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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: Hildy
you know,they don't need forgiveness....wouldn't give that anyway..

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....

151 posted on 05/20/2006 1:57:32 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Don't worry about your career, Natalie. You can always be a pole dancer.

It'd have to be a telephone pole.

ROFL!!!

152 posted on 05/20/2006 1:57:40 PM PDT by mafree
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To: sine_nomine

Some hollywoodie may hold them up for awhile; but when their inflation looses its profitability, they'll quit blowing.


153 posted on 05/20/2006 1:58:31 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: sine_nomine
I think the Chicks are dead in the water.

Here's one of them.


154 posted on 05/20/2006 1:59:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Hildy
I have made it this far through the thread and haven't seen this question asked:

"Do the other two agree with her and allow her to be the mouthpiece, or are they ready to choke her?"

I'd love to hear/see an interview where the others say they wish she'd kept her mouth shut. Shoot, THEY surely had an interest in their success.
155 posted on 05/20/2006 1:59:51 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: West Coast Conservative

Maybe AirHead America will play their songs?


156 posted on 05/20/2006 2:00:36 PM PDT by fedupjohn (If we try to fight the war on terror with eyes shut + ears packed with wax, innocent people will die)
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To: Republican Red

Buddy Holly. Whoever hated Buddy Holly? These people truly live in an alternate universe.


157 posted on 05/20/2006 2:01:02 PM PDT by Luke21 (Democrats hate us, our heritage, and our religion. They think we belong in cages. Never forget.)
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To: Hildy

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.


158 posted on 05/20/2006 2:02:11 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Hildy

Okay, saw it on "page 2". Sorry for them then.


159 posted on 05/20/2006 2:02:25 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: silent_jonny
LOL! That's Guarini territory :-D

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.

160 posted on 05/20/2006 2:03:02 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: Rastus

One of them is married to Charlie Robison, another country singer.


161 posted on 05/20/2006 2:05:35 PM PDT by Imgr8t
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To: Revolting cat!
That's not Pavarotti. That's the dirty lookin' Time to say goodbye guy from PBS.
162 posted on 05/20/2006 2:06:39 PM PDT by isrul
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To: LucyJo

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.


163 posted on 05/20/2006 2:07:43 PM PDT by Luke21 (Democrats hate us, our heritage, and our religion. They think we belong in cages. Never forget.)
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To: lonedawg

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!


164 posted on 05/20/2006 2:09:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! Where Bush or "global warming" is blamed for EVERYTHING bad that happens.)
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165 posted on 05/20/2006 2:10:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance
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To: RabidBartender

The minute CMT plays the chicks, they lose me.


166 posted on 05/20/2006 2:15:32 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (Diapers and Politicians must be changed often, for the same reason.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I'll stick with Sara Evans and Martina McBride. Now those two can sing!


Let freedom ring brother!


167 posted on 05/20/2006 2:17:13 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The thing that astonishes me about Hollywood and other entertainment sales organizations is that they continue to believe they can insult many of their customers and it won't matter.

When their market disappears, they blame it on censorship.

For me it comes down to this: As funny as it was, the Soup Nazi of Seinfeld fame does not last long in real life. No matter how good the soup is. In fact, there is a lot of bad soup in the world that is sold on stellar customer service.
168 posted on 05/20/2006 2:17:43 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: No Truce With Kings

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.


169 posted on 05/20/2006 2:19:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! Where Bush or "global warming" is blamed for EVERYTHING bad that happens.)
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To: Clara Lou

There's a lot of herself to think of.


170 posted on 05/20/2006 2:20:38 PM PDT by Crawdad (Hey, baby. Can I hijack your thread?)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"For me to be in country music to begin with was not who I was ...

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.

171 posted on 05/20/2006 2:21:36 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
I think this is exactly what the message being sent out is. Country fans dumped her not the other way around. She can't even save face in a dignified manner by just telling the truth and admitting that she must go in another direction because her fan base is gone.

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.

172 posted on 05/20/2006 2:22:45 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (This tagline is false.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
By picking the defiant "Not Ready" as the first single, they've reopened a wound that was particularly deep for country radio fans, and left many country programmers with the burning question: Why on earth would the band choose to do this?

Hubris.

173 posted on 05/20/2006 2:24:01 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: tongue-tied

As I recall, they indicated they agreed with her.


174 posted on 05/20/2006 2:24:04 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: West Coast Conservative

The Ditsy Chicks thought that with George W. Bush's popularity falling, they could ride that to a comeback.

The results are self-evident.


175 posted on 05/20/2006 2:26:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Liberty Valance

They make vampire Pez dispensers now?


176 posted on 05/20/2006 2:28:07 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: tongue-tied
I have made it this far through the thread and haven't seen this question asked: "Do the other two agree with her and allow her to be the mouthpiece, or are they ready to choke her?"

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.

177 posted on 05/20/2006 2:32:06 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (This tagline is false.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

NOT READY TO BUY YOUR LOUSY CD, EITHER.


178 posted on 05/20/2006 2:36:34 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: Richard Kimball
The single hit iTunes and was #1 for, I think, one day. It isn't even in the top ten anymore. They may get some sympathy purchases from the left, but that's about it.

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.

179 posted on 05/20/2006 2:38:12 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (This tagline is false.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
It's too bad the album title "One Fierce Beercoaster" has already been taken.
180 posted on 05/20/2006 2:40:19 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (Black holes are where God divided by zero. - Steven Wright)
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To: isrul

Andrea Bocelli,I don't know abouty dirty, but he is blind.


181 posted on 05/20/2006 2:43:40 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Luke21

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.





182 posted on 05/20/2006 2:44:47 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Desert_Girl

Rednecks?! Maines went to Berklee. I have no idea what the atmosphere is there, but it is in Boston.


183 posted on 05/20/2006 2:46:55 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: right-wingin_It

Thanks for shoutin' that! lol. You speak for many of us, I'm sure.


184 posted on 05/20/2006 2:53:43 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: West Coast Conservative

Every chick has to grow into a hen. Methinks the chubby one is ready for the pot.


185 posted on 05/20/2006 2:55:01 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Natalie Maines = the little piggy one.


186 posted on 05/20/2006 3:09:37 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.

Mark


187 posted on 05/20/2006 3:13:08 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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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.

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...

Mark

188 posted on 05/20/2006 3:31:11 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: Revolting cat!
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.

Not exactly. Checkout their "pre-Natalie" music. They're both extremely talented musicians.

Mark

189 posted on 05/20/2006 3:35:32 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: Liberty Valance

You know, I respect that dude more than the chicks cause he didn't blame anyone else for getting the axe.


190 posted on 05/20/2006 4:05:58 PM PDT by packrat35 (guest worker/day worker=SlaveMart)
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To: packrat35

You're absolutely right. He was actually grateful for the attention.


191 posted on 05/20/2006 4:17:22 PM PDT by Liberty Valance
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To: pollyannaish
For me it comes down to this: As funny as it was, the Soup Nazi of Seinfeld fame does not last long in real life. No matter how good the soup is. In fact, there is a lot of bad soup in the world that is sold on stellar customer service.

Excellent analogy!

192 posted on 05/20/2006 4:25:40 PM PDT by KevinB
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To: Dont Mention the War; Rastus
Rog, so they are all in it together. Thanks for the enlightenment.

In other words, when folks say "the Dixie Chicks said..." it was fitting. Then I must lose any sad thoughts for the skinnier ones...LOL
193 posted on 05/20/2006 4:42:35 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: KevinB

Analogies 'r us. Thanks. ; ).


194 posted on 05/20/2006 4:46:21 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hey Natalie,

Karma sucks doesn't it?


195 posted on 05/20/2006 5:24:31 PM PDT by hattend (Stop! No more! The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised! - Zapp Brannigan:)
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To: Liberty Valance; RabidBartender

Wow...looks like a braying jackass. Or a younger Ann Richards. One and the same.

Another post-worthy pic of Chubby Chicker here >>>

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FQYHYY/ref=pd_rvi_gw_1/103-9141519-6765439?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=284507


196 posted on 05/20/2006 5:38:31 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend

Damn. I guess you need the jumbo salt-and-pepper shakers when you attain Ronstadtian proportions.


197 posted on 05/20/2006 6:03:29 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

LOL!


198 posted on 05/20/2006 6:19:33 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: West Coast Conservative

Maybe they could get Air America to play their music. I'm sure that would work wonders for their CD sales.


199 posted on 05/20/2006 6:23:42 PM PDT by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.


200 posted on 05/20/2006 6:27:59 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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