows” –  for the series finale of HBO’s Big Love, that aired on March 20, 2011.

While she has no plans to record a solo album, or another project like her Dixie Chicks bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who formed the Court Yard Hounds, the track spotlights her expressive voice over an airy arrangement featuring a drizzle of keyboard and bleating organs.  And let me tell you, her rendition of the song is incredible!  The chick has some pipes that’s for sure.

She recorded it with producer Rick Rubin in Malibu, Calif., at the end of January, and it features drumming by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Come on Natalie record some great new material with your chick pals already!  We’re anxiously waiting over here.

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