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Natalie Maines tells Toby Keith FU!
Country Music Television ^ | 05/21/2003 | Craig Shelburne

Posted on 05/22/2003 7:41:15 AM PDT by LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave

Searched and didn't see this posted yet:

Natalie Maines may have donned the T-shirt, but it was Toby Keith who wore the pants at the Academy of Country Music awards, held Wednesday (May 21) in Las Vegas.

With eight nominations, Keith won the entertainer of the year trophy, his first victory in that category. However, he apparently left the ceremony early, so Vince Gill and host Reba McEntire -- fellow Oklahomans -- accepted on his behalf.

Perhaps Keith was on a flight to Austin, Texas, to put a boot in Maines’ you-know-what. Beamed in from a Dixie Chicks concert in Austin to sing “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams),” Maines wore a shirt with the letters “F.U.T.K.” Considering their public battles, it can be assumed the last two letters signify “Toby Keith,” and the first two letters probably don’t need to be deciphered.

Live performances dominated the first 30 minutes of the program, until Kenny Chesney won the evening’s first award for single of the year (“The Good Stuff”). But later in the show, when his name was called in the top male vocalist category, Chesney found George Strait in the audience and hugged him. Then he took the stage and emotionally tried to regain his composure. “Thank you” was all he could say.

Martina McBride claimed her second consecutive award for top female vocalist. “I want to use my time up here to just say that sitting out here and watching this show tonight, I am so proud of country music and the songs that we’re making and the performances that were done tonight. And I’m proud to be a part of country music,” she said.

Alan Jackson won for top video, “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” and album, Drive, while Rascal Flatts earned group and song honors for “I’m Movin’ On.”

Strait was honored with the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, recognizing his 50 No. 1 hits. “I knew I was going to get this so I cheated,” Strait said as he pulled a list of people to thank out of his jacket pocket. “But in order to read this ...” he added, then plucked his reading glasses out of his other pocket, to the delight of the audience.

“All my fans out there who have stuck with me all these years, just one thing: I’m not done until you say I’m done,” Strait concluded.

Giving the trophy to Strait, Jackson said, “You’re a class act and always have been. What I like about you ... is you never had to tear holes in your jeans or grow a goatee or anything. You don’t follow any trends. You don’t have to, because I figured out you’re just naturally cool. You’re naturally cool.”

Calling it quits after more than two decades in the business, Alabama said farewell with their first No. 1 hit, “Tennessee River.” Chesney then presented the Pioneer Award to the band.

“I saw them for the first time in Knoxville, Tenn., many years ago in the middle of a field, and it forever changed my life,” Chesney said. “Their achievements may never be equaled and I wanted to personally come out here and thank them for giving everything to their music, to their fans, to country music and for changing my life.”

Brooks & Dunn took their 18th ACM award, for top vocal duo. “[Show producer] Dick Clark said 30 seconds,” said Ronnie Dunn. “We could spend the rest of our lives thanking you for this and the way you’ve changed our lives. Stick with us, please. We love ya.”

Winning a trophy for top new male vocalist, Joe Nichols said, “First of all, thank God for all the blessings he’s given me the past year. It’s been a great year for me.”

Kellie Coffey won top new female vocalist. “I remember growing up in Oklahoma watching this show and watching Miss Reba McEntire, who’s from Oklahoma, accepting her awards and thinking maybe there’s a chance for this little girl from Oklahoma. And here I am!”

The six-man Canadian group Emerson Drive took the top new group award. Lead singer Brad Mates said, “We want to thank this great country for letting us have an opportunity to share our music with everybody.”

The ceremony was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. McEntire joked, “Actually all the hotels wanted to get involved. Well, not the Paris Hotel. You know the French.”

Willie Nelson (who McEntire referred to as “The Herbal American”) and Lee Ann Womack won the vocal event award for “Mendocino County Line.” Lonestar carried the Home Depot Humanitarian Award and honored three P.O.W.s during a performance of “I’m Already There.”

Three artists -- Alabama, Joe Nichols and George Strait -- also thanked record executive Tony Brown, who sustained a head injury in April. McEntire also paid her respects to the late June Carter Cash.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; dixiechicks; nataliemaines; tobykeith
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1 posted on 05/22/2003 7:41:15 AM PDT by LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
And a double F U Maines right back. Toby had the last laugh, as he did win entertainer of the year.
2 posted on 05/22/2003 7:43:00 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
I see the Chickie Hicks are out to win more minds and hearts!
3 posted on 05/22/2003 7:44:06 AM PDT by Arkie2
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Nice mouth..
..even better in print.
4 posted on 05/22/2003 7:44:28 AM PDT by evad (Lying..It's WHAT they do, it's ALL they do and they WON'T stop...EVER!!)
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
She just wants throw fuel on the fire that's under her own ample ass. Not too bright.
5 posted on 05/22/2003 7:45:37 AM PDT by ctlpdad (I really hate teachers unions)
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To: evad
The chicks were booed when announced....Toby Keith got a standing ovation
6 posted on 05/22/2003 7:46:07 AM PDT by spokeshave ( against dead wood (albore) Frogs & Rats)
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Classy Chick. All low, of course.
7 posted on 05/22/2003 7:46:11 AM PDT by CaptRon
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Natalie Maines may have donned the T-shirt, but it was Toby Keith who wore the pants

There has GOT to be a C&W song title in there somewhere.

8 posted on 05/22/2003 7:48:32 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
I'm glad Keith won entertainer of the year. Write that across your bare rear for a magazine cover Maines.
9 posted on 05/22/2003 7:49:46 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
I was a little disappointed in the tribute to June Carter Cash, they didn't even play ANY music from her.

CMT has become the Dixie Chicks Network. Everytime I flip over to it, there they are, in all their chickieness.

I used to enjoy their music, also. Nice harmony. But now I get a pit in my stomach and have to immediately change channels/stations.

* sigh *
Morons
10 posted on 05/22/2003 7:51:04 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Breaking down the stereotypes of soccer moms everyday!)
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To: conservativecorner
So were the Ditzy Chikx shut out of the awards? Didn't see their name mentioned other than Natalie.
11 posted on 05/22/2003 7:52:33 AM PDT by CedarDave (The number of Saddam (non)sightings is rapidly approaching those of Elvis!)
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
What a spoiled little bratty beeeeee-yaaaaaaatch. Grow up already, Nat!
12 posted on 05/22/2003 7:53:45 AM PDT by gore_sux_2000
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Maines is truly a fool.
13 posted on 05/22/2003 7:53:50 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: eyespysomething
I'm guessing that CMT had a deal with the Chicks' agent before the story broke on N's London remark. Last weekend it was a chickathon. Reba nailed it when she said that she doesn't think "it's over". No. It's not by a long shot.

But where did Toby go?? Not there to receive his award?
14 posted on 05/22/2003 7:54:11 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave

15 posted on 05/22/2003 7:54:44 AM PDT by LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
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To: CedarDave
Hickey Chix.
16 posted on 05/22/2003 7:54:45 AM PDT by Galtoid
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To: MissAmericanPie
Do you think maybe Toby should do a magazine cover? Just a tribute to Natalie!!!!
17 posted on 05/22/2003 7:54:46 AM PDT by maeng
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Well, when Maines is a young has-been, maybe she can find work in the racing business.
18 posted on 05/22/2003 7:56:06 AM PDT by MizSterious (Support whirled peas!)
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To: conservativecorner
She's one classy chic
19 posted on 05/22/2003 7:56:15 AM PDT by geege
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To: eyespysomething
Anybody have a list of major CMT sponsors? Identify the location of the network's short-hairs and you'll know where to tug.
20 posted on 05/22/2003 7:57:00 AM PDT by katana (FTDC (strong stomach required))
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To: sarasota
Just an idea, but I assume he was boycotting the live scene from Austin!
21 posted on 05/22/2003 7:57:07 AM PDT by maeng
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
that prison b*tch hairdo cracks me up..
22 posted on 05/22/2003 7:57:10 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Maines wore a shirt with the letters “F.U.T.K.”

Could be, she just doesn't know how to spell "it."
23 posted on 05/22/2003 7:58:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: maeng
I think that would be a great idea.
24 posted on 05/22/2003 7:58:20 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
...is that a guinea pig perched on her forehead?...
25 posted on 05/22/2003 7:58:57 AM PDT by cweese
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Alan Jackson won for top video

This guy must have a contract clause wherein he is always to be photographed in golden light.

26 posted on 05/22/2003 7:59:33 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Here's the report from the Austin concert last night.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/915772/posts
27 posted on 05/22/2003 7:59:33 AM PDT by babaloo999
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To: CaptRon
"Classy Chick. All low, of course. "

Yes, if it wasn't for low class they wouldn't have any class at all.
28 posted on 05/22/2003 7:59:34 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Wow...that guitar is a thing of beauty. I wants it!

No comment on the critter playing it. Don't want to get in trouble.

29 posted on 05/22/2003 8:00:30 AM PDT by RosieCotton
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
RE #15

Woof woof!

If ugly were gasoline you wouldn't want to smoke around her.

30 posted on 05/22/2003 8:00:43 AM PDT by SquirrelKing ("Saddam is... Barney Rubble living at the No Roof Inn having a hummus smoothie." - Dennis Miller)
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To: eyespysomething
I'm all for banning the Chicks. Not for any political reason, mind you.

It's because their music is crap.

31 posted on 05/22/2003 8:00:58 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: MissAmericanPie
Especially after he just won the Ent of the Yr award! A little of their own medicine right back at them.
32 posted on 05/22/2003 8:01:01 AM PDT by maeng
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To: eyespysomething
You're not the only one who notices this slovenly devotion to the chicks by CMT. Prior to the war, and prior to any of her open-mouth controversy, I found myself turning off CMT. I had noticed one night on one of their top 10 video shows (the one in front of a live audience) where the chicks were always number 1 it seemed like for songs that were almost a year old. It was totally an insult and a bore. And this past weekend was no different. CMT has flopped into the ashbin of irrelevant cable channel history at my house.
33 posted on 05/22/2003 8:01:32 AM PDT by grumple
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To: cweese
...is that a guinea pig perched on her forehead?...

Nice to see the Mullet is still around.

34 posted on 05/22/2003 8:01:44 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: linn37
Toby needs to put a boot up Natalie's fat ass.

It would require a pretty big boot, maybe Shaq's got one that would work. On second thought, even that would be kind of like giving a whale a Tic-Tac.

35 posted on 05/22/2003 8:02:24 AM PDT by Zansman
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
INTER COUNTRY-WESTERN SINGERS MEMO

FM: Toby Keith

TO: Natalie Maines

RE: F.U.T.K.

DT: 5/22/03

Ignorant dork! The word "You" starts with the letter "Y," not the letter "U."

(BTW - What award did YOU win, ya cow? HAHAHAHAHA)

Regards- Toby

36 posted on 05/22/2003 8:04:59 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
"How to Make Friends and Influence People"

It is amazing to me that once so many people climb to the top, they seem to think it is their just due as some sort of "elite" person.

How few of them (at least the ones in the news) seem to remember that they are merely purveyors of a product, and THEY are the product.

They all seem to get upset that people stop treating them special, once they open their mouths, say something idiotic, and alienate the public that put them where they were. And they don't seem to get it at all.

Natalie Maines must be believing her own press, that there is only short lived fallout from what she said.

37 posted on 05/22/2003 8:08:28 AM PDT by I still care
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Effff the Dixie Chicks.
38 posted on 05/22/2003 8:09:51 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
fUGLY
39 posted on 05/22/2003 8:10:06 AM PDT by Sam's Army
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To: Zansman
I am convinced that her obnoxiousness is on purpose. Her combativeness is designed to enamor the Hollywood crowd and other liberals. The more controversy the better for the Chicks, especially if they are planning a crossover away from Country. Mark my words.
40 posted on 05/22/2003 8:12:58 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Zansman
On second thought, even that would be kind of like giving a whale a Tic-Tac.

Clever analogy that reminded me of the female comedian who coined the phrase (Estelle something, I think). ROFL!

41 posted on 05/22/2003 8:15:08 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Maines wore a shirt with the letters “F.U.T.K.” Considering their public battles.....

This is beginning to take on the look of rap music's "east coast west coast" feud.

It would be a darn shame if natalie and her crew ended up like Tupac & Biggie.

I might even shed a tear.....NOT!

42 posted on 05/22/2003 8:15:17 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
They're such a penitent bunch, aren't they?

MM

43 posted on 05/22/2003 8:16:11 AM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
I'll bet you the Blixies don't make another CD together...
44 posted on 05/22/2003 8:16:38 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
What happened to "Barf Alert?"

Wasn't one warrented here?

45 posted on 05/22/2003 8:17:40 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer
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To: Quilla
It was either the lady that played Aunt Ester on Sanford and Son or the tall Wayans sister on In Living Color. I can't remember which.
46 posted on 05/22/2003 8:18:01 AM PDT by Zansman
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To: myrabach
WOE!

Gloom, despair, and agony on them!

((Sorry...Hee Haw is just so appropriate for your beginning))
47 posted on 05/22/2003 8:18:52 AM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: spokeshave
I was surprised to hear they were even gonna be on the show. I didn't watch anything but the Alabama performance (got lucky when I tuned in). Love that band. Turned it off after. How bad was the response to the Dorksy Chunks? Really bad or just some booing?
48 posted on 05/22/2003 8:20:26 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Go Fast, Turn Left!)
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To: martin_fierro
"I swear, if you do you hair like this, no one will notice your ass."
49 posted on 05/22/2003 8:20:32 AM PDT by mad puppy
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To: LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave
Maines wore a shirt with the letters “F.U.T.K.” Considering their public battles, it can be assumed the last two letters signify “Toby Keith,” and the first two letters probably don’t need to be deciphered.

I suppose when this fat little slut is brought to the carpet on this she'll again say it was not really what she meant....just something that happened at the spur of the moment...a rash decision....yeah right! This little b*tch needs her butt whooped. The Ditzy Chicks deserve all they get.

50 posted on 05/22/2003 8:20:32 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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