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Dixie Chicks are Back

Friday, March 31, 2006


Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms - over almost a decade, the Dixie Chicks have grown from a band into a phenomenon. Now more than ever, the eyes of the world are on them, and with TAKING THE LONG WAY, they come out swinging, surpassing the pressures and expectations history has placed upon them. The nine time Grammy-Award winning Sony Recording artists will release this highly-anticipated fourth album (Open Wide/Columbia/Sony BMG) on May 23, 2006

The album’s producer Rick Rubin assembled an impressive band including Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, session hero Larry Knechtel, and Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, and matched the Chicks with co-writers including Dan Wilson (who wound up collaborating on six of TAKING THE LONG WAY's songs), Pete Yorn, and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks.

Not just "big for a country band" or "big for a big female band," the Dixie Chicks are a multi-platinum selling act in North America, Europe and Australia as well as one of a mere handful of acts with multiple albums achieving "diamond" status (meaning sales over 10 million copies) - both WIDE OPEN SPACES (1998) and FLY (1999) hit that stratospheric landmark - and have won nine Grammy awards.

Their defiant new single, “Not Ready to Make Nice” was inspired by the controversy that was created by Natalie Maines’ comments about a fellow Texan, President George W. Bush, during a London appearance in March 2003. It was this comment that earned the Dixie Chicks an uneasy new reputation, along with death threats and boycotts, but it also gave them the chance to let the world know who they really are. Their new album takes this a step further as they earnestly explore the personal issues that matter to them.

Audio streams of their new single “Not Ready to Make Nice” are below:


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posted by Shelia, 8:38 AM


I was tickled to death when I saw the new video and heard the song, "Not Ready To Make Nice"!! I have always been a huge Dixie Chicks fan. This world can put up with hatred, murder, rape, racism, prejudices, abusing; and when Natalie made one comment, she received death threats and radio stations pulled their songs and Americans destroyed Dixie Chicks CD's!! It makes me ashamed to living in a country with people like that. GROW UP! Freedom of speech! I hear comments everyday that I don't agree with, but I don't threaten to kill someone over making it. That is their opinion. So, when May 23rd comes, I will be the first person in line to buy it. I will ALWAYS be a Dixie Chicks Fan. Thanks, Jason.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:57 AM  
"Not Ready To Make Nice" is awesome. I am happy Dixie Chicks are not making nice, not backing down to all those rednecks that still defending a president that has destroyed everything we stand for. They still don't understand that Natalie was not the one that disowned the country. Bush is doing it all by himself.

So, when May 23rd comes like jason said, I will be the second person in line to buy it.
commented by Anonymous Mariana, 8:01 PM  
Wow they have done it again. It will be like Christmas Eve for me on May 22nd. I may not even sleep. I am in love with this new single!! I am so pround of the Dixie Chicks for stand by their convictions and not backing down. Anybody can say they are unamerican but isnt that what this country was founded on? If our founding fathers would have given in and backed away from what was right where would we be today? I will be the first person to buy their new cd...hopefully we are all going to different stores!
commented by Blogger Shannon, 8:23 AM  

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