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'Cause Earl had to die!!! nah nah nah nah naaaahhhhh......

Hello Chicks, Goodbye Earl
Country Trio Makes Grammy Splash With New Video
By Jay Orr

LOS ANGELES -- Grammy riches were spread pretty evenly in the country music world Wednesday night as The Dixie Chicks, Asleep at the Wheel and Shania Twain each captured two apiece.

The Chicks added to their growing mainstream profile with a stirring performance of their new single, the anti-abuse anthem "Goodbye Earl." Their moment, which included the debut of a new video starring TV favorite Dennis Franz, came early in the awards show, telecast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles by CBS.

The group earned awards for Best Country Album, for Fly, and for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Ready to Run."


Goodbye Earl release?!?
Regulars to the Bulletin Board were surprised this week to hear of the possibility of Goodbye Earl's release on February 29.  A good date for a good song, some may say.  I'd like to think of it as an irregular day for an irregular song!


- Los Angeles Times
The trio's stunning good looks always get attention, but what really turns heads is the band's astonishing musical prowess.

- TV Guide
Dixie Chicks ~ Over 11 Million Discs Sold!
The Dixie Chicks continue to be one of music's most talked about success stories as their second disc on Monument Records Fly has sold over three million units. The Chicks have also seen the astonishing success of their debut album Wide Open Spaces which has sold over eight million units to date.

Dixie Chicks Array Of Awards
If there was any doubts about the explosive popularity of the Dixie Chicks, their ever-growing collection of awards should effectively eliminate them. Over the past few months, the Chicks have chalked up three CMA Awards (Music Video of the Year and Single of the Year for Wide Open Spaces and Group of the Year), a WB Radio Music Awards (Country Artist of the Year) and three Billboard Music Awards (Country Artist of the Year, Country Albums Artist and Country Albums Duo/Group). The trio also took home honors from CMT in their Top 12 Videos of the Year with their humorous Ready To Run clip. This brings the total of fan and industry awards for the Dixie Chicks to an astonishing 26.

Dixie Chicks Get Taken Away
The Dixie Chicks have become known for their cutting-edge, innovative videos and their latest clip Cowboy, Take Me Away is no exception. Shot in Los Angeles, the video features the gorgeous trio in various city settings before vividly transforming into a spectacular country landscape. The clip was directed by Nancy Bardawil, whose previous credits include videos for the Goo Goo Dolls and L7.

Dixie Chicks Continue To Soar With "Cowboy"
The single Cowboy, Take Me Away has topped the Billboard and R&R singles charts and makes for the fastest-rising single of their career. The stunning song was written by Chicks fiddle player Martie Seidel along with songwriter Marcus Hummon. Seidel and Hummon also wrote the Chicks smash hit Ready To Run.

Dixie Chicks Top Rolling Stone Poll
The Dixie Chicks reigned supreme in the annual Rolling Stone Critics Poll where they were cited as the Country Artist of the Year. Not limited to just the accolades of music journalists, teen pop sensation Britney Spears named the Texas trio's current album Fly as one of her favorites discs of the year.

Dixie Chicks Have An Unlikely Fan
When the world famous Mr. Blackwell listed the Dixie Chicks among 1999's worst dressed, the trio sassily retorted with Is he still alive? But the fashion guru took the barb in good humor, even telling a New York reporter that their response was the best he'd ever received!

DIXIE CHICKS RAVES ~ hear what the critics are saying about the Dixie Chicks!

They're the most fun you can have on country radio these days, bringing a sisterly zest to their celebrations of hell-raising gals who know how to rip out a man's heart and use it to fix a flat!
- Rolling Stone

This saucy Dallas-based group of country divas with attitude and authentic bluegrass chop  has brought its own dash of sass to the music world.
- People

Fly is a big leap forward, ornery and urgent. What lingers longer and deeper than the tunes is the wily musicianship.
- Time

These Chicks are funny and bold, breaking rules even while they reestablish traditions.
- Interview

The Dixie Chicks pretty much stole the show with a combination of good country songs (many of which speak about female empowerment) and personality to burn. Lead singer Natalie Maines has the spitfire demeanor of a young Patsy Cline.

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