The Chicks (formerly Dixie Chicks)
- Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks (Sony Legacy, 2010)
Articles and Interviews
2006 presented listeners with a lot of great under the radar albums that weren't getting played on country. Well, in fact, neither was the top album of 2006 either! This isn't the gospel, but just one person's humble view of the year past. Best of 2006 albums: 1. The Dixie Chicks - "Taking the Long Way" (Open Wide/-Monument/Sony) The Chicks' country star isn't what it once was, of course, but so what? They still sound great and aren't taking any prisoners here either, not even country radio (sic). ...
The Dixie Chicks knew they wanted to take their music to the next level, and that meant Nashville. After three self-released albums, it was time to move on. And after Sony label executive Blake Chancey caught the reconfigured band at La Zona Rosa in Austin, Texas, he signed them up a few years ago. In this day and age of country, some artists put out pop music masquerading as country. But that did not seem to affect sisters Martie Seidel and Emily Erwin and lead singer Natalie Maines. ...
Editorials and Country Musings
While perhaps surprising that the Dixie Chicks won five Grammys in February, including best overall album and record of the year for "Taking the Long Way," the result is that the Chicks CD sales went straight upward. In fact, the trio had the best selling country album on the Billboard charts for the two weeks following the Grammys, an obvious cause and effect. But will the great acclaim from the recording industry change much when it comes to the Dixie Chicks and the country music scene? ...
2006 proved to be another difficult year for the entire music industry. The same culprits - downloading and at times unexciting music - contributed to a less than stellar bottom line. But despite belt tightening, not all was glum country- wise. Several acts moved onwards and upwards in 2006. Brad Paisley gained more of the acclaim he richly deserved. Alan Jackson earned credit for going against the grain once again with musically spare albums ("Like Red on a Rose" and "Precious Memories") ...
The Dixie Chicks rode high three years until The Incident. They had lots of hits on the radio, excellent albums that showed they were musicians with chops and direction and enjoyed enthusiastic crowds on the concert circuit. But that all changed with the famous words uttered in London pre-Iraq war by lead singer Natalie Maines, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the U.S. is from Texas." The response was immediate and negative - sales and airplay took a direct hit. ...
No one particularly dominated the Academy of Country Music awards show with the wealth spread around many acts. Nothing wrong with that. In a surprise, Rascal Flats won a few awards. In the biggest non-shocker of the event, Brooks & Dunn won again as well for the umpteenth time as best duo. Well there were a few other surprises actually. For starters, the biggest award of the night - entertainer of the year - went to Toby Keith. Keith was there earlier in the evening when he did a duet with Willie Nelson on "Berry For My Horses." ...
To say the Dixie Chicks have been the center of one of the greatest controversies in recent years in country is an understatement. The 15 words from the mouth of lead singer Natalie Maines at London concert in March, "Just so you know, I'm ashamed the president of the U.S. is from Texas," have resulted in the Chicks being on the hot seat with such actions as stations refusing to play their music and CDs being destroyed in Louisiana. The Chicks gave confusing comments in the wake of the initial Maines comments, at least according to stories in the press. Did Maines mean to say it, or did it just pop out of her mouth? ...
It's been a long time coming, but The Dixie Chicks finally released their third album, "Home." That despite a legal brouhaha against Sony, their record company and personal ups and downs for Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire. Credit is due to the Chicks for sticking to their guns for all these years. First off, they made it clear early on before most music fans had ever heard of them that they were serious about their music. The Chicks - with a slightly different lineup as ...
The Dixie Chicks certainly come across as a fun, lively band both on the silver platter and live. They have been one of the few genuine bright spots in country music over the past few years where the bar has been lowered, and few worthy acts are putting out quality music. The Chicks particularly deserve praise for "Goodbye Earl," yet another hit from their second major label album, "Fly." The song is about a wife beaten by her husband so badly she ends up in the hospital. Together with her longstanding girlfriend, they hatch a plot to do away with Earl, who is never missed again. ...
The Dixie Chicks certainly come across as a fun, lively band both on the silver platter and live. They have been one of the few genuine bright spots in country music over the past few years where the bar has been lowered, and few worthy acts are putting out quality music. The Chicks particularly deserve praise for "Goodbye Earl," yet another hit from their second major label album, "Fly." The song is about a wife beaten by her husband so badly she ends up in the hospital. Together with her ...
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- The Dixie Chicks are now The Chicks (Jun 2020)
- Wait continues for Dixie Chicks (Apr 2020)
- Dixie Chicks release new song (Mar 2020)
- Beyonce, Chicks performance proves controversial (Nov 2016)
- Chicks announce U.S. tour (Nov 2015)
- Chicks reunite for Euro tour (Jun 2015)
- Court Yard Hounds announce new disc for July (May 2013)
- Dixie Chicks replace Lady A at Canadian fest (Dec 2012)
- Chicks' Robison pregnant with fourth child (Jun 2012)
- Dixie Chicks offer new CD, not new material (Jun 2010)
- Eagles cancel two shows with Dixie Chicks, Urban (May 2010)
- Dixie Chicks' Maines wins West Memphis Three court battle (Apr 2010)
- Dixie Chicks get best of treatment (Apr 2010)
- The Eagles, Chicks, Urban announce summer stadium tour (Mar 2010)
- McBride, Court Yard Hounds join Lilith Fair (Mar 2010)
- Dixie Chicks show up at Olympics (Feb 2010)
- Dixie Chicks side band, Court Yard Hounds, debuts at SXSW (Feb 2010)
- Chicks duo records as Court Yard Hounds (Jan 2010)
- Maguire, Robison record new music (Jan 2010)
- Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire records (Jan 2009)
- Dixie Chicks sued over West Memphis 3 case (Dec 2008)
- Dixie Chicks release song marking World AIDS Day (Dec 2008)
- Dixie Chicks Emily Robison, singer Charlie Robison divorce (Aug 2008)
- Dixie Chicks grow (Jan 2008)
- Dixie Chicks's Natalie Maines appears at West Memphis 3 rally (Dec 2007)
- Dixie Chicks, The Eagles team up to open L.A. concert hall (Aug 2007)
- Dixie Chicks take long way back to the top (Feb 2007)
- Chicks win big at the Grammys, taking five awards (Feb 2007)
- Dixie Chicks documentary coming in September (Jul 2006)
- Four weeks to platinum for Dixie Chicks (Jun 2006)
- Dixie Chicks "Accidents & Accusations" world tour (May 2006)
- Natalie Maines still "ashamed" to be from same state as president (May 2006)
- Dixie Chicks will release fifth album, "Taking the Long Way," in late May (Mar 2006)