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Dixie Chicks don't stick at country radio
Reuters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Phyllis Stark

Posted on 05/20/2006 11:44:36 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

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To: West Coast Conservative

If they show nothing but contempt for their consumers it seems "dumb as a liberal" foolish to expect high sales.


101 posted on 05/20/2006 12:59:30 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Hildy

"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?



102 posted on 05/20/2006 12:59:40 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: West Coast Conservative
I think this is just hilarious! Most of the liberal hippies I know really didn't like the chicks a few years ago, in fact they were pretty much derided as southern rednecks. Now that the country music crowd has shunned the chicks, they are gonna try to suck up to the other side. This is too funny.

I think I will go out and buy a few Toby Keith albums this week...

103 posted on 05/20/2006 1:00:09 PM PDT by Desert_Girl (You don't have to be American to be caucasian and you don't have to be a citizen to be legal!)
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To: badgerlandjim
Don't worry about your career, Natalie. You can always be a pole dancer.

It'd have to be a telephone pole.

104 posted on 05/20/2006 1:00:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (When Al Franken had his bris, they threw away the baby and saved the foreskin.)
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To: No Blue States

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.


105 posted on 05/20/2006 1:01:27 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy
"First of all...none of them are great looking..."

Do You work for Pravda or the New York Times?
Which is it?

"there are hundreds of better looking girls in country music"

Where are they at?
106 posted on 05/20/2006 1:02:33 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Hildy
Disagree...their last album was a huge country success

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

107 posted on 05/20/2006 1:03:01 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: Hildy
Him and Faith both had some pretty rotten things to say about GWB after hurricane Katrina. You know thats the hurricane GWB and Carl Rove conjured up to turn New Orleans Republican.
108 posted on 05/20/2006 1:03:03 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: Hildy

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.


109 posted on 05/20/2006 1:03:11 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: billbears

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.


110 posted on 05/20/2006 1:05:39 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: West Coast Conservative

HA ha...
and the DitzyHicks take another one in the...

111 posted on 05/20/2006 1:08:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: billbears

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.


112 posted on 05/20/2006 1:09:34 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Republican Red

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.


113 posted on 05/20/2006 1:10:11 PM PDT by isrul
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To: lonedawg

I hear that Tim and Faith are big Clinton fans and that Tim is thinkin' of running for office one day. lol.


114 posted on 05/20/2006 1:10:23 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Hildy

"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.


115 posted on 05/20/2006 1:10:57 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Hildy
Natalie Maines has one of the greatest voices in music today

... and tell Pavarotti the news!


116 posted on 05/20/2006 1:11:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: MrLee

"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.


117 posted on 05/20/2006 1:11:49 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Revolting cat!

Now, now, you know I mean COUNTRY music which is beginning to all sound the same.


118 posted on 05/20/2006 1:13:22 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Baynative

LOL! Ditzy Chinks and pug ugly Friedman. What a bunch of kooks!


119 posted on 05/20/2006 1:14:21 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: billbears

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.


120 posted on 05/20/2006 1:14:21 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: Revolting cat!

By the way, why did you post a picture of Andrea Bocelli when mentioning Pavarotti???? I guess we ALL make mistakes, eh?


121 posted on 05/20/2006 1:14:50 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: West Coast Conservative

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:

http://www.live365.com/stations/mattmccor


122 posted on 05/20/2006 1:14:52 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: West Coast Conservative

I can't remember. Was it just one, or did two of the 3 marry into Islam?


123 posted on 05/20/2006 1:15:11 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Richard Kimball
The Chicks made it off their looks, as their music was totally fabricated anonymous sounds okay in the background work.

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.

124 posted on 05/20/2006 1:15:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Hildy

Maybe they should team up with Britney Spears.


125 posted on 05/20/2006 1:16:21 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Revolting cat!

Of course you know that's not Pavarotti!


126 posted on 05/20/2006 1:16:50 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: Jameison

I MEANT COUNTRY MUSIC...


127 posted on 05/20/2006 1:16:56 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: do the dhue

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.


128 posted on 05/20/2006 1:17:55 PM PDT by gc4nra ( this tag line protected by Kimber and the First Amendment (I voted for McClintock))
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

They could dub themselves the Baby Droppin' Banshees.


129 posted on 05/20/2006 1:18:05 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: gc4nra

Frisbees? Pah. They make great skeet.


130 posted on 05/20/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: isrul

My exact thoughts about the comparison to Buddy Holly!


131 posted on 05/20/2006 1:21:49 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Hildy
I guess we ALL make mistakes, eh?

"We"? Speak for yourself. The cat never makes mistakes. The unspoken subtext was: "Hear it Bocelli (...and tell Pavarotti the news!)"

Great voice.

Great voice.


132 posted on 05/20/2006 1:22:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: lonedawg

# 132


133 posted on 05/20/2006 1:23:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: West Coast Conservative
Maybe MoveOn.org can save their careers like it's trying to save Olbermann's.
134 posted on 05/20/2006 1:25:42 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: PAR35

I think Maines is married to the little dark-haired actor on Crossing Jordan - don't know his name.


135 posted on 05/20/2006 1:25:42 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Revolting cat!

Nice Parry!!


136 posted on 05/20/2006 1:26:33 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: BW2221
Olbermann has no career, he's just waiting for the hammer to fall. I heard someone refer to him as a nerd with child bearing hips.
137 posted on 05/20/2006 1:29:17 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: gondramB

And WHO is disappointed?


138 posted on 05/20/2006 1:30:22 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Dixie Chicks? They weren't somebody long enough for me to notice them before they were nobody.
139 posted on 05/20/2006 1:33:29 PM PDT by VadeRetro (Faster than a speeding building; able to leap tall bullets at a single bound!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The Ditzy Chicks made their bed, let them lie in it. They lie all the time anyway.


140 posted on 05/20/2006 1:35:25 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Maines also said,...It is totally me being who I am, and not wanting to compromise myself and hate my life."


She Bang!
141 posted on 05/20/2006 1:38:32 PM PDT by Liberty Valance
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To: silent_jonny
Hi Jonny, thanks for the ping. So the Chicks are not welcome in Country music any more. Too bad Spitzer had all those payola probes, 'cause their management can't even pay to get their music played anymore.

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.

Hehehehehehehehehehe...

142 posted on 05/20/2006 1:42:22 PM PDT by Wolfstar (So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn, There's vultures and thieves at your back...)
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To: lonedawg
Is it just me or is Natalie too"nasal" for anything other than country music.

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.

South?

143 posted on 05/20/2006 1:42:59 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: Slings and Arrows
It'd have to be a telephone pole.

LOL!
144 posted on 05/20/2006 1:43:08 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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?


145 posted on 05/20/2006 1:46:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: LucyJo

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.


146 posted on 05/20/2006 1:47:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: FlingWingFlyer

"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.


147 posted on 05/20/2006 1:48:54 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: PAR35

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.


148 posted on 05/20/2006 1:51:42 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Wolfstar
Hi, Wolfstar :)

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

Hehehehehehehehehehe...

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.

149 posted on 05/20/2006 1:53:26 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("the good and honest souls here will prevail" -- MOgirl)
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To: RabidBartender

I think the Chicks are dead in the water.


150 posted on 05/20/2006 1:55:48 PM PDT by sine_nomine (No more RINO presidents. We need another Reagan.)
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