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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...

2010-04-12 12:06:00

NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks, the career-spanning collection of chart-topping hits, classic tracks and personal favorites selected by America's top-selling female group, available everywhere Tuesday, June 1. The latest installment in Legacy's acclaimed Playlist Series of artist-assembled "Very Best Of" career-overviews, Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks includes key tracks and...

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...

2006-08-10 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...

2006-06-12 20:56:09

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn will complete a self-described musical "trilogy" with his third full-length album later this summer. Due August 15 via Columbia Records, "Nightcrawler" is the follow-up to his 2003 sophomore album, "Day I Forgot." His debut, "Musicforthemorningafter," was released in 2001. "This way I've covered morning, day and night. It's like an end of an era," Yorn told Billboard.com. "It's a storytelling record with a lot of...

2006-06-07 18:07:55

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or postoned. Ticket counts for the 20-plus arena shows that went on sale last weekend were averaging 5,000-6,000 per show in major markets and less in secondaries, according to sources contacted by Billboard. Venue capacities on the tour generally top 15,000. In contrast, the band's new album, "Taking the Long Way,"...

2006-06-07 12:20:40

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks remained queens of the U.S. pop charts Wednesday, while the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical" held tight at No. 2, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' former chart-topper rebounded two places to No. 3. The Dixie Chicks' "Taking the Long Way," which exceeded industry estimates by selling 525,000 copies during its first week, added 271,000 copies in the week ended June 4, according to...


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