Robert Brooks

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: The Dixie Chicks Don't Take Kindly To Superfans

    ‚ÄčIn 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    It's the Chicks' "Time"

    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 >>

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Presumed guilty

    Odell Barnes awaits execution on March 1 -- despite new evidence that he didn't commit the crime

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Burn this book

    Or: How Chick power is not a good thing!

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Teaching a (history) lesson

    Dixie Chicks sic lawyers on a fan's exhaustive Web site

  • News

    January 18, 1996

    Evil's triumph at Texas Stadium

    Blesses are the Cheeseheads - even if they didn't make it to the Super Bowl