Few people are as important to the development of Texas music over the last half-century as Lloyd Maines. As a Grammy award-winning producer and musician, the Lubbock-born Maines has played a vital role in the creation of some of the Lone Star State's most famous and beloved albums.
Maines began his recording and producing career in 1974. Over the past 48 years, Maines has produced or played on approximately five thousand albums alongside some of the most significant figures in country, rock, and Texas music. In addition to his producing credits, Maines is an A-list steel guitar player who has also performed and/or recorded playing dobro, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, lap steel guitar, banjo and bell tree. His work has been heard on countless recordings. In 2022, he released his first album, Eagle Number 65.
Maines has been inducted into the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame in Lubbock, Texas, individually and as a member of the Maines Brothers Band. Lloyd is also in the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in 2014 as one of the first three members, with Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willie Nelson. He has made more appearances on the PBS show than anyone else in the history of the program.