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Programmers Say Dixie Chicks Still Not Welcome On Their Airwaves
radio-info.com ^ | 9/20/11 | Phyllis Stark

Posted on 09/25/2011 5:32:09 AM PDT by raccoonradio

In last Thursday’s Stark Country, we revealed that gold spins are on the rise for the Dixie Chicks eight and a half years after the incident that cost them their career. But even after all this time, a surprising number of country programmers say they’re still not playing the group’s past hits. Even those who are playing them are doing so very cautiously, with the politics of each market still playing a deciding role. When asked if all had been forgiven and forgotten when it comes to the Chicks, one programmer responded, “Are you kidding?”

We asked programmers how much (if any) Chicks music they’re playing now in the their gold categories, and how much that has changed in recent years. We also asked what kind of reaction they do get when they play or test music from the group now.

Surprisingly, PDs say the listener hostility toward the band still hasn’t abated, despite the more than eight years that have passed since lead singer Natalie Maines remarked at a London concert on the eve of the Iraq war that she was ashamed then President George Bush was from the group’s home state of Texas.

WYCD Detroit was instrumental in the group’s launch in 1997. But today, current OM/PD Tim Roberts says, “We are still not playing them in rotation as a portion of our audience continues to push back on them in research and in a very vocal way (complaints). We actually did a phone topic on it a few months ago and the negatives still far outweighed any positive comments or support.”

At WFRE Frederick, Md., PD Jess Wright reports, “We only have one song by the Dixie Chicks in our rotation at the moment, and it’s the Star Spangled Banner (we play a version of it every day at noon) and I’m not sure most people know it’s them. I have moved a song or two in and out of the light gold or fill categories a time or two because I genuinely like the way they sound on the radio, and that’s more than my predecessor played, but I’m always hesitant to play them during the daytime.

“Even after all this time, there are people who will call or e-mail and tell us we are un-American for playing the Dixie Chicks,” Wright says. “It’s a shame. While my personal politics may not line up with theirs (or more accurately, Natalie’s), they did make a radio station sound good, didn’t they?”

“It’s a similar situation in Richmond, Va., where WKHK PD Buddy Van Arsdale reports, “We don’t play any Dixie Chicks. Richmond tends to be conservative, and playing them just riles up a very vocal part of our audience. I would be willing to bet it’s a small percentage, but like the Tea Party members, they are loud!

“To be fair,” Van Arsdale continues, “I have checked Dixie Chick songs in our research and some of their songs still test well.”

But in this case his gut outweighs research. Asked if radio listeners have forgiven or at least forgotten about Maines’ comment, Van Arsdale says, “Are you kidding? Look at what’s going on in Washington right now. We can’t get a jobs bill agreement, let alone forgiveness for the Dixie Chicks!”

Ditto for KIXZ Spokane, Wash., PD/MD Paul Neumann, who reports, “[I] haven’t played Chicks for years and I haven’t seen any national research either, so no airplay.”

There’s better news for the band at KUPL Portland, Ore., where director of music programming Scott Mahalick reports he has five Chicks songs in rotation, and they generate no negative reaction. But, he adds, “Portland is very liberal.”

Interestingly, Mahalick is also ignoring his research, but in the opposite way as Van Arsdale. “Our research shows we should not play any Dixie Chicks,” he says. “[They are] highly polarizing, so this [five songs in rotation] may be changing in the future.”

Current KTTS Springfield, Mo., PD Mark Grantin has worked in three different markets since the Chicks backlash erupted, and he notes some interesting differences he’s seen market to market.

At KTTS, he says, “We are not playing any Dixie Chicks titles. Shortly after arriving at KTTS, I put several of their titles on a music test. I wanted to see if the country audience in this market had forgiven them, and if there was an appetite for their music. All titles in that test were scored by our listeners without naming the artists. Clearly our listeners told us that they don’t consider them to be core artists or songs that they want to hear on KTTS. Scores were very low with huge hate numbers.

“We saw similar results in Lexington, Ky., when I was there,” Grantin continues. “We did not play any of their titles for the same reasons: low overall scores and high negative scores.”

By he had a different experience in Madison, Wis., prior to his departure from that market in 2007. “We did continue to play some of their titles in Madison,” he reports. “The market was very different. I had just as many calls and e-mails from listeners indicating that they did not want me to censor their music [as] those who were very passionate about me removing their music. Ultimately, several of their titles scored well enough to continue to play, although all titles scored lower than prior to the [Maines] comments and controversy.”

After last Thursday’s story ran, Chris Mosser, host of “The Roadhouse” evening show on KVET Austin, Texas, reached out to offer his comments on the topic.

“We came completely off the Dixie Chicks when the Bush thing happened, and it has stayed that way since,” he says, “but I sneak in a few Chicks songs on the Roadhouse show (our Texas-intensive evening daypart), ‘Traveling Soldier’ and ‘Godspeed’ primarily, typically late at night and only occasionally, frankly out of caution of a negative reaction. But I have, so far, not drawn any heat. I’ve intentionally gone with ‘Soldier’ due to its pro-military theme, which is difficult for even the angriest Chick-hater to object to. Plus, being a Bruce Robison song performed by Texas girls, it couldn’t pass the regional test more convincingly.

“I’ll admit, I want to play the Chicks because the music is so good and I’m a fan personally,” Mosser continues, “but I think there will always be some hesitation among country programmers about them. My feeling is that probably most of the audience is over it, but those who are not are really, really not. Austin’s a liberal town, but we’re still in Texas.”

Townsquare Media VP/country Bob Moody says at his group of stations, “Songs by the Dixie Chicks continue to test too poorly to qualify for our recommended gold list. I’m not aware of any Townsquare Media country stations playing them enough recently to elicit a response.

“The backlash against the group (and Natalie in particular) doesn’t appear to have been due entirely to ‘the incident,’” Moody adds. “The FUTK stunt [in which Maines wore a t-shirt on a televised awards show with a thinly-veiled expletive aimed at her then nemesis, Toby Keith] and other offensive behavior may be factors as well.”

WYCD creative director/production director Terry Phillips sent Stark Country a note after last Thursday’s story ran with a reminder about some of the other behavior Moody is referencing.

“You forget to mention they publicly called country listeners stupid and backward,” he writes, recalling some blundering media statements the group made while attempting to mount a comeback in 2006.

Phillips also painfully recalls that when the group toured following the country radio backlash against them, “They gave tickets and backstage passes to CHR stations, stiffing us…Personally, I stood by them though almost it all, and I could forgive almost everything they said and did as personal opinion…but those amazing, incredibly talented women treated a station that supported them like crud.”

Meanwhile, WQHK Fort Wayne, Ind., OM Rob Kelley says he’s “still not playing any Chicks music, even though I’ve seen our local testing come back a bit with better passion scores on ‘Wide Open Spaces’ and ‘Cowboy Take Me Away.’ However, both tracks still pack significant polarizing negatives…The political landscape here in Northeast Indiana is very textbook ‘Red State.’ Playing by the rule of ‘You don’t get hurt by what you don’t play,’ there aren’t enough overall numbers give play to the Chicks.”

And Kelley cites another key reason why the group is no longer a top contender for gold airplay. “The Chicks have been gone for so long the young demo is virtually unfamiliar with them,” he says.

“In 8 1/2 years we’ve watched new superstars emerge. Some of those acts were not even signed 8 1/2 years ago. I would never fault anyone for sticking with their beliefs, but in the time passed does the public really care about the Chicks in general? Instead, we’ve seen 8 1/2 years of missed branding or re-branding, along with a bonding opportunity that was gobbled up by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift.”

Sirius XM Radio director, music programming Al Skop shares a similar thought. “After seeing how well Pistol Annies are doing with [our] Highway [channel] listeners with their rootsy, gritty yet relatable and accessible melodies,” he says, “it gives me pause to wonder if the Chicks are thinking to themselves ‘If only…"


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; ditsychicks; ditsytwits; dixiechicks; radio
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The MAD TV spoof of Not Ready to Make Nice, I Will Never Apologize, was hilarious and MUCH better than the Chicks song!
1 posted on 09/25/2011 5:32:18 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

They messed with Texas. Don’t do that.


2 posted on 09/25/2011 5:34:09 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: raccoonradio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J0LAP24x6Q

“I don’t regret what I said about the President
And I will never say I’m sorry
(You know what they say?—Never say never, Natalie)
I will never apologize (we will)
I’ll never make amends (we will)
(We’d like to sell some tickets in our own country again)

“(We can’t play in our hometowns, we’ve been banned in the South. Come on people we can’t help it if the little one has a big mouth)
Even though my words may have ruffled some feathers
The Dixie Chicks are gonna stick together
And there are more words inside of me that might stir up a little controversy
I’m here to say that there is no God
And I support the radical Islamic jihad
Maybe you think I’ve gone bezerka
But I say every woman should be wearing a burkha

“(Now we have to apologize, she never spoke for us
We’re been waiting for the day to kick her off the tour bus
We’ll re-form as a duo once we say our goodbyes
She won’t bother us anymore once she’s been lobotomized)”


3 posted on 09/25/2011 5:38:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I never could fault them for speaking their mind.


4 posted on 09/25/2011 5:38:58 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: raccoonradio

For those that haven’t seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J0LAP24x6Q


5 posted on 09/25/2011 5:40:17 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: raccoonradio
When asked if all had been forgiven and forgotten when it comes to the Chicks, one programmer responded, “Are you kidding?”

Americans can be like elephants...

6 posted on 09/25/2011 5:42:42 AM PDT by ex91B10 (The only option now is mass resistance.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Yes.

>>You forget to mention they publicly called country listeners stupid and backward

And it mentions that they gave show passes to the CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio/Top 40) stations, not the country
ones. They turned their back on country. Biting the hand that fed them.


7 posted on 09/25/2011 5:45:42 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: dog breath
I never could fault them for speaking their mind.

Nor can I but you also can't fault listeners and programmers from speaking their minds either. It cuts both ways but the DC apparently didn't like that part.

8 posted on 09/25/2011 5:49:53 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: dog breath

Yes though they may have found out the hard way that free speech has consequences—in other words, it can provoke more free speech from those who disagree (..or agree...) with you.
When the Chicks controversy erupted there was the expected
“oh, this is censorship! They have freedom of speech!” remarks. Censorship is when the government bans something.
This is the free market in action.

A radio station that puts on a conservative or liberal talk host gets the host’s opinions plus those of the callers.
When the ratings stink (as in liberal talk radio), the station has every right to can the host. Same with music.
If listeners object to content, the station can respond
by removing it. And if listeners wind up missing Chicks
songs, maybe they can tune to top 40 stations that may have
picked it up instead (they turned their back on country
radio/fans as it was).

Got an opinion? Great! But expect others to offer theirs
in response...


9 posted on 09/25/2011 5:50:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
The only reason why they managed to keep a career was crossing over to more Left-friendly music genres and the album Taking the Long Way, a product more of legendary record producer Rick Rubin, in my humble opinion!
10 posted on 09/25/2011 5:51:58 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: raccoonradio

That is very true, free speech is a street that runs both ways.


11 posted on 09/25/2011 5:53:05 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: raccoonradio

I still remember them, not fondly, as the Blixie Chicks.


12 posted on 09/25/2011 5:54:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: raccoonradio

They have a right to say what they believe, but they don’t have a right for people to accept it. Words can have consequences. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw almost joined them on the shun list, but they had the smarts to discontinue their foolishness.


13 posted on 09/25/2011 5:54:13 AM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Renkluaf

Exactly.

Here in Boston there’s only one country station, WKLB, which does do well in the ratings (but, no competition). At first they seemed to stick with the Chicks but the negative remarks they got caused the station to play them very infrequently
if it all...


14 posted on 09/25/2011 5:56:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
In real life when you put your foot in your mouth like they did, you pay a penalty....

Of course these girls not only put there foot, but there whole leg down their throats and to top it off told their cash paying customers to shut the hell up

I hope they are pariahs for a long, long, long time

Liberalism doesn't pay in to open market, only when it's gumbermint money feeding it...too bad they don't understand that dynamic

15 posted on 09/25/2011 6:02:28 AM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: raccoonradio

Ah, nice to know I am not the only one who still turns off the station when I hear the Vichy Chix.


16 posted on 09/25/2011 6:03:56 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: dog breath
I never could fault them for speaking their mind.

Neither could I. But ultimately they must be aware of the commercial consequences of doing so. They're in the business of making country music. People who listen to country music tend to be socially and politically conservative. Therefore, it behooves them not to alienate their audience if they wish to be commercially successful. They want the free speech without the consequences to their careers. Too bad, it don't work that way.

CC

17 posted on 09/25/2011 6:04:19 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: mewzilla
An FR thread from 2003....

'Blixie Chicks' Blame Conservative Web Site (That's us, folks)

18 posted on 09/25/2011 6:05:40 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: raccoonradio
The whack jobs don't seem to understand that the right to free speech does not guarantee them nor grant them the right to an audience.
19 posted on 09/25/2011 6:08:32 AM PDT by Thom Pain (OMG ABO)
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To: dog breath
I never could fault them for speaking their mind.

From a free speech pov, no, but from a business perspective, yes. They were a business and their spokesperson acted in her own interests, not the interests of her company and its employees. I saw it as an incredibly selfish act, but one of the first things I learned about business is that it's not against the law to destroy your own business--you are just as free to fail as succeed.

20 posted on 09/25/2011 6:11:24 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: dog breath
I never could fault them for speaking their mind.

Neither could I fault anyone for speaking their mind with their wallets or purses.

21 posted on 09/25/2011 6:11:50 AM PDT by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Hire someone else.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A sign they were connecting with liberals was when “Traveling Soldier” got picked up for airplay by the folk show at Kent State (WKSU), which a friend had sent me (cassette airchecks). The host of the show, Jim Blum, was on the day Clinton was impeached and referred to it as “this sad day in our nation’s history”.

I mentioned WKLB in Boston; it was interesting when they switched frequencies with longtime classical station WCRB
(which has since gone non-commercial and is owned by giant
Boston public TV/radio station WGBH). WKLB moved from one frequency to another by playing Rascal Flatts’ rendition of the Star Spangled Banner (the last note or so went on the
new frequency). WCRB’s program director took it tongue in cheek: the last song on the old freq. was Aaron Copeland’s
“Rodeo”, a fiddle-based tune heard on the old ads “Beef:
It’s What’s For Dinner”. (Hallelujah Chorus first song
on the new spot on the dial)

http://formatchange.com/102-5-wcrb-becomes-country-wklb/


22 posted on 09/25/2011 6:11:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The Chicksie Dicks.


23 posted on 09/25/2011 6:15:13 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: raccoonradio

(oops actually it was Ricochet who did the National Anthem rendition they played. The first song under the new
frequency was Rascal Flatts’ “Life is a Highway” from
the Disney movie Cars)


24 posted on 09/25/2011 6:16:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Celtic Conservative

Indeed though there are certainly some country artists who may lean left including Steve Earle and even maybe Merle
Haggard (who came out as anti-Iraq war I believe. “We don’t
smoke marijuana in Baghdad...”?) But true, mostly
conservative.

Rock artists like Pearl Jam do things like burn effigies
of Bush on stage. And let us not forget this gem from
Akron Ohio’s Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders:
“Are we at war yet? Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win!
Down with the economic s-— this country represents!”

Visiting Akron recently, I had a great sausage pizza
at Luigi’s and my friend there pointed out we were near
Chrissie’s vegetarian restaurant. Glad I ate at Luigi’s! :)

And since REM has split up I can mention that on MTV
(some awards ceremony or something) lead singer Michael Stipe had a bunch of T shirts on and each one had a politically correct statement on it. He read it as he took each shirt off...


25 posted on 09/25/2011 6:21:25 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I haven’t listened to the Dykie Chicks since Natalie spoke her ugly mind. I can’t even listen to anyone with a similar sound if it reminds me of them.


26 posted on 09/25/2011 6:30:51 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: raccoonradio

It’s interesting how the radio stations are still trying to work them back in. Might say something about who’s running them.


27 posted on 09/25/2011 6:31:32 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: raccoonradio

When you are in the entertainment business it doesn’t make sense to piss of your audience.

That isn’t entertaining it is just plain stupid.


28 posted on 09/25/2011 6:32:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: raccoonradio

When you are in the entertainment business it doesn’t make sense to piss off your audience.

That isn’t entertaining it is just plain stupid.


29 posted on 09/25/2011 6:32:42 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: dog breath

However, no one ASKED them for their opinion. And they chose an entirely inappropriate venue to give it. They forced it on people who had paid money to hear them perform, and in another country to boot.


30 posted on 09/25/2011 6:42:50 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: raccoonradio
Rock artists like Pearl Jam do things like burn effigies of Bush on stage

When the hell did that happen?
31 posted on 09/25/2011 6:46:50 AM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: dog breath

True and thats why the radio station doesnt play them. The public is speaking their mind


32 posted on 09/25/2011 6:50:27 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: raccoonradio

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

33 posted on 09/25/2011 7:00:16 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: traderrob6

funny vid. Interesting, the directors name is Bill O’Reilly.


34 posted on 09/25/2011 7:10:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: raccoonradio; All

Their first two albums (pre-Natalie, with much more of a bluegrass sound) are -great- and are still in my personal rotation.


35 posted on 09/25/2011 7:14:37 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Nothing will cure the economy but debt deleveraging, deregulation, and time.)
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To: raccoonradio

I was ticked more when the lead singer wore that shirt for Toby Keith that read FUTK or TKFU not sure.


36 posted on 09/25/2011 7:19:37 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Thom Pain

That was funny when it happened.

I guess they thought all that money came from liberals! LOL!


37 posted on 09/25/2011 7:21:14 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: raccoonradio

Long memories are a good thing.


38 posted on 09/25/2011 7:21:35 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: Venturer

Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines rips country music, fans - National Ledger

Maines says she’s finished with the genre and is none too pleased with the fans, basically labeling them as redneck hicks. She tells Entertainment Weekly, “the stereotype is true.”

“So I’m pretty much done. They’ve shown their true colors. I like lots of country music, but as far as the industry and everything that happened… I couldn’t want to be farther away from that,” Maines told EW.

Ah, but she’s not done. Not only does she hate country music (the genre whose fans lined her pockets with money), she turns on the free market and democracy that made her rich as well.

“The entire country is controlled by money. And I think that’s what people feel, they don’t — their voice isn’t heard. They don’t have a say. It’s corporate America. My friend made up the word corpocracy. I love that word.”

http://www.nationalledger.com/pop-culture-news/dixie-chicks-natalie-maines-r-637817.shtml

“For me as a person, [The incident has] completely altered the course I was on,” Maines tells Entertainment Weekly. “For me to be in country music to begin with was not who I was. I liked Martie and Emily’s (the talented Dixie Chicks) playing, but I did not grow up liking country music.”

“And I guess I was ignorant to the fact that the stereotypes behind country music were true and it was disappointing.”


39 posted on 09/25/2011 7:27:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: raccoonradio
and the funny thing is... they don't even get any airplay on NPR
40 posted on 09/25/2011 7:30:05 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kcvl

If I had a buck for every artist I’ve met who thinks the world owes him/her a living, I’d be a rich woman.


41 posted on 09/25/2011 7:30:31 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla

Judging by the response they received at the first of two Chicago concerts from a capacity audience, the Chicks will be clucking all the way to the bank for a few more years, at least. Nary a boo bird or a catcall was heard, and scattered signs of support were in evidence. One handmade poster simply read “1st Amendment.”

Maines mentioned the “incident” only once, as if referring to an indelicate piece of surgery. But there was one bit of Chicks hokum, when the “incident” was linked to the Patty Griffin song “Truth No. 2.” While video footage of civil rights marchers and suffragettes paraded across the screens overhanging the stage, Maines sang, “You don’t like the sound of the truth/Coming from my mouth . . . I don’t think that I’m afraid anymore, say that I would rather die trying.” For the Chicks to equate their public-relations dust-up with the historic fight against discrimination takes the kind of hubris associated with out-of-touch rock stars, not down-home country acts.

http://www.baylorfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33490&page=1

Maines paws the stage like a filly with her black boots, and when she leans into “Long Time Gone” and laments that the music she hears on the radio “ain’t got no soul,” she could use some of her own songs as evidence.


42 posted on 09/25/2011 7:35:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: raccoonradio

It’s interesting in that it is very clear that the audience has no interest in this group (whatever they put out) yet the stations are still trying to ‘squeeze’ a song in here or there.

If your business is target based and you have a product that has a negative response from a vast majority of your targeted base then why even look at the product?

The question then one asks is; whose running or whose is making the decisions for the business?


43 posted on 09/25/2011 7:52:37 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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To: mewzilla

comment one of the Dixie Chicks made to Newsweek. One member stated, “Would Bruce do The View?” referring to Bruce Springsteen and his career path, which the Dixie Chicks hope to emulate. I’m not sure which is stranger to me, their attack on The View or that they actually think they’re in the same league as Bruce Springsteen

http://www.aoltv.com/2006/05/23/dixie-chicks-slam-the-view/


44 posted on 09/25/2011 7:53:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: raccoonradio

Dixie Chick Martie Maguire’s $6 Million House Is For Sale

http://www.rttnews.com/Content/EntertainmentNews.aspx?Section=2&Id=1718841&SM=1


45 posted on 09/25/2011 7:56:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: raccoonradio

Taylor made tattoo: Miss Swift inks song lyrics down her arm

The line is a lyric which comes from Grammy-award winning Country Music Group , The Dixie Chicks, and their 2008 single titled, ‘Favorite Year.’

In the past, Taylor has named the  group as being one of her musical influences, crediting the women for the impact they have had by ‘stretching boundaries.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2034032/Taylor-Swift-inks-Dixie-Chicks-son-lyrics-arm.html


46 posted on 09/25/2011 8:06:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: dog breath

“I never could fault them for speaking their mind”

Me neither. I just never buy their CD’s or listen to their music.


47 posted on 09/25/2011 8:06:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ex91B10
Americans can be like elephants...

Remember Benedict Arnold? So does everyone else. But it's only been 230 years.

48 posted on 09/25/2011 8:16:01 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Chode
..and the funny thing is... they don't even get any airplay on NPR...


Well the NPR audience isn't exactly known for liking Country and Western music....:^)

49 posted on 09/25/2011 8:16:01 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: kcvl
Being a hit in Portland, Madison or Chicago don't make a big career. Their first album after the anti-Bush incident was a sales hit, mostly purchases by libs trying to make an anti-conservative statement. Chances are the CD’s were never opened, or later given as Festvus presents. I doubt they will have that success again.
50 posted on 09/25/2011 8:23:20 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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