Monday, February 12, 2007

Sweet, Sweet Revenge . . . .

Even though in a previous post I said there would be no more posts about The Dixie Chicks, the following is just too good not to share:

Last Updated: Monday, February 12, 2007 | 6:59 AM ET

The Dixie Chicks swept up five Grammy Awards, including record of the year and album of the year at Sunday night's music industry gala in Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Dixie Chicks, from left, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison accept their award for best country album. The Dixie Chicks, from left, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison accept their award for best country album. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It was an ironic twist for the singers, who were shunned by country stations and dropped by many of their fans after lead singer Natalie Maines criticized U.S. President George W. Bush during a London concert three years ago.

Maines quipped, "I'm ready to make nice!" when the group went up on stage to accept the album of the year award for Taking the Long Way.

But she added: "I think people are using their freedom of speech with all these awards." The political heat the group took from country fans, even after Maines apologized for the remarks, was the subject of a documentary, Shut Up and Sing.

But they appear to have bounced back from political purgatory into the warm embrace of the music industry with their Grammy haul, which included best country album for Taking the Long Way and song of the year and record of the year for Not Ready to Make Nice.

Not Ready to Make Nice also won the country trio a Grammy for best country performance.

"Thank you for helping us to get all this out and into a song," Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks said in thanking songwriter Dan Wilson for his work on the song.

"Our core fans have always stayed true to us. We have no regrets," Robison said.

4 comments:

Tom said...

I am so happy with their win. I still love listening to that CD.

All those a-holes that destroyed the chicks CDs for publicity stunts are eating crow.

West End Bound said...

Yeah, don't it just break your heart that the fools threw away excellent work? Their loss . . . .

gito said...

I want to watch their movie so bad! I love the Dixie Chicks!!!

Daniel wbc said...

I just thought it was so awesome that they won all those awards.