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#254758 - 11/02/06 12:34 PM Re: Dixie Chicks
FrankJBN Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
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Their album released this year has achieved a platinum certification by the RIAA for sales topping 1 million units - in the US alone. World wide sales are well over 2,000,000 units.

Taking The Long Way has the highest-charting debut numbers of any album in the Dixie Chicks' career.

Oh yeah, their careers are going to hell. Dissipating after this album? Phfft.

#254759 - 11/02/06 05:05 PM Re: Dixie Chicks
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Registered: 07/18/04
Posts: 300
Loc: Rosharon, TX
I know their album has done well to a point, not as well as previous ones have tho. That seems to be the way it is going for more artists these days. But when you have to totally reconstruct an announced tour and dates because you can't sell tickets, that has to tell you something is wrong. They are doing well with concerts in Canada, England and Australia from reports I have read, but sales in the States haven't done quite so well. Maybe if they had gone with smaller venues here they would have done better, but going for the big venues they are used to isn't going happen with the history they have at the moment.

Little or no radio play has to have hurt them, that isn't blacklisting by the stations, that is the listeners calling in and saying they don't want to hear them. Stating that you don't want to be country and never really did leaves them in a gray area, I would think, where do they want to be played? Rock, Pop or Adult Cont. stations? Have those stations jumped in to start playing them?

A talented group of ladies, like I have said before, that have made some mistakes yet don't seem to have learned from them. You can't deny that Country music is very conservative and the listeners tend to hold a grudge when they feel like they have been wronged.
Kathy Lyngholm
Country Music Site | Country Music Forum

#254760 - 11/03/06 01:29 AM Re: Dixie Chicks
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Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 175
Loc: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Kathy, you seem to think that the US is still the biggest market for things. Not true any more. Also, with the amount that the dollar has fallen in the exchange rates with the Euro, the Yen, the Yuan, and the Pound, concerts in other places bring in much more per attendee than US concerts. as I said, they've simply moved on to a more appreciative audience. Not their loss. Yours.

Besides, what happens as the country slowly realizes that they were right all along?

DJC in Norwich, UK
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#254761 - 11/03/06 07:02 AM Re: Dixie Chicks
FrankJBN Offline

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"I know their album has done well to a point, not as well as previous ones have tho"

I'm sorry - perhaps you missed when I reported "Taking The Long Way has the highest-charting debut numbers of any album in the Dixie Chicks' career."

That means the album has done better than previous albums.

I will note that all reports that i can find on the 'net about slow ticket sales are from June - before the tour. I find no reports that claim after-the-fact- that any concert was unsuccessful. They are in fact, still on tour.

#254762 - 11/03/06 08:46 AM Re: Dixie Chicks
Kathy-Country Music Editor Offline

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Posts: 300
Loc: Rosharon, TX
I'm not talking about debuting, I'm talking about the total numbers, the numbers are down from previous sales, as they are for most artists.

Yes, they are still on tour, but have had to revamp the schedule and cancel a ton of shows in states they didn't expect a problem. They have spent most of the time out of the States doing concerts on dates that originally were scheduled for different areas of the US. Their core fan base is/was in the US, because they have chosen to be more political it seems they are doing better overseas than here now.

I understand the States are not the be all end all, but that happens to be where I live. I could care less that they made the comment 3 years ago, I do care when they start insulting the fans here that have given them their hard earned money in the way of buying CDs, going to concerts and supporting the career they once had in the States. I do care when they start to insult other artists that are out there doing their jobs and entertaining. This is just my opinion.

I enjoy music, I love country music, I don't enjoy politics and what that has become. I try not to be biased when I write reviews. I have one coming up on the latest release from the DC and I do like some of the music on their new CD. I understand why they were upset about the death threats and some of the backlash, it was uncalled for, but even their biggest fans have to admit they brought some of it on themselves.
Kathy Lyngholm
Country Music Site | Country Music Forum

#309014 - 04/23/07 03:03 PM Re: Dixie Chicks [Re: Kathy-Country Music Editor]
Tubs Lardy Offline

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 12
Loc: Leicester
'I'm Not Ready To Make Nice' is a brilliant song. Fair play to them for standing up and speaking their mind.
Gis another one of those bloody lovely pies...

#339157 - 09/06/07 07:57 PM Re: Dixie Chicks [Re: Tubs Lardy]
Jim Colyer Offline

Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 1111
Loc: Nashville, TN
The Dixie Chicks speak their minds to a fault.
God Given Talent CD @ my site

#910045 - 05/06/16 07:10 AM Re: Dixie Chicks [Re: Jim Colyer]
Nancy Roussy Offline
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This is a nice example of how human beings are screwed up. That a group's career was ruined just because one of them said that they are ashamed that the president is from where they are from is totally insane.

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