WaPo has a rather odd piece on the Dixie Chicks. The subheadline, “At Tour’s End, After the Brouhaha and Boycott, Dixie Chicks and Fans Still Aren’t Singing the Blues” seems not to comport with the story itself–which has the Chicks indeed still suffering because of their politics–and the fact that Natalie Maines felt compelled to issue a public apology for saying she was ashamed to be from the same state as President Bush.
The reporter has profiles one Dixie Chicks fan, a Jessica Hallman from Blue Ridge, Ga., who apparently doesn’t follow the news all that closely:
“President Bush, he just made an apology, something about nuclear weapons that weren’t really there,” Hallman says. “That was a lot worse than what Natalie done.
In small-town Georgia, Jessica Hallman flexed the only political muscle she had when her local country radio station stopped playing the Chicks: the volume knob on her car stereo.
“I was going through the parking lot at work playing “Travelin’ Soldier” and people were just giving me the thumbs down and I was shooting birds back at them,” Hallman says.