Trivia / Dixie Chicks

  • Chart Displacement: "Goodbye Earl" only got to #13 on the country music charts, and is only their fourth-highest ranking hit on the Hot 100. Relatedly, neither "Landslide" nor "Long Time Gone" got to #1 on the country charts, despite being among their biggest hits overall.
  • Creator Backlash: According to Natalie Maines on Twitter, she dislikes the band's first #1 hit, "There's Your Trouble".
  • The Pete Best: Robin Lynn Macy and Laura Lynch, both of whom split lead vocals in the original lineup. Macy left in 1993 over Creative Differences, and Lynch quit on good terms because she wanted to raise a family instead. Natalie Maines then replaced her, and with her on lead, they went on to mainstream success.
  • Periphery Demographic: After Maine's controversial statements about Former President Bush that led to their shunning from the country music industry, the band gained massive support from the rock and punk rock communities for standing up for their beliefs. As one music blogger put it:
    "In the face of so much criticism, The Dixie Chicks chose to stand behind what they said. When the Country Music world decided to shun them for it, The Dixie Chicks released the biggest and most anthemic "Fuck You"ís that Iíve ever heard. Itís an incredible and inspiring story of how three women who rose to fame in the heart of Country Music chose to not back down to their own community. The Dixie Chicks are Punk FUCKING Rock, and itís about damn time they get the credit they deserve."
  • Real-Life Relative: Adrian Pasdar, who played one of the police officers in the "Goodbye Earl" music video, is Natalie Maines' husband.
  • Short-Lived Big Impact: Only five years of hit-making, but album shipments of 28 million and six #1 hits.