The All-Inclusive Dixie Chicks Page
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Who are the Dixie Chicks? Insightfully perceptive radicals? Or
just local girls who made good? This site is about the local
took their dream and ran with it to become a defining force in country
The Dixie Chicks' career started long before 2003, when lead singer
Natalie Maines' onstage quip redefined the band. It started
before 1998, when a song about personal independence called "Wide Open
Spaces" redefined Country Music. Long before then, the Dixie
Chicks were local favorites in their home base of Dallas, Texas,
working the honky tonk and high school cafeteria circuit.
This site is dedicated to that early phase of their career,
when the Dixie Chicks were a band with a lot of promise... and a long
Dixie Chicks Version 1.0
1990 - 1997: A group of four talented singers and
peforms on a busy street corner in Dallas, Texas. They call
themselves the "Dixie Chicks", a delightfully whimsical name to match
their frilly cowgirl look, but their music is the real thing.
Combining Western and Bluegrass, the group hits the local
clubs, then hits the road.
Dixie Chicks Version 2.0
1998 - 2002: The cowgirl look is gone, along with two of
members -- replaced by firebrand Natalie Maines. Local
reviewers dismiss the group's first major-label release, but the
breakout success of Wide
Open Spaces puts the Dixie Chicks squarely
on the national map. The follow-up album, Fly, cements
their place in Country Music history, and gives them the clout to
successfully fight their label for creative control. The next
is a return to their roots, and scores a critical, musical, and
financial success. They
begin a sold-out arena tour. And then, something strange
happens at a small venue outside of London.
including News Articles and Links
- from Wide Open Spaces
(well, I'll get Home
- Personal Stories
from larger and larger venues
- The Cease and Desist
letter that (inadvertently) put this site on the map!
Dixie Chicks Version 3.0
2003 - present: "The Incident" takes the focus off the
The Dixie Chicks become a strawman in a fight over a nation's
foreign policy. Not willing to capitulate to their opponents, the
Chicks jump into
the fray... with mixed results. After a successful tour and
live album, the members turn inward, growing their families and writing
songs about the experience. Three years later, they release
an album whose lead single says "I'm not ready to make nice... I'm not
ready to back down."
- Commentary from the webmaster
- Links to sites that follow the Chicks' continuing history
- ... all that and more coming soon, in the finest Internet
"under construction" tradition!
The Dixie Chicks have crossed paths with some of the best musicians in
the Country, Western, and Bluegrass genres. Unfortunately,
all of the artists they've encountered have had the same long-lasting
success. The All-Inclusive Dixie Chicks Page is proud to host
mirror sites for several now-defunct web sites, as a way to preserve
the history of the group, and of the musical scene it came from and
continues to shape.
- The original Dixie Chicks official site, rescued from the "Trash"
- The Groobees were the first to record Susan Gibson's Wide
the song that cemented the Dixie Chicks' place in Country Music
history. The group broke up a few albums later, but the lead
singers, Susan Gibson (susansongs.com)
and Scott Melott (now with the band Dead End Angels),
have gone on to make their mark on the growing Texas Music scene.
See the mirror of groobees.com.
- Robin Macy's musical career has continued, but Bluegrass
music is a
labor of love, and her band Big Twang wasn't able to stay together
despite the amazing musicianship of their debut album, Pastures of
Plenty. See the mirror of bigtwang.com.
- The entity known as "Rockzilla" (or more simply as
Johnson" to his creditors) played a significant role in the careers of
many Texas artists, and helped popularize the term "Our Kind Of Music"
(or "OKOM"). His site includes interviews with many of the
stars of Texas Music from the early 2000's... artists who would one day
follow the path trod by an unknown girl group from Dallas in
early 1990's. The All-Inclusive Dixie Chicks Page is proud to
host the officially sanctioned mirror of Rockzillaworld!
Um, did I miss anything?
This "new and improved" home page for the site is a work in progress.
If you're looking for something you used to link to from
here, the old home page is available here
This site is owned by Robert Brooks,
dc at dixie dash
chicks dot com
Have a Dixie Chicks Website?
The Dixie Chicks Webring, as well as the Dixie Chicks eGroups
is owned by Nici Larson. Her site,
established in Spring 1998, is the first and the best of the "New
web sites -- be sure to visit dixiechicksfans.net
for the latest news and gossip.
This page is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Dixie Chicks,
or by any of their present or
past members. It is the original creation of Robert Brooks (dc
at dixie dash chicks dot
who is solely responsible for its content. The official
Dixie Chicks web site can be found at
All original material is (c) 1998-2006 by Robert Brooks.
Unless otherwise noted, all other images have been
lifted from various company and fan sites, with attribution in the img
Site Created: 08/19/1998
Last Update: 07/16/2006 (Long overdue update)
Previous Updates: Nothing significant since 10/04/2001! Ouch!
Even more outdated Mirror Site: http://rbrooks.tripod.com/
Original Site (now dead): http://www.dallas.net/~totoro/dixiechicks/
Links to this page
appreciated, and here's a banner you can use if you like.
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Hits since 10/15/1999:
9/7/00: 100,000 hits
Sometime in 2006: 1,000,000 hits!
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Thank Heavens For Dale
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Keep up with Laura Lynch
(now on the board of the
Cowgirl Hall of Fame)
and Robin Lynn Macy
(once again teaching math in Kansas).
For the latest news about the current
Dixie Chicks lineup,
sign up for the Dixie Chicks Newsletter. It's an announcement-only list
by Nici Larson, owner of the first-ever
Chicks fan page.
More questions? You'll find the answers in Rob Davis'
Dixie Chicks FAQ,
the most definitive list
of Dixie Chicks questions and answers on the 'net. From "How do I get
in touch with the Chicks"
to "Are those eBay autographs genuine", all your answers are here in
Rob Davis and Nici Larson (see below) are co-moderators of the
unofficial Dixie Chicks
discussion list at Yahoo! Groups.
(Awards and such)
All-Inclusive was featured in the
March 30, 2000 edition of
the music magazine that's been on the cutting edge since Laura
Robin Lynn Macy were toddlers, and the Erwin
sisters' parents were still in high school.
The editors included a blurb about this site in the first
edition of the magazine's new "Netbook"
section, which will feature the top
music sites on the Web. I'm right there next to the venerable
Country Music Miniature
where you'll find a Grand Champion named George Jones.
All-Inclusive was selected as one of the ten
Finalists in the CountryNow.com
Second Annual Fan Site Awards, in the
Amateur division. The winner, announced on
June 10, 1999, was Totally Trisha
congratulations to webmaster Kenneth Lee -- too bad the site is long