YMMV / Dixie Chicks

  • Covered Up:
    • "Cold Day in July" was recorded by Suzy Bogguss and Joy Lynn White in the early 1990s. White's version scraped the bottom of the country charts in 1993.
    • "Some Days You Gotta Dance" was first recorded by The Ranch, a short-lived band fronted by one Keith Urban. In a strange zig-zagging, Urban played guitar on the Chicks' version.
    • Occurs with all four singles from Home: "Long Time Gone," "Landslide," "Travelin' Soldier" and "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" were first recorded by Darrell Scott, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Robison, and Radney Foster, respectively. Ty England also recorded "Travelin' Soldier" before the Chicks got to it.
    • "Goodbye Earl" was originally recorded by Sons of the Desert, but their version became a Missing Episode.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: "Goodbye Earl" and "White Trash Wedding" prove that there are some things you can only get away with in country and rap. The former has two best friends murdering an abusive husband and no one caring much about finding the Asshole Victim. The second is a woman getting her boyfriend drunk, getting pregnant, and roping him into marriage, despite the fact he can't afford to get married.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Their unannounced appearance at the 2016 CMA Awards, performing "Daddy Lessons" with Beyoncť herself and interspersing a few lines of "Long Time Gone" in the bridge. The performance is generally seen as a sly Take That! to the insular country music industry for their blacklisting and the racist backlash the CMA received for even daring to book Beyoncé on the show.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Not Ready To Make Nice." It takes a lot of guts to write a song that gives the middle finger to your attempted murderer.
  • Ear Worm: "Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready to ru-u-uuun! All I'm ready to do is have some FUUU-UUU-UUU-UUU-U-U-UUUN! What's all this talk about...LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE?"
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: After Maines's controversial statements, the best way to sum up what happened is "Country music fans hate them, but everyone else started liking them," (Country music is notoriously patriotic, but the rest of America was a little more critical of the decision to go to war.) However, as opinion on both the War and President Bush began to go sour, it seemed to become more like a large Periphery Demographic.
    • The remark got an overwhelming ovation from the British crowd, where she made the statements and their 2016 tour garnered glowing reviews in Britain and Europe.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "Lullaby", especially if you're a parent or want to be one.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A line in "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" states that "Superman's in pajamas on the couch." Natalie's husband Adrian Pasdar would later play a flying superhero in Heroes.
  • Periphery Demographic: After Maines' controversial statements about then-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."
  • Refuge in Audacity: "Goodbye Earl," which probably explains the Lyrical Dissonance mentioned on the main page.
    • "Sin Wagon" and "White Trash Wedding" are either hilarious or just plain wrong, possibly both, depending on who you talk to.
  • Tear Jerker: "Travelin' Soldier." A teenage girl befriends a soldier who goes off to Vietnam and dies. When they announce his death during a football game, she's the only one crying. It's a lot sadder than it sounds.
    • Think that's bad? You should follow that up with "Top Of The World". There's rumors that said that this song caused major depression in some people.
      • And then finish off with the "Top of the World" VIDEO if you're not convinced yet. The banning of this video on VH1, MTV and CMT makes a lot of sense after watching it.
    • "Without You", "Heartbreak Town" and "Let Him Fly" from Fly.
    • "So Hard" from Taking the Long Way can be one if you know the backstory.
  • Vindicated by History: While Home was strongly received by many publications and sold outstandingly well, many critics were simply not moved by the change of direction from the album. It would take until the end of the decade for these publications to acknowledge the album's greatness.
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