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Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines performing in Austin, Texas during the Accidents & Accusations Tour.
Natalie Maines performing in Austin, Texas during the Accidents & Accusations Tour.
Background information
Birth name Natalie Louise Maines
Born October 14, 1974 (1974-10-14) (age 33)
Origin Lubbock, Texas,
United States
Genre(s) Country music
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitar (in concert)
Years active 1995–Present
Label(s) SonyBMG/Open Wide/Columbia
Associated
acts
Dixie Chicks
Notable instrument(s)
Guitar

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. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Maines considers herself a rebel who "loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought."[1] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... The Accidents & Accusations Tour is a 2006 concert tour by the Dixie Chicks. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Lubbock is a city located in Lubbock County, in the north west of the state of Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 199,564. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In the music industry, a record label is 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. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


In 1995, after leaving the Berklee College of Music, Maines was recruited by the Dixie Chicks to replace their lead singer, Laura Lynch. With Maines as lead vocalist, the band earned ten Country Music Association Awards and thirteen Grammy Awards for their work between 1998 and 2007. Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Laura Lynch (born c. ... The Country Music Association Awards also known as the CMA Awards, are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On the eve of the Iraq invasion, while in concert in London for the 2003 Top of the World Tour, Maines commented that the Dixie Chicks were "...ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."[2] Negative public reaction in the United States to this comment resulted in a loss of standing in the country music industry for the Dixie Chicks. Boycotts by country music radio stations and death threats hindered the band's continued success. The subject of this article is the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 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. ... The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ...


In 2006, with Maines still acting as lead singer, the Dixie Chicks released a "come back" album, Taking the Long Way. The album subsequently won five Grammys in an act some see as vindication for the shunned band and lead singer.[3] 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. ...

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Biography

Early life

Maines was born on October 14, 1974 in Lubbock, Texas to country musician and producer Lloyd Maines and his wife Tina Maines. She attended Williams Elementary School in Lubbock where her second grade teacher recalls being told by Maines during a math lesson, "Teacher, I don't need to learn this stuff-I'm gonna be a star."[4] Maines was a cheerleader while attending O.L. Slaton Junior High School,[4] and graduated in 1992 from Lubbock High School where she had participated in the school choir.[5] Maines has described growing up in conservative Texas, saying "...I always rebelled against that. My parents sent me and my sister to public minority schools so I always felt like a hippie and a rebel...As a teenager I always loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought. I always stood up for minorities...I've always stood up for homosexuals. I just always had these really strong convictions about doing so."[1] is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... Lloyd Maines (born June 28, 1951) is a country music musician and producer. ... Lubbock High School (formerly known as Tom S. Lubbock High School and colloquially known as LHS) is a 5A high school in Lubbock, Texas (USA). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


Following the completion of high school, Maines attended several colleges. She spent two semesters pursuing an undeclared major at West Texas A&M where her studies focused heavily on radio, then a year and a half at South Plains College. One of Maines' instructors at South Plains, and a former member of The Maines Brothers Band, Cary Banks, recalled "She was mostly into rock'n'roll, rhythm and blues... alternative rock." When Banks encountered Maines on campus, he said that she usually needed to vent a little steam. "She would get into a lot of political arguments" at the predominantly Republican school, and was a fan of Democratic Texas Governor Ann Richards. "She's always been opinionated and hardheaded like her dad."[4] In December 1994, Maines auditioned for and received a vocal scholarship to Berklee College of Music. She pursued the diploma program at Berklee and left upon completion of her studies. Even though Maines is from Lubbock, home of Texas Tech University, she attended only one class at the school, a 1995 summer course entitled "Introductory Wildlife."[4] West Texas A&M University (also known as WTAMU, or WT), part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a small city south of Amarillo, Texas. ... South Plains College is a community college located in Levelland, Texas. ... The Maines Brothers Band is a Texas-based country music band. ... This article is about the American politician/teacher, for the Australian-American actress, see Ann Richards (actress). ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ...


Career

Maines' first commercially released work was background vocals on Pat Green's debut album, Dancehall Dreamer, produced by her father Lloyd Maines and released in 1995. In late 1995, at the age of 21, Maines joined the all-female country music band Dixie Chicks which has been performing since 1989. Maines replaced founding lead singer Laura Lynch, and also plays a variety of different guitars for the band.[6] A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Lloyd Maines (born June 28, 1951) is a country music musician and producer. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Laura Lynch (born c. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


Maines co-wrote four tracks for the Dixie Chicks' first three albums, including the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart number one hit "Without You" on Fly. Maines was a primary songwriter on all 14 tracks of the band's 2006 album Taking the Long Way which peaked on the Billboard Top 200 Chart at number one. Taking the Long Way includes the Billboard Hot 100 single "Not Ready to Make Nice," which peaked at number four[7] and for which the band won the songwriting Grammy award, Song of the Year. Maines considers the songwriting she did for Taking the Long Way "pure therapy" after the controversy that ensued over a comment Maines made from the stage in London that was seen as criticizing U.S. President George W. Bush.[8] "Everything felt more personal this time," Maines said about the album, "...there's just more maturity, depth, intelligence...[These songs] feel more grown-up."[9] The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Without You is a country song from the Dixie Chicks. ... For other uses, see Fly (disambiguation) and Flies (disambiguation). ... 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. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Taking the Long Way track listing Easy Silence (02) Not Ready to Make Nice (03) Everybody Knows (04) Alternative single cover Not Ready to Make Nice is a country–pop song written and recorded by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album, Taking the Long... 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... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Maines collaborates with other musical artists, both as a Dixie Chick and an individual singer. The Dixie Chicks first worked with rocker Sheryl Crow in 1999 while performing for the concert tour Lilith Fair.[10] Since then, the Dixie Chicks have worked with Crow on her Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park album, a Crow remixed version of "Landslide" performed by the Chicks, and the Dixie Chicks' song "Favorite Year" from Taking the Long Way. Other artists Maines has worked with include Pat Green, Charlie Robison, Yellowcard, Stevie Nicks, Patty Griffin and Pete Yorn. For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... 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. ... Landslide is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Charlie Robison (born September 1, 1964) is an American singer/songwriter born in Houston, Texas and raised in Bandera, Texas. ... This article is about the band. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 40 hits. ... Patty Griffin, born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter from Old Town, Maine, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. ... Peter (Pete) Yorn (b. ...


Personal life

In 1997, Maines married her South Plains College boyfriend, bassist Michael Tarabay, and the couple moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Tarabay worked for the Dixie Chicks as a driver and roadie. Almost two years after they married, Maines and Tarabay filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.[4] South Plains College is a community college located in Levelland, Texas. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ...


Maines met actor Adrian Pasdar in June 1999 at the wedding of bandmate Emily Erwin to Charlie Robison. Maines and Pasdar married on June 24, 2000 at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada for fifty-five dollars.[11] They have two children, Jackson Slade Pasdar (Slade) (born March 15, 2001) and Beckett Finn Pasdar (born July 14, 2004).[12] She has referred to herself as "Natalie Pasdar."[13] The family has homes in Los Angeles, California and Austin, Texas. This article or section 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. ... The Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada has been the site of many quickie celebrity weddings. ... Vegas redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


Public statements and controversy

While lead singer for the Dixie Chicks, Maines has encountered several situations of a controversial nature. In 1998, Maines made an appearance on the TV-show Politically Incorrect where she cited the need for further research before the wide-spread use of medicinal marijuana was accepted. In 2002, Maines criticized fellow country musician Toby Keith's song "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue." In 2003, Maines commented that the Dixie Chicks were "...ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."[2] The resulting public and celebrity reaction to these incidents has affected Maines, her career, and the success of the Dixie Chicks. A controversy is a contentious dispute, a disagreement over which parties are actively arguing. ... Politically Incorrect was a late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. ... A catalog page offering Cannabis sativa extract. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American) is a song that was written and performed by American country music singer Toby Keith. ...


Medicinal marijuana

One of Maines' first public encounters with a controversial topic came in 1998, the year that the Dixie Chicks' released their first major-studio album, Wide Open Spaces. Maines appeared as a guest on Bill Maher's TV show Politically Incorrect. The topic of the May 15 show was California Proposition 215, legislation which legalized the use of medicinal marijuana in California. Maines spoke against the legalization, citing the need for further research proving the drug's medical benefits. Her perspective matched that of guest Dr. Drew Pinsky, addiction medicine specialist, and opposed that of guests Woody Harrelson, actor and activist, and Todd McCormick, histiocytosis patient and medicinal marijuana user.[14] Wide Open Spaces is the fourth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... William Bill Maher, Jr. ... Politically Incorrect was a late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Proposition 215 was a proposition in the state of California on the November 5, 1996 ballot. ... A catalog page offering Cannabis sativa extract. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... David Drew Pinsky (born September 4, 1958[1]), popularly known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist and Addiction Medicine specialist. ... Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... Though histiocytosis can refer to any of several specific diseases, the term is generally used to refer to a rare blood disease that is caused by an excess of white blood cells called histiocytes. ...


Feud with Toby Keith

Maines had a public feud with fellow country music star Toby Keith over the 2002 chart-topping country hit "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue," as well as a comment Maines made about U.S. President George W. Bush during a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert. Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer and song writer. ... Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American) is a song that was written and performed by American country music singer Toby Keith. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... March 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → // Events March 1, 2003 Iraq disarmament crisis: The Turkish speaker of Parliament voids the vote accepting U.S. troops involved in the planned invasion of Iraq into Turkey on constitutional grounds. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ...


Maines publicly criticized Keith's song "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue" in saying, "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, 'We'll put a boot in your ass'..."[15] Keith responded by belittling Maines' songwriting skills: "I'll bury her. She has never written anything that has been a hit..."[16] and "That's what I do -- I write songs..."[17] Keith further stated, "...she said anyone can write 'We'll put a boot in your ass', but, you know...she didn't."[18] Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American) is a song that was written and performed by American country music singer Toby Keith. ...


After Maines commented at a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert that the Chicks didn't want the Iraq War and were ashamed President Bush was from Texas, Keith's 2003 "Shock'n Y'all" tour began displaying a backdrop showing a doctored photo of Maines with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.[19] Shortly thereafter, on May 21, 2003, Maines wore a t-shirt with "F.U.T.K." written on the front while performing for the Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast.[19] The Dixie Chicks website stated that the acronym stood for "Freedom, Understanding, Truth and Knowledge."[20] Some saw it as a veiled insult directed at Keith.[19] March 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → // Events March 1, 2003 Iraq disarmament crisis: The Turkish speaker of Parliament voids the vote accepting U.S. troops involved in the planned invasion of Iraq into Turkey on constitutional grounds. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... ShockN Yall is an album by Toby Keith, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... 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. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ...


In August 2003, Keith publicly declared that he was done feuding with Maines, explaining, "You know, a best friend of mine...lost a two-year-old daughter to cancer... [Recently] I saw...a picture of me and Natalie and it said, 'Fight to the Death' or something. It seemed so insignificant. I said, 'Enough is enough'."[21] 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for August, 2003. ...


In the 2006 documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Maines confirmed that the F.U.T.K. shirt was, in fact, a shot at Keith in response to his criticism of her; the acronym standing for Fuck You Toby Keith.[13] As of January 2007, Keith continues to refuse to say Maines' name and argues that the doctored photo was intended to express his feeling that Maines' criticism was tyrannical and a dictator-like attempt to squelch Keith's free speech.[22]


Iraq War criticism and fallout

See also: Dixie Chicks#Political controversy

During the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq ordered by U.S. President George W. Bush, the Dixie Chicks performed on March 10, 2003 at Shepherd's Bush Empire theatre in London, the first concert stop on their Top of the World Tour. Prior to performing their song "Travelin' Soldier", the band gave an introductory monologue during which Maines said: The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... The subject of this article is the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... March 10 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. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Top of the World Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2003 worldwide concert tour. ...

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.[23]

A review of the concert published in The Guardian abbreviated Maines' comment to read, "Just so you know...we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."[2] This abbreviated statement became widely circulated by the media. The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...


Maines' comment, as abbreviated, provoked controversy and anger from some country music fans, and the Dixie Chicks were subsequently denounced by Bush supporters. Country music radio stations boycotted Dixie Chicks' music. Scattered protests at which people destroyed Dixie Chicks' CDs occurred. Concerns arose that the Dixie Chicks impending US leg of the Top of the World Tour, slated to start May 1 in South Carolina, would see a lack of fans.[24] George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... The Top of the World Tour was the Dixie Chicks 2003 worldwide concert tour. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude...


On March 12, the Dixie Chicks website posted a statement that read, "We've been overseas for several weeks and have been reading and following the news accounts of our government's position. The anti-American sentiment that has unfolded here is astounding..." Maines added to the statement, "I feel the president is ignoring the opinions of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world...My comments were made in frustration and one of the privileges of being an American is you are free to voice your own point of view...While we support our troops, there is nothing more frightening than the notion of going to war with Iraq and the prospect of all the innocent lives that will be lost."[25] is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


A further statement was released 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." Maines continued by expressing her discontent regarding the impending war, "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."[26] is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the first US concert after Maines' comment, she is quoted as saying from the stage, "They told me that you may not come, but I knew you'd come because we have the greatest fans in the whole wide world."[24][23] Despite fan turnout at concerts, the Dixie Chicks began receiving death threats as circulation of the comment increased. Subsequently, security was heightened at all concert venues and metal detectors were installed where possible.[27][8] A death threat directed at Maines was received prior to the Chicks' July 6, 2003 concert in Dallas, Texas. Maines described the threat as "...scary because...it wasn't just somebody wanting to write a hate letter...It was somebody who obviously thought they had a plan." Security was heightened for the trip to and from the concert venue as well as at the arena.[28] The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ...


On May 21, 2006, while promoting the release of the album Taking the Long Way, Maines reconsidered her 2003 apology to President Bush, saying, "...I don't feel that way anymore. I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever...If people are going to ask me to apologize based on who I am...I don't know what to do about that. I can't change who I am."[29] is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


Maines says she's not looking for more battles but that "The Incident," as it is referred to by the Chicks, reminded her of how she "...felt in high school: to be angry, to be sure that you're right and that the things you do matter. You don't realize that you're not feeling those feelings until you do. And then you realize how much more interesting life is."[29]


Two 2006 documentaries, Protesting the Dixie Chicks and Shut Up And Sing, deal with the controversy surrounding Maines' comment and the ensuing fallout. The Dixie Chicks continue to discuss the matter. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph on June 15, 2006 regarding the fallout from her comment, Maines again stirred up controversy by stating "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."[30] Protesting the Dixie Chicks is a documentary by American filmmaker Christopher Fleeger, independently released on DVD in 2006. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Defence of the fatherland is a commonplace of patriotism: The statue in the courtyard of École polytechnique, Paris, commemorating the students involvement in defending France against the 1814 invasion of the Coalition. ...


In 2007, the Dixie Chicks won three Grammys for "Not Ready to Make Nice" and two Grammys for Taking the Long Way, receiving all five Grammys for which they were nominated. This was seen by some as vindication for the Dixie Chicks, who were shunned by country radio programmers after Maines' remarks about President Bush. As the Dixie Chicks accepted the album of the year award, Maines said, "I think people are using their freedom of speech with all these awards. We get the message."[3] The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Taking the Long Way track listing Easy Silence (02) Not Ready to Make Nice (03) Everybody Knows (04) Alternative single cover Not Ready to Make Nice is a country–pop song written and recorded by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album, Taking the Long... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ...


Discography

Dixie Chicks

See also: Dixie Chicks discography

Complete discography for the American country trio the Dixie Chicks. ... Wide Open Spaces is the fourth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... 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. ...

Other works

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Awards

Dixie Chicks

See also: Dixie Chicks#Awards

American Civil Liberties Union The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major American non-profit organization whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It works through litigation, legislation, and community...

  • 2006: Bill of Rights Award[31]

American Music Awards

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

Country Music Association Awards // Pop/Rock Category Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Eminem Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Sheryl Crow Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group Creed Favorite Pop/Rock Album The Eminem Show - Eminem Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Ashanti Hip/Hop/R&B Category Favorite Hip/Hop/R&B Male Artist... // Pop/Rock Category Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Kid Rock Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Faith Hill Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group Backstreet Boys Favorite Pop/Rock Album Human Clay - Creed Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist 3 Doors Down Soul/R&B Category Favorite Soul/R&B Male...

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

The Juno Awards of 2007 will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on the weekend ending 1 April 2007. ...

Individual

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