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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Can you say k.d. lang?
The old proverb Shut up and Sing coined by Laura Ingraham if followed to the letter would do wonders for the Dixie Chick's public relations. You would think the Chick's publicity agent would have already bought them a copy of Laura's book. They could always cross over into Christian music. They would be singing to an audience that has been commissioned to forgive.
She actually commented to the audience at a concert that she could tell that they had a more "progressive" (I'll never use that word without quotation marks) audience and not as many rednecks as before when they were more geared towards country.
I'm tired of hearing about how, it was the fact they insulted Bush is the sole reason they fell from favor. It was also the fact, after insulting Bush, they tried to apologize, then said it was out of context, then they did mean it, then they were persecuted and all holy than thou. Also, they didn't want anyone taking shots at their music, but felt it was okay to publicly insult Toby Keith for his patriotic music.
There album is (sadly) outselling RHCP's Stadium Arcadium on Amazon. And if you can't make a hit with Rick Rubin producing you can't make one.
Don't know and don't care.
Well I read through all the posts and can only say ditto to 99.9999% of the comments.
I'll finish with "Dixie Who?"
They should have gone with their manager's suggestion for a first single: "We're Really Very Sorry, We Were Totally Wrong" and things might have worked out better for them...
Saying that Lubbock hated Buddy Holly in the 1950s is like saying Memphis hated Elvis before he died.
What a stupid, arrogant, airheaded bimbo Natalie is!
Buddy Holly had class. That's something Natalie will never have.
People won't buy their records because they like their political position, if they don't like the music.
But people will stop buying the records if they hate their political position, even if they otherwise would love the music.
That's why bands should SHUT UP AND SING.
Way to burn down your careers, Dixie Dodos.
Thanks for posting the lyrics. She really isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.
> Cue the Monty Python foot coming down on the Chix <
LOL! Nice image. Don't forget the squishy sound.
Don't think this has as much to do with that as it does the Chicks' move from mainstream country for awhile. Their last album was good, decent even. But their song about Earl (the album before IIRC) was just a little off to say the least and perhaps was an omen where they wanted to go all along. Sort of alternative country. Top 40 country stations won't play that.
Funny thing is, country music fans will forgive just about anything if you come back repentant. The Grande Ole Opry threw Hank Williams off because he frequently missed shows, and sometimes showed up too drunk to play, but they'd have taken him back in a minute if he'd showed up sober. He never did, of course. Williams had talent, though. The Chicks were successful because they're moderately good looking on stage and had good production. Their name also connotated a redneck anti-feminism. Thus, Maines alienated her core fans, and thinks others are ready to buy her work.
Most big time music today is based on image, rather than talent. Loretta Lynn probably couldn't get a contract if she started singing today, and the window is very small for our increasingly young-obsessed culture. I mean, how many movies has Alicia Silverstone made since she turned eighteen? Kirsten Dunst will probably find that Spider-man 2 is her last hurrah, and I'd be surprised if Cameron Diaz has many more hit movies. The Chicks made it off their looks, as their music was totally fabricated anonymous sounds okay in the background work. They won't recapture their star. Time for them to go hang out with Markie Post and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Did she comment about "Rednecks" vrs "Progressives" before or after the trio sang "Goodbye Earl"
Don't worry about your career, Natalie. You can always be a pole dancer.
The Chicks had a tradition of getting a little chicken foot tattoo on their ankles every time a song of theirs reached number 1. I hope their tattoo artist has other clients.
Country music accepts almost anyone. I despise the new Bon Jovi song, but it is number one on the country music charts right now. There was some Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow song that got some airplay a few years back.
Disagree...their last album was a huge country success. You couldn't play a country station for more than 15 minutes without hearing a DC song. But after the "incident" it's like they never even existed. BIZARRE. But I think the 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. And then when they pulled their FUTK at the music awards, that was just too much. So when the "incident" happened, I don't think the country world shed a tear to get rid of them. And I don't know whose idea it was to use what happened in their comeback, but it had to be one of the worst ideas ever. It is a shame, because that Natalie girl has a great voice...wasted.
So, she's telling us she was faking it. ;-)
I think I remember they were one of the stories in the last weeks on 60 minutes. I rolled past the channel rolling my eyes...
I used to really like 60 minutes in the 70s but anymore it seems to be a liberal mouthpiece for any nutjob wanting to bash anything I believe in.
Imagine if we had the same access to National TV time? sheesh.
The Dipsies should of been hired to sing the theme song to the D'uh Vinci Code movie. That would have been a perfect winning pairing!
Thanks for the words.
"Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should "
What are YOU mad about and why don't you just shut up?
A good spanking years ago would have probably cured their problem. But that would have been child abuse. Today a good spanking would probably be called foreplay!!
"I still think they will have decent sales initially..."
Maybe so, or maybe it will appear so, at least. But, it won't be because this ole gal spent a penny on their product, or even listened on t.v. or radio, if I can get to the control quick enough to silence them.
LOL! You're already forgotten, Natalie.
Perfect pic! "I love it when a plan comes together."
Country music isnt my thing, but had the country fans let them slide it would have been a sign that the end is near.
You couldn't be more wrong. They were great. Natalie Maines has one of the greatest voices in music today. Please, please don't minimize talent because of politics. But what's happened to them is 100% their own doing. They have no home now. And nobody really cares.
"A life without danger is like a house of ill repute without the naked ladies." -- Hannibal Smith
You're right...Tim McGraw is the next up. He wants to run for office as a Democrat. Let's see how that goes.
LOL. I did too.
You're wrong...You are so wrong. First of all...none of them are great looking...there are hundreds of better looking girls in country music. These girls had talent and they were good and that's what makes what they DID TO THEMSELVES all that much crazier. Because the totally did it to themselves. I wonder what the two sisters really think.
That would have to be one STRONG pole.
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