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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: LoudRepublicangirl

Can you say k.d. lang?


51 posted on 05/20/2006 12:29:08 PM PDT by RedRover (And whatever happened to Michelle Shocked?)
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To: West Coast Conservative
What we have here is a talented trio lacking the common sense to know when they should have been grateful for their success. I don't hear to many rock fans chomping at the bit to hear the Dixie Chicks. I think a couple of years from now when the doors quit getting opened for them they will probably regret their arrogance.
52 posted on 05/20/2006 12:29:39 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: Jameison

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.


53 posted on 05/20/2006 12:29:40 PM PDT by Keflavik76
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To: jazusamo

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.


54 posted on 05/20/2006 12:29:41 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: West Coast Conservative

55 posted on 05/20/2006 12:29:42 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.


56 posted on 05/20/2006 12:30:09 PM PDT by jbwbubba
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.


57 posted on 05/20/2006 12:30:21 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: RabidBartender

Don't know and don't care.


58 posted on 05/20/2006 12:30:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?;))
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To: Aeronaut

59 posted on 05/20/2006 12:30:47 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: MrLee

Well I read through all the posts and can only say ditto to 99.9999% of the comments.

I'll finish with "Dixie Who?"


60 posted on 05/20/2006 12:30:48 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Sharia. Coming to a town near you.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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...


61 posted on 05/20/2006 12:32:10 PM PDT by RobFromGa (In decline, the Driveby Media is thrashing about like dinosaurs caught in the tar pits.)
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To: Republican Red

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.


62 posted on 05/20/2006 12:34:23 PM PDT by puroresu (Conservatism is an observation; Liberalism is an ideology)
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To: Hildy

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.


63 posted on 05/20/2006 12:35:10 PM PDT by RobFromGa (In decline, the Driveby Media is thrashing about like dinosaurs caught in the tar pits.)
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To: Caveman Lawyer
"Natalie Maines, a native of this West Texas city, sings: "I hear they hate me now"

Good.


"Just like they hated you."

Speak for ya-self, *iatch.
Don't even think of dragging the sainted name of Buddy into the sewers with you.
64 posted on 05/20/2006 12:35:27 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: West Coast Conservative

Way to burn down your careers, Dixie Dodos.


65 posted on 05/20/2006 12:35:41 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Thanks for posting the lyrics. She really isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.


66 posted on 05/20/2006 12:36:55 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: Hildy
"If these girls just put out nice country CD and not used what happened as the means to their comeback then maybe they would have been forgiven."

Not by me.
Don't want anything to do with those venomous snakes.
They spew out too much poison for my liking.
67 posted on 05/20/2006 12:39:04 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

> Cue the Monty Python foot coming down on the Chix <

LOL! Nice image. Don't forget the squishy sound.


68 posted on 05/20/2006 12:39:24 PM PDT by jaime1959
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To: Hildy

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.


69 posted on 05/20/2006 12:39:52 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: RabidBartender
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.

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.

70 posted on 05/20/2006 12:39:59 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: CheyennePress

Did she comment about "Rednecks" vrs "Progressives" before or after the trio sang "Goodbye Earl"


71 posted on 05/20/2006 12:40:55 PM PDT by Republican Red ("How good is it? Al-Jazeera gave it 4 1/2 pipe bombs")
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To: hsalaw

Excellent observation.


72 posted on 05/20/2006 12:41:09 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: battlegearboat
obscurity be upon her

(OBUH). Sort of a knockoff of the PBUH that Muslims use. I like it. I really like it.
74 posted on 05/20/2006 12:44:13 PM PDT by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.org - Forging a Rebirth of Freedom.)
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To: John Jorsett
Most liberal country music stars have the good sense to realize that their audience doesn't share their politics, and keep their politics to themselves. A few however can't help the temptation to develop "foot-in mouth" disease. Dolly Pardon almost went this route but saw the the writing on the wall and quietly dropped the liberal vent.
75 posted on 05/20/2006 12:44:17 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Don't worry about your career, Natalie. You can always be a pole dancer.


76 posted on 05/20/2006 12:45:01 PM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: Richard Kimball

Indeed.

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.


77 posted on 05/20/2006 12:46:40 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: billbears

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.


78 posted on 05/20/2006 12:46:44 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: george76

79 posted on 05/20/2006 12:46:50 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: West Coast Conservative
For me to be in country music to begin with was not who I was

So, she's telling us she was faking it. ;-)

80 posted on 05/20/2006 12:47:22 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: RabidBartender

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.


81 posted on 05/20/2006 12:47:40 PM PDT by IOWAfan
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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."

Bingo!
82 posted on 05/20/2006 12:48:00 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: badgerlandjim
Don't worry about your career, Natalie. You can always be a pole dancer.

I just threw up a little in my mouth.
83 posted on 05/20/2006 12:48:10 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Baynative

84 posted on 05/20/2006 12:48:41 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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!


85 posted on 05/20/2006 12:48:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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?


86 posted on 05/20/2006 12:49:09 PM PDT by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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!!


87 posted on 05/20/2006 12:50:14 PM PDT by catmanblack. (war is hell but so is islam)
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To: RabidBartender

"I still think they will have decent sales initially..."
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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.


88 posted on 05/20/2006 12:50:31 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: george76

Love that.
Hehehehehehehehehehe!


89 posted on 05/20/2006 12:50:55 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Wolfstar
"When an artist says that they don't want to be a part of that industry, it made our decision a no-brainer," program director Mark Evans says. "There are too many talented new artists dying to have a song played on country radio, so I'd rather give one of them a shot."

LOL! You're already forgotten, Natalie.

90 posted on 05/20/2006 12:51:07 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("the good and honest souls here will prevail" -- MOgirl)
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To: Rastus

Perfect pic! "I love it when a plan comes together."


91 posted on 05/20/2006 12:52:43 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("the good and honest souls here will prevail" -- MOgirl)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Country music isnt my thing, but had the country fans let them slide it would have been a sign that the end is near.


92 posted on 05/20/2006 12:52:58 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Richard Kimball
The Chicks made it off their looks

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.

93 posted on 05/20/2006 12:55:28 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: silent_jonny
"A life without danger is like a house of ill repute without the naked ladies."
      -- Hannibal Smith

94 posted on 05/20/2006 12:55:58 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: lonedawg

You're right...Tim McGraw is the next up. He wants to run for office as a Democrat. Let's see how that goes.


95 posted on 05/20/2006 12:56:22 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Rastus
I just threw up a little in my mouth.

LOL. I did too.

96 posted on 05/20/2006 12:56:43 PM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: Jameison

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.


97 posted on 05/20/2006 12:58:03 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: DejaJude
Is it just me or is Natalie too"nasal" for anything other than country music.She can't blast it out like Mariah Carrie she doesn't have the pipes. So where is this pop career going.
98 posted on 05/20/2006 12:58:33 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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To: badgerlandjim
You can always be a pole dancer.

That would have to be one STRONG pole.

99 posted on 05/20/2006 12:58:39 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy
"Natalie Maines has one of the greatest voices in music today"

Huh?
One of the greatest voices on what planet?
100 posted on 05/20/2006 12:59:25 PM PDT by Jameison
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