Currently Browsing: The Chicks
Today, as I was driving in the car with my best friend, we listened to The Chicks. We drive together to a lake in north east Alabama multiple times each year, and every time we go we listen to “Goodbye Earl,” “Wide Open Spaces,” “Cowboy Take Me Away,” and “Travelin’ Soldier.” Together, we sang along to the music while winding our way through cow pastures and up into the mountains of lower Appalachia.… read more.
Anyone familiar with the old controversy surrounding the Chicks knows that when they were labeled as politically outspoken, it wasn’t exactly meant to be a compliment. Even I, with my limited knowledge of the whole affair, felt its negative connotation. Upon watching Barbara Kopple’s documentary on the subject, Shut Up & Sing (2006), I had only a shadow of an idea of what I would be watching. But boy, was I in for an eye-opener.