Dixie Chicks documentary coming in September
Sunday, July 30, 2006
– The Dixie Chicks will be the subject of a documentary, "Dixie Chicks - Shut Up And Sing," that follows their life in the wake of The Incident. Barbara Koppel ("Harlan County USA" and "American Dream") and Cecilia Peck directed the film, which receives its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The film offers a view of the roller coaster of the Chicks following lead singer Natalie Maines' comments at a 2003 London concert against President Bush: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The Chicks airplay on country radio ever since, though they just released a well-received disc, "Taking the Long Way Home."
The movie travels with the Chicks, from their peak of popularity as the national anthem-singing darlings of country music and top-selling female recording artists of all time, through the anti-Bush comment through the writing and recording of their first album since and three years of political attack, making music, birthing babies, bonding, death threats and laughter.
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Much has changed for The Chicks since their last studio release, "Taking the Long Way," some 14 years ago. Rebranding for one. No more Dixie Chicks, thanks to their reaction to the discussion over racial issues in the U.S. following the killing of George Floyd. "Dixie" was no longer the right look.
And then there's the music and the end of a marriage, an overriding theme throughout the highly personal and emotional "Gaslighter."
The change also crept into the ...
Much has changed on the musical landscape for the Dixie Chicks since the Incident in London three years ago when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush on the eve of the Iraq war. The trio lost its standing on the country radio scene; their albums were burned, and they received death threats.But Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Maines do not backpedal on these 14 songs. They, instead, address the issues that have faced them head on time and again. "Not Ready to Make Nice" maintains ...
The Dixie Chicks certainly enjoyed their most controversial year ever thanks to a few words uttered by lead singer Natalie Maines, and they also had one of the most successful tours of 2003 as well.
This 22-song live disc recorded somewhere during the U.S. part of the tour is clear indication that beyond the headlines, there was a tremendous amount of quality music going on.
The mix put Maines' vocals way out front. She has always been a good singer, and this indicates just how good she truly is. ...