Dixie Chicks Still Mad
5/30/2006 11:31 AM PDT
The Dixie Chicks are still mad as hell -- at least according to their new single, 'Not Ready to Make Nice.'
"I'm not ready to bow down," croons lead singer Natalie Maines. "I'm still mad as hell and I don't have time to go round and round and round."
It appears the Chicks haven't gotten over being blacklisted by country music after Maines told a London audience in 2003, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
The band, which is the top-selling female group of all time, soon found their records being burned in parts of America. Many country music stations refused to play Chicks songs. The backlash continues, apparently, with most country stations still not playing 'Not Ready to Make Nice.' But the Chicks say they don't care.
The Chicks say this is their most personal album to date. For the first time, they wrote all of the songs on their CD and filled them with lyrics based on their personal experiences. Not only do the Chicks sing about being blacklisted, but they also harmonize about infertility and small-town mentalities.
The album 'Taking the Long Way' is now in stores.