Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Steve Maines:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1964-2015, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Maines, Steve
Title: Steve Maines Papers,
Dates: 1964-2015
Abstract: Materials in this collection encompass the lives and musical careers of Steve Maines and the Maines family of Lubbock, Texas.
Collection # AV 0004 and AV 0128
Quantity: 5 boxes (9 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

James Maines, who played professionally at dances and roadhouses, trained his children to make music; and the family never looked back. Growing up in Slaton and Lubbock, Texas, sons Lloyd, Kenny, Steve, and Donnie went from gospel harmonies to Future Farmers of America talent shows to performing with local acts.

Lloyd Maines, for example, then played steel guitar in the Flatlanders. Steve and Kenny took up guitar and harmonica, while Donnie drummed. Signed to a national label as the Maines Brothers Band with friends Richard Bowden, Cary Banks, Jerry and Randy Brownlow, the team balked when they were told they would have to tour regularly and move to Nashville to succeed. They sold their bus and most stayed in Lubbock and kept their day jobs, although Lloyd, who had worked at the Caldwell Studio locally, moved on to become a major record producer in Austin. The group regularly re-unites to play large-scale dances in Lubbock.

Natalie, younger daughter of Lloyd and Tina Maines, trained at South Plains and Berklee Colleges and developed her own spectacular career as a singer-songwriter. Her vocals supercharged the Dixie Chicks when she joined the group in 1994. During a 2003 concert in London she denounced the US invasion of Iraq, sparking radio blacklists, death threats, and boycotts by radical fans. Eventually, however, the group garnered multiple Country Music Association awards and a dozen Grammys, including Song and Album of the Year in 2007. With the Dixie Chicks on hiatus, Natalie Maines has launched a solo career from her base in California.


Scope and Content

The collection includes family photos, news clippings, awards, tour artifacts, and recordings by various iterations of family music groups. Materials are in good condition except as noted and part of the Crossroads of Music archive.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. Audio and visual recordings may need to be reformatted prior to use and require advance notice to the Reference Librarian.


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (People)
Allen, Terry, 1943-
Banks, Cary C.
Brownlow, Jerry.
Maines, Lloyd.
Maines, Natalie.
Subjects (Organizations)
Dixie Chicks (Musical group)
Maines Brothers Band.
Texas Association of Future Farmers of America.
Subjects (Places)
Austin (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Alternative country music.
Country music.
Texas music.

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Don Caldwell Collection
  • T. G. Caraway Photograph Collection, undated, SWCPC 859 E2-E4
  • T. G. Caraway oral history interview [sound recordings abstract],
  • Kenny Maines oral history interview, February 7, 2001
  • Kenny Maines oral history interview, July 10, 2004
  • Herb Steiner oral history interview [sound recordings abstracts],
  • Jesse “Guitar” Taylor oral history interview [sound recordings abstracts],
  • Jesse “Guitar” Taylor oral history interview [sound recordings abstracts],

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Steve Maines Papers, 1964-2015, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Accession number(s):
2008-0148-A, 2008-0152-A, and 2015-0148-A

Gifts, 2008-2015

Processed by

Elissa Stroman and Jon Holmes


Collection Inventory

Manuscripts

Awards
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1 1 FFA: “Kenny and Steve, Area I Talent Team 1971” plaque, 1971
2 Jerry Lewis Telethon MDA South Plains Chapter: Thanks to The Maines Brothers for Telethon, 1981
3 Southwest Lubbock Lions Club: Maines Brothers as guest band for Country Music Dance Festival, June 28, 1981
4 Future Farmers of America Texas Alumni Association salutes The Maines Brothers for providing entertainment at FFA Talent in Review, Lubbock, July 12, 1984
5 American Cancer Society: Thank you for Great American Smokeout to Maines Brothers Band, January 17, 1985
6 Steve Maines honorary member of Muleshoe certificate, March 30, 1985
7 Board of Directors of Civic Lubbock, Inc., honoring The Maines Brothers Band on the Walk of Fame (scratched), 1993
8 Lubbock Arts Alliance honors The Maines Brothers Band, undated
Business Records
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1 9 Junior Stardusters Dance Club, 1989-1990
Genealogy Materials
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1 10 Family of Dora Pearl Hale Railsback, 1896-1986
13 Obituaries: Edith Maines funeral program (gift of Andy Wilkinson), August 7, 2013
Legal Materials
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1 11 Maines Brothers Band Amended Partnership Agreement, 1992
12 Performance contract, 1995
Periodicals
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1 14 Magazine-poster: First Draft (Maines Brothers for Miller Genuine Draft Beer), 1986
15 Magazine: People (Maines Brother review page 29), February 17, 1986
16 Magazine: Lubbock Lights (Maines Brothers feature), August 1988
0 Magazine: Texas Techsan (Steve Maines feature) (3 copies), July/August, 1993
20 Magazine: Southwest Airlines Spirit (Dixie Chicks cover story), October 1998
21 Magazine: Texas Bound ("Gotta Lubbock" music interviews by Michael Hall, also published in Texas Monthly May 2000), February 2004
22 Magazine: Lone Star Music (Lloyd Maines issue, gift of T. G. Caraway), December/January, 2009
Photographs
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1 23 James Maines and family, 1964-1977
24 Maines Brothers performances, 1964-2001
25 Maines Brothers Band promotionals, 1985 and undated
26 Maines Brothers Band Walk of Fame induction, May 1993
27 Natalie Maines, 1980-1996
Press Clippings
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1 28 Maines Brothers Band, 1971-1993
29 Billboard "Spotlight on Texas" issue, 1985
30 Natalie Maines, 1998-2015
Printed Materials
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1 31 Maines Brothers Band press kit with press clippings, 1981
32 Panhandle Lowdown, Maines Brothers Band fan club newsletter cover, 1985
33-35 Maines Brothers Band promotions (with Worldclass Talent agency booking brochure with Maines Brothers, Barbara Mandrell, and Johnny Rodriguez, 3 copies), 1985-1991
36 South Plains College Tom T. Hall Day, March 26, 1987
37 Tour bus flyer, 1988
38 Rave On, Lubbock! Music festival, 1988 and 1989
39 Texas Connection guest instructions (KLRU-TV, Austin), March 14, 1990
40 History of Civic Lubbock, Inc., 1956-1991, 1991
41 Kenny Maines for County Commissioner campaign brochure, 1992
42-49 Walk of Fame induction invitations (8 copies), 1993
50 Chick Chat, Dixie Chicks newsletter, Winter 1997
51 Austin Guitartown art auction catalog (Gibson Foundation and Julien's Auctions), October 17, 2007
52 Maines Brothers Band letterhead and business cards, undated
53-54 Coldwater Country bumper stickers (2 copies), undated
55 West Texas Music: The Play! program, undated
56 ”The Homer” by Cary C. Banks, undated
57 Walk of Fame envelope with Buddy Holly postage stamp, undated
Set Lists
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1 58 Maines Brothers/Alabama at Lubbock Coliseum, April 26, 1981
59 Dixie Chicks/James Taylor at CMT Crossroads, July 30, 2002
Travel Documents
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1 60 Switzerland, 1989



Artifacts

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2 1 Backstage pass: Joe Ely’s First Annual Texas Birthday Party, March 1, 1986
2 Backstage pass: Austin Aqua Festival, 1989
3 Backstage pass: Buddy Holly Music Festival all-access Artist/Crew, Lubbock, September 4-7, 1996
0 Backstage pass: Billy Bob's Texas, Dixie Chicks Christmas (2 copies), December 25, 1997
6 Backstage pass: Buddy Holly Music Festival all-access Lubbock, 1998
7 Backstage pass: Rave On, Lubbock! West Texas Family Music Festival, 1998
8 Backstage pass: Dixie Chicks VIP, 2000
9 Backstage pass: Dixie Chicks all-access, 2000
10 Backstage pass: Dixie Chicks Fly 2000 VIP, 2000
11 Backstage pass (parking): Dixie Chicks at United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, August 6, 2000
12 Backstage pass: Maines Brothers Band guest, undated
13 Backstage pass: West Texas Family Music Festival, undated
14 Backstage pass: Texas World Reunion Maines Brothers, undated
15 Backstage pass: Artist 10th Anniversary Austin City Limits, undated
16 Backstage pass: KLRU-TV The Texas Connection Artist, undated
17 Backstage pass: Maines Brothers Band backstage Artist, undated
18 Button: “I accept tips”, undated
19 Button: “Kenny Maines for County Commissioner Precinct 1”, undated
20 Button: Kerrville Folk Festival brass cutout, undated
21 Button: Kerrville Folk Festival round, undated
22 Button: Maines Brothers Band (black/neon pink) Texas, undated
0 Button: Maines Brothers Band Miller Genuine Draft (26 copies), undated
50 Button: Murphey’s Backstage (yellow), undated
51 Button: “Nothin’ Else to Do”, undated
52 Button: Panhandle Mystery Band Maines Bros (man in top hat) [engraved “Made in Salina, KS for Jim Morgan’s Offical Pot Memo Show badge by Alan G. Vopot ‘83”], undated
53 Button: "Report Espionage Sabotage and Subversive Activities Call the FBI", undated
54 Button: Swiss/American flags, undated
55 Clothing: Bandana: Maines Brothers Band (red), undated
56 Clothing: Beret (black), undated
57 Guitar pick: Maines Brothers Band, undated
58=59 Wine bottle corks with Terry Allen’s Panhandle Mystery Band logo drawn (2 copies), undated
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3 1 Clothing: T-shirt: Austin City Limits (turquoise),undated
2 Clothing: T-shirt: Austin City Limits 10th Anniversary, undated
0 Clothing: T-shirt: Cow Creek Ranch (red) (2 copies), undated
5 Clothing: T-shirt: Don Caldwell Studios Lubbock, TX (white), undated
6 Clothing: T-shirt, undated
7 Clothing: T-shirt: Joe Ely’s Third Annual Tornado Jam (red), undated
8 Clothing: T-shirt: Joe Ely’s Tornado Jam in 3-D (grey), May 4, 1985
0 Clothing: T-shirt: Kick-off Week-end ’88 Saddle Tramps Maines Brothers Band (white) (2 copies), 1988
11 Clothing: T-shirt: Maines Brothers Band guitar (red), undated
12 Clothing: T-shirt: Maines Brothers Band “I dig Texas music” (red), undated
13-15 Clothing: T-shirt: Maines Brothers Band Miller Genuine Draft (white) (3 copies), undated
16 Clothing: T-shirt: Maines Brothers Band Texas (grey), undated
17 Clothing: T-shirt: Maines Brothers Band Session Thursday at 7:30 (gold), undated
18 Clothing: T-shirt: Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band (black), undated



Oversized Materials

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1 1 Poster: KLLL "High Rollin' Dust Bowlin' Dance" for Maines Brothers Band at Lubbock Civic Center (black on pink offset, 11 x 17 inches) (creased), May 5, 1984
2-6 Poster of album jacket: The Maines Brothers Band, The Boys Are Back in Town at Lindsey Theatre (4-color offset, 24 x 24 inches) (5 copies), 1985
7-8 LP album jacket proof: The Maines Brothers Band, The Boys Are Back in Town at Lindsey Theatre (4-color offset, 12 x 12 inches) (2 copies), 1985
9 Poster: KLLL and Tech Athletic Department "Panhandle Dance" poster for Maines Brothers Band at Texas Tech University Ballroom (black on tan offset, 11 x 17 inches) (creased), April 2, 1988
10 Poster: KLLL and Civic Lubbock "High Rollin' Dust Bowlin' Dance" poster for Maines Brothers Band at Lubbock Civic Center (black on yellow offset, 11 x 17 inches) (creased), April 30, 1988
11 Poster: Being Country with Stubb portrait (black on white offset from charcoal, 18 x 24 inches, autographed to Steve from Paul Milosevich), March 6, 1988
12 Poster: KLLL and Tech Athletic Department "Panhandle Dance" generic poster for Maines Brothers Band at Texas Tech UC Ballroom (black on white offset, 8-1/2 x 11 inches with handwritten data), July 15, 1989
13 Red Hot and Blue Monterey Lady Plainsmen Basketball (4-color offset with season schedule, 17 x 22 inches), 1989-1990
14-29 Poster: Dance into 1993 New Years Eve West Texas Style (black on white knockout offset, 11 x 17 inches) (16 copies), 1992
30 Poster: Dixie Chicks "Got Milk?" poster (4-color offset 19-1/4 x 24-1/2 inches, autographed to Steve Maines) (creased), 2000
31 Poster: The Maines Brothers at Cold Water Country (blue on blue offset, 11 x 17 inches), undated
32-42 Poster: KLLL and Tech Athletic Department "Panhandle Dance" generic poster for Maines Brothers Band at Texas Tech UC Ballroom (black on white offset, 11 x 17 inches) (11 copies), undated
43 Poster: The Maines Brothers for Miller Beer (4-color flag motif, 17 x 22 inches), undated
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2 1-9 Poster: Maines Brothers (4-color with portraits in Texas silhouette, 22 x 28 inches) (9 copies), undated
10-11 LP album jacket proof: The Maines Brothers Band, The Boys Are Back in Town at Lindsey Theatre (4-color offset, 12 x 12 inches) (2 copies), undated



Audio Visual Materials

7-inch 45-rpm records
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4 1 Cecil Caldwell: 1: "Bile Them Cabbage Down" / "Faded Love"; 2: "Cotton Eyed Joe" / "Orange Blossom Special" (Texas Soul TSREP 7835), 1978
2 Kenny Maines: "Time for One More Song" (Kenny Maines--Phone) (Texas Soul TSRS 3179 DJ promo both sides), 1979
3-4 Maines Brothers Band: "Some of Shelly's Blues" (M. Nesmith--Screen Gems-EMI) (Mercury 884-228-7 DJ promo both sides) (2 copies), 1985
5-7 Maines Brothers Band: A: "River of Love" (Moore--Phone) / B: "Break the Fall (J. Brownlow--Phone) (Texas Soul TSS-05687) (3 copies), 1987
12-inch 33-1/3-rpm LP records
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4 1 Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band: Bloodlines (Fate Records 838122) (autographed), 1983
2 Joe Ely: Joe Ely (MCA Records MCA-2242), 1977
3-4 The Maines Brothers: The Maines Brothers and Friends (Texas Soul Records TSRA 2801) (2 copies), 1978
5-7 The Maines Brothers: Route 1, Acuff (Texas Soul Records TSA 42880) (3 copies), 1980
8 The Maines Brothers: Hub City Moan (Texas Soul Records TSA 615810), 1981
9 The Maines Brothers: Amarillo Highway (Country Roads CRLP 1000), 1981
10-11 Maines Brothers Band: Panhandle Dancer (Texas Soul TSA-102682) (2 copies), 1982
12-14 Maines Brothers Band: Highrollin' (Mercury Polygram 814 985-1M-1) (3 copies), 1984
15-16 Maines Brothers Band: Red, Hot and Blue (Texas Soul TSA-71687) (2 copies), undated
Cassette tapes
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5 1 Judy Mallet (Miss Texas 1973) / 32nd ABC Rodeo, 1974
2 Maines Brothers Band: Hub City Moan, 1981
3 Maines Brothers Band at West Texas Opry /Lloyd, Natalie and Melissa, 1982
4 Maines Brothers Band at Coldwater Canyon, 1982
5 Maines Brothers Band: "Everybody Needs a Love", "Dark Hearts", Have You Heard the Latest Blues", "Chevy Van" (original and new mix), September 24, 1984
6 Maines Brothers Band: The Boys are Back in Town (Polygram 0518) (26 copies), 1985
7 Maines Brothers Band: Red, Hot and Blue (Texas Soul TSA 71687) (6 copies), 1989
8 Maines Brothers Band: Wind Storm (Texas Soul TSA 40190) (8 copies), 1990
9 Cary Swinney: Human Masquerade (Johnson Grass JGPC 75760-4), 1997
10 [Unidentified]: "Deep Down" / "Gracias, Senor", undated
11 [Unidentified]: "Deep Down", undated
12 Richard's song: "I've Been Everywhere", undated
13 Steve: "Lookin' for the Real Thing" / Jerry: "You'll Never Know", undated
14 Steve: 2 songs, undated
15 [Unidentified]: "Ring of Gold", undated
16 [Unidentified]: Some Damned Good Songs for Steve, undated
Reel-to-reel tapes
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5 1 1/4-inch tape, 10-inch reel: Caldwell Studios A/7831/Maines, undated
2 1/4-inch tape, 10-inch reel: Side A Mix from DAT, undated
3 1/4-inch tape, 10-inch reel: Side B, undated
4 1/4-inch tape, 10-inch reel: Amarillo Highway LP Side 1, undated
5 1/4-inch tape, 10-inch reel: Amarillo Highway LP Side 2, undated
6 1/4-inch tape, 10-inch reel: TSA/102682A Panhandle Dancer, undated
7 1/4-inch tape, 10-inch reel: TSA/102682B, undated
8 2-inch tape, 8-inch reel: "Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again", June 4, 1985
9 2-inch tape, 8-inch reel: "Chevy Van", January 8, 1987
10 2-inch tape, 8-inch reel: "Dry Land" /"Boppin' It", March 8, 1990
11 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: Album IV, March 11, 1882
12 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: 24-track Album IV, July 20-October 20, 1982
13 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: "Break the Fall" recut / "Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again", September 28, 1982
14 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: MB Demo, 1986
15 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: Two songs, July 17, 1986-April 8, 1987
16 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: Album 7, December 3-4, 1986-August 10, 1987
17 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: Jan 1990 Album Box I, January 1990
18 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: Jan 1990 Album Box II, January 1990
19 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: Don Caldwell Reel III [scratched out], undated
20 2-inch tape, 12-inch reel: [unlabeled], undated
Compact discs (CD Photo)
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6 1 Maines Brothers scanned images, undated
Compact disc (CD Audio)
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6 2 MBB Miscellaneous, 1981, 1978
3 ACL, 1985
4 T-Jam, 1985
5 Tornado Jam / First Nashville Now, 1985-1986
6 Kerrville, 1987
7 MBB induction, 1993
8 Texas Connection, 1990
9 MBB Cactus, 2000
10 New Country, undated
DAT video cassette
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6 1 Maines Brothers Band: Windstorm, February 13, 1991
VHS video cassettes
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6 1 “Maines Brothers, So Far…So Good!” sessions, outtakes Mork and Mindy, Fair, J. R. Oromo, Morning Magazine TV Show, 1978-1982
2 Tornado Jam / First Nashville Now, 1985-1986
3 T-Jam, 1985
4 Kerrville Folk Festival Volume 2 "From Lubbock with Love" (Gary P. Nunn, Angela Strehli, Maines Brothers, Butch Hancock, David Halley, Jimmie Dale Gilmore), 1987
5 The Texas Connection: Maines Brothers dub of studio master, March 14, 1990
0 Maines Brothers induction ceremony for Lubbock Walk of Fame (2 copies), May 7, 1993
8 The Maines Brothers Unplugged (Cactus Theater, Lubbock), November 5, 2000
9 Austin City Limits X, Maines Brothers, Primary, undated
10 Austin City Limits, Maines Brothers, undated
11 New Country #54525 W/BTC, undated
12 Maines Brothers Rehab telethon, 1989
13 MBB--Tech / Studio Session, undated
DVD discs
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6 1 Sessions Miscellaneous / "So Far, So Good", June 1978-April 1981
2 Tornado Jam / Nashville Now, 1985-March 28, 1986
3 Texas Connection, March 14, 1990
4 ACC-X, undated
5 ACC-X SM, undated
6 Kerrville--"From Lubbock with Love", undated
7 Cactus Theater, undated
8 New Country, undated
9 T-Jam, undated
Film reels (16mm silent black-and white football game films)
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1 1 Roosevelt 22 vs. Lorenzo 36 (8th grade), October 16, 1964
2 Roosevelt vs. Wilson scrimmage, August 25, 1967
3 Roosevelt vs. Petersburg / Roosevelt 0 vs. Idalou 10 (Reel #1), October 2, 1964 or October 28, 1967
4 Roosevelt vs. Cooper (Reel #1), September 20, 1968
5 Roosevelt vs. Cooper (Reel #2), September 20, 1968
6 Roosevelt vs. Ropes (Reel #1), September 27, 1968
7 Roosevelt vs. Crosbyton (Reel #1), October 18, 1968
8 Roosevelt vs. Crosbyton (Reel #2), October 18, 1968
9 Roosevelt vs. Petersburg (Reel #1), October 26, 1968
10 Roosevelt Eagles 32 vs. New Deal Lions 0 (Reel #1), November 15, 1968
11 Roosevelt 26 vs. Spur 14 (Reel #2), undated