Natalie Bio
          Natalie Louise Maines            



Birthdate: October 14, 1974 (Libra)
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
Education: Berkelee College
Previous Job: "Orlando's Italian Restaurant" Waitress
Hair Color: platinum blonde, worn short
Eye Color & Height: Blue / 5 ft. 3 in.
Family: mother, Tina; father, Lloyd; sister Kim
Can't Live Without: Her little labtop
Right or Left?: She's right handed
Instruments: piano, guitar and electric guitar
Pet Peeve: People who chew gum (remember, no cavities)
Hobbies: reading, decorating her Nashville home, watching movies, quilting, using her boogie board

Faves
Actor: John Travolta
Actress: Audrey Hepburn
Childhood Hero: Sandra Dee
Fashion: likes to cover her shoulders, loves hair & make-up, avid shoe buyer
Hang-Out: New York
Junk Food: Fruit Loops
Movie: Grease, Pulp Fiction, West Side Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 7 Years in Tibet, Dead Poet's Society, To Kill a Mockingbird
Piece of Clothing: tie-dyed, velvet Todd Oldham pyjamas
Singers: James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Maria McKee
T.V Show: Party of Five


Info
Natalie started her singing career at the age three, and spent her summers in the studios, at family jam sessions and performing with her father. Her grandfather was also a musician. She spent her childhood watching her father's band play and began sitting in onstage when she was just a little kid. Growing up in a family like the Maines family, it's hard not to become musical. At the age of 4, she was discovered standing on a desk at the hospital where her mother worked, giving a note-perfect rendition of 'Greased Lightnin'. In school, she would say, "Oh, I don't wanna do this math and science. I'm gonna be a star."
And a star she wanted to be. Her start was on piano when she was 12 and she most recently has started acoustic guitar. In 24 short years, Natalie has sung on several albums by well known Texas artists and won a vocal scholarship to Berkelee School of Music in Boston in 1994. When Martie and Emily called Natalie to ask her to be their lead singer, Natalie said she had a volleyball game that night and the next day a big Economic test. But about 4 days later, she checked out of college and started singing. Now when she's out on the road, she is addicted to the treadmill, to help her stay in shape.
Natalie got a distinguished alumnus award from Berklee College in Boston on March 16, 1999. She studied voice there in 1995 before leaving to join the Chicks. Even though she didn't finish, they decided to give her it anyway for going this far.

Did You Know?
* That Natalie has never had a cavity...
* That Natalie considered herself a flower child while in college and had a "world" and the Latin word for "Peace" tattooed on her ankle...
* That "Shake Your Booty" was the first song Natalie learned to sing...
* Natalie was a cheerleader in high school...
* When Natalie was a waitress, she never would sing the birthday songs at Orlando's..
* Natalie had to learn "Roly Poly" when she joined the band
* Natalie would like to be reincarnated as Mrs. John Travolta
*She wants to try her hand at acting*