Thursday, June 08, 2006
That's the only title I can come up with for this post.

I know that what I'm about to say is a bit catty, but that isn't going to keep me from saying it.

It seems that The Dixie Chicks are having trouble with ticket sales for their new tour. The article reports that concert ticket sales have been lackluster in certain major markets. Interestingly, these areas include Memphis, Houston, Oklahoma City, and Indianapolis. Isn't that odd?

The heartland, the cradle of country music, well, can't stir up any interest for The Dixie Chicks. As they say, "That won't play in Peoria." Is it just me or is this a big flashing neon sign to the demise of the Chicks? The fact is, they aren't "pop" by any stretch of the imagination, no matter how many covers of Landslide they do. Their harmonys just don't play to pop music. A crossover isn't in their future. For one thing, pop music lovers despise country music for the most part. Sure, some country has crossed over, like Faith Hill, but she's more easy listening than country. She's more Anne Murray than Coldplay, if you know what I mean.

There is good news for The Dixie Chicks, however. Canada loves them and they sold out a show and added another one there. Which just goes to show that country music lovers are not as stupid as they are made out to be. If you insult them, they don't just continue buying your albums and concert tickets.

Maybe they should change their name to les poulets suicidaires.

Is this catty of me, the fact that I'm giggling out of control over this news?
posted by Phoenix | 9:41 AM


At 10:43 PM, Blogger John McAdams said...

No Chicks on Milwaukee Country Radio:

I think it all comes back to arrogance. They didn't just express a political opinion when asked, they went out of their way to attack Bush personally.

And in an interview with Howard Stern, they attacked conservative fans.


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