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FL Country radio station nixes Dixie Chicks

Posted on 05/23/2006 9:01:27 AM PDT by Gopher Broke

Country radio nixes Dixie Chicks

NASHVILLLE, Tenn., May 22 (UPI) -- It appears the war U.S. country radio stations mounted against the politically outspoken Dixie Chicks has not abated in the least.

The band is promoting "Taking the Long Way," its first album since Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 she was ashamed to be from the same state as U.S. President George Bush. The comment sparked a radio boycott of the group's music.

Although the album hits stores Tuesday, the first two singles from the album are not getting widespread airplay, Billboard.com reported Monday.

The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," only peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the second single, "Everybody Knows," is moving downward after its peak at No. 48.

WKIS FM in Miami reported it pulled "Not Ready to Make Nice" due to listener complaints after only one week.

The program director at KUBL/KKAT in Salt Lake City told Billboard he was angered by its "self-indulgent and selfish lyrics."

Neither the Chicks or their label, Columbia Records, would speak to Billboard for its article.


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KEYWORDS: antiamerican; bushbashing; bushhaters; dixiechicks; duplicate; nicelink; wkis

1 posted on 05/23/2006 9:01:28 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

Thank the WKIS team for rejecting the commie Dixie Chickens.....

Joe Bell
Joe@wkis.com

Bob Barnett
Bob@wkis.com


2 posted on 05/23/2006 9:02:43 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (I would rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Teddy Kennedy)
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To: Gopher Broke

These "chicks" need to spent the night at Tysons..


3 posted on 05/23/2006 9:03:06 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Gopher Broke
"self-indulgent and selfish lyrics."

LOL. I just said the other day on a thread here that Natalie Maines even looks selfish and self-centered.

4 posted on 05/23/2006 9:05:04 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: Steve0113

ping


5 posted on 05/23/2006 9:05:25 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Gopher Broke
The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," only peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the second single, "Everybody Knows," is moving downward after its peak at No. 48.

Guess that the hype didn't work as well as the Chickens had hoped. BUWAHAHAHAHA.

6 posted on 05/23/2006 9:05:40 AM PDT by SIDENET (I like Leftists...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Yeah, but they say they aren't a country act and put down the country audience (at least on 60 minutes), so they shouldn't care.


7 posted on 05/23/2006 9:05:53 AM PDT by mak5
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To: JoanneSD

They've been "plucked and feathered" and I can't wait for them to implode and blame each oher for their abject failure to re-connect with their audience. Bye-bye bird brains!!!


8 posted on 05/23/2006 9:07:03 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Gopher Broke
These chicks are "done"!


9 posted on 05/23/2006 9:07:06 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Gopher Broke

Natalie Maines, "I'm a star so therefore I,m allowed to make all the stupid comments I want and everyone needs to pay attention to me because I,m a big mouth stupid star"


10 posted on 05/23/2006 9:08:43 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Gopher Broke
So that means:
'KIS NIX DIX CHIX

Shoot. Too bad it wasn't WKIX

TS

11 posted on 05/23/2006 9:10:24 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Without spoilers, do you think (blabberblabber) killed (mumblemumble) or not?)
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To: KJC1

12 posted on 05/23/2006 9:12:39 AM PDT by SIDENET (I like Leftists...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: Gopher Broke

I know this forum is not a fanclub for O'Reilly but he stated Maines basically dissed him to the NYT after he had what he thought was a decent discussion. She seems intent on pissing everyone off, even those who would give her a pass on her past actions.


13 posted on 05/23/2006 9:13:29 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: SIDENET
I've seen better teeth on many horses.

And with that gaping hole I'm sure she can gladly "service" her hero Saddam.
14 posted on 05/23/2006 9:15:53 AM PDT by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you! (MaDuce = M2HB .50 BMG))
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To: Gopher Broke

Someone needs to tell the Chicks-Don't bite the hand that feeds you.When the Dixie Chicks careers are over(hopefully sooner than later)they'll probably blame it on the vast "rightwing conspiracy".


15 posted on 05/23/2006 9:17:40 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Gopher Broke

Maybe the Chicks are in the wrong venue. Maybe they should plan a tour of North Korea or Zimbabwe or Iran...somewhere like that.


16 posted on 05/23/2006 9:23:47 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Spirit of Flight 93 is the Spirit of America!)
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To: Gopher Broke

WKIS-FM might consider including a "classic" hit with high rotation from the legendary Stonewall Jackson (his BIG hit, "Waterloo") and this wisely written tune:

"The Minute Men Are Turning In Their Graves"

They march in lines and carry signs protesters one and all
They'd rather go to prison than to heed their country's call
Get out of here get out of there let's have an end to war
I'm glad they weren't around to say get out of Valley Forge

The Minute Men are turning in their graves
Washington and Jefferson are crying tears of shame
To see these men who'd rather live as slaves
The Minute Men are turning in their graves

What's happened to our heritage what's happen to our pride
Since when do free Americans pull for the other side
Did we send food to Hitler's troops or praise the enemy
Did all our children die in vain defending liberty

The Minute Men are turning in their graves...

I can't condemn a man who feels that taking life is wrong
But I fail to understand a man that won't defend his home
Dear Lord I've got one little prayer I pray in years to come
Don't ever let those kind of people serve in Washington

The Minute Men are turning in their graves...
Oh the Minute Men are turning in their graves
Oh the Minute Men are turning in their graves


17 posted on 05/23/2006 9:23:50 AM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Well maybe Barbra will buy up all their non selling cds, and Madonna will let them open for her on her tour.


18 posted on 05/23/2006 9:25:00 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (If you don't understand the word "Illegal", then the public school system has failed you.)
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To: MaDuce
And with that gaping hole I'm sure she can gladly "service" her hero Saddam.

Or Bambino...(ducking)

19 posted on 05/23/2006 9:26:09 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (If you don't understand the word "Illegal", then the public school system has failed you.)
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To: Savage Beast

I vote for Iran. The burqas would provide a nice makeover.


20 posted on 05/23/2006 9:30:37 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: mkjessup

Wow. Wonderful writing on that one.


21 posted on 05/23/2006 9:32:33 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Gopher Broke
WKIS FM in Miami reported it pulled "Not Ready to Make Nice" due to listener complaints after only one week.

A Reno country station took a listener poll prior to the release. From the results they are continuing their ban on this band.

22 posted on 05/23/2006 9:47:58 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: nina0113

Actions have consequences. Maines is perfectly free to run her mouth, and the rest of us are free to ignore her and her "music".


23 posted on 05/23/2006 10:43:16 AM PDT by Steve1789 (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -A.L.)
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To: Steve0113

Are videos from new album running on Country Music Television?

If country radio's cold reception to the DCs holds up, look for Faith Hill, hubby and other C&W Demos to just shut up and sing, leaving brain surgery to the surgeons.


24 posted on 05/23/2006 11:15:11 AM PDT by Columbusborn
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To: MizSterious

This military family ain't going to make nice with the Dixie Chicks. They're lots of fun to watch as they destroy themselves, however.


25 posted on 05/23/2006 12:26:45 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: Gopher Broke

The Dixie Chicks can WKIS my @ss.


26 posted on 05/23/2006 12:35:03 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Columbusborn
Are videos from new album running on Country Music Television?

Couldn't say. I'll look it up later when I have more time.

27 posted on 05/23/2006 12:46:41 PM PDT by Steve1789 (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -A.L.)
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To: Columbusborn

What did Faith Hill and Tim McGraw say?


28 posted on 05/23/2006 6:46:18 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Steve0113
"Maines is perfectly free to run her mouth, and the rest of us are free to ignore her and her "music"."

Exactly.

I saw that the DCs were scheduled to be on Letterman last night. Dunno. Didn't watch.

It seems that Letterman's show only exists for the purpose of promoting various flagging artists and productions that can't make it on their own.

He probably had "compassion" for the chicks.

29 posted on 05/23/2006 7:01:27 PM PDT by nightdriver
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To: Steve0113

Well, it was clear from tonight's award show that the Dixie Chicks have burnt their bridges with the Country Music community. Lol!


30 posted on 05/23/2006 8:28:36 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: Gopher Broke
The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," only peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the second single, "Everybody Knows," is moving downward after its peak at No. 48.

Natalie Maines' marketing skills are matched only by her geopolitical astuteness.

31 posted on 05/24/2006 4:05:08 AM PDT by Beowulf
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