Natalie Maines: cute, and still anti-Bush too!
Big Media is still promoting a myth that the South, filled with hawkish rednecks, hates the Dixie Chicks. Singer Natalie Maines’ anti-Bush remarks in 2003, reports CNN.com, have resulted in “disappointing airplay for the first two singles from the new album [Taking the Long Way],” exposing “a deep — and seemingly growing — rift between the trio and the country radio market.” Fact is, there is no rift. Many of the country music radio stations boycotting the Chicks’ new CD are owned by corporate monolith Clear Channel, a Bush lapdog. And despite the “boycotts,” Taking the Long Way not only continues the Bush-bashing, it’s now number one on both the general album charts and the country music charts, having already sold 526,000 copies. See Lee Ballinger’s piece today at CounterPunch.org.