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Music Groups - Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks are a country music group, comprising Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and lead singer Natalie Maines. Together, they have sold over 36 million albums as of March 2009, making them the highest-grossing female band in the US. The group formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and was originally composed of four women performing bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years, without attracting a major label. After the departure of one bandmate, the replacement of their lead singer, and a slight change in their repertoire, the Dixie Chicks achieved massive country music and pop success, beginning in 1998 with hit songs like "Wide Open Spaces", "Cowboy Take Me Away", and "Long Time Gone". The women also became well-known for their independent spirit and controversial comments on subjects such as war and politics. During a London, England concert ten days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, lead vocalist Maines said, "we don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas" (the Dixie Chicks' home state). The statement offended people who thought it rude and unpatriotic, and the ensuing controversy cost the group half of their concert audience attendance in the United States and led to accusations of the three women being un-American, as well as hate mail, death threats, and the destruction of their albums in protest.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_chicks
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1 Shooting in Foot They don't want to be played on country radio
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2 Wont get over 2003 backlash MOVE ON DAMN IT!
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3 Never (Still rock!)
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4 Bush Bashing Too Much Exposure for Lame Remarks = BFD
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5 Bush Bashing Just A Publicity Stunt
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6 Country Music at Starbucks? Shameless Liberal Pandering
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7 Day 1 Never that good
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8 Went from a Quartet to a Trio ...and started recording soul-less psuedo-country
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1 I'm not really bothered by what Natalie Maines said or where she said it (mainly because I've heard much worse from other musicians), but more on how it feels like they never seemed to move on from it. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 24, 2011, 6:08 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
2 They aren't really that good in the first place. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on December 5, 2010, 2:04 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I think the Chicks told told it like it was - free speech and love America - they wore out their own publicity stunt so stop milking it. Bush was just everybody's scapegoat for whatever they didn't have in their lifes. The whole thing sounded like just a publicity stunt as if it took any brains to insult the president - all of their candidness and feedom of speech adds up to BFD -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 28, 2010, 2:41 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Dixie Chicks Rock for telling the truth. Most Americans feel that Bush Jr. is an embarrassment. They just told it like it was. -- Submitted By: (PheonixD) on September 7, 2010, 10:07 pm - (-3 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Boned when Natalie opened her big mouth and spewed that vitriol about Bush while performing on the other side of the pond. Guess nobody told them that loose lips sink ships. I would have given them a chance if they kept their political opinions to themselves, but now...FORGET IT. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 5, 2010, 8:48 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I think that both conservatives and liberals act like assholes (at least the extreme ones). As for me, I don't really agree with their political views that much (although I didn't like Bush), but I do think that they're good singers. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on August 17, 2010, 10:10 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 @Robert. Because liberals are (generally) assholes, plain and simple. Their mentality is "we are never wrong". -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 4, 2010, 12:46 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
8 First off, gotta love the 990 (as I type this) "no boned" votes. Second, considering they've pretty much fallen off the face of the earth since '03, maybe secret agents really DID take them away. Hmmm... -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on February 12, 2010, 1:41 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Frankly, I liked them better when they were more of a novelty act. A quartet dressed in gaudy cowgirl outfits playing classic country & western swing. Am I the only one who remembers that iteration of The Dixie Chicks? -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on February 2, 2010, 1:03 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I think mainly the reason for that was because, like I had said, since the Dixie Chicks are country artists, and country music fans are typically so pro-USA and pro-republican, so having that happen, not to mention doing it outside the country, which I found a bit cowardly, a ton of country music fans were not going to take it well. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on February 1, 2010, 7:17 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Why is it OK for the Dixie Chicks to say any negative things they want about Bush, but not OK for people to say any negative things they want about the Dixie Chicks? Call me crazy, but I thought freedom of speech went both ways. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on February 1, 2010, 3:21 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I agree in a way that if they disagree with the president, they should voice it, however the two big strikes against them, in my opinion. 1 - They were interjecting politics in a concert. I don't know how others feel about it, but if I go to a concert, I want to be entertained, not have politics pushed onto me, and 2 - They spoke out outside the country. Again, if they do not like the president, fine, but I just found it outright cowardly to go to Europe to rip on the president, almost as if they would of said it in the US, some secret agents would of taken them away, never to be heard from again. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on February 1, 2010, 1:41 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 They disagreed with the president's policies and underestimated how close-minded and conservative some of their fans still were. Ladies, don't shut up and please keep singing. -- Submitted By: (RedPower) on January 31, 2010, 10:13 pm - (-3 votes) - Login to Vote
14 All things considered, you could of said, for their enrichment, it was a very stupid thing to do, since Country Music + Politics = Should unquestionably be pro-Republican and pro-USA, regardless of how bad the Republican president is. Had the Dixie Chicks been a rock group, or a rap group, this might of registered on the media radar, but it wouldn't of knocked them down like it did. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 20, 2009, 2:44 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 no offense but insulting the president in 2003 was a VERY stupid thing to do! -- Submitted By: (NanaOsakifan200) on December 19, 2009, 2:27 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
16 If they want to diss on Bush, ok, that's fine, but to do it outside the country. A cowardly, gutless move. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 8, 2009, 3:13 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
17 I don't think the issue was so much criticizing the president, it's the fact that they didn't have the guts to do it in the US where they knew their core audience were largely Bush supporters. They took the cowardly way out and did it overseas where they knew the audience wouldn't stand up en masse and leave then and there. -- Submitted By: (SmoothT) on November 4, 2009, 6:22 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
18 You do not mess with God, Country, the Republican Party and expect to play Country Music. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on October 19, 2009, 10:26 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
19 They have the right to express their views of the government, as I have the right to criticize their infantile liberal caterwauling. I love the First Amendment! -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 26, 2009, 6:39 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
20 In the United States you have the right to criticize ALL elected officials. They were exercising that right. Get over it! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 25, 2009, 7:57 pm - (-3 votes) - Login to Vote

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