As the Dixie Chicks are approaching their 20th Anniversary together, lead singer Natalie Maines returned to her hometown of Lubbock, TX to accept an induction into the West Texas Walk of Fame on Thursday night. The ceremony was held at the Lubbock High School and also honored playwright Jo Harvey Allen.
The ceremony was inspiring, poignant and not without its unexpected moments, including a funny anecdote where Allen spoke of Maines as a “sweet little s—” when she was a young girl. The pair goes way back, and you could tell. Maines even praised Allen later on stage for using the expletive.
The pair were interviewed prior to the ceremony:
Natalie also did an in-depth interview with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal which you can read HERE. Catch Natalie's acceptance speech into the Walk of Fame below:
The biggest surprise of the night came when Natalie started up an acoustic version of 'Wide Open Spaces' alongside her father Lloyd Maines. Catch that performance below now:
The Dixie Chicks will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2016 with a Spring European tour. Tickets are on sale now HERE.