Three years is a long time in geopolitics. In 2003 the Dixie Chicks were condemned as traitors in America after telling a London audience they were ashamed that their president came from Texas. Now the group’s angry new song addressing that controversy looks set to become a hit.
What caused the Dixie Chicks downfall?
It was March 10, 2003, when Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks — now the Chicks — told a crowd in London that they were “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,” referring to George W. Bush. She made that remark during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.