Country music is no place for outlaws

Just a little more Chix:

But the rift with country-music radio seems impossibly wide. The Chicks
have said they never felt at home on Music Row, even when they were a
top-selling country act.

If you’re trying to offer an olive branch to country radio, that’s
not the way to do it,” said Ken Tucker, Billboard country music
correspondent. “The Chicks are celebrating being the outlaws.”

Because “outlaws” like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard had such unsuccessful country music careers…

5 thoughts on “Country music is no place for outlaws

  1. hoppycalif says:

    The Dixie Chicks are mainstream America now. That is about as outlaw as Kentucky Fried Chicken. The outlaws are all in the Bush administration.

  2. gene214 says:

    Fuck Nashville…Fuck “mainstream” country music. As for that other bastion of “conservative” AmeriKKKa – NASCAR, I’m delighted to say that the guy getting all the press these days is Juan Pablo Montoya, a former Formula 1 racer from Colombia who’s gonna show those redneck whiteboys what real racing is. As for the Dixie Chicks – they don’t need Nashville or “country” radio, and last night’s Grammy’s proved it.

  3. YouFascinateMe says:

    Um, doesn’t he mean offer an olive branch to Clear Channel?

  4. mdhatter says:

    Montoya swapped to NASCAR? For real? But he’s so good at right turns too.

  5. TheaLogie says:

    “Montoya swapped to NASCAR? For real? But he’s so good at right turns too.”–mdhatter
    It’s an odd career change, but not without precedent. Before his retirement from motor racing, British F1 racer Nigel Mansell was in the IndyCar tourneys. However, NASCAR sounds like an altogether different kettle of fish, culturally at any rate: I wish Montoya the best of luck, having cheered him on in his F1 days.

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