Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dixie Chicks back on the air? Nah.

So, TDC won a bunch of Grammys. Recall the 2003 Bush-bashing comment?

Music Row isn't welcoming them back into the country-music fold.
Most country stations aren't playing the Chicks, and they aren't going to start now.
The awards likely will have the opposite effect, sparking another radio backlash against TDC. Comrades in Country Radio insist the five Grammys show how out of touch the Recording Academy is from the average country fan.

Country stations quit playing TDC in 2003 after Natalie Maines announced, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." TDC sang about it in their single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," which won Grammys as record and song of the year. Their album, "Taking the Long Way," won album of the year.

At the recent CMA awards TDC weren't even nominated for a prize.
"Not Ready to Make Nice" peaked at #36 on the Billboard charts - and it's the BEST COUNTRY ALBUM?

I'm with Nashville on this one. So the West Coast thinks TDC deserve awards. Los Angeles doesn't even have an FM Country station. That is how out of touch the Recording Academy is.