Today in History, March 12, 2003:
The British tabloid “The Guardian” publishes comments made by American Country star natalie maines of the dixie chicks group to a London audience,
“‘Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.”
Much to their chagrin, these three soon found that loyal Americans didn’t appreciate “Americans” who spoke poorly of their own overseas. Especially when their customer base were conservative Country music listeners.
They were boycotted and chastised by those that were supposed to be their supporters…because you don’t bad mouth your family to others. Of course Hollywood has since embraced them, the same as “Hanoi Jane.”
Unlike popular Henry Fonda’s daughter, the Dixie Chicks never saw a resurgence in their careers.