The Dixie Chicks used to have a good thing going. Lots of money rolling in, touring the world, and things looked good. But then the attention whore of the group, Natalie Maines, starting mouthing off. The coward she is, she bashed America to foreign crowds knowing full well they would lap it up like the lovesick socialist puppies they are.
Finally, the furor seemed to die down and their latest album started off with brisk sales. Those sales, as well as concert sales have come to a screeching halt and they have been forced to cancel 43 concert dates.
All because of Natalie and her big, fat mouth. The Attention Whore took it upon herself to state that patriotism and love of country were misguided notions that made no sense. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."
Maybe if she had waited just a while longer she would have read the worldwide poll that found Americans are more patriotic than any nation on the planet. (link)
Personally, if I was DixChick, I would be pretty pissed off that Natalie's yapping trap ended what once was a very successful moneymaking endeavour for all them. I'd have to tell her, "Thanks, Natalie...all you had to do was sing, but you had to dick it up for the rest of us. "