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Dixie Chicks Still Pissing 'Em Off

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LAist doesn't listen to a lot of country music (because like Donny we're a little bit rock & roll). But we wanted to applaud the Dixie Chicks and the big country station here in LA -- KZLA 93.9 -- for playing their new single, "Not Ready to Make Nice." It's pissing off a lot of people, uh like, their core fanbase. It's very subversive, kind of like the Sex Pistols thumbing their noses at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Now did you ever think you'd see a Dixie Chicks-Sex Pistols comparison? We didn't either.)

So everyone knows the backstory: Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines was reamed nearly three years ago for saying that she was ashamed of George Bush for the war in Iraq. Country music fans let the band have it: Their music was banned from some stations, their records were burned and bulldozed and the band even received personal threats. So you'd think they'd make nice this time around? Oh no...Here's the chorus from their new single:

I'm not ready to make nice I'm not ready to back down I'm still mad as hell and I don't have time to go round and round and round It's too late to make it right I probably wouldn't if I could 'Cause I'm mad as hell Can't bring myself to do what it is you think I should