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The Dixie Chicks

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Patty Griffin will Play the Kessler in October; Tickets are Almost Sold Out Already

    Legendary Americana songwriter Patty Griffin is going on tour this fall, and the October 26 date at the Kessler Theater is already almost sold out, less than a day after it went on sale. As of right now, only suites and standing room spots remain. So get going now.

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    July 5, 2012
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    December 6, 2010

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

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Turn On Your Television: There's Local Music Everywhere!

    ​The normal rule of thumb is that you need three examples of something happening before you can call it a trend. Well, how about four? SUPER TREND, DUDES. And, in this case, the super trend is all about your TV. Specifically: Area products and songs on TV. Like, for instance, did you know that DFW ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Check It Out, A New Dixie Chicks Court Yard Hounds Track!

    These two look familiar?​Surely, that toothsome twosome to the right looks familiar to most Dallasites. They are after all, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, formerly Dallas' own Emily and Martie Erwin--or, at least, that was the case back when the Dixie Chicks called Dallas home. To this day, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Today In Music News: The Dixie Chicks Come Out Of Hiding, Lady Gaga's Requests Are Stranger Than Her Outfits And Jack White Scores

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, March 18, 2010...Natalie Maines has decided to stop consoling her husband about his failing show and come out of hiding to rejoin The Dixie Chicks on their first tour in four years.If you met Boy George what would ask him to sign? Anything? If y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Dixie Chicks and Old 97's Named to Texas Music's Best Albums Of The Decade List, Other Area Acts Named Among Its Artists Of The Decade

    ​The new Texas Music magazine popped up in the snail mail yesterday, and in a joint celebration of both the end of the '00s and start of the mag's 10th year in existence, the magazine, like many others before it, went ahead and listed its favorite albums and artists of the decade. And, of course, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Are We Blue?

    Frisco certainly is thanks to the Bluegrass Festival

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007

    Are We Blue?

    Frisco certainly is thanks to the Bluegrass Festival

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    June 22, 2007
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    March 13, 2007

    The Paper Chase to Appear on NPR; Promises to Speak in Dull Monotone And Beg for Money

    Used to be it was Garrison Keillor whistlin' Dixie Chicks (the original, Sweethearts of the Rodeo version) on A Prairie Home Companion; thank God those days are over. On Saturday, National Public Radio's live-music series will feature Friday Night Lights favorites Explosions in the Sky, with Dallas' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    Look, It's The "Definitive 200" Albums of All Time. Sure, If You Don't Have Ears, Absolutely.

    Of all the locals and former locals on the list of the "Definitive 200" albums of all time, Norah Jones' debut ranks highest. That. Does. Not. Make. Sense. Well, here's something sure to generate comments -- I mean, it sure as hell oughta. And, blessedly, it's local-ish enough to merit mention here: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2007

    Hot Chicks

    Dixie hits the Modern's big screen

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    Chicks with, uh, Grammies

    Seriously, we could not be more delighted for the Dixie Chicks, who we can say we knew back when. (Joey Tomato's, anyone?) Five Grammies last night, including the Holy Trinity for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year -- which no one predicted, of course -- in addition to two in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    Bill Clinton Coming to Town, Not Opening Library at SMU

    We're never much for giving free ad space to folks who actually pay for them in the paper version of Unfair Park, but here's a freebie -- and a favor to our dear Friends who might wanna get a jump on an event upcoming at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie in the next, like, few weeks. So, here ya go ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Represent, Y'all

    The holler's not that far from the 'hood

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    Did Hicks in Sticks Dig Chicks?

    The Dixie Chicks doc did OK in Dallas, but it's unlikely to be a hit by any estimation. It got great reviews, locally and nationally; a "riveting documentary," wrote David Ansen in Newsweek, while USA Today called it "a compelling and rousing film." Both The Dallas Morning News and the paper versio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    The Other Dixie Chicks Doc

    If you go see the Dixie Chicks doc Shut Up & Sing, which opens tomorrow, and come away thinking, "I'd really like to see less of the band and more of the protestors," well, we have a movie for you. It's called Protesting the Dixie Chicks, and, if nothing else, there's definite truth in its advertisi ... More >>

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Dixie Doc

    In an instant, the Dixie Chicks went from country darlings to America's goats, and two filmmakers caught it all.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006

    Boo! It's the Dixie Chicks!

    The Dixie Chicks doc, Shut Up & Sing, opens locally in a couple of weeks; I know, yer thrilled. Till then, there's this from New York magazine's latest issue concerning Chick Natalie Maines and her hometown of Lubbock; seems she ain't too popular there, can't imagine why. But we're a little confused ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2006

    Embryonic Chicks

    A fab four: The Dixie Chicks, circa 1991 A week from tomorrow, the new Dixie Chicks disc Taking the Long Way arrives in stores, and though a review appears in the Observer on Wednesday, lemme say, in short, it's kinda swell; imagine if Fleetwood Mac made a country record for 1970s FM-rock radio, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2006

    "You Will Be Shot Dead."

    Sunday night's 60 Minutes will feature a piece on the Dixie Chicks, whose new album Taking the Long Way will be released May 23 (and reviewed in the Observer next Wednesday). The Chicks talk to Steve Kroft about the threats the band received after singer Natalie Maines shouted her infamous Bush-bash ... 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 >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Susan Gibson, Adam Carroll

    Friday, July 29, at The Horseman Club

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Julie Roberts, Miranda Lambert

    Friday, May 20, at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Community Standards

    For the love of money

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    July 3, 2003
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    July 3, 2003
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    April 17, 2003
  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Dixie Down

    When does a benign anti-war comment become the death of open discourse?

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    And the Nominees Are

    Various Dallas acts up for Grammy awards

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Home Free

    Onstage and off, the Dixie Chicks changed the way they do business

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Home Coming

    The Dixie Chicks' new album won't be out for another month, but we'll tell you why it's worth waiting for

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    One Ton Records closes its doors

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Emily Does Dallas

    Dixie Chick Emily Robison riffs on Fly, high-fives, and why you need to check your tube top before you sing

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Across the Bar

    Hagfish meets Bobgoblin; Touring the giglist; Toadies just might hatch

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Polka + Grammy = Brave Combo

    Grammy + Country Sellout = Dixie Chicks

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Old 97's grab The Deathray; Whammies for the Grammies; Drunken apologies notwithstanding

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Burn this book

    Or: How Chick power is not a good thing!

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Dixie Chicks

    Fly (Monument Records)

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Buzz

    Dixie Chicks cover up, Bill Rojas' not-so-humble beginning, Dallas Mavs slide shows!

  • News

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    The Dixie Chicks

    What's Not To Like?

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    January 14, 1999
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    January 7, 1999
  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Teaching a (history) lesson

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

  • Music

    March 12, 1998
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    November 20, 1997
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    November 23, 1995

    Red hot

    Local jazz label discovers lost recordings by Dallas-born piano great

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