Win Dixie Chicks: Shut up and Sing (E: 12/10/07)

Found 3rd Sep 2007
Fron The Biography Channel:

When Dixie Chick Natalie Maines made her anti-Bush remark between songs at Londons Shepherds Bush Empire in 2003, little did she realise that her comment would prove so incendiary and have such a major impact on the career of North Americas best selling female band! DIXIE CHICKS SHUT UP & SING, the powerful rockumentary directed by Academy Award® winning film-maker Barbara Kopple and co-director Cecilia Peck, follows the Dixie Chicks through this traumatic time.

The US was poised to go to war in Iraq and Natalies off-the-cuff remark was soon widely reported as unpatriotic, putting the band into career freefall. Country radio stations boycotted them, right-leaning fans publicly binned their recordings and Natalie even received death threats. All this time, they were under the most intense political and personal attack, while continuing to live their lives, have children and, of course, make music.

Building a picture of the Chicks as musicians and as modern women in the public eye, this film offers a revealing glimpse of the creative processes and the business bottom line in the music industry. It also stands as an indictment of Americas highly selective take on what is actually meant by the notion of free speech.


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