The Dixie Chicks‘ career took an unexpected turn back in 2003 after lead singer Natalie Maines‘ made a comment heard around the world. The trio’s skyrocketing careers came to sudden standstill after Maines released an explosive statement about President George W. Bush at a concert in London, England.
The Texas-based band performed at the Shepard Bush Empire theatre to kick off their Top of the World Tour to promote their 2002 album Home, the performance aligning with the United States quickly encroaching invasion of Iraq.
“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all,” Maines said, prior to introducing their single “Travelin’ Soldier.” “We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”
Over a decade has passed since the scandal that resulted in their Grammy-winning single off their 2006 album Taking the Long Way, and from the sound of it, the Dixie Chicks are “Not Ready to Make Nice.”
In April of 2016 the Texas-trio kicked off their MMXVI World Tour in Europe, filming a live performance of their revenge laden hit.
You can watch their performance of “Not Ready to Make Nice” below.