Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The Dixie Chicks- Shouldn't a Told You That
You should a got here sooner.
The Dixie Chicks and I go way back. When I did a stint as a music vendor at bluegrass festivals in the late '80s and early '90s, the gals' presence was a welcome respite from the "real" pickers. It's not just that the Chicks were adorable; there's a limit to the number of flatpickin' breakdowns a man can endure in one day. By the time Shouldn't a Told You That was released in 1993, Chicks veteran Robin Macy was out and Laura Lynch would soon be booted as well. The Behind the Music episode about this drama is excellent. The Erwin sisters, along with belter Natalie Maine, release Taking the Long Way today, of course, and I'll continue to root for the most interesting act in "contemporary" country.