- Chicks-Free Concert Scheduled in Dixie (S.Carolina)
Submitted by Joe M.
NewsMax's very own Mike Gallagher has come up with a way for folks to demonstrate their feelings about Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines' idiocy. You know the harebrained stuff she said about President Bush while in Europe - "We're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
Well, now a Chicks-free concert appears to be in the offing. The Marshall Tucker Band is set to perform at a May 1 concert in South Carolina. The show is being billed as an alternative to the kickoff concert of the Dixie Chicks' U.S. tour, which is scheduled on the same day in Greenville.
Gallagher says anyone who shows up with Dixie Chicks tickets will get to sit in a special VIP section and attend a VIP reception. Proceeds from the Marshall Tucker Band concert will be used to buy food for military families and military communities.
For her part, Maines continues to keep the flames of discontent burning. She is quoted as telling a reporter in New Zealand that she was only joking.
According to "E! Online," Maines shows no regret for her statement: "The more flack I get for it, the prouder I am."
Wonder if Maines is equally proud that Dixie Chicks' album sales have dropped a reported 52 percent since she launched her anti-Bush blast.