Dixie Chicks take CCMA award for top-selling album
CBC News - Monday, September 10, 2007
The top-selling country album in Canada in 2006 was the Dixie Chick's controversial Taking the Long Way, according to the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.
The Dixie Chick's Grammy-winning album topped other international favourites like Alan Jackson's Like Red on a Rose, Rascal Flatts' Me and My Gang, Carrie Underwood's Some Hearts and Toby Keith's White Trash with Money.
It features the song Not Ready to Make Nice, lead singer Natalie Maines's rebuttal to the negative press the pop-country group suffered after she was critical of U.S. President George W. Bush.
Their first album since 2003, it also was a top seller in the U.S., where country fans have recently allowed the Chicks back into the fold after a period during which country stations didn't play them and fans smashed their CDs.
Once again, revenge is so sweet . . . .