Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dixie Chicks 20th Anniversary Tour, Perfect Timing{?} Perhaps!!

The, once not long ago, true American Spirit, not Poser Patriotism, speaking out righteously as to policies, by those hired by us to represent, made 'In Our Names'! And this all started for them with just a very few honest words then the FOX speak propaganda hate machine, quickly adding in the country music radio and, poser patriot, flag wavin fan parroting, took over!!

This could be called 'perfect timing' as to the reports of this possible 20th anniversary tour {more on that below}!!!

Kerns: Dixie Chicks may embark on 20th anniversary tour
Recording hiatus, side projects find Dixie Chicks raising their nine children

June 14, 2015 - Emily Erwin Robison, Martie Erwin Maguire and Natalie Maines Pasdar — better known as the Dixie Chicks — last released a studio album of new songs in 2006.

That’s our loss.

With Maines not yet ready to come back, sisters Robison and Maguire, wanting to perform, recorded two CDs as the Court Yard Hounds, the first self-titled in 2010, followed by “Amelita” in 2013.

Maines stepped away from country and released solo recording “Mother” in May 2013.

Individual talent, while undeniable, lacked the magic of music created together after the sisters hired Maines in 1995 to (1) replace departing lead singer Laura Lynch and (2) help the band complete a transformation from bluegrass to alternative country.


It is early; no official announcements have been made. Kent Meredith, director of Lubbock’s United Supermarkets Arena, e-mailed, “I have not heard anything about this tour.” He is not alone.

Yet it appears that the Dixie Chicks likely will perform a 20th anniversary tour later this year and in 2016. (The bluegrass Dixie Chicks debuted in 1989, but Maines completed the new-look country Chicks in 1995.)

Internet sites specializing in concert ticket sales state that the trio will at least perform in Canada and the United States.

Good luck finding firm dates or details. Yet ticket broker believes the Chicks will tour stadiums in 2016 with the Eagles headlining and Keith Urban opening. Ticketwood has no firm dates, only probable venues. read more>>>

This late-blooming Dixie Chicks fan misses them
June 13, 2015 - I recently discovered Kacey Musgraves. I'm a little late to the party, as always, because her first studio album came out in 2013.

I've put her song "Biscuits" on repeat for the past couple of days. I realize it's overly cute, but I love her mind-your-own business lyrics. I believe Ms. Musgraves that life indeed would be gravy if we all minded our own biscuits.

Her sweet voice is a fun contrast to some of her lyrics, which aren't fully embraced by the most conservative portion of the country establishment. She's cool with the gay community. She doesn't like judgmental hypocrites, according to her songs "Biscuits" and "Follow Your Arrow."

I like that, and I like that she shows that country music can have a lot of diversity.

But Kacey also makes me sad, because she reminds me of whom I really want to see, too: the Dixie Chicks. In many ways, Kacey, with her sweet-sounding tunes grounded in old-school country influences, is spiritually their little sister.

Chicks, if you're listening ...

Natalie Maines Is Still Not Ready to Make Nice
Singer Tweets on the Anniversary of Her Infamous War Comment

3/11/2015 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks may have opened up some old wounds. Take a look below.

Twelve years ago Tuesday (March 10), Maines made her infamous comments about the Iraq war and president George W. Bush onstage in a London theater.

“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”

The resulting backlash led to radio stations all over the nation refusing to play the band’s music — even though they were hugely popular leading up to the controversy — basically ending their mainstream country career for good.

Response songs were written, piles of CDs were steamrolled and a public standoff with Toby Keith ensued. read more>>>

Now that the British elections are over they've run out of excuses to withhold the 'Chilcot Brit Iraq War Inquiry' final public release, I'm sure some are busy trying to find more excuses, politics ya know. We in the, no longer, united states don't do accountability especially on the World stage that affects same, as we demand 'God Bless Us'!

With enough very public and very damning testimony givin at time and archived still online and the release adding plenty more of behind closed doors testimony and government intelligence reports, and more like the conversations between bush and blair, wrapped up in the final report, probably heavily redacted I'm sure!!

The country music community still carries the shame as few have ever apologized for the comments and actions taken against these young ladies and fantastic musicians that came together and wrote their own legacy of Real American Country ideology, using only a few words to set off the storm against them, that many knew then and we all know now, if you're truthful, were right to speak out about!!!

“With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11"

Welcome Back Chicks, Welcome Back!!!

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