Tuesday, May 23, 2006

taking the long way

The brand new album from the Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way, hits stores today. I bought the CD this morning at Target for only $9.98 and it included an early access coupon for Dixie Chicks concert tickets for the North American tour.

These Texas girls are ready to make a stir with their newest CD. In the song "Not Ready to Make Nice," the Dixie Chicks take a jab at the fiasco that ensued when lead singer Natalie Maines made anti-Bush remarks at a London concert on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. Another song that fights back is "Lubbock Or Leave It," a catchy tune that exposes the hypocrisy of small towns in the Bible Belt.

For more on the Dixie Chicks and their politics, see our previous post about them back in March. The Chicks are back in full-swing... all they need now is our support. Get out there and buy the album today to show the conservative country music establishment that they haven't won a war against free-thinking. You may enjoy the music even if you aren't a fan of country... the Chicks collaborated on this album with John Mayer, Pete Yorn, Keb' Mo', Sheryl Crow, and many others to create a new sound for a new era. Let's help them usher it in! As Texas liberals, we should give them a warm reception.

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