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Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks performing at Frank Erwin Center on December 4, 2006 in Austin, Texas during the Accidents & Accusations Tour.
Dixie Chicks performing at Frank Erwin Center on December 4, 2006 in Austin, Texas during the Accidents & Accusations Tour.
Background information
Origin Dallas, Texas, United States,
Genre(s) Country
Folk
Bluegrass
Country Rock
Alternative Country
Years active 1989–present
Label(s) SonyBMG/Open Wide/Columbia
Website DixieChicks.com
Members
Natalie Maines
Martie Maguire
Emily Robison
Former members
Laura Lynch (1989–1995)
Robin Lynn Macy (1989–1992)

The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008.[1] [2] With hit songs and diamond albums,[1] the women are well-known for their lively persona, instrumental virtuosity, soaring ballads, fashion sense and outspoken political comments. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Frank C. Erwin, Jr. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... The Accidents & Accusations Tour was a 2006 concert tour by the Dixie Chicks. ... Dallas redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer and songwriter who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female country music band Dixie Chicks. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Emily Erwin, also known as Emily Robison, (born August 16, 1972) is a country songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. ... Laura Lynch born on November 18, 1956 ) [1]is an American country musician and songwriter, who is best known as a founding member of the all-woman country music band the Dixie Chicks. ... Robin Lynn Macy (born c. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Matt Hillyer of Texas-based Eleven Hundred Springs Alternative country is a term applied to various subgenres of country music. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A music album is certified a diamond album by the RIAA when 10 million copies are shipped in the United States. ...

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Early incarnations

The Dixie Chicks were founded by the sisters Martie and Emily Erwin, Laura Lynch and Robin Lynn Macy in 1989. The Erwin sisters have since married and changed their names to Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, respectively.[3] All four women played and sang; however, Maguire and Robison provided most of the instrumental firepower for the band while Lynch and Macy leaned more on shared lead vocals. Martie Maguire primarily plays fiddle and mandolin, while Robison's specialty is the five stringed banjo. Both sisters harmonized in the band with backup vocals, and are multi-instrumentalists, playing, in addition, the viola, the bass, guitar, and Robison also plays the dobro and sitar. Lynch's specialty is the acoustic bass, while Macy plays guitar. Martie Erwin, also known as Martie Seidel and Martie Maguire, (born October 12, 1969) is a country music songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and residing in Dallas. ... Emily Erwin, also known as Emily Robison, (born August 16, 1972) is a country songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. ... Laura Lynch born on November 18, 1956 ) [1]is an American country musician and songwriter, who is best known as a founding member of the all-woman country music band the Dixie Chicks. ... Robin Lynn Macy (born c. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Emily Erwin, also known as Emily Robison, (born August 16, 1972) is a country songwriter, recording artist and musician, born and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... A multi-instrumentalist is a musician who plays a number of different instruments. ... The viola (French, alto; German Bratsche) is a bowed string instrument. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... Diagram of some sitar parts. ...


The group began with a largely bluegrass sound and released their first album Thank Heavens for Dale Evans (named after the pioneering, multi-talented female performer Dale Evans) on independent label Crystal Clear Sound in 1990. The album included two instrumentals, showing the group's strength; Maguire had taken third place at the National Fiddle Championships the year before. The Chicks began building up a fan base, winning the prize for "best band" at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and opening for established country music artists, including such big country names as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and George Strait, but found little airplay outside of public radio. Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Thank Heavens for Dale Evans is the début album by American country band the Dixie Chicks. ... --162. ... The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is held annually in Telluride, Colorado. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is a Grammy award winning American singer and country music performer, and actress. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ...


The Chicks released the Christmas single "Home on the Radar Range" in late 1991, and their second album, Little Ol' Cowgirl, in 1992. Professional Steel guitarist Lloyd Maines was one of the session musicians who played on both of these, and portions of the second album contained a more contemporary country sound as the women enlisted the help of sidemen to bring forth a richer sound. The band continued to appear at various events, primarily bluegrass festivals and small clubs, traveling as far as Washington, D.C., playing the Birchmere club near trendy Dupont Circle, but still were unsuccessful in gaining a large fan base outside the Texas and Nashville areas. Little Ol Cowgirl is the second album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... A Dobro style resonator guitar Steel guitar, strictly speaking, refers to a method of playing using a metal slide (or steel) on a guitar played horizontally, with the strings uppermost. ... Lloyd Maines (born June 28, 1951) is a country music musician and producer. ... Session musicians are musicians available for hire, as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right. ... A sideman is a professional musician who is hired to perform or record with a group of which he is not formally a member. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Aerial photograph of Dupont Circle. ...


Robin Lynn Macy left in late 1992 for a "purer" bluegrass approach and remained active in the Dallas music scene.


Without Macy, Lynch found herself in the role of sole lead singer. With the release of their third album in 1993, their sound was more country, and Shouldn't a Told You That pushed bluegrass to the background. Despite constant touring and appearances at higher-profile events such as President Bill Clinton's Inauguration[citation needed] and the national television show CBS This Morning, no hit song emerged and a commercial breakthrough eluded the Chicks.[4] Shouldnt a Told You That is the third album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... An inauguration is a ceremony of formal investiture whereby an individual assumes an office or position of authority or power. ... The Early Show title card The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ...


A new singer and commercial success

Laura Lynch was replaced in late 1995 by Natalie Maines, the daughter of producer, steel guitar player, and former Chicks' session player Lloyd Maines. Within the next year, Sony scouted the Chicks and signed them to the newly revived Monument Records label. The new Dixie Chicks lineup consisted of group leader Martie (Erwin) Siedel (who had married in 1995) on (fiddle, mandolin and vocals), Emily Erwin (guitar, dobro, banjo and vocals), and Natalie Maines (Tarabay) (lead vocal and in concerts, guitar). Natalie added a strong and distinctive voice to the sisters' musicianship and harmony vocals, and the combination clicked. A Dobro style resonator guitar Steel guitar, strictly speaking, refers to a method of playing using a metal slide (or steel) on a guitar played horizontally, with the strings uppermost. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Lloyd Maines (born June 28, 1951) is a country music musician and producer. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster and Bob Moore. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ...


A single "I Can Love You Better" was released in October 1997, and reached the Top 10 on American country music charts. Their first album together as a trio followed quickly behind. Wide Open Spaces was released in January 27, 1998. Over the space of a year, the next three singles from Wide Open Spaces all hit No. 1 on the country charts: the bouncy "There's Your Trouble," the radio-pleasing ballad "You Were Mine" and "Wide Open Spaces"; a song reflecting the youthful yearning for independence. Wide Open Spaces went on to sell more than 30.5 million copies, becoming one of the 50 best-selling albums in American history. In the summer of 1999, Dixie Chicks served as the opening act for Tim McGraw's concert tour. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Wide Open Spaces is the fourth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... This is a list of best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. ... For the song by Taylor Swift, see Tim McGraw (song). ...


Dixie Chicks further proved themselves with another hit album, Fly in 1999. Nine singles emerged from it, including country No. 1's "Cowboy Take Me Away" and "Without You." Fly went on to sell over 10 million copies, a rare repeat diamond album. Already performing in arenas, the band also staged the Fly Tour, their first as the headlining act. Fly is the fifth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Cowboy Take Me Away is a country song from the Dixie Chicks. ... Without You is a country song from the Dixie Chicks. ... A music album is certified a diamond album by the RIAA when 10 million copies are shipped in the United States. ... Arenas may refer to: [edit] Persons Abbygale Arenas (1974—), Filipina beauty queen Eddie Arenas (1930—), Filipino actor Gilbert Arenas (1982—), American professional basketball player Jacobo Arenas (d. ... The Fly Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2000 concert tour in over 80 cities in North America in support of their album Fly. ...


The source of Dixie Chicks' commercial success during this time came from various factors: they wrote or co-wrote about half of the songs on Wide Open Spaces and Fly; their mixture of bluegrass and mainstream country music with touches of blues and pop songs appealed to a wide spectrum of record buyers; their visual image, which changed from the cowgirl look with the addition of Maines to a variety of styles of dress, which further enhanced their general appeal; and lyrically, the Chicks' ethos struck a resonance with the public: Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale as well as a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... Cowgirl refers to a female cowhand. ...

She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes

This romantic, adventurous sense of independence was a major theme in the first two Dixie Chicks albums featuring Maines as the lead singer. Focus on romanticism is also strongly evident in "Cowboy Take Me Away," another of their signature songs. A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ...


The Chicks also delivered gleeful revenge epics such as "Goodbye Earl," the tale of a woman who murders her abusive husband and gets away with it, or raucous, ribald numbers such as "Sin Wagon," a concert staple rave-up. Both of these tracks contained thematic elements that led to some radio stations removing the Chicks from their playlists, but the group was consistently unapologetic. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ribaldry is the third and somewhat neglected genre of sexual entertainments, something different from either pornography or erotica, yet is often confused with them. ...


Continued success with a "non-commercial" sound

Dixie Chicks debuted their quiet, unadorned song "I Believe in Love" on the America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon following the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was a harbinger of a change in musical direction. America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and United States television networks. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


The Dixie Chicks became involved in a dispute with their record label regarding royalties and accounting procedures. After the trio quit in disgust, Sony sued the group for failure to complete their contract. The group countersued.[5]


After the two parties reconciled their differences, Home, independently produced by Lloyd Maines, was released in 2002. For tracks not written by the group, outside songwriters were solicited for personal songs that were considered "uncommercial". Unlike the Chicks' two previous records, Home was recorded without drums and is dominated by very up-tempo bluegrass and pensive ballads, hearking back to earlier days before Maines joined the band. In addition, the lyrics of the opening track and first single, "Long Time Gone," explicitly attacked contemporary country music radio, accusing it of ignoring the soul of the genre as exemplified by Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Hank Williams. Home is the sixth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Long Time Gone is a country song by Darrell Scott and Tim OBrien, from their 2000 album Real Time. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ...


"Long Time Gone" became the Chicks' first top ten hit on the U.S. pop singles chart and peaked at #2 on the country chart, becoming a major success. Over six million copies of Home were sold in the U.S.[6] Long Time Gone is a country song by Darrell Scott and Tim OBrien, from their 2000 album Real Time. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


In 2003, they gave a performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XXXVII. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo...


The group's independent spirit was alive and well in their cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," which duplicated the top ten country and pop achievements. However, a key track from Home contrasted with past albums; a rendering of Patty Griffin's "Top of the World," for which the subsequent tour was named, featured a startlingly unusual point of view and sought to portray an almost unbearable sense of regret. This article is about the band. ... Landslide is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... Patty Griffin, born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter from Old Town, Maine, United States, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Home dominated the 2003 Grammy Awards by winning four awards, including: The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ...

Tickets for the associated Top of the World Tour often sold out within hours. The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Album has been awarded since 1995. ... Lloyd Maines (born June 28, 1951) is a country music musician and producer. ... Home is the sixth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... The Top of the World Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2003 worldwide concert tour. ...


They made a guest appearance on The Simpsons in the episode, Papa Don't Leech. Simpsons redirects here. ...


Political controversy

During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the band performed in concert in London on March 10, 2003, at the Shepherd's Bush Empire theatre. During this concert, the band gave a monologue to introduce their song Travelin' Soldier, during which Natalie Maines, a Texas native, was quoted by The Guardian as saying, "Just so you know, [...] we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."[7] Though this is the official circulation of the comment, the full text of the statement Natalie Maines made was as follows: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Shepherds Bush Empire (the first word is sometimes spelled Shepherds) is a music venue in Shepherds Bush in West London, England run by the Academy Music Group. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guardian. ...

Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.

—Natalie Maines, [8]

Directly after Natalie's statements on stage, co-band member Emily Robison reportedly remarked that the band supported the American troops 100 percent.[9]


The comment about President Bush, who served as the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 before his election to President of the United States, was reported in The Guardian's review of the Chicks concert.[7] Shortly thereafter, the U.S. media picked up the story and controversy erupted.[10] For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guardian. ...


Maines' remark sparked intense criticism; many Americans believed that she should not criticize George Bush on foreign shores. Maines insists, however, "I said it there 'cause that's where I was."[11]


The comment angered many country music fans and was financially damaging. Following the uproar and the start of a boycott of Dixie Chicks' music, Maines attempted to clarify matters on March 12 by saying, "I feel the President is ignoring the opinions of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world." [12] Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The statement failed to quiet her critics, and Maines issued an apology on March 14: "As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful. I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect. We are currently in Europe and witnessing a huge anti-American sentiment as a result of the perceived rush to war. While war may remain a viable option, as a mother, I just want to see every possible alternative exhausted before children and American soldiers' lives are lost. I love my country. I am a proud American."[13][14] is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


While some people were disappointed that Maines apologized at all, others dropped their support of Dixie Chicks and their sponsor Lipton. In one famous anti-Dixie Chicks display, former fans were encouraged to bring their CDs to a demonstration at which they would be crushed by a bulldozer. The degree of hatred directed toward the Chicks - including death threats[15] - provoked concern among the band about their safety and that of their families. Bruce Springsteen and Madonna even felt compelled to come out in support of the right of the band to express their opinions freely.[16] (Although Madonna herself was pressured to postpone and then alter the April 1 release of her "American Life" video in which she threw a hand grenade toward a Bush look-alike, after witnessing the backlash against the Chicks.)[17] For people named Lipton, see Lipton (surname). ... For other uses, see Bulldozer (disambiguation). ... Springsteen redirects here. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Audio sample Info (help· info) American Life is a pop song written by American singer-songwriter Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï for Madonnas ninth studio album American Life (2003). ... Grenade redirects here. ...


One significant exception to the criticism of Dixie Chicks from the realm of country music was country music veteran and strident Iraq war opponent Merle Haggard, who in the summer of 2003 released a song critical of US media coverage of the Iraq War. Haggard said the attack on the Chicks was a "witch-hunt and lynching." On July 25 2003, the Associated Press reported him saying: Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ...

I don't even know the Dixie chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching.

—Merle Haggard

The Dixie Chicks featured on the May 2, 2003 cover of Entertainment Weekly.

On April 24, Dixie Chicks launched a publicity campaign to explain their position. During a prime-time interview with TV personality Diane Sawyer, Maines said she remained proud of her original statement. The band also appeared naked (with private parts strategically covered) on the May 2 cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine with slogans such as "Traitors," "Saddam's Angels," "Dixie Sluts", "Proud Americans," "Hero," "Free Speech", and "Brave" printed on their bodies. The slogans represented the labels (both positive and negative) that had been placed on them in the aftermath of Maines' statement. Image File history File links Ewdixiechicks. ... Image File history File links Ewdixiechicks. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Diane Sawyer is a television journalist for the U.S. network ABC News and co-anchor of ABCs Good Morning America, along with with Robin Roberts. ... Look up Naked in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


President Bush responded to the controversy surrounding Dixie Chicks in an interview with Tom Brokaw on April 24: George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind. They can say what they want to say ... they shouldn't have their feelings hurt just because some people don't want to buy their records when they speak out ... Freedom is a two-way street ... I don't really care what the Dixie Chicks said. I want to do what I think is right for the American people, and if some singers or Hollywood stars feel like speaking out, that's fine. That's the great thing about America. It stands in stark contrast to Iraq...[18]

At the first concert of their nationwide Top of the World Tour Dixie Chicks received a positive reception. The concert was held in Greenville, South Carolina on May 1, and was attended by a sell-out crowd of 15,000 (tickets for most of the shows had gone on sale before the controversy erupted[19]). The women arrived prepared to face opposition — and Maines invited those who had come to boo to do so — but the crowd erupted mostly in cheers. The Top of the World Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2003 worldwide concert tour. ... For other places with the same name, see Greenville. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nevertheless, a Colorado radio station suspended two of its disc jockeys on May 6 for playing music by the Dixie Chicks.[20] On May 22, at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards ceremony in Las Vegas, there were boos when the group's nomination for Entertainer of the Year award was announced. However, the broadcast's host, Vince Gill, reminded the audience that everyone is entitled to freedom of speech. The Academy gave the award to Toby Keith, an outspoken critic of the group who had received criticism for displaying a backdrop at his concerts showing a doctored photo of Maines with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein[21]. is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Vince Gill (born Vincent Grant Gill[1], April 12, 1957) is an American neotraditional country musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter who has enjoyed commercial success throughout the 1990s and 2000s. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ...


In the fall (autumn) of 2003 Dixie Chicks starred in a broadcast TV commercial for Lipton Original Iced Tea, which made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the corporate blacklisting and the grassroots backlash. In the commercial, the Chicks are about to give a stadium concert when the electricity suddenly goes out. They continue anyway, performing an a cappella version of "Cowboy Take Me Away" to the raving cheers of the fans. Lipton Original Iced Tea is a ready-to-drink iced tea brand sold by Lipton through a worldwide partnership with Pepsi. ... This article is about the vocal technique. ...

Dixie Chicks performing at Madison Square Garden on June 20, 2003 during Top of the World Tour.
Dixie Chicks performing at Madison Square Garden on June 20, 2003 during Top of the World Tour.

In a September 2003 interview, Maguire told the German magazine Der Spiegel: "We don't feel a part of the country scene any longer, it can't be our home anymore." She noted a lack of support from country stars, and being shunned at the 2003 ACM awards. "Instead, we won three Grammys against much stronger competition. So we now consider ourselves part of the big rock 'n' roll family." However, in an open letter to fans on the Chicks' website, Maines said Maguire had been misquoted.[citation needed] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 550 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,709 × 1,175 pixels, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Dixie Chicks in concert in Madison Square Garden. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 550 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,709 × 1,175 pixels, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Dixie Chicks in concert in Madison Square Garden. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Top of the World Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2003 worldwide concert tour. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML...


Also in 2003, the American Red Cross refused a 1 million USD offer from the Dixie Chicks. The organization did not publicize the refusal; it was revealed by the Chicks themselves in a May 2006 interview on The Howard Stern Show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.[22] According to National Red Cross spokesperson Julie Thurmond Whitmer, the band would have made the donation "only if the American Red Cross would embrace the band's summer tour," writes Ms. Whitmer, referring to the group's 2003 U.S. tour after the London incident. A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...

The Dixie Chicks controversy made it impossible for the American Red Cross to associate itself with the band because such association would have violated two of the founding principles of the organization: impartiality and neutrality...Should the Dixie Chicks like to make an unconditional financial donation to the American Red Cross, we will gladly accept it.[23]

This relationship with the Red Cross proved unfortunate, when little more than a year later, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita battered the gulf States, with their home State of Texas directly in the wake of the disaster. Thus, in September 2005 Dixie Chicks debuted their song "I Hope" in a telethon: the Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, along with a star studded line-up, including Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, U2, Sheryl Crow, Patty Griffin, Neil Young, and many other celebrities. The Chicks subsequently made their new single available as a digital download single with proceeds to benefit hurricane relief.[24][25] This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... I Hope is a country–pop song written and performed by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way (2006). ... The 2005 Telethon on Seven Perth. ... Alexis is Alicias #1 fan. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... Patty Griffin, born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter from Old Town, Maine, United States, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. ... This article is about the musician. ...


In October 2004, Dixie Chicks joined the Vote for Change tour, performing in concerts organized by MoveOn.org in swing states. While Dixie Chicks' artistic collaborations with James Taylor went well, sharing the stage on many occasions, Maines's comments during the concerts revealed a certain amount of nervousness over the future career path of Dixie Chicks.[citation needed] Concept Vote for Change was a politically motivated American popular music concert tour that took place in October 2004. ... A group of MoveOn volunteers helped the get-out-the-vote drive in Cincinnati in the run-up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election. ... In United States presidential politics, a swing state (also, battleground state) is a state in which no candidate has overwhelming support, meaning that any of the major candidates have a reasonable chance of winning the states electoral college votes. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ...


In June 2006 an article in the Telegraph quoted Emily Robison on the lack of support from other country music performers, "A lot of artists cashed in on being against what we said or what we stood for because that was promoting their career, which was a horrible thing to do." Robison continued, "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." Maines commented, "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism. Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country ... I don't see why people care about patriotism."[26] This article concerns the British newspaper. ...

At the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, Cabin Creek Films, the production company of award-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple, premiered Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing. Distributed by the Weinstein Company, the documentary follows the Chicks over the three years since the 2003 London concert remark. Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival The 2006 Toronto International Film Festival will run from Sep 7 to Sep 16, 2006. ... Barbara Kopple (born July 30, 1946) is an American film director primarily known for her work in documentary film. ... The Weinstein Company is a in independent film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ...


At the 49th Grammy Awards Show in 2007, the group won all five categories for which they were nominated, including the coveted Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year, in a vote that Maines interpreted as being a show of public support for their advocacy of free speech and their early disapproval of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[27] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2007 Natalie Maines appeared in the documentary Pete Seeger: the Power of Song. She gives commentary on Seeger's censorship throughout the 1950s and 1960s from the perspective of her own experiences with censorship. Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), better known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. ...


Not Ready to Make Nice: The Chicks return

On March 16, 2006, Dixie Chicks released the single "Not Ready to Make Nice" in advance of their upcoming album. Written by all three Chicks alongside Dan Wilson, it directly addressed the political controversy that had surrounded the group for the past three years: is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Taking the Long Way track listing Alternative single cover Not Ready to Make Nice is a country-pop song written and performed by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way (2006). ... Dan Wilson is a Minneapolis musician best known as the main guitarist/vocalist for the band Semisonic. ...

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and I don’t have time to go 'round and 'round and 'round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

and, in criticism of the death threats the women (particularly Maines) received,

It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better
Shut up and sing or my life will be over

In a press release, Robison said, "The stakes were definitely higher on that song. We knew it was special because it was so autobiographical, and we had to get it right. And once we had that song done, it freed us up to do the rest of the album without that burden." She also added a comment that writing the song had become their "therapy", since they'd had to hold in so many stored emotions for so long. For music albums named Autobiography, see Greek eauton = self, bios = life and graphein = write) is a form of biography, the writing of a life story. ...


The question of how the group's new record would fare commercially attracted intense media interest. The Chicks' new album, titled Taking the Long Way, was released in stores and online May 22, 2006. The album was produced by Rick Rubin who had worked with Linkin Park, Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Danzig, System of a Down, Slipknot, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, and the Beastie Boys among others and was publicized to be more rock-intensive than country-oriented.[28][29] All 14 tracks were co-written by the three Chicks, alongside various other songwriters, including Neil Finn of Crowded House, on "Silent House". The album contained additional tracks that seemed to indirectly reference what the group called "The Incident", and the group remained defiant. For instance, in the May 29 issue of Time, Maguire said, "I'd rather have a smaller following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith. We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do." Maines also retracted her earlier apology to Bush, stating, "I apologized for disrespecting the office of the President, but I don't feel that way anymore. I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever."[30] Singles from Taking the Long Way Released: September 2005 Released: March 2006 Released: July 2006 Released: Mid 2006 Released: Late 2006 Taking the Long Way is the multiple Grammy Award-winning seventh studio album by the American country/rock female band Dixie Chicks. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frederick Jay Rick Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is a Jewish American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is an American rock band, formed in 1995 in Glendale, California. ... Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) is a Grammy winning American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... The Beastie Boys are a hip hop musical group from New York City consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. ... Neil Mullane Finn OBE (born May 27, 1958 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand) is a singer and songwriter and one of New Zealands foremost musicians. ... Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia, and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


Despite little airplay, Taking the Long Way debuted at number one on both the U.S. pop albums chart and the U.S. country albums chart, selling 526,000 copies in the first week (the year's second-best such total for any country act) and making it a gold record within its first week. The Chicks became the first female group in chart history to have three albums debut at #1.[31] The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


In Europe, both singles from Taking the Long Way were well received by country radio, remaining on the European Country Charts for more than 20 weeks each: Not Ready To Make Nice peaked at #13 and Everybody Knows at #11.[32]


The group's Accidents & Accusations Tour began in July 2006. Ticket sales were strong in Canada and in some Northeastern markets, but notably weak in other areas. A number of shows were cancelled or relocated to smaller venues due to poor sales, and in Houston, Texas, tickets never even went on sale when local radio stations refused to accept advertising for the event.[33] In August, a re-routed tour schedule was announced with a greater emphasis on Canadian dates, where Taking the Long Way had gone five-times-platinum. The tour's shows themselves generally refrained from any explicit verbal political comments, letting the music, especially the central performance of Not Ready to Make Nice, speak for itself. At a Nov. 5, 2006 concert in Calgary, Alberta the Chicks received a thunderous ovation when the song was over, and the band held up a handwritten sign from a fan that read "Nobody likes a nasty Bush."[citation needed] The Accidents & Accusations Tour was a 2006 concert tour by the Dixie Chicks. ... Houston redirects here. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ...


During 2006, Dixie Chicks became the first major band to hire a designated blogger to be embedded with them for their promotional activities and tour. They partnered with Microsoft and hired Junichi Semitsu, a Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, to write first-hand accounts for their Accidents & Accusations Tour at the website http://dixiechicks.msn.com.[34] MSN broadcast an entire live concert, called "Scene of the Crime", of Dixie Chicks' return to Shepherds Bush, London, the site of "The Incident". Toward the end of the concert, Natalie said from the stage, "And all week, the only thing people keep asking is, 'What are you gonna say? Do you know what you're gonna say?' As usual I didn't plan anything, but I thought I'd say something brand new and just say, 'Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.' " which was met with thunderous applause and cheers. The University of San Diego, frequently referred to as USD, is a Catholic university in San Diego, California. ...


In 2006, Taking the Long Way was the ninth best-selling album in the United States. It won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Album, Best Record, and Best Song (for "Not Ready To Make Nice") - 14 years since one artist or group last swept those three awards[35] - and Best Country Album on February 11, 2007. After their Grammy win, Dixie Chicks album Taking the Long Way hit #8 on Billboard 200 and #1 on the country album charts and the Song of the Year-winning Not Ready to Make Nice re-entered the charts at #4 on the Hot 100. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Taking the Long Way track listing Alternative single cover Not Ready to Make Nice is a country-pop song written and performed by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way (2006). ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Singles from Taking the Long Way Released: September 2005 Released: March 2006 Released: July 2006 Released: Mid 2006 Released: Late 2006 Taking the Long Way is the multiple Grammy Award-winning seventh studio album by the American country/rock female band Dixie Chicks. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Taking the Long Way track listing Alternative single cover Not Ready to Make Nice is a country-pop song written and performed by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way (2006). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


The music video for "Not Ready to Make Nice" was nominated for the 2007 CMT Music Video Awards in the categories of "Video of the Year" and "Group Video of the Year," however, the video did not win in its nominated categories.[36]


Dixie Chicks were nominated for the 2007 Country Music Association's award for Top Vocal Group, their first nomination from the CMA Awards since 2003.[37] The trio lost to Rascal Flatts. The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Rascal Flatts is an American Country Pop band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. ...


Al Gore announced on April 2, 2008, that the Dixie Chicks and fellow country artist, and at one time stark opponent of the Chicks, Toby Keith, will appear side-by-side in a commercial spot to promote Gore's "We Campaign" initiative to raise awareness about climate change and what Americans can do to help the environment. According to Keith's publicist, the filming date and location have not yet been determined. [38]


On April 13, 2008 the Dixie Chicks appeared on The Simpsons' episode Papa Don't Leech. The Chicks sang a song that was plagarised from Simpsons character Lurleen Lumpkin called Patriotic Again. Simpsons redirects here. ... Lurleen Lumpkin Lurleen Lumpkin is a fictional character from The Simpsons voiced by Beverly DAngelo. ...


Shut Up and Sing

An ad for Shut Up and Sing, a documentary about the furor over Maines's comment, was turned down by NBC on October 27, 2006, citing a policy barring ads dealing with "public controversy". Ads for the documentary were rebuffed by the smaller CW network as well; local affiliate stations of all five major broadcasters, including NBC and CW, ran promotional spots for the film in New York and Los Angeles, the two cities where it opened that day. "It's a sad commentary about the level of fear in our society that a movie about a group of courageous entertainers who were blacklisted for exercising their right of free speech is now itself being blacklisted by corporate America," the film's distributor Harvey Weinstein said in a statement.[39] Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (also known simply as Shut Up and Sing) is a documentary film produced and directed by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck. ... This article is about the television network. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... Harvey Weinstein at Cannes, 2002 Harvey Weinstein CBE (Hon) (born March 19, 1952) is an American film producer and movie studio chairman. ...


Shut Up and Sing's title was taken from "Not Ready To Make Nice", which in turn took the phrase from a threatening letter received by the band.[40]


Discography

Actual set list from Dixie Chicks concert on the Top of the World Tour: Madison Square Garden, June 20, 2003.
Actual set list from Dixie Chicks concert on the Top of the World Tour: Madison Square Garden, June 20, 2003.

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Albums

Initial Lineup:

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Wide Open Spaces is the fourth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Fly is the fifth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Home is the sixth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Singles from Taking the Long Way Released: September 2005 Released: March 2006 Released: July 2006 Released: Mid 2006 Released: Late 2006 Taking the Long Way is the multiple Grammy Award-winning seventh studio album by the American country/rock female band Dixie Chicks. ...

Top-ten singles

Year Single Peak positions
U.S. Country U.S.
1997 "I Can Love You Better" 7 77
1998 "There's Your Trouble" 1 36
"Wide Open Spaces" 1 41
1999 "You Were Mine" 1 34
"Tonight the Heartache's on Me" 6 46
"Ready to Run" 2 39
"Cowboy Take Me Away" 1 27
2000 "Cold Day in July" 10 65
"Without You" 1 31
2001 "If I Fall You're Going Down With Me" 3 38
"Some Days You Gotta Dance" 7 55
2002 "Long Time Gone" 2 7
"Landslide" 2 7
"Travelin' Soldier" 1 25
2006 "Not Ready to Make Nice" 36 4

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Awards

American Music Awards

  • 2003: Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group
  • 2003: Favorite Country Album - Home
  • 2001: Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group

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Billboard Music Awards

  • 2002: Country Duo/Group of the Year

Country Music Association Awards

  • 2002: Vocal Group of the Year
  • 2000: Album of the Year - Fly
  • 2000: Entertainer of the Year
  • 2000: Vocal Group of the Year
  • 2000: Music Video of the Year - "Goodbye Earl"
  • 1999: Single of the Year - "Wide Open Spaces"
  • 1999: Vocal Group of the Year
  • 1999: Music Video of the Year - "Wide Open Spaces"
  • 1998: Horizon Award
  • 1998: Vocal Group of the Year

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Grammy Awards

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Juno Awards

  • 2007: International Album of the Year - Taking the Long Way

MTV's Rock the Vote

  • 2004: Patrick Lippert Award for "protecting freedom of speech".

People's Choice Awards

  • 2002: Favorite Musical Group or Band

Other Awards

  • 2006: ACLU Bill of Rights Award[42]
  • 2002 CMT Johnny Cash Visionary Award [43]
  • 2000 Flameworthy Award [43]

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Tours

As an opening act

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Benefits

America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and United States television networks. ... Honor the Earth was a benefit concert featuring the Dixie Chicks, Indigo Girls and Ben Folds which took place on October 10, 2003 in Charlotte, NC at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. ... The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) is an American music industry organization that represents recording artists, and attempts to defend their rights and interests. ... Concept Vote for Change was a politically motivated American popular music concert tour that took place in October 2004. ...

Festivals

Lilith Fair was a concert tour and traveling music festival, founded by musician Sarah McLachlan, that featured female musicians; it ran from 1997 to 1999. ...

Headlining tours

The Fly Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2000 concert tour in over 80 cities in North America in support of their album Fly. ... The Top of the World Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2003 worldwide concert tour. ... The Accidents & Accusations Tour was a 2006 concert tour by the Dixie Chicks. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b (accessed 9 March, 2008)RIAA Official Assessment Site
  2. ^ Media Consolidation Couldn’t Kill the Dixie Chicks, Adelaide Mail (Australia): Not Ready to Make Nice, [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/06/15/bmdixie15.xml How the Chicks survived their scrap with Bush, The Telegraph, June 15, 2006
  3. ^ Front Page publicity Dixie Chicks
  4. ^ Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
  5. ^ The Boston Globe - October 7, 2001
  6. ^ http://www.riaa.com/gp/database/search_results.asp
  7. ^ a b Clarke, Betty (2003). "The Dixie Chicks" Guardian Unlimited (accessed January 22, 2007)
  8. ^ Democracy Now! (2007). "Shut Up And Sing: Dixie Chicks' Big Grammy Win Caps Comeback From Backlash Over Anti-War Stance" Democracy Now! (accessed February 24, 2007)
  9. ^ Sarah Quelland (2003). "Whistlin' Dixie" Metroactive Music (accessed February 24, 2007)
  10. ^ Campbell, Duncan (2003). "'Dixie sluts' fight on with naked defiance" Guardian Unlimited (accessed April 13, 2006)
  11. ^ Chicks In the Line of Fire - Printout - TIME
  12. ^ Upset About Bush Remark, Radio Stations Dump Dixie Chicks - Entertainment News Story - WCVB Boston
  13. ^ Dixies dropped over Bush remark, BBC News, March 20, 2003 (Accessed: October 30, 2006)
  14. ^ "Dixie Chicks singer apologizes for Bush comment" CNN, March 14, 2003 (Accessed: April 09, 2007)
  15. ^ Interview with a Dixie Chick: "Let them Hate Us" - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
  16. ^ Springsteen: Dixie Chicks 'Getting A Raw Deal', NBC6.net. Last accessed on February 17, 2007.
  17. ^ The Madonna video you can't see on MTV - Salon.com
  18. ^ (2003). http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/25/international/worldspecial/25BUSH-TEXT.html?pagewanted=all (accessed April 13, 2006)
  19. ^ CMT, Dixie Chicks biography (accessed December 3, 2006)
  20. ^ Radio Jocks Suspended For Playing Dixie Chicks, NBC6.net. Last accessed February 15, 2007
  21. ^ Toby Keith News on Yahoo! Music
  22. ^ Howard Stern.com
  23. ^ Inland Southern California News
  24. ^ (accessed 8 March, 2008)MSNBC Shelter From the Storm
  25. ^ (accessed March 8, 2008)'Shelter' Fund Drive Extends Reach
  26. ^ (2006). [1] (accessed January 22, 2006)
  27. ^ Natalie Maines: "I think people are using their freedom of speech with all these awards. We get the message." Dixie Chicks lead Grammys with 5 awards, Herald Tribune.
  28. ^ Barger, Al (2006). "Single Review: Dixie Chicks - 'Not Ready to Make Nice'" Blogcritics.com (accessed April 13, 2006)
  29. ^ (2006). "Dixie Chicks: 'Taking the Long Way'" MSN.com (accessed April 13, 2006)
  30. ^ Tryangiel, Josh. "In the Line of Fire", Time Magazine, May 29, 2006. 
  31. ^ "Dixie Chicks New Album, Taking The Long Way, Debuts At #1 On Billboard Top 200", Open Wide/Columbia Records (Press Release), May 31, 2006. 
  32. ^ European CMA
  33. ^ "Radio, promoter each blames other for cut in Chicks tour", Houston Chronicle, August 15, 2006. 
  34. ^ "Chicks Magnet", Washington Post, June 19, 2006. 
  35. ^ Grammy Sweep by Dixie Chicks Is Seen as a Vindication - New York Times
  36. ^ CMT Music Video Award Nominees
  37. ^ Awards Database: Artist Detail: Dixie Chicks
  38. ^ [2] "Dixie Chicks and Toby Keith campaign for climate", Country On-Demand
  39. ^ NBC rejects TV ads for Dixie Chicks film
  40. ^ "Shut Up And Sing", High Notes, Melora Koepke, Hour.ca, November 2, 2006, accessed April 7, 2007
  41. ^ Home was also voted the Best Recording Package, an award for art directors.
  42. ^ ACLU News: ACLU/SC Honors Dixie Chicks, 'Crash' Oscar Winner, Top Music Executive, and Courageous Navy Lawyer
  43. ^ a b CMT Award

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Further reading

  • Dickerson, James L. (2000). Dixie Chicks: Down-Home and Backstage. Taylor Trade Publishing. ISBN 0-87833-189-1.

See also

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  • Extensive Dixie Chicks Multimedia Site with original media interview clips, and music
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  • The All Inclusive Dixie Chicks extensive site with stories and discography, focusing on the band's Western and Bluegrass roots
  • Protesting the Dixie Chicks documentary on country music fans' conceptions of freedom and patriotism, as well as the anger and violence which accompany the impulse to defend them.
  • Dixie Chicks Exclusive Performance & Behind the Scenes footage on AOL Sessions

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Archived news articles

  • In 'Sing,' a trio whistles Dixie The Christian Science Monitor
  • Chicks' Naked Fury about the Entertainment Weekly cover
  • The Entertainment Weekly cover
  • AP article on Greenville concert.
  • Dixie Chicks & Alec Baldwin Fighting For 'Center Square'on The Hollywood Squares? Jake Easton, Radok News (pro-boycott)
  • Dixie Chicks Return, 'Taking the Long Way' - NPR Interview on All Things Considered, May 23, 2006. Includes discussion of death threats received in 2003.
  • Dixie Chicks song about Lubbock, Texas stirs up some local trouble.
  • Dixie Chicks feature and CD and concert reviews at Country Standard Time
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The original members of the Dixie Chicks when they formed in 1989 were the sisters Martie Erwin and Emily Erwin, Laura Lynch, and Robin Lynn Macy.
During 2006, the Dixie Chicks became the first major band to hire a designated blogger to be embedded with them for their promotional activities and tour.
Dixie Chicks Controversy Fansite following their career and the controversy that goes along with being the Dixie Chicks.
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US band Dixie Chicks in Scottish airport scare - A private, charted plane carrying the Dixie Chicks clipped the side of a terminal building at the Glasgow Airport in Scotland shortly after landing on September 19th.
Dixie Chicks Rock the Vote - Dixie Chicks recently aligned with the Rock the Female Vote campaign to help enlist over 100,000 additional female voters before the 2004 presidential election.
Dixie Chicks To Appear At RAC Benefit Concert - The Dixie Chicks and The Eagles will perform to benefit the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) on October 12th at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. Tickets went on sale through Ticketmaster starting on September 13th.
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