Skip to comments.Dixie Chicks don't stick at country radio
Posted on 05/20/2006 11:44:36 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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If they show nothing but contempt for their consumers it seems "dumb as a liberal" foolish to expect high sales.
"I wonder what the two sisters really think."
Ive often wondered that too...were they getting to enjoy free speech too or were they sort of stuck with stupid?
I think I will go out and buy a few Toby Keith albums this week...
It'd have to be a telephone pole.
They stood by Natalie..and let's face it...they were going nowhere until Natalie came along. So what else could they do? I suspect they never thought it would get so out of control..literally, ruining their careers.
I agree. But my point is before that there was something about them that seemed a little off.
But after the "incident" it's like they never even existed
Well that sort of happens with institutionalized censorship doesn't it now? No offense but with a few companies owning all the stations (which I have no problem with) when corporate sends a directive to no longer play their music, of course you're not going to hear them anywhere.
Country music world was more than happy to get rid of them. They pissed alot of people off. I do believe the country music world is a big family and they were known to insult other performers, and that's a no no
That's my point, they were pissing off other performers before their statement in the UK
It is a shame, because that Natalie girl has a great voice...wasted.
I'm a Gretchen Wilson sort of guy. She's a lot easier on the eyes and her voice is just sexy. I liked the Dixie Chicks for what they were but I never considered them much more than a country Backstreet Boys
Im suprised they have been so supportive of her after how inconsiderate she was of THEIR careers.
It seems rare that 3 grown women would agree on anything.
They were more than that before they fired the founders and brought in Natalie. Can't argue with the decision on an economic level, because they clearly made more money with the new configuration. But, as you say, they became the country Backstreet Boys instead of the hot Texas blueswing band they were before. That was back when they were playing Republican fundraisers.
Well, I disagree with you about their talent...but now it's just wasted talent. Ironically, you say their success was based on their looks and I say the reason they'll never make it in pop is because they don't have the looks. They're too old and Maines is too fat.
To compare herself in any way with Buddy Holly indicates an inflated sense of importance and or talent; neither of which is justified in any way.
I hear that Tim and Faith are big Clinton fans and that Tim is thinkin' of running for office one day. lol.
"First of all...none of them are great looking..."
I agree, Natalie is chubby and her look is common among any trailer park, the blonde has an abnormally long head imo, and the brunette..well she is the best looking one.
But none of them are knockouts.
Neither Am I extremely handsome, just saying.
... and tell Pavarotti the news!
"Yeah, and taking a slap at Buddy Holly on their new CD ain't helping any. Buddy's brothers are furious, and, so are his fans!"
WHAT ??? !!!!!
Are you kidding me???
Dissing Buddy Holly is like chewing gum in church!
I pray for their speedy collapse into bankruptcy. A-Hey Hey.
Now, now, you know I mean COUNTRY music which is beginning to all sound the same.
LOL! Ditzy Chinks and pug ugly Friedman. What a bunch of kooks!
when corporate sends a directive to no longer play their music, of course you're not going to hear them anywhere.
I don't remember a directive being sent out, what I recall is thousands of listeners calling in and demanding that their songs not be played.
By the way, why did you post a picture of Andrea Bocelli when mentioning Pavarotti???? I guess we ALL make mistakes, eh?
I'm reading this thread, listening to Red Steagall, Ian Tyson, and Wylie Gustafson. With the exception of Tyson's folk work in the '60s, none of these men are households names or million record sellers. But, it's great, timeless music. I hope I don't freeze myself out by providing this link (I think there's a limit on the number of listeners allowed), but you can check some of it out here:
I can't remember. Was it just one, or did two of the 3 marry into Islam?
Synthetic, manufactured stars, like most of the Kenny Chesneys today in country. One step above Milli Vanilli, in that they are using their own voices (we think), while the instruments are picked on records by studio pros.
Maybe they should team up with Britney Spears.
Of course you know that's not Pavarotti!
I MEANT COUNTRY MUSIC...
The Dixie Chicks build the best disposable Frisbees.
All shiny and silver, they also make great 100 yd targets at the range.....and when I miss I tell people the shot went right thru the little hole in the middle.
They could dub themselves the Baby Droppin' Banshees.
Frisbees? Pah. They make great skeet.
My exact thoughts about the comparison to Buddy Holly!
"We"? Speak for yourself. The cat never makes mistakes. The unspoken subtext was: "Hear it Bocelli (...and tell Pavarotti the news!)"
I think Maines is married to the little dark-haired actor on Crossing Jordan - don't know his name.
And WHO is disappointed?
The Ditzy Chicks made their bed, let them lie in it. They lie all the time anyway.
Well, that ho, Natalie, might not want to do Country anymore, but the Chicks are also having a problem on Pop radio. Their new single, 'Not Ready To Make Nice,' debuts at -- drum roll please -- #427 on the Mediabase Pop Radio Airplay chart with exactly 2 spins, neither of which were at format-leading pop stations. Their audience impressions (meaning how many ears have listened on those two radio stations) are an estimated 56,000.
Just for contrast -- and to gleefully show how far away the Chicks are from the top on the Pop format -- the current #1 single is Shakira's 'Hips Don't Lie' (the song she sang with Wyclef Jean on American Idol). It presently has 9625 spins, is still adding spins, and is reaching an audience of about 74,850,000.
Heck, even Bo Bice, who had everything possible go wrong with his debut album and single, has 'The Real Thing' sitting at #23 on Mediabase's Pop radio airplay chart, with 2525 spins and 15,419,000 audience impressions.
Maybe she was faking that, too.
She can't blast it out like Mariah Carrie she doesn't have the pipes. So where is this pop career going.
An idea for the recording industry MBAs. Maybe a merge could be arranged between the Dipsies and another failing group the Dead, in need of a spice of some sort, and be called the Dead Chicks?
I tried to Google, but with safe search on, Google wouldn't search on dixie.chicks. I know Maines husband is Iranian, but I thought one of the others had an islamic husband or boyfriend as well.
"Toby Keith continues supporting America and the troops while raking in the big bucks. How are "the chicks" doing?"
My dream country video would be for Kieth to do "How Do You Like Me Now?" with fat Natalie as the girl being haunted by hearing Keith over the radio. Couldn't do it with the real Natalie, but how about a look-alike? That would be such a cool response to her FYTK shirt on the awards show.
Just go to the IMDb and search on Natalie Maines. Her husband is an American of Iranian descent. The other Chicks are linked from her bio, and their husbands don't seem to be Muslim, but it's not specified.
Their new single, 'Not Ready To Make Nice,' debuts at -- drum roll please -- #427 on the Mediabase Pop Radio Airplay chart with exactly 2 spins
LOL! That's Guarini territory :-D
It's even funnier knowing that Natalie is so clueless about this that she still blames the president, the media and Country radio for her problems--everybody but herself. Typical liberal.
I think the Chicks are dead in the water.
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