The Dixie Chicks need to make a comeback.
Forget the fact that only four of the 100 top songs in the 2014 Billboard year-end songs were performed by women or all-female acts. Forget the fact that the Chicks are still the biggest selling all-female band with 30.5 million certified albums sold, and sales of 27.4 million albums in the U.S. alone. Forget that they are the biggest selling country group ever. Forget that the majority of Americans adopted their anti-war stance after nearly 7,000 Americans lost their lives in Iraq and a dozen long, conscious-numbing years have passed since their great “crime” of speaking out against invading Iraq.
This plea isn’t about music, or the void their absence on the music scene has created. It certainly isn’t about politics, or how even free speech can be drowned out by the clamor of the free market.
This is about reminding women that what they say matters – especially when what they say is true, honest and unpopular.
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