Monday, February 12, 2007

Country Fans sore losers over Dixie Chicks

How exciting for the Dixie Chicks to look in the camera and basically day "F" you to the all the folks who thought they threw them down the river over the over-hyped Bush remarks a few years back. I only wish Al Gore would have presented the Grammy. The Fox loving 28% country music program directors still can't get past poor George getting his feelings hurt from three smart women from Texas.
"Most country stations aren't playing the Chicks, and they aren't going to start now," said Jim Jacobs, owner of WTDR-FM, a country radio station in Talladega, Ala.

The awards might have the opposite effect, sparking another radio backlash against the group. Country broadcasters said Monday that the group's five Grammys show how out of touch the Recording Academy is from the average country fan.

"I think (the listeners) are outraged," said Tony Lama, program director for KXNP in North Platte, Neb. "This is rural, conservative America. They are just disgusted."
Silly how they would want to raise this issue again. I have never been a fan of country music and now I understand why.
Country radio may not be ready to embrace them again, but the Grammy runaway suggests that a significant portion of the rest of the country has come around to their way of thinking. The president's approval ratings are down, and his party was ousted in the midterm elections.
America love you...Dixie chicks!

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