"> Name: The Dixie Chicks get Criticized for "Un-American" Remark

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Dixie Chicks

Confronting Bodies: Radio stations, newspapers and Dixie Chicks fans nationwide.

Date of Action: March 2003

Specific Location: The United States of America

Description of Artwork: The Dixie Chicks are an internationally reknown country music group from Texas. They are accreditted for bringing much needed patronage to the country music industry since the release of their first album, "Wide Open Spaces." During a London concert on the eve of America's invasion of Iraq, Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines stated, "we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."

Description of Incident: In response to Maines' statement, radio stations across the country banned and supported boycotting the group's music. In Bossier City, Louisiana the local radio station, KRMD, held a "Dixie Chicks Destruction Day." Two DJs from KKCS of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dave Moore and Jeff Singer, were suspended for disobeying the station's ban on playing the Dixie Chicks.

Results of Incident: Regardless of the negative reaction to Maine's statements, the Dixie Chicks were nominated for the Country Music Awards' Album of the Year and Group of the Year in 2003.

Source: NCAC, Rolling Stone magazine.

Submitted By: NCAC

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