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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but they are choosing their bed and now they must lie down in it..
I've said my goodbyes to them, and a lot of other "country singers" and my life hasn't suffered...infact, I have saved a lot of money not supporting people that are elitest and arrogant and self-serving, and who wouldn't be in the place they are without the likes of my money....
It'd have to be a telephone pole.
Some hollywoodie may hold them up for awhile; but when their inflation looses its profitability, they'll quit blowing.
Here's one of them.
Maybe AirHead America will play their songs?
Buddy Holly. Whoever hated Buddy Holly? These people truly live in an alternate universe.
Their 60 Minutes interview couldn't have helped much, either. Just heard bits of it as I was doing something else, but I think they called their fans hicks and/or rednecks.
Okay, saw it on "page 2". Sorry for them then.
That's Corey Clark territory. ROFLMAO!!!
What I love is that, as the Chicks' career continues to sink, Nat will become more and more bitter.
One of them is married to Charlie Robison, another country singer.
They both shot off their mouths for good media. Tim should learn from his late father, a very great man. I never knew what Tug McGraw's politics were, only that he was one of the happiest, most fun loving, money ballplayers around. If you got a baseball card through the mail to him, he signed it. He was a classy, all around guy, and a champion. He never mentioned politics and I've never heard a bad word written or spoken about him.
I like Tim McGraw's music, but the only disc I have was given to me by my daughter. As for Faith Hill, I knew she was a lib from the beginning. I never knew why she sold records aside from being hyped like crazy.
McGraw has also been quoted as saying Bill Clinton was the best president we ever had. He can sing but boy is he dumb. I'm not a big boycotter but I'm doing my own personal banzai boycott on CDs by McGraw and Hill. I'll stick with Sara Evans and Martina McBride. Now those two can sing!
The minute CMT plays the chicks, they lose me.
I'll stick with Sara Evans and Martina McBride. Now those two can sing!
Let freedom ring brother!
That would be some good stuff. I really appreciate how Toby has stuck by the troops through this whole thing. Tickets to his concerts go for big bucks but he always takes time out to go back over and entertain the troops. Toby talks the talk and walks the walk. Toby Keith will always have fans. The troops don't forget those who remembered them while they were doing what they had to do.
There's a lot of herself to think of.
Good. Hopefully this fat, little turd will go back to Texas, shut her friggin' mouth and live off the money she made making music in a genre she apparently never really believed in.
They--the Dixie Chicks--simply don't matter anymore. They are irrelevant and even Bruce Springsteen's self-absorbed invitation to Rock 'n Roll couldn't help them. I'm a rock 'n roller too and as such I rescend the invitation. Those b!tches aren't welcome here either.
My advice to them? Try NPR.
If she and her co(w)horts truly felt that way, these singles would never have been released to country stations in the first place. Hell, if it were true, their new album wouldn't have sounded like country music in the first place. This was a preemptive statement to cover her ass; she knew full well that the chances of country fans back the Chicks were slim. But the evidence is right there to see: It's a country album, with only limited crossover appeal in the first place, just like all their prior albums. And it bombed.
And in any case, it's all irrelevant. The article notes that the same song only made it to number 32 on the adult contemporary charts before stalling and dying. The Dixie Chicks aren't wanted anywhere. They might as well start sending their records to rap stations, since they couldn't do much worse there.
As I recall, they indicated they agreed with her.
The Ditsy Chicks thought that with George W. Bush's popularity falling, they could ride that to a comeback.
The results are self-evident.
They make vampire Pez dispensers now?
They have stood beside her on this entire thing (remember the infamous Entertainment Weekly cover a few years back?), and IIRC it's the other two (who are sisters) that "own" the band, with Fat-alie merely being an employee. If that's the case, they could have thrown her overboard at any time and continued with a different lead singer, if they'd wanted to. It certainly would have been the correct business move, regardless of the political ramifications.
As such, I think it's safe to say they're all in on this together.
NOT READY TO BUY YOUR LOUSY CD, EITHER.
I was just reading an article the other day about some guy with a book out (can't remember who) that was so happy because, after being interviewed on TV somewhere, his book shot up to #1 on Amazon.
For an hour.
Then it disappeared back down into the 4-digit range.
Andrea Bocelli,I don't know abouty dirty, but he is blind.
I don't know that Tim was around his daddy that much when he was growing up. His political ideas were probably developed after his own "stardom".
Something I've noticed about some "stars" is that they seem in awe of other "stars", political and otherwise, that they have the opportunity to rub shoulders with when they gain some popularity. The brighter their star the more they develop a kind of condescension toward their fans and all that they have "moved beyond".
I don't mean that they don't "love" their fans, but they begin to think of themselves a little more highly than they ought, and get to thinking that their popularity and station in life (or whatever) somehow bestows superior intelligence, experience, and wisdom that wasn't apparent before their star reached it's zenith - and isn't apparent to some of us even now. lol.
That's why we have such liberal luminaries as Babs Streisand, et al, trying to wield political influence, I guess. I quit buying her albums a long time ago.
I don't have to agree with a person to enjoy their talent, but when they make their talent secondary to their political opinion, they force me to make a choice about whether or not to support them by buying the product of their talent.
Rednecks?! Maines went to Berklee. I have no idea what the atmosphere is there, but it is in Boston.
Thanks for shoutin' that! lol. You speak for many of us, I'm sure.
Every chick has to grow into a hen. Methinks the chubby one is ready for the pot.
Natalie Maines = the little piggy one.
Their careers are over, at least at the "superstar" level.
The problem is that they "made their bones" in country, and then had their greatest success in their crossover to top-40/pop with their accessible country style.
But then they alienated their core audience, and just assumed that their "new" fans would continue to support them. The problem was that the crossover fans were more interested in "something new" than their music.
I remember some time ago how they said that they were going after a wider audience, especially since they felt estranged from the country audiences.
Too bad. They did have some songs I really liked, but I've lost interest in them.
I disagree with this completely. The two sisters are extremely talented musicians, and your assertion that they were fabricated is something that you can easily disavow in some of the earlier, more bluegrass based music, in the years before Natalie joined the band.
I'm especially surprised by the statement by Natalie (that she was never really "into" country) given her "pedigree." Her father is one of the all time steel guitar greats in country music, and she was raised around C/W music. And she's got an awesome voice.
Disaproving of their politics isn't a good reason to claim they're not any good. Of course, I won't support their careers by buying their CDs...
Not exactly. Checkout their "pre-Natalie" music. They're both extremely talented musicians.
You know, I respect that dude more than the chicks cause he didn't blame anyone else for getting the axe.
You're absolutely right. He was actually grateful for the attention.
Analogies 'r us. Thanks. ; ).
Karma sucks doesn't it?
Wow...looks like a braying jackass. Or a younger Ann Richards. One and the same.
Another post-worthy pic of Chubby Chicker here >>>
Damn. I guess you need the jumbo salt-and-pepper shakers when you attain Ronstadtian proportions.
Maybe they could get Air America to play their music. I'm sure that would work wonders for their CD sales.
When you can look at all the Britney Spears wannabees on the Country videos, chubby little Natalie just can't cut it. They were lucky to have had a measure of success and ought to stay home and raise their kids now.