Well not all of them, just Natalie Maines.
Was listening to my favorite morning country station and heard one of the DJ’s talk about how he was upset over what Natalie had said in an interview. So, of course me being a fan of the Dixie Chick’s, I had to Google it and find out what was going on.
I am sure you all remember back in March of 2003 when Natalie made the comment during a live performance in London. Maine’s said ~ “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” ~ Well, that just killed the Dixie Chicks. The radio’s stopped playing their songs, and it was like they just fell off the face of the earth. They of course released statements to try and back peddle but it didn’t matter as far as the radio stations were concerned.
Well, fast forward to 2013 and Natalie is doing it again. LOL!! I just have to laugh out loud because to me people are putting to much thought into what this girl is saying. First, what ever happened to freedom of speech ? Seriously.. ??? So, It seems that Natalie was being interviewed in regards to her new album and she said ~ “Country music burned my ears”. Now, I can understand why country music fans would take offense to that, but in all reality it is her right to say what she wants, and to feel how she wants. Although, country music made her a shit load of money, if she dislikes it that much maybe she can give me her money.
So, the Dixie Chicks got pulled, bashed, smashed, tossed out like trash, etc. All because someone exercised a right we all have.. freedom of speech. I myself, love their music. There are many artist and famous people who do and say things that are not always on the up and up. Hell, there are normal people like you and me that do and say things that are not on the up and up… so really who is right and who is wrong? If Natalie makes you mad because of what she say’s maybe the issue isn’t Natalie, but the issue is you. Why get so worked up over what someone says, especially when it isn’t a direct slam to you. I understand that people have their beliefs in religion and politics, but that still does not justify what happened to a band that was amazing and on top of their game just because someone spoke their mind.
Natalie didn’t kill anyone, rape anyone, steal from anywhere or anyone,.. all she did was speak her mind.
Now that I am off my soap box, I want to share one of my favorite songs ~
And Natalie’s new song ~