A country music group formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas consisting of Martie Maguire on violin, Emily Robinson on Guitar, Laura Lynch, and Robin Lynn Macy. In 1995, Natalie Maines joined the group after Lynch and Macy left. The trio released hit singles like "Wide Open Spaces" and "Earl." Their CD, "Wide Open Spaces" sold over twelve million copies, making it one of the top selling albums in the United States in 1998.

The Dixie Chicks are most commonly known for Natalie Maines's comment on the War in Iraq in March of 2003 during a concert in London: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Many americans felt betrayed by the popular music trio, and the Dixie Chicks were heavily criticized on how the comment was carried out on forign soil and in the beginning of the war in Iraq. Boycotting the group was encouraged across the nation by critics, and many former fans of The Dixie Chicks threw their memorabilia into trash cans, fire, under bulldozers to show their resentment.

The Dixie Chicks released an apology to the nation days later. George Bush, during an interview had this to say about the trio: "The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind. They can say what they want to say... That's the great thing about America..."

IN 2006, the Dixie Chicks returned much stronger, and with their single, "I'm Not Ready To Make Nice," which addressed the controversy in three years earlier. On June 2006, "Taking The Long Way" was released, and topped both the top pop albums chart and top country albums chart.

To this day, Maines, Maguire, and Robinson continue to stand their ground and up for their use of the First Amendment in 2003.
"Not Ready To Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should
by Chinisu September 2, 2006
A singing group that used the wrong forum to exercise their "right to free speech" and were surprised when they were boycotted.
by tradesman August 12, 2003
A group of idiotic hypocrites who believe that their right to freedom of speech was violated when people stopped buying their albums.
Yes they have the freedom to say what they want, but that also means that other people have the right to strongly disagree with them and dislike them for it.
That is why they are hypocrites, they believe that they have the right to say what they want, but yet they think that their fans don't have the right to stop financially supporting them if they disagree with them.
The dixie chicks are uneducated hypocrites who twist the meaning of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech means you can't be criminally prosecuted for what you say, it sure as hell doesn't mean that everyone has to share your opinion and like you.
by Russell July 21, 2004
When you talk bad about the President on foreign shores during a time of war making everyone think that you are Anti-American and unpatriotic.

When freedom loving Americans choose not to listen to their music their fame rapidly declined after a brief rebound spell when liberals tried to make a point by driving to the CD store and buying their music but not listening to it, leading to stacks of unused CD's and increasing their carbon footprint in doing so. Irony.

Many ignorant people thought that only rednecks listened to their music initially but far from it.
"Hey, that new singer spoke out against my president"

"That's okay, he can be Dixie Chicked... that is what freedom is all about... since I do not agree with what was said, I have the right to stop listening and buying that music"
by ColourMEpink October 14, 2011
The up-and-coming bluegrass-punk sensation from California. Used to be a popular country band from Texas before they realized they weren't half the rednecks their audience were. Still learning how to take a stand and stick with it, though.
by Brian X May 3, 2003
To be "Dixie Chicked" is when you are boycotted by a bunch of simple minded, beer drinking, Bush supporting rednecks, that are are easily mislead by misinformation, instead of being able to make an intelligent and informed decision for themselves!

Yes. its true, the NASCAR crowd is a bit "slow" and have grown up with others thinking for them!

So when the extreme conservatives start sending a bunch of misinformation to the rednecks, of corse its a natural fit!

But fortunately the Dixie Chicks promptly dumped the redneck crowd and continue to survive quite nicely without the help or support of country music radio.

The Dixie Chicks are a great example of brave Americans who refused to back down to simple mindedness and political correctness, They continue to be be brilliant at all they do, and will be rewarded by people who know the meaning of a true American band!

Joe: Hey ... did you see all the crap the reporters are saying on TV?

Max: Yup ... they better be carful they don't end up being " Dixie Chicked " You can get in trouble for speaking the truth!
by Get real, Ya All!!! March 22, 2009