Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Dixie Chicks movie is about being controversial

Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines said despite the death threats and all the negative publicity, she won't alter her opinions of President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.

Maines' controversial remarks led to "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing." A film that shows the turmoil after Maines told a London concert crowd on the eve of the Iraq war in 2003 that the music trio was ashamed President Bush was from their home state of Texas.
Conservative commentators condemned them, country radio stations banned their songs and fans boycotted their records. Maines said there's "relief" that now the majority of American are against the war, but she doesn't feel "vindicated."

Emily Robison of the Chicks said their latest album "Taking the Long Way" is a direct result of all the backlash the trio has had to deal with. Fellow Chick Martie Maguire said they put their careers "at risk" with all the security issues, but she likes knowing that she can show her kids that the group didn't back down and stood behind something they believed in. Article here.

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