Artistic Freedom during a National Crisis


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Artistic Freedom during a National Crisis
In 2003 following the announcement that U.S. President Bush was going to send troops to Iran, the Dixie Chicks were performing in a London concert. When they finished a protest song, “When are the boys coming home,” Natalie Maines, lead singer, made the off-the-cuff remark, “We’re on the good side with ya’ll. We do not want this war, this violence. I’m ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (as cited in Kopple & Peck, 2006).
The media ran with it. Their music was banned on radio stations across the U.S. A seeming public outcry had former Dixie Chick fans destroying their CDs, and record sales plummeted. A documentary “Shut Up and Sing” became a testament to the loss of...
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Fisher, L. (2004). Preserving constitutional freedoms in times of national crisis. Vermont Law Review, 33, p. 627-648. Retrieved from,%20Vol%2033.pdf
Glass, D. (2006, Nov 28). Dixie Chicks: Censorship or the cost of free speech? Retrieved from
Kopple, B. & Peck, C. (2006). Dixie Chicks: Shut up and sing. Documentary. Retrieved from
Rintels, J. (2007, February 12). Grammys: Yes to Chicks, no to censorship, consolidation. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from