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Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks is an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres, including alternative country. The band is composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and was originally composed of four women performing bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label. After the departure of one bandmate, the replacement of their lead singer, and a slight change in their repertoire, Dixie Chicks soon achieved commercial success, beginning in 1998 with hit songs "There's Your Trouble" and "Wide Open Spaces".

On March 10, 2003, during a London concert, 9 days before the March 19, 2003 invasion of Iraq, lead vocalist Maines told the audience: "We don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States (George W. Bush) is from Texas". The positive reaction to this statement from the British audience contrasted with the negative reaction including boycotts that ensued in the U.S., where the band was assaulted by talk-show conservatives, while their albums were discarded in public protest.

As of 2014, Dixie Chicks have won 13 Grammy Awards, including five in 2007 for Taking the Long Way—which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year—and "Not Ready to Make Nice", a single from that album. By December 2014, with 30.5 million certified albums sold, and sales of 27.4 million albums in the U.S. alone, they had become the top selling all-female band and biggest selling country group in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991–present).

At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards show in 2007, The Dixie Chicks won all of the awards they were nominated for. They won Song of the Year for "Not Ready to Make Nice," Record of the year for Not Ready to Make Nice, Album of the Year for Taking The Long Way, Country Album of the Year for Taking The Long Way, and Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal.
In 1998, the Dixie Chicks were the highest debuting country group in seven years.
In 1998, the Dixie Chicks' first album, Wide Open Spaces, sold more units than all other country groups combined.
The Dixie Chicks were the best selling country group of 1998.
Emily Erwin was born on August 16, 1972 in Pittsfield, Maine.
Martie Erwin was born on October 6, 1969 in York, Pennsylvania.
Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks was born on October 4, 1974 in Lubbock, Texas.
The Dixie Chicks have won sixteen Grammy Awards, five Academy of Country Music awards, nine CMA awards, a CMT Flameworthy Video Music Award, a Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Award, and a TNN/Music City News award.
In 2003, many radio stations banned playing the Dixie Chicks music and fans smashed their cds. This all stemmed from Natalie's comment about the President.
The Dixie Chicks second album Fly sold over 9 million albums.
In 1999, the Dixie Chicks went on tour with the all female Lilith Fair.
In 1998, the Dixie Chicks won a CMA award for the Horizon award and Best Vocal Group.
When it comes to the Dixie Chicks, Martie plays the fiddle, Natalie is the lead singer, and Emily plays the Dobro, banjo and guitar.
The Dixie Chicks debut album, Wide Open Spaces, sold over 12 million copies.
Dixie Chicks, Martie Erwin and Emily Erwin, are sisters.
The Dixie Chicks consists of Martie Erwin, Emily Erwin, and Natalie Maines.
Martie's first gig was at a place called the Pickin' Parlor in Grapevine, Texas.
A pre-Natalie Chicks' song, "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart," can be heard in an episode of Northern Exposure titled "Jules et Joel". This would be episode #5 from the 3rd season. It currently runs in syndication on the Hallmark channel.
Natalie appears in the movie Grand Champion. It's an independent film starring Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts.
The "Not Ready To Make Nice" video set three records for most consecutive weeks at #1 on VH1's Top 20 countdown. The video spent 13 consecutive weeks at #1.
The Dixie Chicks's band includes David Grissom (band leader/guitar), Keith Sewell (guitar), Audley Freed (guitar), Pete Finney (steel), Larry Knechtel (keyboards), Sebastian Steinberg (bass), Fred Eltringham (drums), J'Anna Jacoby (violin), and John Krovoza (cello).
The Dixie Chicks were on Oprah on October 26, 2006
The Dixie Chicks sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003.
1992: Little Ol' Cowgirl
1992: Thank Heavens for Dale Evans
1993: Shouldn't a Told You That
1998: Wide Open Spaces
1999: Fly
2002: Home
2003: Top of the World (Live)
2006: Taking the Long Way
Martie Maguire and Emily Robison will be releasing new music in 2010 without lead vocalist Natalie Maines.


Adult Hits

Not Ready To Make Nice


Cowboy Take Me Away
There's Your Trouble
Travelin' Soldier
Wide Open Spaces
Without You
You Were Mine

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