See also Dixie
* Origination of name :
I have been asked several times for the origination of this name.
So here it is ~
Once upon a time,
I found out that my niece had been shipped off to some exotic location,
to be on some new reality t.v. show on Fox.
We had no idea where she was, because the location of the show was a secret.
I logged onto Fox t.v. on the computer, to see if I could find out where they had shipped my niece off to and when the show was going to air, so we wouldn't miss it.
I found the official Fox message board for a new show called "Paradise Hotel" and assumed that must be the right show.
A nickname was required to log on, and I had to think of something really fast, or log off.
The first thing that came to mind was the "Dixie Chicks" since they had been in the news a lot at the time.
I was upset that the Dixie Chicks were being banned, after one of them had said something negative about the President. (I feel everyone has a right to their opinion, whether we agree with it or not.)
Immediately after making her statement, radio stations refused to play their songs and people started burning their cds.
I thought this was ridiculous and incredibly un-American,
since we send our men and boys off to die in wars in other countries, so that people in other countries can have freedom.
And one of those freedoms is
"freedom of speech."
So for us to send our men and boys off to war to die
so that people in *other* countries can have a freedom that we apparently do not have in our *own* country, is ridiculous.
On principle, people should not have banned the Dixie Chicks' songs or cds.
They, as Americans, should have the same freedoms that we fight for in other countries.
Plus they have good, happy music. : )
So that's why the name popped into my head when I needed a nickname to log on with.
I'm not a groupie or anything,
and was not trying to pretend to "be" a Dixie Chick,
so I changed the name a little when I entered the nickname.
And that's the big long story of how the name "Dixie Chips" came into being.
Have a great day ~
And go buy a Dixie Chicks cd.
Listening to it will put you in a good mood...
It's really happy, uplifting music.
And may true freedom be forever protected in this great country of ours.
Best always, Dixie