You are incorrect. I just can’t over look that and take them and their sympathizers serious. They are still Americans. They released one more album in 2006, Taking the Long Way, which won Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the Grammys in 2007.

Some DJ’s who played the Dixie Chicks were fired. May 13, 2015 @ This is not the beatnick society of the 60’s and 70’s the US was sorely pissed and Maines stepped over the line.

Oh please, they called Bush those things and worse. Matchbox20Girl

, formerly known as the Dixie Chicks, have been a polarising figure in the music landscape since 2003. At the same time Natalie Maines made her comments, Willie Nelson was also openly criticizing the war, but taking it to another level by floating the idea that 9/11 was a potential governmental conspiracy perpetuated by the Bush Administration to drum up public support for war in Iraq.

July 22, 2016 @ THEY’RE ALL AMERICA-HATING COMMIES AND TRAITORS!” bandwagon that everyone else around me seemed to be on. Dixie Chicks play bubble gum/Nashville junk country. Well the old country music guard did this to a lot of people. They didn’t write their own songs, and they took many other songs other people already sang.

May 1, 2016 @ In 1992, a second independent album, Little Ol' Cowgirl, moved towards a more contemporary country sound, as the band enlisted the help of more session musicians, and developed a richer sound with larger and more modern arrangements.

It was enjoyable at the time, to be sure, but probably wouldn’t have stood up over time anyway, or else it would be despite this.

Are you serious with this ditsy chicks thing?

That's interesting. Aren’t you voicing your opinion with your comment? our local station even used to say horrible things about them. 2021 Dixie Chicks Tour - Tickets On-Sale Now! August 23, 2016 @

While I have to say I agree with their sentiments and their right to free speech, I was very surprised by how ignorant people were in calling them traitors, un-American, or promoting their deaths. rant over , Mary H [89] To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association Awards held on November 2, 2016, the Dixie Chicks were invited to perform alongside Beyoncé on her song "Daddy Lessons".

That’s 14 years without one of the genre’s most successful and, yes, controversial, voices. Kerry Mcconahay Thats where you are wrong. Nora Collins The couple tied the knot at the A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in 2000 and were married for 17 years before they split in 2019. "Instead, we won three Grammys against much stronger competition. Needless to say, Maines' political stance did not go down well in the US, particularly with her country music fans, who are traditionally and proudly patriotic. !…..GO GALS1, Richard Silva
And it’s STILL happening today! In this life people need to learn words have consequences. As for hypocrisy, the Dixie Chicks were persona non grata for saying they did not support President Bush, yet the likes of Ted Nugent and Hank Williams can make the most horrendous comments about Obama and nobody takes action against them.

These people who don’t respect the office of the President.

Country music not only black balled a band that was offering sonic leadership to the genre on how to move forward while still respecting the roots of the music and remaining commercially viable, they lost one of the genre’s greatest economic engines, and may have long-term fumbled their ability to benefit from the universally-relevant appeal of acoustic roots music. Chris Hinton They have committed murder on music row! The award-winning group took to Instagram on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to tease a new album. Everyone has the right to say/think/feel what he/she wants, but there are going to be consequences for your actions. When they say things that are contrary to these beliefs the Dixie Chicks need to accept the fallout.

In an interview, Maines commented about Sony worrying about the reference to "mattress dancing" in "Sin Wagon", refusing to discuss it in interviews. The Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, not the right to be heard and agreed with. If they want to throw their opinions into the public domain they have to except reprocussions.

January 2, 2020 @ Was anyone even thinking about that anymore? To those who say the Dixie Chicks got what they deserved, please do NOT be offended when we return the favor. Most music fans, in general, weren’t. You don’t have to share your fans views but you don’t have to go to another country and tell them that your fans views are wrong and you are embarrassed by them.

[37] I love them and miss them. A boy named Sue She spoke HER mind. If those who attacked the Dixie Chicks do not now attack the Billy Graham Ministries and Billy, Jr. it will expose their attack on the Chick’s as a blatant political slam. 8:23 pm. October 12, 2017 @ January 2, 2020 @ Wait a minute, the DC are damn good at what they do and their claim to fame is their music not their politics. And I am very far from convinced that the outcome would have been much different if it was said in some very blue part of the US (e.g., San Francisco, NYC, Boston). Simple as that. Accepting Best Country Album for Taking The Long Way in 2007.

And why should one side of an argument get to voice their opinions without backlash, while the other side gets aggressively attacked for voicing their opinions? June 11, 2015 @ As President Bush points out, the people boycotting the Dixie Chicks were also exercising their rights to freedom of speech. Daisy

11:50 am. ashamed of him, our country, our state… We really wish we could all be socialists like you. vicki wallace Say yeah the media is largely not completely on your side lib’s or haven’t you heard of the study where 90% of the media admitted to voting democrat? And once we had that song done, it freed us up to do the rest of the album without that burden."

11:22 pm. It can evaporate as fast as it appeared.
They don’t give a damn if you are a civil rights lawyer or not. eldon Natalie Maines was and still is free to say whatever she wants. Their album Taking The Long Way won 2007 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year; something that was likely not possible without the sentimental vote by the greater recording industry. Whether you agree with her sentiment, or not, the Dixie Chicks had no one to blame but their singer for what happened.

They have a right to their free speech, but have no control of the consequences.

11:08 am, Wayne Smith

Merle Haggard released an anti-war song in the summer of 2003 called “America First” with little to no backlash.

[30], The source of the Dixie Chicks' commercial success during this time came from various factors: they wrote or co-wrote about half of the songs on Wide Open Spaces and Fly; their mixture of bluegrass, mainstream country music, blues, and pop songs appealed to a wide spectrum of record buyers, and where the women had once dressed as "cowgirls" with Lynch, their dress was now more contemporary. ", Property News: At home with activewear queen Lorna Jane Clarkson - Their last two albums had nothing to do with country, as imagined by radio.

Country music traditionalists have no reason to complain about the rise of The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and performed bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label.

Without Natalie Maines the Dixie Chicks would never have been the fantastic musicians they were. "[39], By 2002, the Dixie Chicks were featured on three television specials: An Evening with the Dixie Chicks, which was an acoustic concert primarily composed of the material from Home; VH1 Divas Las Vegas alongside Cher, Céline Dion, Shakira, Anastacia, Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston and host Ellen DeGeneres; and a CMT three-hour television special, the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music. Trying to make themselves relevant is pathetic because they are Zero’s on the American landscape. Actually it was Rev. This has been proven by the voices of the ‘callers’ being the same group.

If people wanted to boycott by not buying their recordings—-that’s one thing, but to have Country Music itself take sides and banish her just makes them another special interest group.

She knew she would get a sympathetic response from a British audience. As it should be they have their right and I have my right to not give them a dime. If they were wise, they would have realized they had crossed the line, and made a course correction. October 8, 2018 @ However, country music fans, for the most part, tend to lean to the right. 12:59 pm, For your information Sirius Radio does play the Dixie Chicks music all the time so you must be on the wrong Channel I think the Dixie Chicks Rock I love their music.

Why did the Dixie Chicks change their name? There are three Dixie Chicks, and I'm only one.

(cheers and applause) You like that? 10:33 am, Great content. By July 2020, with 33 million certified albums sold,[1] and sales of 27.9 million albums in the U.S. alone, they had become the best-selling female band and best-selling country group in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991–present).[2][3][4]. I think they mostly ran their course anyway.

They “ain’t” that good! The Bounty Hunter Wow, Gary, words really scare you, don’t they? How fast would his lefty pals desert him?

Much longer than 10 years. I’m not sure if they slowed because the backlash makes them sick, or they keep getting compared to their past sales – pre-backlash. They chose not to, so I guess they were satisfied with what they had.