The Dixie Chicks dropped “Gaslighter,” a new very personal single that explores lead singer Natalie Maines’ ugly and public divorce.
Dixie Chicks and the Iraq War
The Dixie Chicks were pushed into retirement when they were “canceled” due to their statements on the Iraq War and George Bush.
In 2003, lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush over the Iraq War at a London concert. “We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas,” she said.
The statement was heard around the world.
Dixie Chicks are canceled
The band was blacklisted from country radio stations, lost sponsorship deals, and had death threats. It became a verb to other artists: don’t speak up for fear of getting “Dixie Chicked.”
Watch the trailer to Gaslighter here.
Tim and Laura talk about cancel culture, and whether or not it’s an appropriate social response to behavior you don’t like.