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A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

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In 2003, the female country band, The Dixie Chicks, are at the top of their game being one of the most successful bands of all time. However with the US invasion of Iraq about to begin over frustrated worldwide objections about this needless war, one of the Chick vents off the cuff in concert about being ashamed of US President George W. Bush. This statement sparks a firestorm of organized and personal right wing attacks against the Chicks for daring to think they have the right to express a negative personal opinion about the President. This film covers the band's effort to ride out the turmoil that would leave their careers under a cloud, but would eventually give them a opportunity to grow as great artists who bow to no one. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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$50,103 (USA) (27 October 2006)

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$1,207,325 (USA) (19 January 2007)
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"Shut Up and Sing" is also the name of a best-selling book by conservative talk radio pundit Laura Ingraham. In her book, Ingraham skewers the Dixie Chicks and other musical acts who use their concerts and television appearances to voice their political opinions. See more »

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Natalie is wearing a shirt that states "Dare to Be Free," in one shot the image is mirrored left to right. Evident in the text and her hair are reversed. See more »

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Natalie Maines: [after reading that George Bush thinks they had their feelings hurt] They shouldn't have their feelings hurt? What a dumb fuck.
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Natalie Maines: You're a dumb fuck.
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Written by Sheryl Crow, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines
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I had never listened to the Dixie Chicks before
30 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

because I don't much like country music.

I am a big fan of the first amendment, however, and have thrown a few $$$ set aside for my music budget towards the Chicks.

Whether you agree with what they said or not, it is an American value to speak your mind, and a greater American value to defend the rights of others who speak their minds as well. That value is never so brilliantly displayed as when used to defend those with whom you disagree.

God (and that's MY concept of God, not yours) bless the first amendment, and more power to the Dixie Chicks.

Watch this movie. Let it warm your heart, or set a fire in your mind. That's what truly free speech will do for you.


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