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Posted on 05/23/2006 9:01:27 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
Country radio nixes Dixie Chicks
NASHVILLLE, Tenn., May 22 (UPI) -- It appears the war U.S. country radio stations mounted against the politically outspoken Dixie Chicks has not abated in the least.
The band is promoting "Taking the Long Way," its first album since Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 she was ashamed to be from the same state as U.S. President George Bush. The comment sparked a radio boycott of the group's music.
Although the album hits stores Tuesday, the first two singles from the album are not getting widespread airplay, Billboard.com reported Monday.
The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," only peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the second single, "Everybody Knows," is moving downward after its peak at No. 48.
WKIS FM in Miami reported it pulled "Not Ready to Make Nice" due to listener complaints after only one week.
The program director at KUBL/KKAT in Salt Lake City told Billboard he was angered by its "self-indulgent and selfish lyrics."
Neither the Chicks or their label, Columbia Records, would speak to Billboard for its article.
Wow. Wonderful writing on that one.
A Reno country station took a listener poll prior to the release. From the results they are continuing their ban on this band.
Actions have consequences. Maines is perfectly free to run her mouth, and the rest of us are free to ignore her and her "music".
Are videos from new album running on Country Music Television?
If country radio's cold reception to the DCs holds up, look for Faith Hill, hubby and other C&W Demos to just shut up and sing, leaving brain surgery to the surgeons.
This military family ain't going to make nice with the Dixie Chicks. They're lots of fun to watch as they destroy themselves, however.
The Dixie Chicks can WKIS my @ss.
Couldn't say. I'll look it up later when I have more time.
What did Faith Hill and Tim McGraw say?
I saw that the DCs were scheduled to be on Letterman last night. Dunno. Didn't watch.
It seems that Letterman's show only exists for the purpose of promoting various flagging artists and productions that can't make it on their own.
He probably had "compassion" for the chicks.
Well, it was clear from tonight's award show that the Dixie Chicks have burnt their bridges with the Country Music community. Lol!
Natalie Maines' marketing skills are matched only by her geopolitical astuteness.
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