Monday, March 2 2015
The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.
Thursday, July 19 2007
The brave, early activists of the US AIDS movement knew that Silence = Death. Throughout history it's "Put up", we're told, "Shut up", we're threatened. Praise to those who set their protest to song and act up!
Tuesday, February 20 2007
Introducing the Chicks' Grammys performance, Joan Baez called them "three brave women who are still 'not ready to make nice.'" It may be the long way, but it's the right way too.
Saturday, December 23 2006
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.
Wednesday, December 20 2006
Goodbye to Academia, Pedantry, and even Austin: Roger Holland's favorite country albums of 2006 come from a very broad church indeed.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
A recent stop on the trio's reunion tour yielded a streamlined, subtly triumphant show.
Monday, November 15 2010
This is an evocative selection that captures a profound recent history not only in the Dixie Chicks’ career, but in the recent history of female country music.
Wednesday, June 30 2010
Essentially, the question is: Has there been a more impressive crossover success in the past 15 years than the Dixie Chicks?
Sunday, May 21 2006
It's impossible to ignore that in 2006, fully 70 percent of the country is ashamed of the president, and the Chicks return to a landscape almost the mathematical opposite of the one they faced in 2003.
Friday, December 13 2002
Home is a definite top pick for 2002, and certainly kicked country music in its ass once again when it needed it the most.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
When Natalie Maines told a London audience in March 2003, "We're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas," she could not have
Thursday, June 4 2009
PopMatters is 10 years old this year and we're celebrating all year by remembering the culture of the year we were born. Look for a special