The Dixie Chicks Take Roost At Country Gala19 May 2003
THE Dixie Chicks are reclaiming the spotlight in America after weathering months of criticism - by performing at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.
The country trio faced a vicious backlash after lead singer Natalie Maines declared during a London performance that she and her bandmates were "ashamed" American President George W Bush hailed from their home state Texas.
But now, after a string of sold-out concerts, the singers are scheduled to perform via satellite from Austin, Texas, for the Tennessee-based awards ceremony on Wednesday (21MAY03).
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