The Dixie Chicks want out of the country music scene, according to comments group member Martie Maguire made to German magazine, Spiegel. She said, “We don’t feel part of the country scene any longer, it can’t be our home any more.”
The musician’s attitude is reportedly based on the lack of support shown to the Chicks during the backlash of Natalie Maines’ anti-Bush comment to a London audience earlier this year. Maguire adds, “A few weeks ago, Merle Haggard said a couple of nice words about us, but that was it. The support we got came from others, like Bruce Springsteen.”
Maguire points to the fact that country radio is still not playing the trio’s music, and that country award shows have seemingly shut the door on the Chicks. She says, “Instead, we won three Grammys against much stronger competition. So we now consider ourselves part of the big rock ‘n’ roll family.”
A call to the Dixie Chicks’ publicist was not returned at press time.
The group continues to perform overseas on their Top Of The World tour. The tour wraps up on October 4 in Sydney, Australia.
Source : Launch Radio Networks