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  • Ted Cruz Stuns Hagel With Al Jazeera 'Bully' Bite (Video at link)

    01/31/2013 1:02:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 115 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) confronted former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel with a clip from his 2009 interview with Al Jazeera during today's Defense Secretary confirmation hearing. The Secretary of Defense nominee can be heard agreeing with a caller's assertion that the United States is the "world's bully."

    01/05/2008 5:57:43 PM PST · by melt · 39 replies · 388+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 1/5/08 | National Enquirer
    The Dixie Chicks are partners in name only - the multi-platinum- selling trio is all but broken up, according to a source close to the group.Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison made just a handful of appearances together in 2007 - and now they rarely even talk, the source reveals. "The girls have gone their separate ways," the source close to the Texas-raised country musicians told The ENQUIRER. "They were not getting along when they toured together during 2006, but they managed to stay civil. Now when they're not forced to be together, the girls don't even...
  • Dixie Chicks Added Shows

    09/27/2007 7:02:05 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 21 replies · 208+ views
    The Oct 18 and 20 concert dates with Dixie Chicks/Eagles at Nokia Theatre LA Live were sold out in a few minutes.
  • Free Republic: glass ant farm for zealots

    03/08/2007 11:40:55 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 410 replies · 7,918+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 10/27/06 | IVOR TOSSELL
    The Dixie Chicks have a movie, Shut Up & Sing, coming out today, and, to keep things lively, they're staging a grudge match with the worst site on the Internet, political-rhetoric division. "The fat chick will only drive traffic to this site," writes one poster to the site. "The Frenchy Chix can't get a gig in a gay bar in Ithaca," writes another. Others chime in with more corruptions: Chubby Chicks, Ditsy Twits, Vichy Chicks. "Yep typical liberals," says someone else. "No character." This is Free Republic, an exercise in political extremism that, despite being and something of an anthropological...
  • American Idol Contestant who sang dixie chicks song is AXED

    03/05/2007 6:19:06 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 152 replies · 4,269+ views
    05 Feb 07 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I want to hear your comments about the American Idol contestant who sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the dixie chicks and was axed.
  • Dixie Who? The Handwriting Is on the Wall

    02/16/2007 11:52:00 AM PST · by beansox · 80 replies · 3,897+ views ^ | 2/15/07 | Chet FLippo
    Almost lost in all the furor over the former country music group the Dixie Chicks' domination of the Grammy Awards was another major development. The knee-jerk vote by liberal Grammy members wanting to send the White House and Nashville and country radio a large middle finger about the alleged persecution and martyrdom of the trio also effectively poisoned the well for other deserving artists in the five categories the Chicks swept. In essence, all of the other nominees for album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, country album and country duo or group performance never...
  • Billboard chooses (Dylan's) Modern Times year's best album

    12/28/2006 10:40:46 AM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 593+ views
    CBC ^ | 12/15/06 | staff
    Billboard magazine has chosen Bob Dylan's Modern Times as the best album of 2006. It was the second top billing for the 65-year-old singer, after Modern Times topped Rolling Stones magazine's picks of the year earlier this week. The album, Dylan's first in five years, topped Billboard sales charts earlier this year. Billboard picked its top 10 based on the opinions of its 48 staff and freelancers. Another veteran American rocker, Bruce Springsteen, came second with his We Shall Overcome — the Seeger Sessions. The Beatle's Love, a remix of original Apple recording sessions created for a Cirque du Soleil...
  • Capone With Kopple and Peck, Directors Of (The Dixie Chicks') SHUT UP & SING!! (FR mentioned!)

    11/15/2006 1:46:38 PM PST · by Houmatt · 15 replies · 539+ views ^ | 11-15-06 | Capone
    Hey, everyone. Capone in the Windy City here in an interviewing frenzy, and there’s still more to come. It may surprise you to hear me say this, but the Dixie Chicks documentary SHUT UP & SING might be the hands-down finest doc of the year. Two years ago, I begged people to go see METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, a superb film about a band I couldn’t have cared less about before the film in crisis. And everyone who saw it took it to heart. SHUT UP & SING has a similar appeal, with the small exception that this film...
  • Erika Andersen: Dixie Chicks' pity party is getting old [Free Republic prominently mentioned]

    11/11/2006 4:30:50 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 124 replies · 5,664+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 8, 2006 | Erika Andersen
    WASHINGTON - Think of the Dixie Chicks and you should be reminded of their extraordinary musical talent and best-selling CDs. Instead, thanks to “Shut Up & Sing” — a new documentary about the group’s foray into politics — the Chicks will likely be famous for flying their self-proclaimed victim banner once again. The documentary accurately and intimately portrays the Chicks’ tumultuous battle with angry Americans since lead singer Natalie Maines proclaimed from a London stage that she was ashamed that President George W. Bush hailed from her home state of Texas. The conservative blog Free Republic first focused attention —...
  • Natalie Maines Sez: Dixie Chicks Were FReepers' "Wet Dream"

    09/14/2006 8:25:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 239 replies · 6,567+ views
    indieWIRE ^ | Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Peter Knegt and Brian Brooks
    SNIPOscar-winning doc filmmaker Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County USA," "American Dream") teamed up with collaborator Cecilia Peck to co-direct a behind the scenes look at the best-selling female group of all time, "The Dixie Chicks." The film, "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" was initially envisioned as a much more modest project, according to the band's Natalie Maines who spoke at a press conference this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. "We originally thought of having a filmmaker [to capture footage] for ourselves or as a supplement to some concert DVD release," said Maines. But Maines' now famous off-handed comment...
  • Natalie Maines: "US hasnt caught on yet"

    09/13/2006 6:05:20 PM PDT · by beansox · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/13/2006 | CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
    TORONTO (CP) - Tell these feisty chicks to "shut up and sing" and they'll make a movie. The Dixie Chicks have rebounded from death threats, stinging political attacks and radio station battles with "Shut Up and Sing," a moving documentary that debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was three years ago that front woman Natalie Maines told a London audience that the Texas band was embarrassed U.S. President George W. Bush was from their home state. Since then, the trio has weathered a firestorm of controversy to create a new album, discover new fans, have a...
  • Dixie Chicks sing bold tune to new fans (Barf Alert! DefCon1!Think of it as cleansing!)

    09/14/2006 6:41:20 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 469+ views
    Yahoo.Com ^ | Al-Rueters | By Rachelle Younglai
    TORONTO (Reuters) - One sentence, a political comment as bombs rained down on Baghdad in 2003, changed the careers and the fan base of Texas-based Dixie Chicks, but not their spirit or their tune. "In the past, I think we thought we had a purpose, to entertain (the audience)," said lead singer Natalie Maines, whose 2003 comments criticizing U.S. president George W. Bush made the band a pariah in the country music world. "Now you feel like they feel like they have a purpose, in supporting free speech and supporting us, so it's amazing. And it's definitely a new audience."...
  • Heart of Dixie (Natalie Maines calles George W. Bush a "Dumb F**k)

    09/12/2006 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 3,118+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Chris Willman
    EW's Chris Willman got a sneak peek at the Dixie Chicks' sure-to-be-controversial documentary ''Shut Up and Sing,'' in which Natalie Maines calls the president a ''dumb f---''
  • Dixie Chicks to Bush: "You're a dumb f**k."

    09/13/2006 8:46:50 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 68 replies · 1,675+ views ^ | Sept. 12, 2006 | TMZ Staff
    It's been more than three years since the Dixie Chicks sparked a media firestorm by announcing they were "ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Now, the embattled country stars are reigniting the blaze with a highly controversial documentary featuring lead singer Natalie Maines calling President Bush a "dumb f---." According to Entertainment Weekly, one memorable scene from "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" shows the singers watching a news report on President Bush's reaction to their infamous on-stage comment. In the report, Bush says ''the Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind,'' adding, ''they shouldn't...
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut up and Sing

    09/06/2006 6:30:01 AM PDT · by reagandemo · 15 replies · 762+ views
    Variety ^ | Phil Gallo
    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck have crafted an insightful and heartfelt look at the experiences of the Dixie Chicks over the last three years, chronicling the often bizarre consequences of singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush wisecrack on a London stage. Maines' statement is captured in "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," as are the meetings where they plot how to circumvent the core country audience and, eventually, how to reroute a tour and cancel shows due to poor ticket sales. It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should...
  • Radio, promoter each blames other for cut in Chicks tour

    08/15/2006 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 64 replies · 2,202+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-15-06 | MICHAEL D. CLARK and TARA DOOLEY
    More than 20,000 Dixie Chicks fans in Houston bought the band's latest album, the 1.5 million-selling Taking the Long Way. That much is clear, along with the fact that the Dixie Chicks' Houston concert date was canceled. The promoter blames the radio stations. Initial reports cited slow ticket sales. But tickets for the Toyota Center show never went on sale. The country radio stations credit their listeners with the cancellation and blame the Chicks for a bad attitude. The fans will have to book trips to Dallas or Austin. Louis Messina, president of the Messina Group, the Houston-based concert promoter...
  • Dixie Chicks make major detour -- nix Dixie

    08/11/2006 9:09:28 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 79 replies · 2,792+ views
    Reuters via Washington Post ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2006; 6:55 PM | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop trio the Dixie Chicks, still feeling a backlash for criticizing President George W. Bush, have been forced to mostly abandon the American heartland and Deep South on their latest tour. Facing lackluster ticket sales in many U.S. cities where radio stations had banned their music to protest the band's anti-Bush remarks, the Chicks' promoters have revised their tour with new stops in Australia and Canada. Only four Southern U.S. cities remain on the newly overhauled 49-date concert itinerary posted days ago for the Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" trek, their first major tour in three years.
  • Dixie Chicks Cancel 14 Shows on Tour

    08/08/2006 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 182 replies · 5,400+ views
    AP ^ | 08/08/06
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates. Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site. Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates. The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications...
  • America The Pretty Nifty -- Despite The Dixie Chicks

    07/17/2006 11:20:01 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 1,718+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 07/15/06 | Thomas Lindaman
    I try to avoid commenting on the Dixie Chicks as much as possible these days, because to do so gives them attention they really don't deserve. But I couldn't pass up the opportunity when lead singer/owner of the group's collective brain cell, Natalie Maines, asked why people felt the need to be patriotic. "What is there to be patriotic about?" Ms. Maines opined in an interview with a British newspaper. If you needed help finding an answer, Natalie, you could have just asked me. When I look out at this great big lug of a country, I find there's a...
  • Dixie Cowards: If Country radio wont play you, (radio edit) em!

    06/20/2006 10:20:41 AM PDT · by beansox · 8 replies · 652+ views
    Radio & Records ^ | 6/19/2006
    KZLA Wrestles With Chicks" Star Power The Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines “made nice” with an L.A. radio station last week, but it wasn’t the station that’s played new Chicks music almost 225 times. Instead, Maines talked to the Jamie, Jack & Stench morning show at Clear Channel Hot AC KYSR (Star 98.7), which has played new tunes from the Chicks only 38 times. As you might imagine, this didn’t exactly thrill the folks at Emmis’ crosstown Country outlet, KZLA. What upset KZLA OM/PD R.J. Curtis is that his station has been very supportive of the Chicks. “The really frustrating part...