Dixie Chicks Talk Controversial Comments, Insist They Are Leaving The Country World Amidst Reunion
The Dixie Chicks are opening up about the controversial war comments in 2003 that got them banned from radio stations. The girl group says they will not be returning to the country music world.
Dixie Chicks open up about their controversial comments
The Dixie Chicks recently sat down with Allure magazine to talk about the controversial comments made back in 2003 regarding the U.S led invasion of Iraq.
The band — Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer — were banned by country music stations and sent death threats after Maines made comments regarding the war and the then POTUS.
“I wanted the audience to know who we were and what we were about," Maines says, ahead of their first album release in 14 years, Gaslighter.
"The politics of this band is inseparable from the music," she added.
Maines was also asked if she had known how bad the reaction would get, would she still have said the same things on stage that night.
“Oh, that’s an interesting question,” she replied. “I have no regrets, but the responsible part of me doesn’t want to put people through s--t.”
When asked if they are still a part of the country world, Maines stated, "No, absolutely not. When we started doing this music, I liked the people in our industry."
She continued, "We always waved that country flag when people would say it wasn’t cool. And then to see how quickly the entire industry turned on us…I was shocked that people thought that we were different than what we were."
“I always felt like we were so genuine.”
Many fans are anticipating their new album which is scheduled for release on May 1, 2020.