Announces Dixie Chicks "Shut Up & Sing" to Premiere Saturday
March 26 3/7/11
CMT TO PREMIERE THE DIXIE CHICKS' "SHUT UP & SING" ON
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
The Documentary, Which Explores the Country Group's 2003 Controversy,
Premieres During CMT #1 MUSIC & A MOVIE
NASHVILLE - March 7, 2011- Love them or hate them, the Dixie Chicks
were a country force to be reckoned with until it all came crashing down
in 2003 when lead singer, Natalie Maines, uttered critical words towards
then President George W. Bush that would forever change their lives and
alter the group's success. With long lasting ramifications, the Dixie
Chicks have still been all but banned from country radio and continue to
fuel heated debate among country purists and free speech activists alike.
For the first time, CMT is broadcasting the documentary SHUT UP &
SING, which explores this controversy and the making of their 2006 album
Taking the Long Way, as part of CMT #1 MUSIC & A MOVIE on Saturday,
March 26 at 9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., ET/PT.
SHUT UP & SING features footage from 2003 during the peak of the
conflict, as well as footage of the group recording their
critically-acclaimed album Taking The Long Way that featured the single
"Not Ready To Make Nice" which took aim at the backlash.
CMT #1 MUSIC & A MOVIE combines movies and the hottest country
music for a fun and informative look at No. 1 achievements in both the
featured movie and of artists, past and present. CMT #1 MUSIC & A
MOVIE is hosted by CMT RADIO LIVE's Cody Alan and Alecia Davis and airs
bi-weekly on CMT.
Source: CMT Press Release