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DIXIE CHICKS HAVE FLOWN THE COOP
National Enquirer ^ | 1/5/08 | National Enquirer

Posted on 01/05/2008 5:57:43 PM PST by melt

The Dixie Chicks are partners in name only - the multi-platinum- selling trio is all but broken up, according to a source close to the group.

Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison made just a handful of appearances together in 2007 - and now they rarely even talk, the source reveals.

"The girls have gone their separate ways," the source close to the Texas-raised country musicians told The ENQUIRER.

"They were not getting along when they toured together during 2006, but they managed to stay civil. Now when they're not forced to be together, the girls don't even stay in touch."

In 2007, the trio - who weathered a tsunami of criticism after Natalie bashed President Bush in 2003 over Iraq - appeared together at the Grammy Awards in February, taking home five Grammys.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalenquirer.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; cutandrun; ditzichicks; dixiechicks; retired; shutupandgoaway; shutupandsing; thefatladysings; vichychicks; victory; waronerror

It's over. The fat lady has sung...

1 posted on 01/05/2008 5:57:44 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

oh this is rich...


2 posted on 01/05/2008 6:04:37 PM PST by RDTF
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To: melt

The National Enquirer is a source for news at the Free Republic now ?

Well I guess if we let the New York Times in we have to let them in too ;-)


3 posted on 01/05/2008 6:04:41 PM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: festus

The national Enquirer is much more dependable than the NYT, Always has been!


4 posted on 01/05/2008 6:30:26 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: festus

I would bet that the Enquirer is substantially more reliable than the NY Times.


5 posted on 01/05/2008 6:30:57 PM PST by absalom01 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: melt
There's your trouble, there's your trouble....

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye.....

6 posted on 01/05/2008 6:32:39 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: RDTF

BRING ON THE MONTY PYTHON FOOT!!


7 posted on 01/05/2008 6:33:08 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (13-3 Green Bay Packers - The road to the Super Bowl begins NOW)
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To: melt

Their only good song was their break-in hit, anyway.


8 posted on 01/05/2008 6:34:18 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: melt

The author of this piece is definitely trying to put some lipstick on this pig. I bet the group has never recovered from Natalie’s idiot mouth.


9 posted on 01/05/2008 6:35:36 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: melt

It’s because Natalie’s going solo. Their last album wasnt even a Chicks album, it was a pop-rock Natalie solo disc. What use does she have for a fiddle and banjo player?

It’s the Justin Timberlake/Gwen Stefani syndrome; As soon as the lead singer realizes they’re the ones selling all the discs, they get a little sick of splitting royalies with the back-up singers that no one really cares about.

I really hope Country can get a handle on the radio audience and sales implosion they’ve been going thru over the last few years. A lot of big country labels are sucking so much cash out of the rap and rock end of the conglom’s profit machine to stay afloat, you’ve gotta think a few of them are going to get shuttered pretty soon.


10 posted on 01/05/2008 6:36:06 PM PST by skipper18 (Fred or Bust)
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To: melt

ya’know I always wondered if Martie Maguire and Emily Robison were dragged reluctantly into Natalie Maines’ political tsunami.


11 posted on 01/05/2008 6:38:52 PM PST by paltz
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To: skipper18

Well they don’t have to worry about marketing any of the rap and rock stuff to me.


12 posted on 01/05/2008 6:42:57 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: ontap

Yeah, they probably resent her in a huge way for tainting their legacy.

1 of the sisters, Marnie I think, complained during the press tour about their complete lack on input on the album, and the fact that Rick Rubin and Neil Finn were only interested in writing with Natalie, and re-jiggering their sound so it would play on AC/AOR/CHR to make up for losing their country home base. Natalie may not have given a crap about country, but the 2 sisters are bluegrass musicians thru and thru.


13 posted on 01/05/2008 6:45:11 PM PST by skipper18 (Fred or Bust)
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To: ontap
I bet the group has never recovered from Natalie’s idiot mouth.

It always amazes me that the entertainment industry (including the MSM) actively goes out of its way to insult their customers, then wonder why they went out of business. It is a testament to the utter arrogance of the liberal mindset.

14 posted on 01/05/2008 6:47:36 PM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: paltz

The sisters seemed like class acts. It was Natalie that threw the bomb, but they had to go thru the death threats and other garbage. Not fair. The fact that they remained loyal to Natalie on a least some level probably says a lot about their moral fiber. It would’ve been easy for them to get themselves out of it by publicly comdeming Natalie’s remarks and washing their hands of the ditchpig.


15 posted on 01/05/2008 6:50:04 PM PST by skipper18 (Fred or Bust)
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To: randog

Same with the liberal newspapers. Losing readership left and right and still peddling liberal BS.


16 posted on 01/05/2008 6:56:48 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: melt

True a couple of them have got up to the double ax handle size.


17 posted on 01/05/2008 6:57:22 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: ontap

Liberal movies are tanking too.


18 posted on 01/05/2008 7:08:04 PM PST by Soliton
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To: melt

Get on your bikes and ride!


19 posted on 01/05/2008 7:08:52 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: skipper18

perhaps that’s one solution...but they may not have been political one way or another to begin with, which made it all the more complicated.


20 posted on 01/05/2008 7:12:30 PM PST by paltz
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To: stainlessbanner

LOL! That was wrong.

But dang funny!


21 posted on 01/05/2008 7:12:43 PM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: festus

National Enquirer is right 5 times every year.

Let this be one of them.


22 posted on 01/05/2008 7:13:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Grampa Dave
and now they rarely even talk...

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23 posted on 01/05/2008 7:36:35 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: melt
the trio - who weathered a tsunami of criticism after Natalie bashed President Bush in 2003

Apparently not.
24 posted on 01/05/2008 8:32:58 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: skipper18
....It would’ve been easy for them to get themselves out of it by publicly comdeming Natalie’s remarks and washing their hands of the ditchpig.

But they didn't, and that says a lot about their moral fiber.

25 posted on 01/05/2008 8:58:28 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. ©)
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To: melt

They’ve cut and run from the quagmire that is their entertainment career as a “group”.


26 posted on 01/05/2008 10:15:27 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Wasn’t the original group a different set of Texas housewives?


27 posted on 01/05/2008 10:17:46 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: JoJo Gunn

So they believe that our troops should cut and run but they have moral fiber because they refused to cut her out of the changing lineup of the band?


28 posted on 01/05/2008 10:20:22 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: skipper18

I’m unaware of death threats lobbed at the Dixie Chicks. All such threats should be investigated.

I know that the operator of the Little Green Footballs website received a death threat that was traced back to Reuters’ offices. Never heard about the prosecution in that case.


29 posted on 01/05/2008 10:23:56 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: festus
The National Enquirer is a source for news at the Free Republic now ?

How else are we supposed to keep up with the news on Bigfoot's love life?

30 posted on 01/05/2008 10:26:04 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: skipper18

Country artists are out there. Commercial radio wants no part of Johnny “Whiskey River” Bush or Billy Joe Shaver or Wayne Hancock.


31 posted on 01/05/2008 10:26:25 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: lowbridge

Michael Medved claims to have seen Bigfoot once. Then again he also claims to have seen ghosts on a civl war battlefield.


32 posted on 01/05/2008 10:27:33 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: JoJo Gunn

Loyalty. There’s nothing more important. It’s the ultimate family value. Without it, both from you and towards you, you dont have a family, you have relatives. You dont have friends, you have acquantances.

I’ll forever disrespect Natalie for giving the country her venom when we needed solidarity, and forever respect the sisters for sticking by her inspite of how much damage it inflicted on them, over something they werent guilty of. They were the mirror image of Natalie; Their loyalty towards her only highlighted her disloyalty to her country in a time of war.


33 posted on 01/05/2008 10:37:48 PM PST by skipper18 (Fred or Bust)
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To: weegee

There’s a documentary about Shaver’s life called ‘A Portrait Of Billy Joe’ that came out a few years ago that’s really great viewing if you’re a fan, in case you havent seen it.

I really wish country radio would make a little room for the real artists in the genre. I get a little sick of slick pop with a drawl, you know?


34 posted on 01/05/2008 10:47:02 PM PST by skipper18 (Fred or Bust)
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To: weegee
"They’ve cut and run from the quagmire..."

BTW, has anybody seen Linda Ronstadt?

35 posted on 01/05/2008 10:56:16 PM PST by melt ("Free"d Thompson for President !)
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But that can’t be! VH1 said that they were back and better than ever with their “Not Ready to Make Nice” tour. And how concert goers were flocking to their tours! And the CDs were practically flying out of the stores! And when Interviewed in Playboy, they were the most important thing to happen to the First Amendment since... Well, since the Declaration of Independence!

Mark


36 posted on 01/06/2008 1:26:48 AM PST by MarkL
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To: skipper18
Their loyalty towards her only highlighted her disloyalty to her country in a time of war.

Your logic escapes me.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the firestorm began when the oinker made the comments on foreign soil, and the Entertainment Weekly cover didn't help matters. You can mewl about loyalty and family and try to rewrite their history all you please, but  there's also such a thing as not taking a dump on your Country either.

37 posted on 01/06/2008 9:00:34 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. ©)
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To: skipper18

“the 2 sisters are bluegrass musicians thru and thru.”

They are good musicians. They should probably start a small bluegrass band and enjoy life again.


38 posted on 01/06/2008 10:29:48 AM PST by Cedar
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To: george76

Maybe the Dixie Chicks “Dixie Chicked” their careers using the Dixie Chick po 50% of your market plan.


39 posted on 01/06/2008 10:50:51 AM PST by Grampa Dave ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: melt

The Dixie Chicks are suffering their own, self-inflicted fate. Entertainers can not and should not insult the people who put the money in their pockets. I will not miss them; they insulted me and my country. As an aside, I might add that that lead singer, Natalie Maines, must be quite a stupid person, indeed.


40 posted on 01/06/2008 2:38:32 PM PST by Continental Soldier
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