In this edition on This Week In Dallas Music History, we look back to 1998, when former Observer music editor Zac Crain wrote about Robert Brooks, a Dixie Chicks superfan. The Chicks had just gone double-platinum from their major-label-debut Wide Open Spaces, but Brooks had been a fan for far lon ... More >>
For years, former Observer music editor Zac Crain and I took delight in poking at the Dixie Chicks for pretending the former Dallas street-corner performers didn't exist until singer Natalie Maines joined the band and for acting as though they hadn't released an album till 1998's Wide Open Spaces. ( ... More >>
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