They were in fact among the most popular, best selling women musicians in history.
Then the lead singer, in the UK, said on stage that she was “embarrassed” that George Bush was from Texas, being a good Texas citizen herself. The audience applauded, as well they should.
The American right went bat shit crazy. Country music radio stopped playing their music, right-wing religious fanatics burned their cd’s….and within a few months their public careers were more or less destroyed.
No one stepped up for them at the time, that I recall.
Fast forward to twenty fourteen.
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