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2010-09-22 11:29:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings -- Nearly a decade ago, 13-time Grammy Award® and 10-time CMA Award winners the Dixie Chicks became the first (and to date, only) female group in music history to earn two consecutive diamond album certifications by the RIAA, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million copies each of Wide Open Spaces (released 1998) and Fly (1999). Joel Whitburn ranks the Dixie Chicks - singers, prolific songwriters, and...

2010-05-13 14:47:00

NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- Court Yard Hounds, the self-titled first album from Emily Robison and Martie Maguire's new musical project, with first week's sales of 61,119 pieces, has entered the Billboard 200 (the week's top-selling albums across all genres) at #7. Debuting simultaneously in the Top 10 of three major Billboard charts, Court Yard Hounds entered the Rock Albums chart (the week's top-selling albums across all rock genres) at #3 and the Digital Albums...

2008-07-18 12:00:51

Neil Diamond talks in a brooding Brooklyn baritone. It's hard to tell when he's done making his point, because his tone never wavers, his voice never drops at the end of a sentence, his pauses all sound pregnant. However, throw him a curveball _ or a straight line _ and suddenly he lights up like the man of a thousand stage gestures who thrills crowds of 15,000 night after night, decade after decade. Example: When he kicks off his 37-city North American tour Saturday in St. Paul, Minn.,...

2006-09-05 14:20:37

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - This year's Toronto International Film Festival will offer more star wattage and world premieres than almost any edition of the event in its 30-year history, as well as the potential for a goodly amount of controversy. Several films at the 10-day festival, which opens on Thursday, will examine the state of President George W. Bush's America. Already the festival has had to issue a statement defending its decision to screen the contentious "Death...

2006-08-30 15:34:58

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Ever since the Dixie Chicks were boycotted by radio stations for insulting President George W. Bush in 2003, country music liberals have felt under siege but that doesn't mean there aren't any in Nashville. With 75 million country albums sold a year, and 2,000 radio stations devoted to it, country music is more than hillbillies in cowboy hats line dancing and singing "Stand by Your Man" -- it's big business, and it encompasses a broad...

2006-08-30 10:49:28

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Country Music Association awards are a three-way showdown between Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney, while the Dixie Chicks were snubbed again with not a single nomination on Wednesday. The country-pop trio have been boycotted by many radio stations since lead singer Natalie Maines said during a London concert in March 2003 that the band was "ashamed" to come from the same state -- Texas -- as President George W. Bush. Despite...

2006-08-22 00:55:51

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right before the November elections. The film revolves around the aftermath of singer Natalie Maines' statement at a 2003 London concert, where she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." It...


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