Dixie Chicks: The Chick Chat Archive

Before they hit the big time -- and one time after -- the Dixie Chicks sent a newsletter to their loyal fans. The irregularly published Chick Chat was a facinating stream-of-conciousness look into the lives of a group of talented young ladies (and gentlemen) struggling with life on the road.

These are all of the issues of Chick Chat I can find! If you have one at home, please send me a note (dc at dixie dash chicks dot com) so I can add it to this archive. A big "thank you" to the long-time fans whose contributions have helped make this archive more complete!

The Last Hurrah

The Winter 1997 edition of Chick Chat was the last.

The honesty in its pages was just the sort of reminder of the past that Sony has been working so hard to eliminate -- and no corporate marketing maven is going to allow their hot property to talk about growing their "musical boobies"! Perhaps someone in Sony's marketing machine should watch "Coal Miner's Daughter" -- especially the part where a young, inexperienced Loretta Lynn talks on the air about "eating bologna and getting horny."

Here's the note from the Chicks' new Office Manager announcing the bad news:

From: Dixiechks@aol.com
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 13:31:41 EDT
To: (several recipients' emails omitted for privacy)
Subject: Thanks!

Hi y'all,

Thanks for asking about the DIXIE CHICKS. The girls are out on the road right now exploring the "Wide Open Spaces". This is a great, but busy year for the CHICKS. Natalie, Emily and Martie would love to answer all your inquiries, but they just don't stay in one place long enough. However, they do read their email, and it sure helps them pass the hours they spend on that tour bus. You are their inspiration.

We are no longer continuing with the Chick Chat Newsletter and don't have a fan club at this time. We do still have order forms available for T-shirts, autographed photos, and other merchandise. If you are interested in ordering merchandise, please request an order form, and we will mail you one.

If you are interested in concert dates, check out this website: www.Pollstar.com, or call our Concert Hotline @ 972/233-9124. DIXIE CHICKS fans are the coolest and have created some terrific websites with tons of info on the CHICKS. "Chick" out these unofficial websites for all kinds of interesting facts and photos:

The Unofficial Dixie Chick Page

Liz's Dixie Chick Page

Sony Website

Thanks for your support of the DIXIE CHICKS!

Chari Short
Office Manager

P.S. If you already sent us $5 with an order, we'll be sending out gifts instead of Chick Chat. If you'd rather have your $5 refunded, please email me right away, and we'll be happy to do so. If you sent us a check for Chick Chat only, we'll be sending it back to you instead of cashing it...unless you want a gift. Please let me know which you prefer. THANKS!!!

By early 1999, the Dixie Chicks' offices had moved from Dallas to Nashville. While the concert hotline at 972-233-9124 remains a valid number, it is seldom updated and refers "you computer buffs" to Pollstar.com. And dixiechks@aol.com, once operated by Emily herself, is no longer a valid e-mail address.

Last update: 02/14/2004 (Happy Valentine's Day!)


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