Lets take a look at Country's biggest badasses
Dixie Chick fans rejoiced this morning when Natalie Maines revealed that the bluegrass icons will release their first album in 10 years.
Titled Gaslighter, the album is currently being mixed, and the title alone suggests that the Dixie Chicks will resume the aggressive and poignant political commentary that got them all but banned by Country music conservatives.
"Our last album was the most personal and autobiographical we'd ever been," Maines explained of the band's previous effort, Taking the Long Way, which won 5 Grammys in 2007, including Album of The Year and Song of the Year. "This one is, like, 10 times that." The announcement comes after the band made a surprise appearance on Taylor Swift's new album, Lover. Maines also announced that the group will embark on a national arena tour in 2020.
The Dixie Chicks' timing could not be better. With the political climate the way it is, their aggressive political commentary is more welcomed than ever before. As excitement builds for Gaslighter's release, let's take a look back at some of the Dixie Chicks' most bad-ass moments and pray that more spectacle and camaraderie is to come in the new year.
The Dixie Chicks Fight for LGBTQ Rights
In 2005, long before LGBTQ+ rights became a trendy, national phenomenon, Maguire, Robison and Maines joined 31 other popular musicians, including Dolly Parton, Yoko Ono, and Mandy Moore, to record a double disc compilation album titled Love Rocks. The album was made in support of LGBTQ+ rights, and the group contributed the excellent song "I Believe In Love."
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