i LOVE those dixie chicks! the gal’s long awaited 4th album is due to hit stores this coming tuesday (may 23rd) after listening to an advanced copy of taking the long way i was reminded of how much i missed them after they basically went into hiding…from the people who were bulldozing and stomping their last album because of some truthful statements lead singer natalie maines made about bush at a concert in the UK…the girls even received death threats – so not good times! thinking back on that 2003 incident it seemed so ridiculous at the time…
now thinking about it seems even more ludicrous! were children really smashing CDs while being egged on by their idiotic parents? those people were (probably still are today) absolutely crazy & insanse! who really has the time to be stomping on CDs and making scary threats?!? what a waste of time & energy! reminds me of that saying ‘idle hands are the devil’s tools’ anyways i am really happy the chicks are back – the first single not ready to make nice definitely speaks to the people who were threatening their lives…just read some of the lyrics and then have a listen to one of my fave tracks i selected for your listening pleasure…popbytes over & out for now – xxoo!
Not Ready to Make Nice
I made by bed, and I sleep like a baby,
With no regrets and I don’t mind saying,
It’s a sad sad story
That a mother will teach her daughter
that she ought to hate a perfect stranger.
And how in the world
Can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Saying that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over…
» listen to the dixie chick’s the long way around (.mp3 3.8mb)
With TAKING THE LONG WAY, one of the most anticipated albums in recent years, the Dixie Chicks are putting themselves out there like never before. For the first time, every one of the disc’s fourteen songs are co-written by the Chicks themselves, exploring themes both deeply private and resoundingly political. Collaborating with legendary producer Rick Rubin (who has worked with everyone from Johnny Cash to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, from Run DMC to Neil Diamond), the biggest-selling female band in history has truly pushed themselves to new heights both as writers and as performers.
“Everything felt more personal this time,” says Natalie Maines. “I go back to songs we’ve done in the past and there’s just more maturity, depth, intelligence on these. They just feel more grown-up.”