RAY BENSON: You know, a few years ago three pretty young gals got together down in Texas singing on street
corners. They call themselves the Dixie Chicks. Their debut album has turned the talented trio into instant superstars. You
know, we've known the gals a long time and have worked with them all over Texas and all over the country. You might say that
singer Natalie Maines went into her father's business. She's the daughter of legendary steel guitar player, Lloyd Maines,
who's played with Asleep At The Wheel and countless other Texas acts. She recalls being influenced by Western swing at an
NATALIE: I can't say I was a fan from childhood. I think living in Lubbock and my dad being in the industry
I rebelled a little bit but now it's definitely come full circle and country music and Texas are in my soul and Bob Wills
definitely. I used to impersonate. My dad can tell you all about it.
RAY BENSON: Martie Seidel plays a pretty dang mean fiddle and what fiddler doesn't love Bob Wills. Bob had
his own way with a bow of course but he could also count on long time Texas Playboy Johnny Gimble. Perhaps the best fiddleman
ever and one of Martie's biggest heroes.
MARTIE: We did a show with him and he was so sweet. I was probably, I don't know, 18 or 19 and I'd never
seen a five string fiddle before and he wanted me to come up and play his fiddle. So I got up on stage, very nervous, very
young, and I get up there thinknig there are 4 strings and I go down to that low 5th string and I couldn't really hear myself
in the monitor so I just start wailing away on the wrong string and who knows what he must have thought. But then a couple
of years later we played with him again and he said call me anytime. Gave me his home phone number outside of Georgetown,
Texas one time and I just about fell over. I thought this is great that somebody of that caliber of playing, that's played
with the best would be that down to earth and be willing to kinda take the younger generation under their wings. So I hope
when we get older and wiser and better pickers we can kind of reach out to the younger too 'cause I think that's why we've
continued to do it for so long.