May 31, 2006
Chicks Flying High
So the Dixie Chicks now have the number-one album in American. So it turns out that being right and not apologizing does pay in the long run. I guessing it doesn't hurt that the Chicks have been literally everywhere there is a form of media to carry them. The hook of every story was "Will their politics hurt their sales?" Apart from the endless still-not-backing-down part of every interview, my favorite part (On NPR, which I will support, I swear) was when Emily Robison talked about wanting to change popular perceptions of banjo players. She's been very successful. I know that I used think of banjo players as not hot. But seeing Emily Robison, I now know that to be a cruel stereotype.