[[OK, I’m not much of a Dixie Chicks fan. Not my cup of tea. But ever since the redneck witchhunt that came out of “the comment”—I've sort of stuck with them, even though I wasn’t really with them to begin with. This from Alternet’s Evan Derkacz today. Mr. Bush shouldn’t have his feelings hurt because people don’t wanna buy his presidency...]]
Ever since the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines dissed Bush at a UK performance in 2003 (“we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas”), they've been shunned by country radio, the chief vehicle for popularity and sales in the music industry.
Bush himself said that “they shouldn't have their feelings hurt because people don't wanna buy their record.”
At last night’s Grammy Awards, the Chicks won Best Album for “Taking the Long Way,” which includes “Not Ready to Make Nice” a song about the fallout from the Bush criticism.
It won best song and record of the year.
When the album won best “Country” album of the year as well Maines reportedly said: “A lot of people just turned their TVs off right now.”