Discussion posted by: David McNamara
The big news about the Dixie Chicks this week was that they were still around. I was mildly amazed, too; it’s been 20 years since the pop-country trio’s heyday and roughly 10 since they became an ongoing sociopolitical concern instead of a musical one. Props to them for showing up in my news feed again, I guess, although I felt a bit like I ought to have been receiving news about them via MySpace. Secondary to this was the fact that the Dixie Chicks were dropping the word “Dixie” from their name due to its associations with the Bad Old Days in the American South. More’s the pity.