"The Chicks have chosen to continue to make this (rift with country radio) an issue," Walters says. "When they say things like 'We're not a country band anymore,' nothing alienates a country audience more. The marketplace has decided they don't like the Dixie Chicks very much … and when the Chicks decided to knock listeners over the head with 'Not Ready to Make Nice,' they just reopened old wounds."
Unfortunately, Natalie lets her mouth get the best of her
Just my two cents...that's a big part of it! I know I haven't heard them in my part of Texas in years, except when I listen to XM, and it is a shame. BUT, the attitude they took when they released this last album pretty much turned me off to where I don't really care if I hear them again. I can understand that what happened to them turned their world upside down and it was probably hard to overlook it and go back to playing country music's game, but it's still hard to forgive and forget. And I think that the Grammy's are so out of touch with what's going on with country radio anyway that I don't take much stock in them.