I do have to say that I am not impressed with the whole Dixie Chicks mess. I watched the interview they did with Diane Sawyer and came away even less impressed. IMO, Natalie basically didn't take responsibility for what she said, something along the lines of everyone made a big deal of nothing. I have all their CD's but have given them to my daughter, she likes them.
I do have to agree, to alienate the core base of your fans is not a good idea. I don't understand what Natalie was thinking or if she even was when she made her comment. I'm from Texas, I listen to country music, but that doesn't make me a blind follower of Bush, nor does it mean that I am ashamed he is from my state. I support the troops whether they are here, Iraq or anywhere they are sent to defend freedom, without them where would we be?
I am keeping my eye out and my ear to the ground to see if there is anything else coming out about this interview with Martie. At this point, you have to start wondering, do the Chicks even want to still have a career? It's seems like things just start to settle down and they stir it right back up again.