A long time before Dixie Chicks were actually full-grown, Lloyd Maines (dad of Dixie Chick Natalie Maines) had established himself like a nation music huge, both like a famous steel guitarist along with a maker. Maines researched forestry while going to college at Tx Technology and hoped to become listed on the parks division. Nevertheless, after getting employment at an area studio, his potential was arranged. Maines’ pedal metal function seems to appear everywhere, from function by earlier nonmainstream nation artists such as for example Joe Ely and Terry Allen to ’90s attempts by alt-country upstarts as Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Richard Buckner, and Wagon. Maybe moreover, he offers carved out a profession like a sought-after maker. He began his producing profession in 1978 inside a big method: with Terry Allen’s Lubbock (On Everything), an recording that has collected immense essential momentum as period has handed, and which stands like a seminal function from the Lubbock songwriter group. Over time, he offers helmed albums by sometime Flatlanders Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He in addition has created for such performers as Andy Wilkinson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Will T. Massey, George Ensle, Jimmy Collins, Shed Gonzo Music group, Charlie Robison, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Richard Buckner, Wayne Hancock, and Robert Earl Eager. For the time being, he in addition has laid down metal for folks such as for example Man Clark, David Byrne, Dixie Chicks, and Radney Foster. He also continued to be associated with the Maines Brothers Music group, a band along with his siblings Kenny, Donnie, and Steve. The group released eight albums between 1978 and 1991.