Why Were the Dixie Chicks Banned From Radio Anyway?

What exactly did they do or say in the first place?  According to our friends at Taste of Country, Here is The Scoop….

It’s been 16 years since public opinion turned sharply against the Dixie Chicks, but what exactly did they do or say in the first place?

Two remarkable things happened on March 10, 2003, and this episode of The Secret History of Country Music makes a case that one affected the other in ways no one has ever truly appreciated. Of course, we remember Natalie Maines comments about President Bush in London and then her feud with Toby Keith.

If you’re old enough to have lived it, you likely recall an explosive political climate in America and radio stations across the country going as far as to bring steam rollers in to crush Dixie Chicks albums. A few country stars piled on Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire while one or two others came to their defense. Vince Gill‘s words fell mostly on deaf ears.

This Article Was Originally Posted at www.TasteofCountry.com

https://tasteofcountry.com/dixie-chicks-controversy-radio-ban-secret-history/

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