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Dixie Chicks are often described as fearless, but songs like "Not Ready to Make Nice" and "Goodbye Earl" could more accurately be called "courageous." These rootsy country jams depict people who wrestle with the things they're scared of—whether an abusive husband or a journey into the world—and pin them by the final verse. There's also uncompromising fun: "Lubbock or Leave It" sets a story of teenage rebellion to fast rhythms and fierce banjo, and "Ready to Run" combines peppy vocals with Irish flute and a little Southern funk.

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I have followed and loved the Dixie Chicks since the day their first single was released. I have purchased every CD. I am so sorry that I was never able to attend one of their concerts. It has been a long time since they have recorded and I think it's time for the haters to calm down (that includes all of Country Entertainers) and welcome back one of the very best country entertainer groups there ever was. One thing all of " Country" knows is that God teaches us all to forgive. For if we do not forgive, we will never be forgiven. The most important thing our great Country has is THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA which gives us all the freedom of speech. At a time in history, they felt they had something to say. Well, everybody went crazy. So what? Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But that does not give others the right to Blackball them from making great music and having it played on the airwaves. Come on people, stop with the nonsense. How many others have said nasty vile things and done nasty vile things in the music industry and in Hollywood, and all is forgiven for them. COME ON DIXIE CHICKS, stand up tall and strong and face Nashville square in the eye and say, WE ARE BACK!!! Love you Dixie Chicks.

Hate country, love the Dixie Chicks

I loathe most country music. It makes my ears bleed. The first song of theirs I heard was "Goodbye Earl". After that, I was hooked! Not on the rest of country music, just the Dixie Chicks! I love their irreverent, bluegrass sound.

Great compilation

4,000 songs on my iPod 40 are country 7 come from the Dixie Chicks. They have an appeal without the red neck theme that occurs in most country music love ya chicks


Formed: 1989 in Dallas, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Formed in 1989 as a Western-themed bluegrass band, the Dixie Chicks eventually became one of the most popular acts in contemporary country music, as well as the highest-selling female group in America. Beginning with 1998's Wide Open Spaces, they struck a balance between the commercial, radio-ready aesthetic of country-pop and the rootsy sound of neo-traditionalist country, a combination that helped distinguish the trio from such concurrent stars as Shania Twain. The Dixie Chicks further distanced...
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