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The hunting of the Dixie Chicks

Here's the video to the Dixie Chicks new song "Not Ready To Make Nice". The song is about all the bullshit they had to go through and the death threats they received for their criticism of George Bush a couple of years ago (um... hello..? Freedom of Speech). And the video has them portrayed as victims of a witch hunt... which is exactly what it was.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=fwc5YSAc-7g

From the BBC:

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Dixie Chicks tackle Bush backlash

Country music stars the Dixie Chicks have used their new single to hit back at people who made death threats after they criticised President George Bush



The trio caused an outcry in 2003 after singer Natalie Maines said the band were "ashamed" the US President was from their home state of Texas.

They said the backlash was the focus of their new song Not Ready to Make Nice. "We knew [the song] was special because it was so autobiographical," said banjo player Emily Robison.


"The stakes were definitely higher on that song.

"And once we had that song done, it freed us up to do the rest of the album without that burden."

Dixie Chicks, comprised of Maines, Robison and Martie Maguire, were performing in London on the eve of the Iraq war when Maines made the comments.

She said: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

US radio stations reported a flood of protests from listeners angered by the comments, while some dropped the band's music from playlists.

The trio also said they received death threats, which led to them installing metal detectors at their shows.

Maines later said she regretted her remark, but remained passionately against the war. Not Ready to Make Nice is from the band's new album, Taking the Long Way, released in the US in May.
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Forgive, sounds good
Forget, Iím not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But Iím still waiting


Iím through with doubt
Thereís nothing left for me to figure out
Iíve paid a price
And Iíll keep paying


Iím not ready to make nice
Iím not ready to back down
Iím still mad as hell and
I donít have time to go round and round and round
Itís too late to make it right
I probably wouldnít if I could
ĎCause Iím mad as hell
Canít bring myself to do what it is you think I should


I know you said
Canít you just get over it
It turned my whole world around
And I kind of like it


I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I donít mind sayiní
Itís a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That theyíd write me a letter
Sayiní that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over


Iím not ready to make nice
Iím not ready to back down
Iím still mad as hell and
I donít have time to go round and round and round
Itís too late to make it right
I probably wouldnít if I could
ĎCause Iím mad as hell
Canít bring myself to do what it is you think I should


Iím not ready to make nice
Iím not ready to back down
Iím still mad as hell and
I donít have time to go round and round and round
Itís too late to make it right
I probably wouldnít if I could
ĎCause Iím mad as hell
Canít bring myself to do what it is you think I should


Forgive, sounds good
Forget, Iím not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But Iím still waiting






And damn... I used to hate Country but now it's pretty much all I listen to... Especially Chixie Dicks!
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I cant remember what they said about it. It was quite a silly thing and people got to touchy.

Edit: Maybe I should read the article

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Natalie (the lead singer) said she was ashamed that Georgey was from Texas. And afterwards she said she regretted that she'd worded her criticism in that way. But then if people were sending me death threats I'd probably regret slagging him off too.
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Love the Dixie Chicks.... great singers, great lyrics, and they're not afraid to speak their mind....
I can't believe people sent them death threats... that's not patriotism, that's extremism... I can't believe these people don't see the irony in their actions...

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to the Dixie Chicks for standing up for what they believe in and their words. American Patriotism really has shown an ugly side.

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I adores the Dixie Chicks - they rockz! Havn't heard this song yet.
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im no country music person...other than my john denver...

but dixie chicks songs were kinda good

and i started liken em even more after waht they said about bush
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wide open spaces was a damn good song...that was in the late 90s i think
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not a huge fan of their music but it's cool that they aren't just backing down and not talking about the shit they got. this song/video will probably rile up a new batch of overly patriotic twits.

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Emmylou Harris is country.
Sara Evans is country.
Gretchen Wilson is in-your-face, kick-your-ass country.

The Dixie Chicks aren't country, any more than Eileen Edwards (oops, sorry--she calls herself 'Shania Twain,' doesn't she?) was. Thank heavens they're both history.
All politics aside (not that we should put them so), the marketplace led to their demises. Just like the marketplace brought Wynonna Judd and the Forrester Sisters to their knees.
Right or wrong, they were all stupid.
When you are a performer reliant on the goodwill of the purchasing public to make or break your career, you don't say deliberately provocative and unpopular things, nor produce songs of such a nature, if you can't get away with it. Of the renegade femmes named above, none of them make or made good enough music to excuse their stupidity.
John Lennon, much as I despised his entire outlook on life, was undeniably a musician for the ages, years ahead of his time. As is Bob Dylan. They can say things like they have (e.g., "I'm (sic) more popular than Jesus Christ") because their overwhelming talent lets them do that--people can ignore their stupidity in other areas of life in order to enjoy their astounding genius in music.
Noone will ever call the Chixie Dicks 'genius.'
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ok.
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Indeed.
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I LOVE the Dixie Chicks! This last week I have been listening to some of their greatest hits. Can't wait to see this video, thanks!
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great video .... great song... so glad they're back...!!!

I wonder if country radio will play them...??
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