I’m generally not a fan of Country music in general, just ask my wife, but the couple of songs that the Dixie Chicks have had cross-over to the pop charts have worked a little magic in changing my opinion. I’m not ready to slap on some cowboy boots and go out line dancing anytime soon, but the Chicks have managed to get me to consider buying my first Country CD ever. If you knew me well you’d know how much of a feat that is.
The fact that their lead singer, Natalie Maines, had the guts to tell a London audience that they were ashamed that the President is from Texas only deepened my growing respect for them.
Naturally, there’s a backlash against the group by fans who are upset they don’t like the President and Natalie has already issued an apology for her comments. That’s somewhat disappointing, but not surprising.
I think that Natalie’s apology would have been much better had it been more like this.