Shout Out

by Alan Rapp on May 25, 2006

in Uncategorized

Every once and awhile in this dreary world it’s good to give a shout out to those that have done some good.  Despite the fact the most country stations still won’t play their music from the backlash of lead singer Natalie Maines’ comment about ol’ Georgey Boy, the Dixie Chicks new album hit the shelves this week.  Gone is some of the twang as the album seems a tad more late 70’s soft-rock than usual, but the sassiness is still present in songs like “Not Ready to Make Nice.”  I’ve been a fan of the group’s individual voice and collective sound for awhile and I’ll probably pick this one up not only for the music but for something country music fans don’t seem to think real Americans believe in – Freedom of Speech.

On a personal note I also want to give a huge shout out to childhood pal John Furgason (no, not the one you’ll see writing reviews in the near future on this site) who along with Jeff Everett took home an MVPA (Music Video Production Association) Award for Best Art Direction for the White Stripes’ video “The Denial Twist.”  (For the full list of winners click here)

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Every once and awhile in this dreary world it’s good to give a shout out to those that have done some good.  Despite the fact the most country stations still won’t play their music from the backlash of lead singer Natalie Maines’ comment about ol’ Georgey Boy, the Dixie Chicks new album hit the shelves this week.  Gone is some of the twang as the album seems a tad more late 70’s soft-rock than usual, but the sassiness is still present in songs like “Not Ready to Make Nice.”  I’ve been a fan of the group’s individual voice and collective sound for awhile and I’ll probably pick this one up not only for the music but for something country music fans don’t seem to think real Americans believe in – Freedom of Speech.

On a personal note I also want to give a huge shout out to childhood pal John Furgason (no, not the one you’ll see writing reviews in the near future on this site) who along with Jeff Everett took home an MVPA (Music Video Production Association) Award for Best Art Direction for the White Stripes’ video “The Denial Twist.”  (For the full list of winners click here)

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