Monday, December 28, 2009

9. Dixie Chicks: Not Ready To Make Nice

Found on: Taking the Long Way (2006)
Picked by: RN, TF, MT, WA, PA

Okay, so this one may not make much sense when taken out of historical context. But with the context, it's a killer. The context, you ask. In 2003, lead singer Natalie Maines expressed her dissatisfaction the war in Iraq with a throwaway comment between songs at a concert. Conservative country folks lost their shit, vilifying, black-listing, and threatening the band out of a misguided, hysterical sense of "patriotism." In Not Ready To Make Nice Maines makes her point by keeping it personal, revealing the toll whole sequence of events has taken on her, but never apologizing for her initial dissent.

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