The Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks are a female country music trio that have, and likely will always have, a special place in my heart. I have been listening to their music since I was a young girl, courtesy of my parents’ stellar taste in country music, and I can honestly say that I believe their music will never grow tiresome or old for individuals passionate about country music.

Their sound is so unique, and their versatility in regards to their music is fascinating. They have songs full of passion and emotion, for example their famous song ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’, though they also have fiery and upbeat songs, for example ‘Sin Wagon’. I think it is arguable that the drastic change they incorporate into their range of music is what attracts so many individuals to their music – they always kept us guessing.

My parents and my sister actually had the privilege of going to see the Dixie Chicks in concert a few years back, and they said that their stage performance was incredible. My sister said that their sound in concert is identical to their recorded sound, which is always a pleasant thing to encounter when listening to a person or group live, and she furthermore said that their youth on stage was captivating.

The trio has claimed an impressive 13 Grammy awards for their countless hit singles and albums, though they encountered some controversy in 2010 when lead vocalist Natalie Maines made a public statement at a London concert about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She publicly expressed her disapproval of the US president at the time, George W. Bush, stating that “We don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas” (Wikipedia.com). Their London (UK) audience was quite receptive and supportive of her statement, though American fans were tremendously less appreciative of her opinion. Maines’ statement prompted countless boycotts of their shows in the US, and ultimately a falling-out of the group.

The Dixie Chicks are touring once again, however, and are performing concerts across North America currently.

If you have not yet done so already, check out their music. Your ears will thank you.

 

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