I am sorry that Alt has attacked the country music bushel just because because there is a bad apple in it. I know nothing about the Dixie Chicks, but I do know something about Merle Haggard, George Jones, and George Strait, and I cant believe that anyone of them would say anything like that. The Dixie Chicks is a punk-rock group, as far as Im concerned. I will prevent Emily from listening to them ever again! Alt might want to listen to a few minutes of Merles "Okie from Muskogee" (at the bottom). Alt is too young to remember, but it was with this song that Merle stood up alone against the tides of America-hatred in the late sixties. There is plenty more such Country songs Alt; study your countrys history, you arrant, rascally, beggarly, lousy knave!