"The Dixie Chicks make clear in the signature song from their latest album that they are not "ready to make nice". And now it seems some of the disenchanted former fans of the rambunctious country trio from Texas - who famously spoke out against President George Bush on the eve of the Iraq war - are not ready to make nice either.
The Chicks have announced that they have wiped 14 cities off the schedule of their current North American tour, replaced a number of US concert dates with Canadian ones, and pushed back other concerts scheduled for this month until later in the autumn.
The reason? Slow ticket sales, especially in the country music heartland of the South and Midwest, from Kansas City and St Louis to Memphis and Houston."
Well it's the South and Midwest's loss. I bought the latest CD (an indication of my age, I am afraid) and it's good stuff. Those who wish to see the video for 'Ready to Make Nice' should click here: