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
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 dixiechicks.com 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
- 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
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.
Fly is a big leap forward, ornery and
urgent. What lingers longer and deeper than the tunes is the wily musicianship.
These Chicks are funny and bold, breaking rules even while
they reestablish traditions.
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