Shut Up and Sing


Freedom to Read Week: Part 4 

Most of you will have heard about the Dixie Chicks’ plummet in popularity after the lead singer made a disparaging remark about George Bush. But did you know that disgruntled fans launched protests, publicly disposed of their Dixie Chicks’ CDs and sent death threats to the band?

You can learn all about it in the new documentary “The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing“. This documentary had its world premier at a Gala presentation at Toronto film festival in September and it received excellent reviews. You can view a trailer for the film at:

If you need a refresher on the controversy you can read about it on the Dixie Chicks’ website.


One Response to “Shut Up and Sing”

  1. Anne Marie Watson Says:

    Sadly, history repeats itself. This is very reminiscent of the “more popular than Jesus” comment by John Lennon, which provoked a backlash in the US and internationally – mass record burnings, Beatles boycotts, death threats, etc. For a summary, see:

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