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Shut Up & Sing, the film

Dixie_chicks Shut Up & Sing is a great documentary about The Dixie Chicks which was released in November of 2006. It chronicles the effects on them of Red Neck hate in the United States because of their opposition to the Iraq War, and their comments that they were ashamed that the President came from Texas. Their music was dropped from the play lists of Country and Western music radio stations in the South, and they were targeted with death threats. To listen to an NPR interview with the documentary filmaker, Barbara Kopple, click here.

In spite the death threats and stress of the impact on their careers, they stuck together, kept a sense of perspective and humor, and have survived. As with other people who were against the war, as time goes by, their unpopular voices are being vindicated as the Bush administration's foreign policy has turned into the biggest fiasco in American History which has had tragic damage on the U.S., on Iraq, and around the world.

The Dixie Chicks' latest album, Taking The Long Way, released in 2006, has been a runaway best seller and many of the songs are anthems which will only become better and more appreciated with age.

I highly recommend this movie.

Link: Shut Up & Sing (2006).

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