18 Facts About The Chicks


The Chicks reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart with their 2002 cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide".

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Days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Maines told a London audience that the Chicks did not endorse the war and were ashamed of US President George W Bush being from Texas.

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The Chicks have won 13 Grammy Awards, including five in 2007 for Taking the Long Way, which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and its single "Not Ready to Make Nice", which received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

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Dixie The Chicks were founded by Laura Lynch on upright bass, guitarist Robin Lynn Macy, and the multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie and Emily Erwin in 1989.

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Dixie The Chicks began building a fan base, winning the prize for "best band" at the 1990 Telluride Bluegrass Festival and opening for established country music artists, including such names as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and George Strait.

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The Chicks's left in late 1992 to devote herself to a "purer" bluegrass sound, remaining active in the Dallas and Austin music scenes.

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The Chicks's offered to stay for the first cuts on the new album for Sony, but the sisters thought it would send the wrong message to the label; they all agreed she would leave before the new album.

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The Chicks's sang lead vocals, with Maguire and Strayer singing backing vocals.

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In 1998, the Dixie The Chicks sold more CDs than all other country music groups combined.

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Dixie The Chicks albums continued to place in the list of the 50 best-selling albums in American history over a half-decade after they were released.

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The Dixie The Chicks were blacklisted by thousands of country radio stations, and the band members received death threats.

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The Dixie The Chicks made their new single available as a download with proceeds to benefit hurricane relief through Habitat For Humanity and the American Federation of Musicians Gulf Coast Relief Fund.

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In October 2004, the Dixie The Chicks joined the Vote for Change tour, performing in concerts organized by MoveOn.

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The Chicks became the first female band in chart history to have three albums debut at No 1.

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Dixie The Chicks appeared in the 2010 music documentary Sounds Like a Revolution about protest music in America.

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In October 2011, the Dixie The Chicks played the Concert for Wildfire Relief in Austin, Texas.

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In December 2012, the Dixie The Chicks replaced Lady Antebellum as headliners' at Canada's Craven Country Jamboree in July 2013.

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From October 2013 to March 2014, the Dixie The Chicks went on their first full-length tour since 2007, the Long Time Gone Tour through various cities across Canada in 2013.

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