Shut Up and Sing: why the Chicks’ 2006 documentary means more now than ever

When the Chicks, the Texas trio of singer Natalie Maines and sisters Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire, abruptly dropped the “Dixie” from their name in late June, they set forth a crystalline, encompassing mantra: “We want to meet this moment.” The band, whose thumping proto-feminist, bluegrass-pop ballads made them the highest-selling female group of all […]

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