Earlier this week the Dixie Chicks announced a tour in Canada this fall. The story received so many clicks and comments that I wondered if everyone remembers why we are "supposed to" hate them in the first place.
The Dixie Chicks will return to Canada this fall for their first tour of the country in seven years. The group announced the 2013 Long Time Gone Tour on Monday (Aug. 19). The run includes nine dates between Oct. 26 and Nov. 10.
Dixie Chicks star Natalie Maines has never been one to stand quietly in the corner and keep her opinions to herself. The singer's tell-it-like-it-is style was an important part of the Texas-based trio's enormous success, and was also an important element in their undoing. Now the brash singer is at it again, likening the treatment she's received from country music fans to spousal abuse.
The Dixie Chicks were already flying high following the massive commercial success of their first two major label albums, when the Texas-based trio released their highly-anticipated third record. ‘Home,’ which hit store shelves on August 27, 2002, fell under the Chicks’ label imprint, Wide Open/Columbia Records.
Being a broadcaster I am quite familiar with freedom of speech. I have to follow FCC regulations on the air but off mic I am free to say whatever I want right? Yes I can, but that does not protect me from anything. I think there can be a bit of a misconception on the freedom of speech.
Even as rescue workers continue to battle the wildfires that have raged through Texas throughout September, organizers are putting together a benefit to help pay for some of the more than $250 million worth of damage the fires have left behind.
Back in 2003 there was no bigger act in the world than the Dixie Chicks. They were riding high with their Top Of The World tour, selling out every venue they played. Then came that show in London when Natalie Maines made the statement that she was “ashamed that the president was from Texas.”
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