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  • Anti-Gun Tim Mcgraw’s ‘Shot Gun Tour’ Tramples the 1st & 2nd Amendments

    04/17/2015 10:09:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 4/16/15 | Ammo Land
    As reported On July 16 2015, country singer Tim McGraw along with Billy Currington will headline a fundraiser for gun control group Sandy Hook Promise in Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes. Newtown father Mark Bearden joined the group pledging to “dedicate the rest of his life” to pursuing gun control. McGraw says he supports the Sandy Hook Promise, “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence“ and as AmmoLand Shooting Sports News has...
  • Court Yard Hounds (Dixie Chicks remnants)Play to 4 people

    06/27/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT · by UB355 · 49 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/27/2013 | Dave Tianen
    Court Yard Hounds Not that many years ago, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire filled the Bradley as two thirds of the Dixie Chicks. But the Chicks have been on a long vacation, and to fill the time, Robison and Maguire started another group they call Court Yard Hounds. Wednesday night at the Uline Warehouse, the Hounds drew about enough people for a respectable family picnic. At the scheduled 10 p.m. start time, there were four people in the third row.
  • 10 Musicians Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives

    05/28/2013 5:06:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 154 replies ^ | May 28, 2013 | John Hawkins
    <p>Republicans spend too much time complaining about liberals boycotting the advertisers on conservatives’ shows and not enough time doing the same thing to the Left. If movie stars trash conservatives, we should be very publicly telling people we're not going to their films and we should take credit if they bomb. If a corporate CEO embraces liberalism, don't buy that company’s products and tell the world why you're doing it. Let him explain to his board of directors why standing up for gay marriage or abortion was worth losing millions of dollars. Seventy percent of the country is Christian, roughly half the country supports the Republican Party and forty percent of Americans are conservative. There are a lot of businesses, artists and musicians who simply cannot survive without the support of people like us. The only reason they dare to trash us or publicly support people who hate our guts is because we all too often shrug our shoulders and then willingly hand over our money to people who despise us.</p>
  • Dixie Chicks are back with something new (trying to make a comeback)

    It may be hard to top Shut Up & Sing, but Dixie Chicks are back with something new—and E! News has an exclusive look. The trio of country-singin' ladies and Columbia Records are releasing Dixie Chicks Storytellers, a DVD filled with personal anecdotes and inspiration around some of the band's biggest hits including "Not Ready to Make Nice," "Cowboy Take Me Away" and "Wide Open Spaces." The disc, which drops On Nov.29, will also feature some never before seen performances of "Lullaby," "Easy Silence" and "So Hard," except, you're getting a head start because we have the clip for "So...
  • Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson Scheduled for Fire Relief Concert in Texas

    10/31/2011 11:15:51 PM PDT · by horsewhisper · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/22/2011 | Staff
    The Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Asleep at the Wheel are part of an all-star cast performing during Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas taking place Oct. 17 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
  • Dixie Chicked

    10/07/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    “Is the Hank Williams Jr. incident a parallel to the Dixie Chicks?” asks, an insider site for the radio industry...the Dallas-based country trio met with both adulation and criticism after singer Natalie Maines told a cheering London audience that she was “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,” just 10 days before President George W. Bush ordered a military invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • Programmers Say Dixie Chicks Still Not Welcome On Their Airwaves

    09/25/2011 5:32:09 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 70 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/20/11 | Phyllis Stark
    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...
  • Drag racer John Force just "Dixie Chicked" himself

    07/24/2010 5:25:17 PM PDT · by RingerSIX · 101 replies · 8+ views
    Vanity | 07/24/2010 | RingerSIX
    I was enjoying watching drag racing... the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals, qualifying rounds from Denver Colorado when driver John Force was on camera complaining about a list of the all time great drivers. Keep in mind that drag racing fans are much like country music fans. They tend to be all American conservatives. Just then, Force blurted out "You're like FOX News, Hannity and Beck. All lies. All crap." I had no idea that John Force was that stupid. And I'm not even talking about stupid because he apparently supports the Communist takeover of the USA, but because he would...
  • Eagles invite friends on new stadium tour

    06/18/2010 6:28:07 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 33 replies · 645+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 06/18/2010 | Kevin C. Johnson
    The Eagles sure know how to keep things fresh and interesting on the road. For the veteran rockers' new stadium tour, the band, which often performs without supporting acts, recruited none other than the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban to open shows. (Warning to Urban fans: He's not on the bill for the show at Busch Stadium.) "We're giving people something for their money — not to say they weren't getting their money's worth when they see us by ourselves," Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit says. "Normally, we're on a show of our own, but on this one we decided...
  • Dixie Chicks Return

    04/20/2010 8:18:24 AM PDT · by AGreatPer · 65 replies · 1,497+ views
    The Patriot News ^ | April 19, 2010 | Chris Mautner
    Eagles, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban to perform in Hershey By CHRIS MAUTNER, The Patriot-News April 19, 2010, 6:00PM The Eagles The classic '70s rock group The Eagles, along with special guests The Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban, will perform at Hersheypark Stadium on June 15. Tickets are $195, $125, $85 and $45. They go on sale April 26 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Giant Center Box Office,, or by phone at 877-598-6504 or 717-534-3911. American Express card owners will have early access to tickets beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday through 10 p.m. Sunday. The Eagles,...
  • Shut up and Sing - Free Republic Predominately Recognized

    07/19/2009 1:55:17 AM PDT · by jongaltsr · 15 replies · 1,271+ views
    U-Tube ^ | 7/19/2009 | Self
    Dixie Chicks Get what they deserve then cry when America turns against them. Old News - Yes. Free Republic given predominate presence in controversy.
  • Natalie Maines Gets the Runs (Thick Dixie Chick )

    06/08/2009 5:07:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies · 3,010+ views ^ | June 8, 2009
    Dixie Chick Natalie Maines worked on her fitness by hiking in L.A. this weekend. The recently shorn 34-year-old mother of two is not ashamed to break a sweat in public.
  • Not Ready to End the Fight

    01/07/2009 11:54:24 AM PST · by streetpreacher · 3 replies · 476+ views
    My Space and YouTube ^ | March 20, 2008 | David Thibodeaux A fellow Marine and I wrote, and I recorded a song titled "Not Ready To End The Fight." This song was inspired by the fact that I, like many Americans, don't particularly appreciate the underlying message behind the Dixie Chicks' song "Not Ready To Make Nice." While I did like the underlying music from the song, the lyrics' just didn't sit well with me, many of my colleagues and other Americans. After being urged on by friends, family, and colleagues I decided to record "Not Ready To End The Fight" to make a point, criticize, comment and answer the...
  • Natalie Maines, Fellow Chicks Courted for Libel (FR Mention)

    12/05/2008 6:24:06 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 32 replies · 1,686+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12-05-2008
    Los Angeles (E! Online) – Another Dixie Chicks cause, another angry reaction. A man whose 8-year-old stepson was killed in 1993 has sued all three members of the country-pop group for defamation, singling out frontwoman Natalie Maines for her comments suggesting that he played a role in the boy's death. Maines, whose outspokenness has won her lifelong friends and mortal enemies alike, appeared last December at a rally in Little Rock, Ark., for the three men, tagged the "West Memphis Three" by their supporters, who were convicted as teenagers of killing the plaintiff's stepson, Steve Branch, and two other 8-year-old...
  • Dixie Chicks singer sued for defamation

    12/05/2008 3:16:45 AM PST · by NCDragon · 32 replies · 2,144+ views
    AP Via ^ | December 4, 2008 | CHUCK BARTELS
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines is the target of a defamation lawsuit by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old boys slain in 1993. Maines spoke out for three people convicted of the slayings and alleged the stepfather was instead involved in the killings. Terry Hobbs, stepfather of Steve Branch, who was killed in 1993 with Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, filed suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Nov. 25. The suit names all three members of the Dixie Chicks, but focuses on Maines. The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Hobbs claims he suffered...
  • Natalie Maines Sued for Defamation

    12/04/2008 4:45:26 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 44 replies · 2,057+ views ^ | Dec 4th 2008 | Stephen L. Betts
    Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines is being sued for defamation over statements she allegedly made about the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old boys murdered in Crittenden County, Ark. in 1993. reports that a complaint was filed November 25 in Pulaski County Circuit Court by Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of one of the murdered boys, Steve Branch. The complaint alleges Maines wrongfully made a "false and reckless claim that [Hobbs] committed the murders of the three boys ..." Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore were found dead May 5, 1993 in a West Memphis, Ark. neighborhood. Damien...
  • Encore Channel Movie "Shut Up And Sing" blames FreeRepublic" for the Dixie Chick debacle.

    06/29/2008 3:36:20 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 99 replies · 888+ views
    6/29/08 | VANITY
    Sorry if this is old news but this is the first time I've seen this movie. In "Shut Up And Sing" Natalie Maines names FR as the blog that started all thier probelems. WAY TO GO FR! Still watching on the Encore Drama channel.
  • Not even the Dixie Chicks can say whatever they want(McCain goes to bat for fat mouthed trio)

    07/13/2003 4:29:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 32 replies · 693+ views
    Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | July 11, 2003 | By Jacob Sullum
    For those who wondered how Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could sponsor a “campaign finance reform” law that restricts political speech, the answer became clear during a hearing he chaired the other day: McCain has never read the First Amendment. How else to explain the senator’s contention that radio stations violate the First Amendment when they decline to play the music of performers who offend their listeners? According to McCain, this threat to freedom of speech is a ‘‘strong argument’’ for limiting “media concentration” — in this case, for compelling big radio chains to sell some of their stations. As you...
  • The Orange Bird and the Dixie Chicks

    04/23/2008 1:40:19 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 21 replies · 179+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/23/08 | D. R. Tucker
    During a recent appearance on Boston talk-radio star Reese Hopkins’ program, Phil Donahue waxed indignant about the way the Dixie Chicks were treated during the weeks preceding Operation Iraqi Freedom. Donahue, the producer of the new antiwar documentary Body of War, claimed that the Dixie Chicks and other celebrities who condemned the impending war were silenced by conservatives and forced off the airwaves by the mainstream media. The former TV star insisted that American broadcasting executives were nervous about strongly expressed antiwar views on their programs, and placed a muzzle over the mouths of those opposed to “Bush’s war.” Hopkins...
  • Marine sings answer to Dixie Chicks hit

    03/26/2008 10:14:24 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 25 replies · 1,209+ views
    YouTube ^ | 26 March 08 | David Thbodeaux
  • Ethnic Repression in Tibet Masterminded by Faceless Trio

    03/22/2008 7:38:35 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 13 replies · 393+ views
    TimesOnline (U.K.) ^ | March 23, 2008 | By Michael Sheridan
    The architects of Chinese repression in Tibet are three senior bureaucrats little known to the outside world but destined to be the focus of condemnation from human rights groups in the months ahead. China preserves the facade of an autonomous regional government and has paraded its ethnic Tibetan figureheads over the past week. Chinese researchers say they are political nonentities. The real mastermind of Chinese policy towards the restive ethnic minorities is a 67-year-old lifetime communist functionary named Wang Lequan. Wang has proclaimed himself to be the top terrorist target in China. Nominally, he heads the party in Xinjiang, which,...
  • Marine sings answer to Dixie Chicks hit

    03/21/2008 6:29:29 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 29 replies · 1,417+ views
    You'll See ^ | Mar 21, 2008 | Dan Lamothe
    Check out this song and video blasting back at the Vichy Chicks! Not Ready To End The Fight

    01/05/2008 5:57:43 PM PST · by melt · 39 replies · 388+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 1/5/08 | National Enquirer
    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...
  • They're singing the songs, but is anybody listening?

    12/30/2007 8:42:46 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 37 replies · 341+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/30/07 | George Varga
    In music, as in politics, timing is everything. In early 2003, just six weeks after performing the national anthem here to kick off Super Bowl XXXVII, the Dixie Chicks became national pariahs after its lead singer, Natalie Maines, told a London concert audience the Texas trio was “ashamed” to be from the same state as President Bush. Result: derision, death threats, charges of sedition and worse. The group's music was virtually banished overnight from country radio and its album sales plunged. In 2006, the same year the Dixie Chicks released an album that won multiple Grammy Awards despite being almost...
  • "Not Ready To End The Fight", an "answer song" to the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready To Make Nice

    12/20/2007 10:28:08 PM PST · by TimothyLA · 16 replies · 614+ views ^ | December 21, 2007 | David Thibodeaux
    Thank you for checking out my new page! I have co-written and recorded a song titled "Not Ready To End The Fight." This song is inspired by the fact that I, like many Americans, don't particularly appreciate: the underlying message of the Dixie Chicks' song "Not Ready To Make Nice";the Dixie Chicks' disrespectful remarks about Toby Keith listeners;the Dixie Chicks' disrespectful remarks about Reba McEntire listeners; Natalie Maines saying "You're a dumb f---" in response to the President saying "I don't really care what the Dixie Chicks said."; and all the other Hollywood stars that constantly run their mouths about...
  • Natalie Maines joins LR protest for imprisoned 3

    12/20/2007 5:30:45 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies · 196+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | December 20, 2007 | CATHY FRYE
    The voice of Natalie Maines, lead singer for the Dixie Chicks, floated across the state Capitol grounds Wednesday as a line of “West Memphis Three” supporters snaked up the steps with a giant banner. Maines was due to arrive any minute. Meanwhile, those rallying for the release of three men convicted in the 1993 slayings of three 8-year-old boys listened to a recording of the Dixie Chicks’ 2006 hit, Not Ready to Make Nice Forgive, sounds good Forget, I’m not sure I could They say time heals everything But I’m still waiting... About 150 people — including national media and...
  • Dixie Chick Urges Donations to Defense Fund for Murderers

    12/03/2007 11:02:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 368+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 03, 2007 | Roger Friedman
    The Dixie Chicks have a new controversy on their hands. Lead singer Natalie Maines is urging people to contribute money to a defense fund for three Arkansas men that she (and many others) believe were wrongly convicted of killing three children in 1993. Maines writes her plea on the Dixie Chicks Web site, which has already been answered by several celebrities including, I am told, Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Eddie Vedder, Jack Black and Henry Rollins. "I'm writing this letter today because I believe that three men have spent the past 13 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit,"...
  • Bridge Ladies Slammed for Anti-Bush Sign (at bridge champsionship in Shanghai)

    11/21/2007 1:59:43 PM PST · by doug from upland · 56 replies · 102+ views
    nation dot com ^ | Oct 2007 | richard kim
    Bridge Ladies Slammed for Anti-Bush Sign Richard Kim "WE DID NOT VOTE FOR BUSH." Those words were handwritten on the back of a menu by the US women's bridge team and held aloft during the award ceremony at the world team championships in Shanghai last month. The team had just won the tournament, destroying Germany in the final, and were making what they thought was a small political statement. It wasn't a particularly radical message (who else didn't vote for Bush?), and it was made spontaneously, in a moment of international goodwill and humor. As today's NYT chronicles, the United...
  • Democrats to reclaim country music

    11/20/2007 6:33:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 133 replies · 169+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | November 20, 2007 | Toby Harnden
    Democrats angered at the image of country and western as Right-wing “redneck music” are planning a tour of Middle America during the 2008 election campaign by Nashville artists opposed to the Iraq war. An alliance called the Music Row Democrats is poised to re-launch itself early next year in an attempt to seize back country music from the Republican camp and spread their message that President George W. Bush’s party does not care about ordinary people. Slowly but surely, more country singers are performing songs critical of the Bush administration. Merle Haggard, who once sang the anti-hippie anthem “Okie from...
  • The Eagles New Album: Slamming America Throughout

    11/05/2007 5:30:39 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 147 replies · 568+ views ^ | 11/05/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    The new album from The Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden, is just one long, sustained attack on the integrity of the United States and is as bad as any loud-mouthed Dixie Chicks diatribe. With songs prosaically about Global Warming and the evil American “empire,” seemingly the only one of the band who just wanted to entertain the fans was Joe Walsh, the others too puffed up with their own sense of superiority to bother. Unfortunately, what we have here just another exclamation from pampered rock stars that they are smarter, more environmentally friendly and more caring than the rest...
  • Country artists support candidates in both parties

    10/28/2007 1:35:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 192+ views
    The Tennessean | OCTOBER 28, 2007 | JENNIFER BROOKS
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  • Dixie Chicks Added Shows

    09/27/2007 7:02:05 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 21 replies · 208+ views
    The Oct 18 and 20 concert dates with Dixie Chicks/Eagles at Nokia Theatre LA Live were sold out in a few minutes.
  • Dixie Chicks Movie, "Shut up and sing" Review(Barf alert_

    03/26/2007 9:04:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Gordon · 28 replies · 1,747+ views
    Dish Network Pay Per View | 3/26/07 | Me
    Dish Network offered the Dixie Chicks' movie "Shut up and sing" as a $3.99 pay-per-view. While I was reluctant to send the money to the subversive organization, I decided I would do it in the name understanding the enemy. It is clear from the movie that the DC know that screwed up and screwed up badly with their comment about George Bush while on tour in England. They know they screwed up but that are not taking any responsibility for their screw up. They are deeply into blaming for their troubles. They say that FR is a well organized...
  • Rock in a Hard Place (Dixie Chick Hubby in AFE band supporting Troops??)

    03/26/2007 8:57:28 AM PDT · by RDTF · 34 replies · 2,203+ views
    WSJ online ^ | March 24, 2007 | John Jurgensen
    With the USO short on big-name acts and the military trying to entertain troops in remote bases, unknown bands are braving battle zones to build their fan base. The 21st-century answer to Bob Hope. -snip- Charlie Robison -- Americana, Iraq. Mr. Robison's wife is a member of the Dixie Chicks, a band that's been vocal in its opposition to the war. Now on tour, he says only one soldier has joked about it.
  • "Ban Ann Coulter": Free speech for me but not for thee?

    03/09/2007 12:57:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 76 replies · 1,743+ views
    SFGate: The Ross Report ^ | 3/9/7 | Andrew S. Ross
    The Chronicle's story today on the ongoing furor over Ann Coulter and the 'F-word', reports that the backlash includes a campaign initiated today by a gay rights group and media watchdog to persuade mainstream media outlets to dump her for good. The organizations in question, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign, are seeking to get rid of Coulter from the airwaves and from being syndicated to newspapers. Is all this a step too far?Ironically, GLAAD itself is the target of a campaign by the American Family Association to get the Ford Motor Co., a development noted by the gay web...
  • Free Republic: glass ant farm for zealots

    03/08/2007 11:40:55 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 410 replies · 7,918+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 10/27/06 | IVOR TOSSELL
    The Dixie Chicks have a movie, Shut Up & Sing, coming out today, and, to keep things lively, they're staging a grudge match with the worst site on the Internet, political-rhetoric division. "The fat chick will only drive traffic to this site," writes one poster to the site. "The Frenchy Chix can't get a gig in a gay bar in Ithaca," writes another. Others chime in with more corruptions: Chubby Chicks, Ditsy Twits, Vichy Chicks. "Yep typical liberals," says someone else. "No character." This is Free Republic, an exercise in political extremism that, despite being and something of an anthropological...
  • A Word to the Brits - The War on Terror vs Air-Headed Singing Groups

    02/16/2007 10:46:37 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 1 replies · 490+ views
    Banner of Liberty ^ | 15 February 2005 | Stella L. Jatras
    A 19 December article that appeared in The Guardian (UK) quoted the Dixie Chicks as saying to an audience in London in 2003 that "We're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." They were talking about the Iraq war and of John Lennon's campaigning against the Vietnam war. It was to set off a political storm in the United States that "echoed the treatment meted out to John Lennon 30 years ago." The article, titled "He didn't have to do it. That's one reason he's still admired," indicated that what happened to John Lennon was worse than...
  • Speak up and sing

    02/16/2007 2:21:49 AM PST · by conservativehusker · 7 replies · 646+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb 13, 2007 | GLOBE EDITORIAL
    It's telling when country luminary Merle Haggard has an entry on Rolling Stone magazine's list of top protest songs. Country musicians and their fans tend to hail from conservative states with high enlistment rates. Then again, the toll of the war on the sons and daughters of these states has been acute
  • Dixie Chicks and FreeRepublic

    02/15/2007 11:20:38 PM PST · by Jeff Gordon · 32 replies · 2,032+ views
    Democracy Now TV Show ^ | 15 Feb 07 | me
    The Dixie Chicks were featured today on Democarcy Now. They showed segments of the new Dixie Chicks documentary, "Shut up and sing." FreeRepublic is prominently mentioned in the documentary as the prime source of all the Dixie Chicks problems. They, themselves, of course had nothing to do with the problem. Natalie said that she did not mean anything political when she made her infamous remarks in London. She said she did it to get a laugh.
  • London Times: Sour Notes from the Dixie Chicks

    02/13/2007 3:52:03 PM PST · by meg88 · 41 replies · 1,896+ views
    The London Times ^ | 2.13.07 | Chris Ayres
    As I watched the Dixie Chicks win their five Grammy Awards on Sunday night – for an album staggeringly inferior to its rivals in the same categories – I couldn’t help but think back to the same night four years earlier, when I was being taught how to apply a tourniquet to a gunshot wound, as part of my pre-Iraq journalists’ training. Back then, I’d never even heard of the all-female country music trio from Texas. That changed a few weeks later – the morning after Natalie Maines, the group’s lead singer, told an audience in London that she was...
  • NYT: Grammy Sweep by Dixie Chicks Is Seen as a Vindication

    02/13/2007 1:25:28 PM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 1,071+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2007 | JEFF LEEDS
    The Dixie Chicks’ big win at the Grammy Awards on Sunday exposed ideological tensions between the music industry’s Nashville establishment and the broader, more diverse membership of the Recording Academy, which chooses the Grammy winners, according to voters and music executives interviewed afterward. To some, the voting served not only as a referendum on President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war, but also on what was perceived as country music’s rejection — and radio’s censorship — of the trio. Jeff Ayeroff, a longtime music executive and an academy member, said the resounding endorsement of the group reflected the fact that...
  • I Hear Music, Partisan Music ( How the Grammys Contribute to Plummeting Record Sales )

    02/13/2007 11:16:30 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 73 replies · 2,744+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2007 | Raymond Arroyo
    I Hear Music, Partisan Music Watching the Grammys. By Raymond Arroyo The whole point of music is to transcend politics, grievances, and the differences that divide to help us reconnect to those essential human emotions we all share: love, loss, anger, regret. Unless, that is, you work for the music industry. Like its wicked stepsister, Hollywood, the music business has become increasingly divorced from its purpose, estranged from its audience, and maliciously partisan. Not that they seem to care. Case in point: the 49th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Sunday night. Watching the proceedings,...
  • Dixie Chicks, dissent, and "whacked" paranoia

    02/13/2007 7:25:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 105 replies · 3,629+ views ^ | February 13, 2007 | Jon Sanders
    "I think people are paranoid" was how former Grateful Dead member Mickey Hart's comments to Reuters began. Hart was speaking about this year's Grammy Awards and the Dixie Chicks. Then he provided a sterling example of that very paranoia...
  • Freep a poll!(CNN. Dixie Chicks win grammy for their politics?)

    02/12/2007 4:56:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 729+ views ^ | 2-12-07 | CNN
    Did the Dixie Chicks win more for the quality of their music or for their political stance? Their music Their politics
  • Defiant Dixie Chicks fly high at Grammys (On Drudge)

    02/12/2007 12:57:47 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 154 replies · 4,325+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 12, 2007 | Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Dixie Chicks, who stirred up a hornet's nest with a jibe at President Bush, won all five Grammys for which they were nominated on Sunday, including the coveted album of the year. The victory marked a stunning validation for the female country music trio from Texas, almost four years after their dream run as the darlings of Nashville came to an abrupt end. Singer Natalie Maines told fans during a 2003 concert she was ashamed to come from the same state as Bush, and the group was transformed overnight into pariahs. Radio stations stopped playing...
  • Grammy digs Chicks!

    02/12/2007 7:44:48 AM PST · by Moose248 · 84 replies · 3,292+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12 February 2007 | Associated Press
    Grammy digs Chicks! Trio sweeps top awards, takes album of year for ‘Taking the Long Way’ Updated: 2:05 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2007 LOS ANGELES - The Dixie Chicks completed a defiant comeback on Sunday night, winning five Grammy awards after being shunned by the country music establishment over the group’s anti-Bush comments leading up to the Iraq invasion.
  • Dixie Chicks win three Grammys

    02/11/2007 7:18:50 PM PST · by nctexan · 279 replies · 12,433+ views
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2007 | Todd Leopold
    CNN) -- The Grammy Awards were nice to the Dixie Chicks, who won song of the year, a songwriter's award, for "Not Ready to Make Nice." The Chicks -- Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison -- shared the award with Dan Wilson, formerly of Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare. "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless," said Maines, who became a controversial figure in 2003 after making critical comments about President Bush. "Not Ready to Make Nice" was a response to the controversy; after Maines' comments, the Chicks' songs were pulled from a number of country music...
  • Dixie Chicks could bring political edge to Grammys

    02/11/2007 8:44:17 AM PST · by Thrusher · 85 replies · 2,329+ views
    Reuters (Rooters!) ^ | Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:19am ET | Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Grammys could take a rare step into the political arena on Sunday if the Dixie Chicks win the coveted album-of-the-year award, as observers of the music industry's biggest honors are predicting. The Texas country trio is reveling in its new outsider status after picking a fight with President George W. Bush in 2003, and watching its popularity plummet as the Republican-leaning country music establishment snubbed the chart-topping group. The Chicks' first album since the brouhaha, "Taking the Long Way," yielded five Grammy nominations, including three for the wry single "Not Ready to Make Nice." The...
  • The End of the Dixie Chicks (Bandmembers Tire of Natalie's Politics)

    12/15/2006 9:22:47 AM PST · by meg88 · 107 replies · 2,913+ views of Tunisia ^ | December 14, 2006 07:37 PM | HAR
    December 14, 2006 The End of The Dixie Chicks The Dixie Chicks have been together since 1989... But it seems Natalie Maines' political outspokenness has brought the end of the band! Emily Robison, Martie Maguire & Natalie Maines have announced that they are going to split up after the Grammy Awards in February 2007. The Chicks are tired & wrung out, they’ve come to the end & they want a break from each other to spend more time with their families. But the real reason behind the split is political. Robison & Maguire have supported many of Maines' political beliefs,...

    12/16/2006 3:27:43 PM PST · by Rodney King · 16 replies · 1,100+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 12/13 | staff
    DIXIE CHICKS HATCH PLAN TO SPLIT UP! The Dixie Chicks are getting ready to fly the coop! The controversial country superstars have secretly decided to split up after the Grammy Awards - because Emily Robison and Martie Maguire no longer want to share the nest with outspoken Natalie Maines, say sources. "The Chicks are tired and wrung out," said a group insider. "They feel they've come to the end, and they want a break from each other to spend more time with their families." The three women, who have seven children among them, are at odds over Natalie's blunt political...