In Urgent Need of Advice
- Jan 30, 2010
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Was it the right thing to do for their music careers...definitely not but they had already set the bar very high among all female country/rock artists anyway before anyone came along to bully them and tear them down for expressing their beliefs that are protected under the American Constitution.
In the short term, no.
But I think in the long term, it will be good for their legacy. Said it best yourself below.
the Dixie Chicks will stand among the few who had the courage to say what they believed, unlike many others cowering behind expediency.
At one time, I used to devour any information I could get my hands on concerning the radio business. What did I learn?
Country radio has always been a little ******* up anyway. You're more likely to hear songs from a guy who sings about all the chicks who think he looks sexy on a lawn tractor (Kenny Chesney) than you are to hear music from a strong, independent woman or a free-thinking man for that matter.
Anyone with a passing interest in Johnny Cash's career from say the late 1980's up until his death will probably recollect how most country radio outlets turned their back on him later in his career. This resulted in him recording for an unlikely label and working with some unlikely folks like Rick Rubin and Trent Reznor.
The article linked above the picture says all you need to know about country radio and I like to think it gives some insight into the Dixie Chicks matter years later. It also notes people like Willie Nelson and George Jones going through similar dry spells on radio.
Johnny Cash’s Famous Middle Finger
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