I Love Natalie Maines’ Voice
There I said it. I’m not afraid to say it. I miss the Dixie Chicks and most of all Natalie’s voice. The way she interpreted and sang songs was so original, with deep feeling and yet somehow always fun. And while I agreed with most people at the time that I didn’t really need or want her opinion on political matters, I still defend her right to have them. I think at the time people were far too concerned with “support the troops” and misinterpreted it as “support the war”. They are not and never should be, one and the same.
I was never in support of radio, or any media outlets boycotting the Dixie Chicks for having an opinion and expressing it. And I would feel that way about anyone or any view point. ON the flip side I wouldn’t want liberal leaning radio programmers to stop playing Toby Keith because they think he is a “War Monger”. Media or Governmental censorship is just wrong.
So with all that said, Natalie apparently re- did the Beach Boys tune “God only knows” for the final season of “Big Love” on HBO. For those of you like me, who miss her voice here is a clip. For those of you who do not, it’s America I defend to my death your right to say and feel how you wish.