Monday, February 12, 2007

Dixie Chicks take home Grammys

The Dixie Chicks took home Grammys for the top three awards: record, song and album of the year. Their “Taking the Long Way” (Open Wide/Columbia) won best country album and “Not Ready to Make Nice” also captured best country performance by a duo or group with vocal. That song is an unapologetic response to the furor set off in 2003 when the band’s lead singer, Natalie Maines, made an off-the-cuff antiwar remark to London concertgoers: “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”
It's great to finally see some good news out of Texas, compared to this recent news.

Now, I've never considered myself a big county music fan (despite being from Texas) but these young ladies are simply fantastic musicians. Add on all the hell they went through for speaking out against the war in Iraq and their Grammy is just a little sweeter. You can see the trailer to the documentary, "Shut Up And Sing", which cronicles the huge "right-wing" reaction against that one comment they made against the President.