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The Dixie Chicks Bring Girl Power To Nashville… THANK GOD!

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The Dixie Chicks made their triumphant return to Nashville this week, performing to a sold-out Wednesday night crowd at Bridgestone Arena. The girls made no apologies for their absence, in fact, barely commented on it at all; treating it like any other DCX MMXVI Tour stop.

“Hello Nashville!” Front chick Natalie Maines jeered. “Long time no see.”

And a long time it has been. Fifteen years to be exact since country radio shunned and so-called fans hosted CD burnings all because the chicks said they were ashamed President Bush and them shared the home state of Texas.

I have to say, I never understood it. People say much much worse and are cheered and revered. Instead the Chicks were ousted, before giving country the middle finger with their Grammy win for “Not Ready to Make Nice.” The ladies of CMTT stayed true, proudly playing our Dixie Chicks music, fingers crossed for a reunion that would one day tell “The Man” to shove it where the sun don’t shine.

Thank God it happened, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Here we are. 2016. Country music is at the height of popularity all while going through what we can only describe as an identity crisis. The pop and “rap” heavy genre is driven by men and boys all singing about the same thing. Chris Stapleton and Eric Church are doing their best to bring some sort of authenticity to it, but the girls struggle to find their place ; putting out power ballads and girl-power anthems, but never getting their due credit. Thanks goodness The Dixie Chicks returned to remind everyone what country music is and providing some much-needed inspiration for today’s females saying ‘Be proud! Be yourself! You’re every bit as good (even better) than those tight-jeaned boys!  Steel guitars and banjos are cool! Fiddles are cool! Being Country is Cool!’

The show was a spectacle of talent both instrumental and harmonious. Time has taken no toll on the trio or their fans’ memory. The audience sang loud to hits such as “Some Days You Gotta Dance,” “Good Bye Earl,” “White Trash Wedding,” and “Long Time Gone” before swaying steadily to the nostalgic “Truth No 2,” “Traveling Soldier,” and “Landslide” before giving us all goosebumps with a tribute to Prince with “Nothing Compares to You.”

The true display of talent came with the acoustic set at the front of the stage where the girls really dazzled with “”Cowboy, Take Me Away,” “Sin Wagon” and “Wide Open Spaces.’ The true gem was the cover of Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons,” because it kicked the original’s ass.

Besides some digital imagery mocking ALL of our political candidates (because let’s face it…this election has been a joke and worthy of all the mocking anyone can throw at it) the chicks kept politics out. But frankly, we could care less because for us, The Dixie Chicks talent stands alone.

We can’t think of a single all female group, except maybe The Judds, who’ve displayed such talent. They instrumentally, lyrically and harmonically stand alone. We won’t hold our breath for new music ( we sure would love some), but we feel blessed to have finally seen the group who inspired so many girls that they can rock better than any boy. The Dixie Chicks were the soundtrack to our youth, and we thank them for reminding us that Chicks Rule!

Dixie Chicks Launch DCX MMXVI Tour

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The Dixie Chicks launched the 50+ date North American leg of their highly-anticipated, top-selling DCX MMXVI Tour last night in Cincinnati at the Riverbend Music Center showcasing a hit-packed set of fan favorites to 20,000+ capacity venue.

Fans also had the opportunity to interact with three dynamic nonprofits participating on-site, all of whom were asked by the Dixie Chicks to participate in their national tour. Headcount volunteers helped to register attendees to vote. Planned Parenthood let attendees know who is targeting their reproductive healthcare and how to obtain access to high-quality healthcare. Proclaim Justice, founded in part by singer Natalie Maines, shared information on their mission to win freedom for inmates who are innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted.

DCX MMXVI Tour, produced by Live Nation, resumes June 3 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The tour visits 50+ cities, including just-announced stops on Friday, October 7 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA (on sale June 17) and Saturday, October 8 at The Forum in Los Angeles (on sale June 6).Tickets for DCX MMXVI Tour are available at www.livenation.com.

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Dixie Chicks Add More Dates to Highly Anticipated North American Summer Tour

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In the midst of their sold-out European tour, multi-platinum selling act Dixie Chicks have announced additional North American dates to their highly-anticipated, hugely-selling DCX MMXVI Tour. November’s announcement of the DCX MMXVI Tour created a fan frenzy for tickets, quickly becoming one of Live Nation’s highest-selling tours of the summer and prompting the band to add additional dates to the already massive 40-city run. The long-awaited DCX MMXVI Tour, produced by Live Nation, will now visit over 50 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, concluding at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on October 10th.

Fans will have first access to pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am local time through the MMXVI Tour Club at http://www.DCXTourClub.com. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 4th at 10am local time to Friday, May 6th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Saturday, May 7th at www.livenation.com.

Shutting down the stage last night at London’s infamous O2 Arena, the Dixie Chicks continue to delight fans across the world, consistently raising the bar with their impassioned performances and increasing excitement for the tour’s North American kick off. The 20,000-seat arena was filled to the brim with fans for an energy-packed set of hits spanning the group’s seven studio albums, bringing the crowd to their feet and leaving them clamoring for more.

Since their first album, the music of the Dixie Chicks has stirred emotions in fans across the world making them one of the biggest and most influential bands of our time. Not just “big for a country band” or “big for a big female band,” the Dixie Chicks are a multi-platinum selling act in North America, Europe and Australia. They are one of a mere handful of acts with multiple albums achieving “diamond” status (meaning sales over 10 million copies) – both WIDE OPEN SPACES (1998) and FLY (1999) hit that stratospheric landmark – and over the years have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won thirteen Grammy Awards. Their on-stage reputation has helped them sell over $100 million worth of concert tickets while outspoken songs like “Goodbye Earl” and “Not Ready To Make Nice” made it clear that this power trio played by nobody’s rules. The Dixie Chicks have grown from a band into a cultural force becoming the biggest selling female band of all time in the U.S.

The North American leg of the DCX MMXVI Tour begins on June 1, 2016 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and immediately follows the group’s current European tour. Support for the tour comes from influential rising artists spanning the genres of country, rock and R&B. Augustana, The Heavy, Anderson East, Vintage Trouble and Elle King, Josh Herbert and Smooth Hound Smith are all along for the 50+ date ride.

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