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The Dixie Chicks are learning that speech sometimes has consequences. The primary audience for their music has not forgotten that they criticized our President while on foreign soil during wartime. Of course, the Chicks themselves made sure that no one forgot by writing an angry song (“Not Ready To Make Nice”) about the incident and making it the first single on their new CD.
Read about it Here.
The country radio stations are giving them very little airplay and the songs from their new CD are not doing well on the Billboard charts. I’m all for freedom of speech, and I believe that the right of the Dixie Chicks to say what they want should be protected.
But they need to realize that speech sometimes has consequences. And they shouldn’t whine when they begin to experience those consequences.
I like their music, but I just can’t bring myself to listen anymore. I appreciate what Larry The Cable Guy said — “I like the Dixie Chicks’ music. But that little fat one needs to shut-up.”