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Natalie Maines: Country Music ‘Burned My Ears’

Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines recently released her first rock solo album, 'Mother.' In a new interview to promote the disc, she reveals that she's more at home in that genre than she ever was in country.

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Mama Tried For #1 and Got It This Day in Country Music – August 31st (Video)

1968 - Merle Haggard's prison-themed "Mama Tried" does time at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart.

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Taylor Swift’s Love Story Comes True This Day In Country Music – August 6th (Video)

2011 - The Oak Ridge Boys are inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. They sing "Bobbie Sue," "Elvira" and an a cappella "Amazing Grace" on their big night.

 

2008 - Taylor Swift shoots her "Love Story" video in Nashville.

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Emily Robison Hoping for a Dixie Chicks Reunion

The Dixie Chicks released their ‘Storytellers’ DVD last month, featuring 11 intimate VH1 performances from 2006. Aside from a documentary and the Emily Robison and Martie Maguire duo Courtyard Hounds, fans haven’t heart much from the group as a trio since that show in Los Angeles. Robison says she’s hoping that changes.

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What Are Your Feelings About The Dixie Chicks Being Played On The Radio?

It's been 8 1/2 years since the words were spoken. 

March 10th, 2003, while on stage at a concert in London, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks said the following in reference to the invasion of Iraq 'We don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas'. 

The reaction was immediate and overwhelmingly negative, especially from country music fans. 

At KICKS 105, we have not played the Dixie Chicks since that time, but that decision is not because of what they said. 

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Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, and More Join October 17 Concert for Texas Fire Relief

Even as rescue workers continue to battle the wildfires that have raged through Texas throughout September, organizers are putting together a benefit to help pay for some of the more than $250 million worth of damage the fires have left behind.

Scheduled for October 17, ‘Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas’ has lined up an impressive array of artists and bands with roots in the Lone Star State, including the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, and Lyle Lovett.

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Medallions, Trophys And Brand New Babies – This Day In Country Music History – May 23rd

2010 - Ferlin Husky and songwriter-producer Billy Sherrill are inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in the official medallion ceremony.

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A Touching Note From Taylor Swift – This Day In Country Music History – May 9th

On this day in 2010, Taylor Swift emailed Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper to express her thoughts on the flood… she wrote, "I have always been proud to be a Nashvillian, but especially now, seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis."

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This Day In Country Music History – March 21st

On this day in 2010, tragedy struck Carrie Underwood’s "Play On" tour when one of her truck drivers was killed in a tractor-trailer accident… that night Carrie dedicated her song "Temporary Home" to the driver and his family.

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Today In Country Music History – March 11th

On this day in 2010, Blake Shelton's album, Hillbilly Bone, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart … Hillbilly Bone also came in at #2 on the list of top country albums, selling over 71 thousand copies its first week.

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Today In Country Music History – March 9th

On this day in 2010, Taylor Swift landed on Glamour's list of the "50 Most Glamorous Women In The World," coming in at #6… Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester topped the list, which also included Nicole Kidman and  Angelina Jolie.

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This Day In Country Music History – February 11th

On this day in 2010, Lady Antebellum's sophomore cd, Need You Now, earned the #1 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart for a second consecutive week … Lady A is the first country group to hold a multi-week #1 since the Dixie Chicks in 2006.

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