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Natalie Maines Calls Out Country Music's Hypocrisy For Supporting Trump

The industry reacted to the Dixie Chicks much differently in 2003.
Not the one. 
Not the one. 

Natalie Maines still isn’t ready to make nice. 

On Thursday, the Dixie Chicks frontwoman slammed country radio stations for supporting Donald Trump after his incendiary comments about Hillary Clinton at a recent North Carolina rally.

Maines placed the backlash she faced in 2003 after publicly criticizing George W. Bush and the decision to invade Iraq in stark relief to the response to the GOP candidate’s latest blunder. 

“I get banned for not liking Bush and now Trump can practically put a hit out on Hillary and he’s still all over country radio! Hypocrites!” she wrote. 

After declaring that she was “ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas” at a London concert before the Iraq war, Maines and her bandmates experienced a vitriolic response from the same country music community that had helped catapult them to stardom.

The saga was later documented in their Grammy Award-winning album “Not Ready To Make Nice” and the documentary “Shut Up & Sing.”

During this election season, Maines has continued to espouse her beliefs to legions of “Dixie Chicks” fans, most recently performing in front of a defaced image of the presidential hopeful sporting devilish horns and a mustache at the kickoff of their North American tour. 

Goodbye, Earl Trump. 

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