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2006-08-10 18:01:27

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop trio the Dixie Chicks, still feeling a backlash for criticizing President George W. Bush, have been forced to mostly abandon the American heartland and Deep South on their latest tour. Facing lackluster ticket sales in many U.S. cities where radio stations had banned their music to protest the band's anti-Bush remarks, the Chicks' promoters have revised their tour with new stops in Australia and Canada. Only four Southern U.S....

2006-08-10 18:00:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop trio the Dixie Chicks, still feeling a backlash for criticizing President George W. Bush, have been forced to mostly abandon the American heartland and Deep South on their latest tour. Facing lackluster ticket sales in many U.S. cities where radio stations had banned their music to protest the band's anti-Bush remarks, the Chicks' promoters have revised their tour with new stops in Australia and Canada. Only four Southern U.S. cities remain...

2006-06-08 23:25:49

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music trio the Dixie Chicks, still taking heat for criticizing President Bush, are weathering sluggish ticket sales in several cities for their upcoming U.S. tour, industry watchers reported on Thursday. While early ticket purchases for their first major tour in three years are generally robust in Northeastern cities, initial sales have fallen short of expectations in numerous markets, especially in the Midwest and South, forcing some...

2006-05-31 15:24:54

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country trio the Dixie Chicks, the darlings of Nashville until their singer criticized President Bush three years ago, opened at No. 1 on the U.S. charts on Wednesday with their first studio album since then, but sales were sharply lower. "Taking The Long Way," their third chart-topper, sold 525,000 copies in the week ended May 28, according to tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan. The figure ranks as one of the biggest openings of the year, and exceeds industry...

2006-05-19 19:41:32

By Phyllis Stark NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Disappointing airplay for the first two singles from the new album by the Dixie Chicks exposes a deep -- and seemingly growing -- rift between the trio and the country radio market that helped turn the group into superstars. "Taking the Long Way," due out May 23, is the band's first album since singer Natalie Maines sparked a major controversy in 2003 by declaring that she was ashamed to hail from the same state as fellow Texan President...

2006-03-24 19:37:11

ARTIST: DIXIE CHICKS SINGLE: NOT READY TO MAKE NICE (Wide Open/Columbia) Dixie Chicks lead Natalie Maines has never been the type to tuck her tail, but after an avalanche of combative censure of the trio at country-radio outlets after her 2003 criticism of President Bush, one might expect the Chicks' return to avoid ruffling feathers. Nothing doing. "Not Ready to Make Nice" expresses Maines' hurt and disbelief over the uproar: "They say time heals everything, but I'm still...

2006-02-16 01:29:04

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - You can practically tell what James Hand's music sounds like from the names of the places he plays: Ginny's Little Longhorn ... Pearl's Dancehall & Saloon ... Riley's Tavern ... the Broken Spoke. Hand's robust, authentic honky-tonk music was bred in Texas beer joints. His original songs -- heard on "The Truth Will Set You Free," his Rounder Records debut, due February 28 -- reflect a deep familiarity with and love of the classic...


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