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  • 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
    CMT.com ^ | 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.
  • Natalie Maines Gets the Runs (Thick Dixie Chick )

    06/08/2009 5:07:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies · 3,010+ views
    tmz.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Dixie Chicks film a case of 'Sing,' not 'Shut Up' (Some free PR for Free Republic)

    11/17/2006 10:44:26 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 45 replies · 1,869+ views
    Chicago sun-Times ^ | November 17, 2006 | MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter
    Natalie Maines has always been the Dixie Chicks' mouth. As lead singer, she not only fronts the band on stage but is often its spokeswoman. She was known for speaking her mind well before the now infamous comment that started a backlash against the popular country music group. Back in 2003 at a London concert on the eve of the Iraq war, Maines was just being herself when she said: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The reaction that followed stunned Maines and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Suddenly, the...
  • Caption This Picture

    10/29/2006 6:04:07 PM PST · by G8 Diplomat · 24 replies · 618+ views
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  • Review: Shut Up & Sing (Gnataly Maines Shown Dragging Dixie Chicks Down)

    10/27/2006 4:35:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 3,209+ views
    Cinematical ^ | October 27, 2006 | Ryan Stewart
    Shut Up & Sing wants to give us a backstage pass to a publicity crisis, but the more interesting story that shines through is about the enormous power that even a travel-sized lead singer can wield over a band. The story begins in 2003 when Natalie Maines, the frosted blonde frontwoman of the Western swing-pop threesome The Dixie Chicks, makes an off-the-cuff to a London crowd about being embarrassed by Bush. The insult bounces around the globe, lands on redneck radio and results in a sturdy boycott that sinks plans for a tour. Maines is urged to back-peddle. Instead, she...
  • Vanity - Looking for the FR Black List. Please help (It lists the Dixie Chicks as our #1 enemy)

    10/27/2006 2:08:50 PM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 134 replies · 2,486+ views
    Free Republic ^ | October 27, 2006 | Kerretarded
    Natalie Maines was recently interviewed by Chris Matthews and the following took place: Matthews: "Well, who were the people that were, let me go back to Natalie, who started this all because you were the voice that spoke? Who went out there and really tried to exploit this against you? Were there any commercial forces that compete with you that said, here's a chance to bring down the Dixie Chicks and, and take the money they'd be getting? I know it sounds Machiavellian but that's the way I am. I'm thinking who is gaining by your demise?" Natalie Maines: "Well,...
  • Latest Attack From Dixie Chicks' Lead Singer Hits Home

    09/20/2006 6:20:36 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 290 replies · 8,199+ views
    NBC5I.com ^ | Sept 20, 2006 | Staff
    [snip] The lead singer spoke to the Vancouver Sun recently, saying, "but if you live in Lubbock, Texas, where I'm from -- you just have one paper and one radio station and unless you're savvy on the Internet, that's it for you. If Bush said get a gun and kill an Arab, they would do that." It's a comment that isn't sitting well with some Lubbockites.
  • Pig Withstands Tasers, Cops on U.S. 41

    09/14/2006 1:55:39 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 23 replies · 780+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 9/14/06 | n/a
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A pig withstood taser shots from police officers and eluded authorities for more than an hour after wandering onto Green Bay's major highway. The 150-pound pig was spotted by a passing driver on U.S. 41 at 6 p.m. Wednesday night, Green Bay Police Lt. Todd LePine said. The animal reportedly went into traffic several times, creating a hazard, he said. Officers located the pig about 7 p.m. and made two attempts to subdue it with a stun gun, he said, but it fled both times after pulling out the Taser probes. A passerby who described himself...
  • Natalie Maines: "US hasnt caught on yet"

    09/13/2006 6:05:20 PM PDT · by beansox · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/13/2006 | CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
    TORONTO (CP) - Tell these feisty chicks to "shut up and sing" and they'll make a movie. The Dixie Chicks have rebounded from death threats, stinging political attacks and radio station battles with "Shut Up and Sing," a moving documentary that debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was three years ago that front woman Natalie Maines told a London audience that the Texas band was embarrassed U.S. President George W. Bush was from their home state. Since then, the trio has weathered a firestorm of controversy to create a new album, discover new fans, have a...
  • Heart of Dixie (Natalie Maines calles George W. Bush a "Dumb F**k)

    09/12/2006 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 3,118+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Chris Willman
    EW's Chris Willman got a sneak peek at the Dixie Chicks' sure-to-be-controversial documentary ''Shut Up and Sing,'' in which Natalie Maines calls the president a ''dumb f---''
  • Dixie Chicks Diss (not the President) but Patriots! See the video here...

    06/19/2006 10:20:11 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 48 replies · 1,789+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 06.19.2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin rips the Dixie Chicks a whole new one.(h/t MuscleHead) I had not heard the remark that Natalie Maines made in the London Telegraph, but apparently this chick never learns. "A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism." "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like...
  • Music Festival in Eastern New Mexico for lovers of Buddy Holly era music

    05/29/2006 1:47:13 PM PDT · by Muleteam1 · 8 replies · 307+ views
    De Miller's Webpage ^ | 2006 | De Miller
  • Local country radio sours on Chicks CD

    05/27/2006 10:59:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 404+ views
    Boston Radio Watch ^ | 05/28/06 | Mark Schnyder
    Boston's lone country music radio station WKLB-FM/Country 99.5 so far is ignoring the first two singles from the Dixie Chicks' brand new CD "Taking the Long Way" according to a news report on CBS4 News this week. WKLB isn't even paying attention to their summer tour by omitting their July 29th stop at TD Banknorth Garden on its concert section of its website. First album from the Chicks since their George W. Bush brouhaha in 2003 was released this past Tuesday(5/23). First single, "Not Ready to Make Nice" which directly addresses the Bush situation, cracked the Billboard's Hot Country Top...
  • Dixie Chicks don't stick at country radio

    05/20/2006 11:44:36 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 308 replies · 8,458+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Phyllis Stark
    Disappointing airplay for the first two singles from the new album by the Dixie Chicks exposes a deep -- and seemingly growing -- rift between the trio and the country radio market that helped turn the group into superstars. "Taking the Long Way," due out May 23, is the band's first album since singer Natalie Maines sparked a major controversy in 2003 by declaring that she was ashamed to hail from the same state as fellow Texan President George W. Bush. Radio boycotts ensued, and many fans abandoned the band. The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," peaked at...
  • Single Review: Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

    04/05/2006 10:20:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 1,339+ views
    Blogcritics.org ^ | 03/31/06 | Al Barger
    The Dixie Chicks have a new album coming out in May, Taking the Long Way. It is their first album since the pre-war unpleasantness. They have released the first single, which addresses that controversy. It's called "Not Ready to Make Nice." Full disclosure/brag: I'm proud to have been the first person to cuss Natalie Maines out on the internet when the story of her infamous London remarks surfaced. In short, me and Natalie have history. It's a thing, you know. Natalie - I ain't mad atcha. Just call me. But to get to the point, this song really sucks. Now...
  • Dixie Chicks Singer Still Speaking Mind

    11/22/2003 6:14:44 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 49 replies · 319+ views
    AP ^ | 11-22-03
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines, whose criticism of President Bush last spring led to boycotts of the group's music, still has a lot to say about the war in Iraq. "I think people were misled and I think people are fighting a war that they didn't know they were going to be fighting," Maines said Friday on NBC's Today Show. "And I think they were misled by people who should have been asking questions and weren't." The country stars faced criticism and even death threats after Maines said she and her bandmates were ashamed that President Bush...
  • Natalie Maines tells Toby Keith FU!

    05/22/2003 7:41:15 AM PDT · by LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave · 79 replies · 567+ views
    Country Music Television ^ | 05/21/2003 | Craig Shelburne
    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...
  • Freedom of Speech Does Not Mean Guaranteed Popularity for Celebrities

    04/18/2003 7:55:19 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 41 replies · 1,114+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 18, 2003 | John Nowacki
    As actor and left-wing activist Tim Robbins complains about how unfairly he and Susan Sarandon are being treated these days, you can almost hear the world's smallest violin playing in the background. Until it was abruptly canceled, Robbins and Sarandon were scheduled to appear at a Baseball Hall of Fame salute to their movie Bull Durham. The Hall's president decided to can the whole event, saying the couple's opposition to the war in Iraq undermined the U.S. position and "ultimately could put our troops in even more danger." It's not the first time their anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom statements have...
  • Natalie Maines (Dixie Chick member) Bashes Toby Keith's Patriotic Anthem

    04/16/2003 10:56:39 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 74 replies · 1,202+ views
    2002-08-08) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LA Daily News) - ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings is apparently not the only celebrity to take issue with Toby Keith's chart-topping country hit, "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)." Now, the Dixie Chicks's lead singer, Natalie Maines, freely shares her dislike of the song. "Don't get me started," Maines told the Los Angeles Daily News. "I hate it. It's ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant. It targets an entire culture - and not just the bad people who did bad things. You've got to have some tact. Anybody can write,...
  • Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Now Claims Anti-Bush Comment Only A "Joke" (Desperation Time)

    04/04/2003 2:40:25 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 122 replies · 542+ views
    Dixie Chick Natalie Maines told a New Zealand TV reporter last week that her now-infamous slam at President George W. Bush was a joke. Maines admitted that she told a London concert audience that the group was ashamed that the President is from their home state of Texas, but added, "It was a joke and it wasn't planned. And it was really funny at the time. It got lots of cheers, and that's what it was meant for. You see the trouble that you can get into if you speak religion or politics. It gets people very upset." Maines issued...
  • It's all about freedom, isn't it? (Mindless support of Dixie Chick's Natalie Maines )

    03/30/2003 3:37:54 PM PST · by UB355 · 57 replies · 554+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 3/30/03 | Jacquelyn Mitchard
    It's all about freedom, isn't it? Jacquelyn Mitchard I have never knowingly heard a Dixie Chicks song. And I wouldn't know Natalie Maines if she were to come up and kick me in the shin. But if she runs for president, she has my vote. Now, maybe you think that's because I'm a liberal who respects the nature of her comment at a concert in London, when Maines (a Texan, and as they say, no one to mess with) commented that she was "ashamed" that her president hailed from her proud state. You'd be wrong about that. I don't care...
  • Operation "Win One for the Gipper" Update

    03/19/2003 12:04:07 PM PST · by sonofatpatcher2 · 5 replies · 366+ views
    3-19-03 | sonofatpatcher
    Operation "Win One for the Gipper" Update Just inside Iraq- Operation "Win One for the Gipper" is off and running. Tom Daschel and Natalie Maines have surrendered to United States Marines and are being sent to Gitmo for Animal Abuse Conseling. Senators Robert Byrd and Hillary Clinton have resigned their seanate seats Bird to go into private pratice. Hillary will take over Susan Sarandon's role in the Oxygen Channel's new series "Bitches of Dune." The remaining two Dixie Chicks are rethinking their positions. Janeane Garofalo had fallen off the wagon and was last reported squatting in a crack house off...