Dixie Chicks lead singer, Natalie Maines, is not one to remain silent about her feelings. She has shared her political opinions openly over the years, and now she’s speaking out against country radio. Maines feels that country radio has been biased against her. She’s also not too keen over their coverage of Donald Trump.
She shared her displeasure on Twitter in a post on Aug 11.
Maines is referring to Trump’s statement regarding Hillary Clinton at a rally on Tuesday. Trump told his audience that Hillary wants to take away people’s Second Amendment rights. He then said, “By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Many interpreted that comment as Trump encouraging Second Amendment supporters to assassinate Clinton. It looks like Maines certainly interpreted his remarks that way.
As for Maines’ Bush comment, she’s referring to the infamous remarks she made about President Bush during a show in London back in 2003. “We don’t want this war, this violence and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas,” she told fans at the concert. The Dixie Chicks took on significant heat because of those remarks. The group was effectively blackballed from the country industry and radio stations because of it.
Maines has expressed her distaste for Trump many times before, though. She’s been quite open about her opinion of him on social media over the last few months.