I shared with Lori about what I'd read yesterday what Martie from The Dixie Chicks said about country music fans and Reba. Here's the link: Quote Of The Day - Dixie Chicks' Dump Fans Edition - Wizbang
Here's what she said:
- "I'd rather have a smaller following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith. We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."
Dixie Chick Martie Maguire in Time Magazine, still turning up their noses at country music fans, who deserted them in droves after the controversy surrounding lead singer Natalie Maines telling a a London audience in 2003, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Speaking of Maines; her one regret about the incident... apologizing. "I apologized for disrespecting the office of the President," says Maines. "But I don't feel that way anymore. I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever."
Very small group indeed of fans is what they will have no doubt. Some of the most devoted fans you'll find are country music fans. They've now clearly burned their bridges and some bridges can't and just won't be rebuilt. What they may not realize is that it's not just country music fans and radio stations that will not play their music, it's Contemporary/Pop stations as well.