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Dixie Chicks

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Dallas, United States (1989 – present)

Dixie Chicks is an American country music trio which has also crossed over into other genres. Formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, the band is composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The trio is currently ranked as the highest-selling female musical group in the USA, according to RIAA Gold & Platinum album certifications. As of 2012, the Dixie Chicks had won 13 Grammy Awards. While Dixie Chicks continues, Maguire and Robison are writing and recording as Court Yard Hounds as of Feb 2010.

Robin Lynn Macy was an original bandmember, as was Laura Lynch . Macy left the group in 1992, while Lynch was replaced by Natalie Maines in 1995.

The group aroused considerable controversy for publicly denouncing President George W. Bush and the imminent invasion of Iraq during the European leg of their Top of the World tour supporting Home. Many country music stations immediately pulled their music from the air, and the band received criticism from many corners of the media.

Dixie Chicks released their latest album Taking the Long Way on May 23, 2006. All fourteen tracks were co-written by the Dixie Chicks and produced by Rick Rubin. This album received five Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for “Not Ready to Make Nice,” and Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Rick Rubin also won the Grammy for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for his work with the Chicks and for his production on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium.

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  • Ajalira

    @xtinahalliwell I agree with you.

    7 Jun 11:30am Reply
  • PP667

    nice

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • smurfay

    Rising Star Brooklyn Roebuck has just released her very first EP TODAY and it is SENSATIONAL!!! Country music at it's absolute finest!!! It's hard to believe she only just turned 16 years old and can sing as well or even better than many of the big name singers out there. To top that off, she even wrote these songs herself is all that much more impressive!!! Please check out Brooklyn Roebuck's official fan group today and find out all about her music and links to all the good stuff you could want that has to do with everything Brooklyn!!! PS~ Brooklyn is a big fan of Dixie Chicks and has even performed some of their cover songs at her live performances!!! Please come support this amazing singer and performer by joining her official fan group here on last.fm today!!! :-)

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • skkukk

    I am a 20 year-old guy in Korea. It's been almost 15 years since they released their album 'Fly' but I'm still listening to it. It's amazing especially 'Cowboy Take Me Away'.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xtinahalliwell

    Not Ready To Make Nice is probably one of the best songs ever written.

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Anna-wa

    It's been a long time gone for them.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • srv_

    I want a new album!

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • piercexmyxsoul

    not ready to make nice is such a masterpiece!!

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BBraveCMR

    Natalie's solo album is incredible. http://smarturl.it/NMainesNPR. She is so talented and her covers are awesome - Jeff Buckley, Eddie Vedder, Pink Floyd and more.

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • sparksflywang

    come back

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • macychick

    They rock for sticking it to W!

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BabeeJoe

    what about the new album...?

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    Gary Louris, frontman of the "world's unluckiest band," The Jayhawks, discusses the "difficult" Dixie Chicks: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/gary_louris_of_the_jayhawks/

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • catspajamas06

    Can't wait for Natalie's album. I was looking forward to a new Dixie Chicks album but Natalie made it clear on Howard Stern that she's not into it. Maybe things will change when they actually start working on it.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • electricoracle

    They've been gone too long.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • NothingCD

    come back plz

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • EduardoMol

    New album :(

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    wow can we get a new album?? it's been 6 years! even if country radio isn't, the rest of us are ready to make nice! lol. come on ladies!

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • lanieleariddle4

    wow

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Anna-wa

    New album? :D Yay!

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
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