History Music / DixieChicks

15th Aug '17 11:18:55 AM Twentington
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The Dixie Chicks founded in 1989 when sisters Martie and Emily Irwin (now known as Martie Maguire and Emily Robison) joined with bassist Laura Lynch and guitarist/vocalist Robin Lynn Macy. The band recorded several bluegrass-influenced albums on indie labels under the production of Lloyd Maines. Macy left in 1992 and Lynch took over lead vocals for the band's last independent album. After signing to Monument Records in the mid-1990s, Lynch left as well because she was dissatisfied with the Irwin's push for a more youthful sound. Taking over as lead vocalist was Natalie Maines, Lloyd's daughter.

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The Dixie Chicks founded in 1989 when sisters Martie and Emily Irwin (now known as Martie Maguire and Emily Robison) joined with bassist Laura Lynch and guitarist/vocalist Robin Lynn Macy. The band recorded several bluegrass-influenced albums on indie labels under the production of Lloyd Maines. Macy left in 1992 and Lynch took over lead vocals for the band's last independent album. After signing to Monument Records in the mid-1990s, Lynch left as well because she was dissatisfied with the Irwin's push for a more youthful sound. Taking well; taking over as lead vocalist was Natalie Maines, Lloyd's daughter.
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Following the dissolution of the Monument Nashville branch (which had produced no other successful artists during its timespan), the Chicks moved to Creator/ColumbiaRecords for the bluegrass-influenced ''Home''. This album looked like it might bring the Chicks' career to new heights, with back-to-back crossover smashes in "Landslide" and "Long Time Gone," as well as "Traveling Soldier," which resonated well in the wake of post-9/11 patriotism. However, during a tour, Maines remarked that she was ashamed to be from the same state as then-president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. This remark, combined with some friction between her and Music/TobyKeith over his own 9/11 anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", led to a huge backlash from the country music community, including a sharp decline in radio airplay ("Travelin' Soldier" fell from #1 to #3 to ''#43'' in two weeks) and a longtime departure before ''Taking the Long Way'' came out in 2006. This album was a lot more vitriolic in nature, and although lead-off single "Not Ready to Make Nice" fared poorly at country radio, it was a massive pop hit and won three Grammy Awards.

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Following the dissolution of the Monument Nashville branch (which had produced no other successful artists during its timespan), the Chicks moved to Creator/ColumbiaRecords for the bluegrass-influenced ''Home''. This album looked like it might bring the Chicks' career to new heights, with back-to-back crossover smashes in "Landslide" and "Long Time Gone," as well as "Traveling Soldier," which resonated well in the wake of post-9/11 patriotism. However, during a tour, Maines remarked that she was ashamed to be from the same state as then-president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. This remark, combined with some friction between her and Music/TobyKeith over his own 9/11 anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", led to a huge backlash from the country music community, including a sharp decline in radio airplay ("Travelin' Soldier" fell from #1 to #3 to ''#43'' in two weeks) and a longtime departure before ''Taking the Long Way'' came out in 2006. This album was a lot more vitriolic in nature, and although lead-off single "Not Ready to Make Nice" fared poorly at country radio, it was a massive pop hit and won three Grammy Awards.
7th Jul '17 10:37:20 PM SventheCrusader
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* AssholeVictim: The titular antagonist of "Goodbye Earl," a missing person who nobody missed at all.
3rd Jul '17 9:04:31 PM NightShade96
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* DeclarationOfPersonalIndependence: The song "Wide Open Spaces", and numerous other songs where the young person needs to "stand on their own" for the first time. Subverted in "Johnny Don't Take Your Gun To Town," where it turns out the kid wasn't ready to go out alone after all.
18th May '17 10:01:29 AM Allronix
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* MoodWhiplash: The opening verse of "Goodbye Earl" sound like a country-western weeper about DomesticAbuse and the close relationship between best friends...and then takes a left turn straight to CrossesTheLineTwice
15th Mar '17 11:15:45 AM IlGreven
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* PoliceAreUseless: In "Goodbye Earl", the cops are in no way able to protect Wanda from Earl's abuse.

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* PoliceAreUseless: In "Goodbye Earl", the cops are in no way able to protect Wanda from Earl's abuse. It also works in Wanda's favor after she and Maryanne kill Earl, since they only do a half-hearted job in trying to find him: "And it turned out he was a missing person who nobody missed at all."
4th Feb '17 9:58:38 AM Twentington
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: ''Fly'' has a couple variants to make "Let Her Fly" the fourteenth track. Some pressings have track 13 as a one-second silent track listed in the booklet as "ain't no thang but a chicken wang"; others just have track 13 consist of the last couple seconds of "Heartbreak Town", which is track 12.
3rd Nov '16 11:40:02 AM missmoon
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* DreamTeam: Teamed with Music/{{Beyonce}} herself for a performance of her song "Daddy Lessons" for the 2016 CMA Awards and a studio version posted online shortly afterwards.



* HideYourPregnancy: Emily averted/defied this in the video for "Landslide" (screenshot [[http://webzoom.freewebs.com/emilyrobison/emily554.jpg here]]).
1st Nov '16 12:58:42 PM IlGreven
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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averted with "Long Time Gone", originally recorded by a male artist. They didn't change the lyrics at all.
6th Aug '16 1:20:40 PM Exxolon
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* CoverVersion: "Landslide" by Music/StevieNicks appears on the album ''Home''.
15th Mar '16 10:15:03 PM TheBleedingVicar
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* IHaveNoSon: Portrayed mercilessly in Court Yard Hounds' "Ain't No Son", which is sung mostly from the perspective of a mother whose son comes out of the closet.

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* IHaveNoSon: Portrayed mercilessly in Court Yard Hounds' "Ain't No Son", which is sung mostly from the perspective of a mother parent whose son comes out of the closet.
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