5 Times Country Music Got Political

Country music has a long history that includes numerous events that have aligned with the political environment. Red or Blue. Right wing or Left wing. Country singers have found themselves supporting their beliefs or defending them (whichever way you want to look at it) over the course of the last 60 years.  5 Times Country Music Got … Read more

Is Country Music Ready to Forgive the Dixie Chicks?

With the recent announcement that the Dixie Chicks are headed for a European reunion tour and a few possible stops stateside, I got to wondering– why is everyone still so mad at the Dixie Chicks? Surprisingly, you can’t find actual video of Natalie Maines’ infamous statement about President George Bush, save its brief appearance in … Read more

Dixie Chicks’ 10 Best Songs Ever

Despite running into a nationwide whirlwind following controversial comments about President George W. Bush, the Dixie Chicks, made of up Natalie Maines, Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, are one of country music’s defining groups of the modern era. Catapulted into the limelight with their Wide Open Spaces debut studio effort (1998), the trio mapped … Read more

6 Banned Country Music Songs

Right now, you could turn on just about any country music radio station in the country and listen to a song with overtly sexual lyrics, a song about killing someone or drinking until your drunk. And those are just the hits! In the last few decades country music and its fans have really evolved on … Read more

Kelsea Ballerini Covers The Dixie Chicks with Help From Maddie & Tae

The future for women in country music is bright with Kelsea Ballerini and Maddie & Tae at the helm. Kelsea is currently out on tour as she gears up for her debut album release and was joined on stage by country music’s hottest female duo, Maddie & Tae, for a cover of a legendary female … Read more

9 Best Live Performances from Women in Country Music

There’s something about live performances of your favorite songs that just bring them to life. It’s no surprise that a tradition of strong female country singers has a tradition of strong live performances. We’ve scoured the Internet for the best and most emotional performances of some of the greatest female country artists. So sit back, … Read more

Natalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks) Ain’t Makin’ Nice Anytime Soon

You gotta admire someone who sticks to their guns (yes, I see the irony), right? Well, 12 years later Natalie Maines, former leader of the Dixie Chicks, is definitely sticking to her guns and everything else, too. I don’t have to remind you of what she said– I was in college when she said it, … Read more

Miranda Lambert and Friends Cover the Dixie Chicks

Miranda Lambert‘s Platinum Tour is all about the ladies– especially ones from a few years ago. Before the whole George W. Bush debacle, the Dixie Chicks were country music. They won GRAMMYs, sold out arenas and changed a lot of young middle schoolers’ lives (maybe, mine included). “Cowboy Take Me Away” was released in 1999, … Read more

10 Lessons I Learned about Life and Love from ‘90s Country Music

Growing up in the South is a little bit different than growing up elsewhere. We’re brought up to love football, sweet tea, and country music. I was a child of the ‘90s and soaked up knowledge everywhere I went, so, of course, country music taught me a few lessons about life and love. Here are … Read more