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 longer.
As many longtime local music fans know, the Dixie Chicks kicked around in make-shift venues for the better part of a decade before they saw any real success -- and it was at one of these gigs that Brooks became a fan. And when the Chicks finally hit it big, Brooks started a fan web site, complete with mp3 clips from several of their out-of-print albums of years past.
"I put the sound site together to show what they're capable of -- not even just as an advertisement for their old material, but for their new material, and maybe encourage fans to listen and ask for it, demand that they let those girls play," said Brooks.
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The Dixie Chicks, however, did not take kindly to their fan's attempt to preserve they're past. Check out the whole story after the jump...