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    Dixie Chicks win five Grammys

    Dixie Chicks to country: nah-nah

    The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines couldn't resist the rich irony - or the chance to rub their success in the face of a country-music establishment that turned its back on them.

    "That's interesting," Maines said in picking up the band's Grammy Award for best country album on Sunday. Country radio stations have largely ignored the band after Maines' infamous 2003 remarks critical of President Bush on a London stage.

    "Well, to quote the great Simpsons: heh-heh," she said.

    The Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice," a blistering retort to their critics following the incident, had already won the Grammy for song of the year. They drew several standing ovations from an audience well aware that their victories had a political point attached. Link
    Last edited by Maral; 02-12-2007 at 02:22 PM. Reason: to correct the title from four to five Grammys

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    I thought it was a really well-done CD with excellent songs so I'm glad they won. I do have to admit that it's nice to see a famous person who gets some heat for something they said just keep plowing ahead ... I'm so tired of all the ones who get caught saying something, then go around apologizing and going to "rehab" to apologize when they don't really mean it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reportertype
    I thought it was a really well-done CD with excellent songs so I'm glad they won. I do have to admit that it's nice to see a famous person who gets some heat for something they said just keep plowing ahead ... I'm so tired of all the ones who get caught saying something, then go around apologizing and going to "rehab" to apologize when they don't really mean it.
    Great post! Good for The Dixie Chicks. They are talented women and it is well-earned.
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    I sort of expected it. It was more of a political statement than a music award. I wouldn't take their music if someone gave it to me.

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    All this shows me is that the hip-hop crowd can't stand country music and is making a laughing stock out of it.


    I boycotted the Grammy's because of the Chicks. I turn the radio station off whenever one of their songs come on. I will continue to do so.
    They had the right to say whatever they wanted. They chose to make fools of themselves in another country and bad mouth the USA in another country. I chose to badmouth them whenever I get a chance. I have a right to that as well.
    This is my opinion. It's mine and you can't take it away.

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    I didn't even know they had a new album...

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    Quote Originally Posted by angarella
    I didn't even know they had a new album...
    It's very good. They deserved the awards.
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    I think it's ironic for people in a country that prides itself on freedom of speech and expression to boycott a musical group that did just that. I don't care if the concert was in a foreign country. Be it England or Iraq, what they did was more American than what their boycotters can say they did.

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    Thumbs up

    Their track "Lullaby" should have earned them these awards on its own. It's just a heartstopper of a love song.

    They didn't have you where I come from
    Never knew the best was yet to come
    Life began when I saw your face
    And I hear your laugh like a serenade

    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough, is forever enough
    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough
    Cause I'm never, never giving you up

    I slip in bed when you're asleep
    To hold you close and feel your breath on me
    Tomorrow there'll be so much to do
    So tonight I'll drift in a dream with you

    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough, is forever enough
    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough
    Cause I'm never, never giving you up

    As you wander through this troubled world
    In search of all things beautiful
    You can close your eyes when you're miles away
    And hear my voice like a serenade

    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough, is forever enough
    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough
    Cause I'm never, never giving you up

    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough, is forever enough
    How long do you want to be loved
    Is forever enough
    Cause I'm never, never giving you up
    Is forever enough
    Cause I'm never, never giving you up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin
    I think it's ironic for people in a country that prides itself on freedom of speech and expression to boycott a musical group that did just that. I don't care if the concert was in a foreign country. Be it England or Iraq, what they did was more American than what their boycotters can say they did.
    They have every right to say what they want and we have every right to not buy their music or play their music. It doesn't work just one way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie
    I sort of expected it. It was more of a political statement than a music award. I wouldn't take their music if someone gave it to me.
    I'm with you there on the political Annie. Al Gore presenting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie
    They have every right to say what they want and we have every right to not buy their music or play their music. It doesn't work just one way.
    No one said anything about you having to buy or play their music. It's just that your reasons for doing so aren't very well thought out.

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    They actually won 6! Go Dixie Chicks! Their cd is absolutely amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterj
    They actually won 6! Go Dixie Chicks! Their cd is absolutely amazing.

    I love the new album and was very amused with her remarks last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaNaRosebud
    All this shows me is that the hip-hop crowd can't stand country music and is making a laughing stock out of it.


    I boycotted the Grammy's because of the Chicks. I turn the radio station off whenever one of their songs come on. I will continue to do so.
    They had the right to say whatever they wanted. They chose to make fools of themselves in another country and bad mouth the USA in another country. I chose to badmouth them whenever I get a chance. I have a right to that as well.
    So the Grammy's are a hip-hop crowd? I strongly disagree with that statement. Nor do I aguree that country music is being made a laughing stock. I think the Grammys do respect country music and that awarding the Dixie chicks has no relevance on that. Just because you don't agree with their actions or their politics, doesn't mean the cd wasn't a good one. The grammys were given based on merit, not politics.

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