Natalie Maines Featured on Yellowcard’s New Album

Dixie Chicks lead vocalist Natalie Maines has written and recorded a song with Yellowcard for the punk-rock band’s upcoming album. Maines and Yellowcard’s Ryan Key trade vocals on “How I Go,” a song recorded with a 25-piece orchestra and planned for inclusion on the album, Lights and Sounds, set for release in late January. Maines and Key met at a Hollywood studio where Yellowcard and the Dixie Chicks were recording. The Dixie Chicks have been working with producer Rick Rubin for their album, the first since 2002’s Home. No release date has been announced. Of the collaboration with Maines, Key tells, “I think it’s kind of freaking out people a little bit. I’ve noticed that in a lot of the feedback, it seems like some of the younger fans are like, ’Oh, I don’t like that!’ But a lot of our older fans seem to really be taking to it and find it interesting.”