DIXIE CHICKS ARE BACK

The Dixie Chicks are bouncing back with a new CD, May 23, three years after they were banned from many radio stations for their political remarks.

But is country ready to accept the trio again? The Chicks aren’t making it easy, as the first single from the CD, “Not Ready to Make Nice,” takes aim at some of their critics. Lead vocalist Natalie Maines has even said, “I guess I was ignorant to the fact that the stereotypes behind country music were true, and it was disappointing.” Now that the political climate has changed, however, perhaps fans are willing to give the Dixie Chicks a second chance.

Read this story in the current issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands now.

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