Saturday, December 05, 2009
The Dixie Chicks @ 20
Formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, The Dixie Chicks.
From Wikipedia: "During a London concert ten days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, lead vocalist Maines said, "we don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas" (the Dixie Chicks' home state). The statement offended people who thought it rude and unpatriotic, and the ensuing controversy cost the group half of their concert audience attendance in the United States and led to accusations of the three women being un-American, as well as hate mail, a death threat, and the destruction of their albums in protest."
Click here to view a video of their 2006 song "Not Ready to Make Nice," co-written with Dan Wilson.