Howdy y’all! I just wanted to make sure you were aware that…
…the Dixie Chicks are reuniting in 2016!
Sorry guys that I haven’t written in 12 days! I know! It’s horrid! HAHA I’ve just been busy dizzy and my laptop charger for my MacBook got so frayed that it no longer could charge my computer. I’ve got the charger back and I’m looking forward to getting my mojo back as well.
Even as I’ve read through music news on my phone over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been unimpressed with the lack of excitement in the press. Yeah you’ve had a special guest every night at Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour, but what about the reunions, the new albums, and the new tours?!
Well, the Dixie Chicks have heard my cry because they just announced that they will be reuniting next year for their first full tour since 2006! By the time they get on the road next year, this will be their first tour in…
A decade is a long time to not be together. I mean if you think about it, how often do you think you could breakup with someone and then 10 years from now give it another go? But no matter the odds, I’m just happy that they FINALLY decided to get back together.
Now I don’t really know the full extent of their reunion so far, but the last full album they recorded together as a band happened in 2006 as well. Taking The Long Way was one of the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to! It’s spectacular!
I’ve always had a special place in my musical heart for the Chicks because their concert was the first concert I ever attended when I was 12 years old! My cousin had extra tickets and we were front row!
You knew I would have been in the front row, didn’t you?! 😀
I didn’t know 1 song, 1 album, or 1 name of the group members before I went to the show and I walked away a super fan! They were flawless and made it look effortless. Each of the three girls played instruments and sang which was impressive to me. They weren’t a gimmick or being marketed for their good looks. They had the most exquisite harmonies when they sang and they had raw talent!
2003 was the most defining year for the band when they were black-balled by Americans because their lead singer, Natalie Maines, said to the audience at their London concert: “We don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”
Dixie Chicks CD’s were thrown away, run over by tractors, and burnt! I’m not even kiddin’ yah! It was a crazy time when we realized that freedom of speech wasn’t being recognized or upheld.
Take a look at their documentary for more…
Shut Up & Sing!
I’m pretty excited for this reunion shindig and I can’t for what’s next! I have to tell you that only a tour of Europe is in the works which is a big bummer to me, but I’m hopeful that even if a new album isn’t released that a US tour should follow! Those dates run from April 16th to May 4th so I think there’s hope that a summer tour in the states should happen! I’m crossing my fingers, that’s for sure!
Congrats to the Chicks & don’t give up on a US leg of your 2016 tour! See yah soon!