I like the Dixie Chicks

Anyone that knows me knows I'm not a big country music fan.  With one exception being Johnny Cash who's the best.  And I don't really care for the Dixie Chicks music, although being a red-blooded male, my eyes could gaze upon far worse sights.  :)

No, I'm talking about seeing them (mostly Natalie Maines their lead singer) on I believe it was 60 Minutes Sunday evening.  I'm sure most all of you aware of the blow back in 2003 just before we invaded Iraq, during one of their concerts she said "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."  OK, not a popular sentiment at the time, although know it would clearly be a more popular statement.

Anyhow, they're churning out a new album and are about to hit the road to tour again.  And they are not a all apologetic for what was said.  No regrets. Period.  And that is why like the Dixie Chicks.  They too a rash of shit for the comment, but they haven't backed down.  It might not be a popular statement among their hard-core Republican voting fans but hey, get over it.  Freedom of speech people.  Some of us haven't forgotten that silly little Constitution thing like most in Washington have these days.

The Chicks might go down in flames and be abandoned by their former fans for staying the course, but at least you still have your integrity.
May 17, 2006 @ 01:42 pm | Category:
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