Somewhere in the text of my Grammys post I stated the fact that the Dixie Chicks won several awards and expressed the opinion that this occurrence may have angered Toby Keith fans.
Well, I don't know if my right wing pal Flounder is a Toby Keith fan, but he sure was angry that the Dixie Chicks took home some hardware.
It doesn't bother me that Flounder expresses his opinion, but I still would like to address his comments, which are as follows:
"Rascal Flats is the band that should have won all the awards that the Dixie Whores won.
"I guess if you open your pie hole and spew some rhetoric with which the liberal recording arts academy agrees, they just hand you over a bunch of awards.
"BTW - The Dixie Chicks haven't recorded a real country album in about 4 years."
Okay, I just don't get it. I don't get the animosity, after all of these years, toward these three women. The lead singer made a very tame anti-Bush comment and people tried (and had some success) to destroy their careers. Flounder, the Dixie Chicks aren't whores because of their political beliefs. However, Ann Coulter is a cunt because of hers. Sorry; my blog, my rules.
Seriously, can someone - anyone, it doesn't have to be Flounder - tell me why what Natalie Maines said is still such a big deal? She never said one negative word about American soldiers; she just said she didn't like the President. SHE SAID IT, SHE DIDN'T SING IT. Unlike Toby Keith, who shamelessly used American deaths to line his pockets, the Dixie Chicks didn't write a song about their dislike of George W.
And if the Dixie Chicks won their awards because of their "liberal rhetoric" why did Milli Vanilli win a Grammy? Or Hanson? Did the recording arts academy like their politics, too? The Grammys are a JOKE, but they're pretty much a non-partisan joke.
It should be noted that I'm not really a Dixie Chicks fan. I don't own any of their CDs, but they harmonize well and make non-horrible country pop. Good for them.
As for their new record not being "country", well who could blame them? Country radio tried to ruin their lives. They wouldn't play their songs, they wouldn't accept paid commercials for Dixie Chicks concerts in the South, and in some cases they urged their listeners to boycott the group altogether. I can't believe the Dixie Chicks aren't embracing the country music establishment after that stellar treatment!
That's my two cents on the subject. Please folks, no personal attacks on other bloggers. We can disagree without name-calling.