It’s been awhile since The Dixie Chicks were hitting music charts and making noise. But even in the decade long absence, no one has forgotten about these talented ladies. Now, ten years after the release of their best-selling album Taking The Long Way Home, they’re wrapping up an international comeback tour.
These well-loved musicians have gone all over the world on this tour, stopping in places like London, Amsterdam, and Dublin while in Europe. While they originally announced they would just have a few US stops on the tour, they ended up playing for four and a half straight months all over the US and Canada.
The Dixie Chicks have gone through a lot in their tenure as musicians. Back in 2003 they were well-loved, hitting the tops of charts, and one of the best-selling female/country bands in the United States.
They fell under scrutiny, however, when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized the President George W. Bush for declaring war on Iraq. “We don’t want this war,” Maines said during a 2003 London concert, “this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”
After this statement, many people boycotted the group and threw away their albums. When they released their 2006 album Taking the Long Way Home, it included the single “Still Not Ready To Make Nice”, which addressed some of the controversy around Maines’ statement.
While they may not be ready to make nice over issues that deeply matter to them, it seems that The Dixie Chicks are well on their way to regaining some of their past popularity.
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