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Natalie answered questions from fans at the Dixie Chicks message board in May 2000. The questions and answers are in their original form. The grammatical and spelling errors are the fault of Natalie and the fans and not this webmaster.

Pulse: Alright I know I told everyone I'd lay off the BB for a while but when I came to check it out and saw this, I knew I had to post. Here's my question, now in the past I've jokingly said that me and you have had something going on, now please tell me, what are my actual chances. (I cook and clean and I'm a professional masseuse)

Irish Bandit 4 Life!!!!!!

Never forget I've got that Black Magic touch. Love Ya!!!!

THAT'S OKAY, I STILL LOVE YOU BABY!!!!!!!!!

Natalie: NO CHANCE, SORRY.

DChicksrule: I was wondering. How many times have you watched Grease?

Natalie: OH MY GOD, ABOUT 200.

K@lly Chick: Just curious as to what are your favorite Tabloids/Rumors about the Dixie Chicks? I have heard these on the web: Martie has gotten breast implants and is dating Brad Paisley, Emily's new hair is actually a wig and that you (Natalie) have secretly married Adrian while in las vegas for a weekend getaway.(hehe-and what about you having Darryl Dodds love child)

love you girls, keep up the awesome job!

Natalie: MARTIE DOES NOT HAVE IMPLANTS, EMILY'S HAIR IS REAL AND I AM NOT MARRIED. AS FOR THE LOVE CHILD IT'S GREEN AND HAS WEBBED FEET.

DIXIEtimfaithCHICK: Natalie! Where did you get the lip gloss(es) you wore in CTMA and GBE? THEY LOOKED GREAT ON YOU! And I just wante4d to say that you look great no matter what you wear, how short your hair is, or whatever! YOU ARE GORGEOUS and a wonderful role model to everyone. you too, emily and martie!
LuB
KeL

Natalie: MAC LIP GLASS.

DXICHKSGRL: Hey Natalie, Whats up? I just wanted to know if you were the kind of girlie girl famous person who now can't(or won't) do things for themselves.Ya know what I mean? Like if Ralph was to take a dump on the floor in your house, would you clean it up? It may sound like astupid question, but I just wanted to know if you have changed your lifestyle since becoming famous and popular, and the best group ever? well, I love ya'll! See ya'll in Lafieyete( or however you spell it) and New Orleans. Ya'lls last stop. I hope its something special!!!. lol.Bye bye Love,
Blaine,15 yrs.
p.s. I'm a girl, just letting ya know cuz Blaine is mainly a boys name. But there's nothing wrong with being different right?
lol

Natalie: I DO EVERYTHING IN MY PERSONAL LIFE FOR MYSELF EXCEPT ARRANGE MY TRAVEL. I CLEAN MY HOUSE I PICK UP POOP I DO MY LAUNDRY EVERYTHING. I WOULD GET TO BORED IF I DIDN'T DO THOSE THINGS FOR MYSELF. ON TOUR WE WILL BE SO BUSY I'M SURE I'LL NEED HELP. I ALSO FIND THAT I GET KIND OF DOWN IF I FEEL TO LAZY. I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO GO PICK UP SOME POOP RIGHT NOW.

natalieswhippingboy: There have been alot of rumors going around about Martie wanting a fourth member of the band, and that you guys almost broke up over it. My question is did you guys almost break up and is there any tension still between you guys. Let me add that this was a huge topic around here. So if you could put us at ease I would really appreciate it.

Natalie: WE HAVE NEVER EVEN HAD THAUGHTS OF BREAKING UP. I HOPE PEOPLE WILL STOP LISTENING TO RUMORS. WE ARE ALWAYS THE FIRST ONES TO MAKE FUN OF OURSELVES OR SAY WE MESSED UP SO TABLOIDS HAVE A PRETTY HARD TIME COMING UP WITH ANY DIRT ON US. EVERYTHING I HAVE HEARD HAS BEEN IN A TABLOID HAS BEEN TOTALLY MADE UP OFF THE TOP OF THESE PEOPLES HEADS. THAT WE'RE BREAKING UP SEEMS TO BE THIER FAVORITE, AND IT'S REALLY NEVER BOTHERED US. THAT ONE'S PRETTY EASY TO DISPROVE SINCE WE'RE STILL TOGETHER.

bobcat: Just wanted to know what Natlie looks for in a man?

Natalie: EVERYTHING. NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS THAN YOUR HEART DESIRES. PEOPLE YOUR WHOLE LIFE YOU WON'T FIND PRINCE CHARMING, BUT TAKE A DAY AND LOOK AROUND AT HOW MANY COUPLES LOOK TRUELY HAPPY TO YOU. I DO THAT ADN IT'S NOT MANY. TRUE LOVE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE FORCED AND IS WELL WORTH WAITING FOR. I TRIED TO FORCE IT ONCE AND LEARNED THE HARD WAY, BUT I'LL ALWAYS FEEL LUCKY THAT I GOT OUT BEFORE I LIVED A SO SO LIFE. IT TAKES A LOT OF SELF CONFIDENCE AND COURAGE TO BE ALONE. BUT TRUST ME PRINCE CHARMING WILL COME, AND YOU WILL BE MORE THAN PLEASED.

Roxy_Gurl: Natalie, Hi. I was just wondering, I know you said that you were going to do the Chick print on your foot/anckle, every time your album went Platinum, or something like that, sorry If that is wrong. I was just wondering since you guys are such a hit bigger then you ever thought you would be, are you ever going to stop putting chick prints on your feet/anckles? Is there a personal limit? Just wondering! Well bye for now,
~*~Luv always:Roxy_Gurl~*~

Natalie: WE'LL JUST KEEP GOING AND GOING AND GOING AND GOING.

chickluver_28: Hey Natalie! Well, I have another question.... In the inside cover of Fly, who came up with the little quote at the end of lyrics of "Goodbye Earl" that says "The chicks do not advocate premeditated murder but they do love getting even!"

Very cute and clever!
*F*L*Y* *F*O*R*E*V*E*R*!
*LAURA*

Natalie: OUR MANAGER SIMON.

ELS24: I became re-hooked on the Dixie Chicks last September after I saw you girls perform with Sheryl Crow in Central Park (well, via TV). Anyway, "Strong Enough" was great, but I was AMAZAED by your singing of "Mississippi". I ran out and bought FLY that afternoon (already had WOS) and haven't stopped listening to you since! Would you guys ever sing that song at a concert? (hint, hint, Worcester, MA). And, would you ever consider remaking Charlie Daniel's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"? That would sound INCREDIBLE! Of course, you would have to change a few words like, "Martie rosen up that bow..." Take care!

Natalie: WE DID THAT SONG IN AUSTRALIA. I DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL DO IT ON THIS TOUR. WE ARE CHOOSING BETWEEN STRONG ENOUGH AND MISSISSIPPI. MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE A POLE ON THE WEBPAGE. EMMY AND I LIKE MISSISSIPPI, IT'S SO FUN TO PERFORM. MARTIE IS A LITTLE WORRIED IT'S TO BOREING WITH ALL THE VERSES, WE'LL SEE.

DixieChicksRock: Natalie, Martie, and Emily, I know this may seem strange, but I really want to know this!! Okay here it goes!!... When you are at Award shows, do you bring and read magazines? At the CMA'S [I think]when you won the award, it looked like one of you [I can't remember which] was flipping through a magazine, and then at the ACM Awards, when someone was performing and they did the thing through the audience, it looked like Natalie was reading a magazine!! I really hope you pick this one to answer, because I really want to know this!! Oh By The Way, I am 13 years old and I love you guys!!! I am really hoping to go to your concert on October First!! In Jax Florida. It would be a great Birthday presant, since my birthday is October 11.

Natalie: BUSTED! I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WAS AT THE CMA'S, SOMEONE JUST HAD THE PROGRAM IN THIE LAP. BUT, I HATE TO SAY THAT I WAS SO LONESOME AT THE ACM'S ABOUT 2 HOURS INTO IT I GOT ENGROSSED IN THE PROGRAM. I WAS DETERMINED TO FINISH IT. EVERYTIME I WOULD LOOK TO MY RIGHT TO TALK TO SOMEBODY THEY WOULD BE TALKING TO THEIR DATE. OH BOO HOO POOR ME. ANYWAY I HOPE I DON'T GET CAUGHT AGAIN.

WeatherGirl: Hey Nat! I have never posted anything here before...but I couldn't give up this opportunity, so here goes! I must admit, I was never into country music before I heard you guys. But, I kept finding that everytime you released a new song or video, I was totally drawn to you. Not only the lyrics (WOS - hit me like a ton of bricks - you were singing about my life at that time!), but your style and attitudes. I kept thinking, "Wow, I could really be friends with these people". I think that is a great accomplishment and something that you should be proud of. I then went to your website and read your bio....I too love Party of Five. I was thinking of you during the awards show the other night (congrats!) as I flicked back and forth from the series finale and the awards show thinking...."What a sin she's missing the finale"! I also love Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls! I was totally shocked to see that you felt the same way! I have 2 questions: 1) I love the song "Angel from Montgomery" written by John Prine and sung by Bonnie Raitt. I often sing this at family get-togethers (aka an excuse to drink!) while my uncle plays guitar. My question is...do you know this song and would you ever consider singing it in concert? You would sound amazing.

AND

2) If you had to choose between Charlie, Bailey, Griffin, Justin or Ned (aka Earle) who would it be?
(I know my choice!)

I'm travelling from Nova Scotia to Toronto via plane just to see you perform. I am so excited! I am 25 and feel almost silly for the way that I feel about the Dixie Chicks. You empower and inspire me and I feel like I am connected to you in some way...it's really strange. Anyway, enough of my blabbering.... all the best,good luck on your tour and thanks for sharing your amazing talent. Sarah (aka weathergirl because I'm a meteorologist....I'm thinking of getting a license plate: wthrchk!) Take care!

Natalie: I LOVE THAT SONG. I'VE SANG THAT FOR MANY YEARS WITH MY UNCLE. I DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL EVER DO IT IN THE BAND ONLY BECAUSE IT'S SO WELL KNOWN. TO THE OTHER QUESTION, CHARLIE.

1_Crazy-Chik: I dont know if they'll even read this but what the heck! Dixie Chicks, I just wanna thank you for inspirering me with you songs and actions. Your song You Were Mine really helped me get throught my cousins divorce. Ready To Run is like me personal anthem because all my friends are obsessing about getting guys when i just want to have fun without having to worry about guys.

Your actions really inspired me because My mom and I drove 6 hours in 100 degree weather and waited in that weather for 4 hours at the Gorge in George,Washington to see ya'll in concert and when i saw you guys perform sin wagon i decided right then and there that i wanted to be able to play instruments with your amount of stamina.Also, after seeing that concert it opened me up and i began writing songs by the handfull. The best part about that concert was when we were driving home and ya'll waved at me!! I am a fan for life.
Becca doyle

Natalie: THANK YOU.

1_Crazy-Chik: At the concert on July 11 at the Gorge in Goerge WA. Why dod ya'll start cracking up during You Were Mine?

Natalie: I DON'T REMEMBER. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

lilsoccerchick: Hey Natalie how the **** are ya??? Im fine like the same old me!!! Well anyway tell Martie and Emily I said hey and hey to you too since I didnt say that yet!!! So anyway I have heard that Martie wanted a new chick in the group and you didnt??? Has this thought ever crossed your minds b/w the 3 of you??? I sure hope not unless this chick would happen to be me P I think you girls are doing good just the way ya'll are with 3 of you being as crazy as can possibly be!!! The weird thing is though that you remind me so much of me!!! I get myself into trouble sometimes but hey its worth it to have a little fun!!! LOL!!! Well bye for now but never for ever!!!
Luv ya,
HOLLY

Natalie: THAT'S NOT TRUE, BUT THANKS FOR ASKING. WE ARE HAPPY WITH THE WAY IT IS.

EarlsGirl: Hi Natalie! Here's my question, on the FLY cd why is there no song number 13? And in the cover the lyrics say "aint no thang but a chickin'wang" i think its really funny but i was wondering why! I also want to say that im a HUGE fan and will be at the Grand Rapids Mi concert with half the Okemos High School Girls Swim team. we are all crazy for Dixie Chicks and sing your songs ALL the time at practice. I love you!!
Thanks, Erin

Natalie: BAD LUCK.

mallory_loves_mustard: Natalie, Since you've read a lot of the posts on this BB, I'm sure you've seen the many topics about whether or not y'all should be played on MTV's Total Request Live. I, along with some other fellow Chick Fans, started this post and met with much adversity. To my surprise, many people opposed our idea to request "Goodbye Earl" for TRL. So my question is, would you or wouldn't you like to have "Goodbye Earl" or any other song of yours played on TRL?
Mallory M.

Natalie: I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT. THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT IS IF WE CAN GET COUNTRY MUSIC ON ANYTHING IT ONLY EXPANDS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO BY WAVING THE COUNTRY MUSIC FLAG. PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO SEE WHAT THERE MISSING IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE CHANCE TO HEAR IT. IT'S REALLY A GREAT WAY FOR US TO LAUGH AT THE THAUGHT OF MTV PLAYING COUNTRY MUSIC. WE WOULD REALLY PULL ONE OVER ON THEM WOULDN'T WE?

crazychickadee: Hey, I was just wondering! I've heard that Natalie is bisexual, is this true? She's really pretty and outgoing. I was just wondering. Please reply! Thanks

Natalie: NOT TRUE, BUT THANKS FOR ASKING BEFORE JUST BELIEVING SOME RUMOR.

momofdcfan: Maybe I'm just an old (36) person, but I cannot understand what you were thinking when you put the Goodbye Earl song on your CD. I have a seven year old daughter who worships you and I will not buy that CD for her because of that song. Maybe your older fans can understand the message behind the disturbing images such as a body being thrown over a cliff, but you do have a responsiblilty to your legion of young fans who are very impressionable. The video is disgusting -- it celebrates and elevates murder. I know that as creative and smart as you are you could have come up with a better way to address the issue of domestic violence. I think you are all very talented and I also enjoy your music very much, but this song and video disappointed me very much. When you are mothers in a few years, think about whether or not you would want your young children exposed to this song. Have you given any thought to these types of concerns, and if so, could you please address them?

Natalie: WE DON'T MAKE OUR RECORDS FOR CHILDREN. WE MAKE ART THAT WE ENJOY. WE HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING WE WOULD BE ASHAMED OF WHEN WE HAVE CHILDREN. IT IS A PARENTS JOB TO PARENT THIER CHILD NOT LITTLE OL' ME. I RESPECT THAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOUR CHILD IS LISTENING TO AND THAT ALONE IS WHY YOU ARE ONE OF THE GOOD PARENTS OUT THERE. THE ISSUE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE IS A REAL ISSUE IN OUR REAL WORLD THOUGH AND WE DIDN'T REALLY MEAN TO GIVE ANY OPINION ON THE SUBJECT WE JUST SANG A SONG THAT WE THAUGHT WAS VERY WELL WRITTEN. I DO HOPE THAT IF ANYBODY DOES GET A MESSAGE FROM THIS IT IS NOT TO MURDER ANYONE BUT TO KNOW TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO GET OUT OF A SITUATION. I KNOW THAT I WAS VERY FEARLESS AND OUTSPOKEN WHEN I WAS A CHILD AND MY PARENTS PARENTING IS EXACTLY WHY I WOULD BE SMART ENOUGH TO GET OUT OF A SITUATION LIKE THAT. JUST A NOTE THOUGH, I WALKED AROUND SINGING GREESED LIGHTNING AND LIKE A VIRGIN WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS EVEN SAYING. MY MOM SAID I WAS SO STRONG WILLED IT WAS BETTER TO IGNORE IT THEN TELL ME TO STOP BECAUSE THEN I WOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE IT WASN'T THE PERFECT THING TO DO AND I WOULD HAVE DONE IT ANYWAY AND PROBOBLY WOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED WHY IT WAS SO "BAD". BECAUSE MY PARENTS LET ME MAKE A LOT OF MY OWN DECISIONS AND OPINIONS ABOUT THINGS WITH A WATCHFUL EYE AND LOVE IS WHY I AM A STRONG PERSON IN THIS WORLD.I THINK A PARENT IS THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THIER PARTICULAR CHILD. ME AND MY SISTER WERE VERY DIFFERENT AND MY PARENTS ADJUSTED THE WAY THEY DID THINGS BY OUR PERSONALITIES. IF YOU THINK THAT YOUR DAUGHTER CANNOT HANDLE A SUBJECT LIKE THIS THEN I APPLAUD YOU FOR BEING A PARENT AND MAKING THAT CALL.BUT BOOTOM LINE IN OUR MINDS, IT'S JUST A SONG.

DixieGoalie: I am sure you all unwind, run around and play offstage, one way or another, so who plays sports or rides etc. and, er....., ahem......, who is the most competitive or "pushy", or is there a "Captain", of the USS Chickship. Love my music and soccer, (and my wife the most, mais oui, :] ), was just wondering about your downtime passions.
We'll see you at the Pond, "behind the Orange Curtain", LMAO, wife can hardly wait. *+*

Natalie: GOOD QUESTION. WE ALL LOVE COMPETITION AND SPORTS, BUT EMILY IS THE MOST ATHLETIC(SP?). WE ALL GET VERY COMPETATIVE IN GAMES AND THINGS. IN A FUNNY WAY TOU KNOW. ME AND MARTIE SEEM TO WIND UP WRESTLING PRETTY OFTEN. THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE PEOPLE AROUND AND THEY DON'T KNOW IF WE ARE KIDDING OR FOR REAL. WE DON'T DISAGREE MUCH AT ALL, BUT I THINK BY NATURE I'M THE BIGGEST MOUTH AND MOST BOSSY.(BUT I LIKE IT) I LIKE BEING IN CONTROL. NOT OF OTHER PEOPLE BUT OF MYSELF. I DON'T LET TOO MUCH HAPPEN IN MY LIFE THAT I DON'T HAVE CONTROL OVER. IT CAN BE A PAIN IN THE *** SOMETIMES, BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY I CAN BE.

CHEE-WEE: Natalie, Hi! I want to thank you for reading you fans questions. It means so much to me to know that my word are really getting to you. I would like you to know (I know you hear this all the time)that you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. You seem to be a great and fun person to be with. I can't say that I'm in love with you because I don't know you, yet I think about you allot and I love to see you and to hear your voice. I love to drive around singing to your songs. If you are ever interest in experimenting with women I am happy to volunteer! Oh.. I can't believe that I wrote that, but this is my only chance! If you remember I'll be at your concert in Fort Smith, AR. Your concert last year was great! Well, I just had to tell you how much you mean to me. Please keep my e-mail address!!!!!!!
Always-Molly Overbey

Natalie: I DON'T THINK ADRIAN WOULD GO FOR THAT.

chicksr0ck: I know this sounds like a really strange question, but on the cd, "Fly", all of your feet are on it. I was just wondering, the person in the middle looks like they have twin toes. It is when the second and third toes are connected together a little further up than the others. it is a hereditary thing. I just thought it looked like that because i have them. I hope you answer my question and I love your music, it is awesome and I will be at your concert in Little Rock, Arkansas. Can't wait!! p.s. I got a shirt that I thought you guys would really like. It is by Nike and it has a bunch of little baby chicks and underneath that, the word, "rock"!! It is really smooth!

Natalie: THE TOES IN THE MIDDLE ARE MINE. MY SECOND TOE IS SO LONG. WE LAUGH AT EACH OTHERS FEET ALL THE TIME. MARTIE EMILY HAVE FINGERS ON THEIR TOES, AND I HAVE THE LONG TOE IN THE MIDDLE. IT MEANS I'M BOSSY.

lynnylyn: Dear Natalie, We have been fans of y'all since you came to the Street Party in Macon, GA in 1997. We sawyou at Six Flags in Atlanta and last year with Tim Mcgraw. We are planning on seeingyou in Biloxi and Atlanta. My question is do you need a personal assistant? You know, someone to bring you water from your bidet? Ha, Ha. We saw the clips of your newtour commercials, we couldn't tell what that was that Martie spilled. Was it birth conrtol pills? We thought Ralph was so cute in the lobby as well as on the ACM Awards. We love you all and have seen so much of you, you seem like a part of our family. We can't wait to see you on tour. You certainly are going to have a hectic schedule. Take care of yourselves.
We love you,
Lyn & Kym

Natalie: YES

Tracy Fisher: Hey Natalie, Can you tell me why I was third in line for your Orange County June 19th concert, and I still got nose bleed seats? We're looking forward to seeing you gals anyway! Thanks, Tracy

Natalie: GOSH I'M REALLY SORRY. I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU. UNFORTUNATELY THE SCALPERS RUIN THIS FOR US. WE HAD SO MANY MEETINGS ABOUT THIS VERY TOPIC. I WON'T BORE YOU WITH ALL OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF PUTTING ON A TOUR, BUT THERE IS NO WAY ANY BAND HAS FOUND TO GET AROUND THIS. WE DECIDED OUR BEST OPTION WAS JUST TO MAKE NO RESTRICTIONS SO THAT OUR FANS WOULD HAVE JUST AS GOOD A CHANCE AS THE PROS OUT THERE. I THINK WE HAVE SOME TIPS ON THE WEB PAGE FOR TICKET BUYING. WE ALL GET RIPPED OFF WITH THESE SCALPERS. WE SPEND OUR MONEY PUTTING ON THIS TOUR AND THE SCALPERS TAKE OUR HARD WORK AND GO MAKE MONEY OFF OF
IT. IT ****S.

jja27: OK here is a question for you from a devoted Chicks fan. The Dixie Chicks had three "pre-Natalie" CDs and now two "post-Natalie" CDs and I was wondering on the third "Pre" CD, "Shouldn't a told you that"; Martie sings lead on "I wasn't looking for you". Now here is my question on the third "post" CD can we look forward to hearing Martie's wonderful voice again or possibly have Em take the mic for a song or two?? Thank you for you time and awesome CDs (all of them).
Tucson Chicks Fan
Jeremy
PS will "Hey Dixie" or "Roanoke" ever be on a CD?

Natalie: GOSH I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN SAY THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN YOU NEVER KNOW, BUT WE ALL REALLY KNOW OUR STRENGTHS AND WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. MARTIE AND EMILY DON'T FEEL CONFIDENT WITH THAT AND I UNDERSTAND. EVEN THOUGH I'M SURE YOU DIE HARDS WOULD LOVE IT, AT THIS POINT IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO OPEN OURSELVES UP LIKE THAT FOR CRITICS TO CHEW US UP AND SPIT US OUT. NOT THAT WE HAVE EVER BEEN SCARED OUT OF DOING SOMETHING, BUT IT'S DIFFERENT WHEN YOU STICK YOUR NECK OUT AND TRY SOMETHING YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN, BUT THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IF IT DIDN'T WORK OUT WE WOULD FEEL RESPONSIBLE. IT'S DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE MY SINGING, OR MARTIE'S FIDDLING, OR EMILY'S PICKING, BECAUSE WE FEEL CONFIDENT IN THOSE TALENTS THAT WE ARE O.K. WITH PEOPLES PERSONAL PREFERANCES. WHEN WE GO INTO THE STUDIO IT'S NOTHING BUT FUN HARD WORK BECAUSE WE ARE CONFIDENT IN THE ART WE ARE CREATING.

fairfaxfurby: I want to know if you all have any pets, and if so, what kind(s) and what are their names? I love dogs!

Natalie: ANY CHANCE FOR A MOTHER TO BRAG ABOUT HER BABY. I HAVE A BULLDOG RALPH. HE IS 8 MONTHS OLD AND HE WILL BE ON THE TOUR, AND APART OF THE SHOW. HE IS ACTUALLY IN ONE OF THE COMMERCIALS FOR THE TOUR. HE WAS ALSO MY DATE TO THE ACM'S SINCE ADRIAN WAS WORKING. EMILY HAS A BLUE HEALER NAMED BUDDY, AND A YELLOW LAB NAMED KATIE.

enomania: Hi Natalie, My question would be is "what is your opinion on homosexuality or bisexuality?" Do u agree with this and have u had any personal experiences w/people who are bisexuals or homosexuals. I believe those two names are just categories in which society puts them in. I, myself, believe we are humans who fall in love for their true person and not their preference for either sex. Many celebs now are being more open about their feelings, so I believed I should question u since u and the dixie chicks are very down to earth gals who would speak truth! I hope my question is one of the many answered. Keep making that beautiful music and I will keep up w/yall when yall come to houston in august!

bye,
steph

Natalie: WOW, I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT SUCH DEEP THINGS. I THAUGHT I WOULD JUST ANSWER THINGS ABOUT SILLY RUMORS. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH ANYONES SEXUALITY. I HAVE HAD FRIENDS AND EMPLOYEES WHO ARE HOMOSEXUAL. I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE ARE FEELING COMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT THIS. HOPEFULLY IT WILL STOP ALL OF THE INSECURITIES AND FEELINGS OF SUICIDE AMONG TEENAGERS. I DO HAVE TO ADMIT THOUGH THAT I FEEL A LITTLE OUT OF TOUCH WITH TEENAGERS THESE DAYS. ONCE YOU GET OUT OF SCHOOL IT'S DIFFICULT TO STAY IN TOUCH. SO I DON'T FAULT PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS ISSUE. IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE WORKED ON AND THAT IS WHERE THE MISTAKE IS MADE. PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THEIR YOUTH AND WE FOREGET HOW HARD IT IS TO BE YOUNG. ONE OF MY FEARS IS LOSING THAT FEELING I HAD WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER THAT I WAS GOING TO REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE. IT'S SOMETHING I HAVE TO TRY AND REMEMBER

Ama_Princess: Natalie, Before this topic is closed I just wanted to take the time to say, "What a great idea!" The fact that you are taking the time to answer some of these questions is something that is rarely done by celebrities, especially on their own free will. Don't loose that! The ability to make the fans feel that you are really doing something one on one with them verses just saying thanks in a liner note or on an awards show, really does make a difference. No matter if you read all of these questions or just the 10 that are picked to be answered, it has definitely sparked excitement for people thinking that they may be one of "the chosen ones." Not only is it fun for fans, but there has to be an entertainment value in it for you also. (I know that reading some of the other questions has made me giggle for one reason or another.) Bravo to you! I hope you guys keep coming up with more ideas like this!
BTW.... Question 199 is my favorite!
(I might as well shamlesssly promote myself while I have the chance!)

Natalie: THANK YOU.

~ChicksFAN~: First of all I want to say that I absolutely LOVE you guys with all my heart! And THANKS for making such GREAT music! And Natalie , You are the GREATEST for taking the time to answer some of our questions. Mine is kinda silly, but the only question I could come up with was....**I really want to know If you own a computer and how OFTEN you read the BBoard, and how often you post with us (SECRETLY)!!

OR do you have someone who just tells you what is going on on the BBoard? OK, that was FOUR questions, but at least its all on the same subject! LOL I have been wanting to know that for awhile now. I could just see you guys reading some of the stuff on there and laughing your A$$es off! You all seem to have such FUN Energy!

I wish you gals the
Very Best of Luck, I could Only wish that I had YOUR luck
For ONE day!!
~ChicksFAN~

Natalie: I HAVE READ IT OFF AND ON DURING OUR TIME OFF, BUT TO BE HONEST WHEN WE ARE ON TOUR OR IN THE STUDIO I DON'T REALLY HAVE TIME. I HAVE NEVER POSTED ANYTHING, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN THE INFO WAS SO WRONG I'VE REALLY WANTED TO. THAT'S WHY I'M DOING THIS NOW. YA'LL ARE PRETY FUNNY.

wildchick: Why did you use the picture of your feet on the front of the CD? Thanks Natalie!

Natalie: BECAUSE WE TRY TO MAKE OUR ALBUMS A SNAPSHOT IN TIME, AND THOSE TATTOOS ARE A MARKING OF OUR #1 SINGLES AND ALBUMS, GOLD AND PLATINUM. IT'S UP TO 11 NOW BUT WE ONLY HAVE 9. WE HAVE TO GO GET 2 MORE.

Dixie Rooster: I saw yall ask this one on a country talk show. Now its YOUR turn to play. Sooo, who would you rather, Ben Stein or Ross Perot?
Picture that one,
Dixie Rooster

Natalie: BEN STEIN

kthalman: Natalie - If you could choose one inspriational children's books to share with others, what would it be and why?

I am a (young) High School FFA Teacher and I use children's books to share stories and inspire my students. My students love you guys and I think the theme for my classroom this year has been "Good Bye Earl". Thanks for the music and for not being afraid to be individuals. You gals truly are an inspiration and I use your awesome sense of style as a teaching method to tell my students that they can do what ever they want and as long as they believe they can achieve.

Katie Thalman
North Summit High
Coalville, Utah

Natalie: I CHOOSE GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU. IT'S THE ONE ABOUT NUTBROWN HARE. MANY TIMES I GET FRUSTRATED THAT THERE ARE NOT BIGGER WORDS THAN I LOVE YOU. SO OFTEN I WANT THERE TO BE A BIGGER BETTER WAY TO EXPRESS MY LOVE AND THAT BOOK SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY THING THAT SAYS IT FOR ME. I HOPE WHEN I READ IT TO MY KIDS ONE DAY THAT THEY WILL UNDERSTAND

aerosmith16: Dear Natalie, I just wanted to tell you that I own 20, 610 shares of Dixie Chicks stock at HSX.com. I also wanted to know if you are ever going to let your hair grow out again and have it curly like it was back in the day?

Natalie: OH BOY! I WAS HOPING YOU WOULD ASK ME ABOUT MY HAIR. I READ WHAT EVERYONES BEEN SAYING ON THE PAGE AND MAN OH MAN ARE THERE A LOT OF OPINIONS. MY HAIR IS GROWING AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING WITH IT. IT'S JUST HAIR. BUT THANKS FOR THE INQUIRY.

Julie Jacobs: Natalie, I was watching the REAL WORLD reunion this weekend on MTV and I noticed that almost everyone admitted that they didn't see themselves realistically. With people telling you what they bluntly think of you (good and bad) all the time, does it ever make it difficult to have a realistic view of yourself? Do you ever get caught up seeing yourself as the public sees you? I think that has been the downfall of way too many artists. (Hey, I'm just looking out for my chicks.) Or, if you didn't like that question... how about playing a prom Saturday night? Come one, I know I can't wait to be in a room of 500 insecure, over-dressed teens and one bad DJ ... it'll be fun.
Have a great tour,
Julie

Natalie: IF ANYTHING HAS BEEN MY PROBLEM IT'S THAT I DON'T SEE MYSELF THE WAY THE PUBLIC SEES ME. I'M SO OUT OF TOUCH I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW THE PUBLIC SEES ME. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION AND THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS THAT TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO. OUR WHOLE LIVES CHANGED AND EVERYONE IN OUR CIRCLES LIVES CHANGED. IT'S NOT A NORMAL THING TO BE IN THE PUBLIC EYE AND MOST PEOPLES LIVES DON'T CHANGE THAT MUCH, SO IT WAS GREAT TO TAKE THE 6 MONTHS OFF TO REFLECT AND DECIDE HOW TO ADJUST. BUT WE ARE RELAXED AND READY TO GO AGAIN.

PS. THE PEOPLE ON THE REAL WORLDS PROBLEM IS THAT THEY TO WRAPPED UP IN BEING THESE CHARACTERS THAT MOST OS THEM DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE GOING ON. IT SEEMS LIKE MOST OF THEM JUST SAT AROUND BEING ON TV. UNLIKE THEM WE STAY VERY BUSY AND IT'S A BLESSING BECAUSE WE DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE "REAL WORLD"

jenny_8675309: Miss Maines, Hopefully this is really you reading this and not some computer nerd answering all of 'your' questions.Just the thought of you actually reading something I wrote is overwhelming.I've been racking my brain trying to think of a question.There's so many.I really don't want to dig into your privacy,but I just want to know one thing...when you met Adrian...what were your first words to each other?Did you know that he was it...that he was the one?
That's two questions,but if you would just answer one that would be great.Thank you so much for just reading this.
May God send his best guardian angels to watch over Martie,Emily,and you.
Leah

Natalie: THE FIRST THING I SAID TO HIM WAS WE MISSED YOU LAST NIGHT. HE HAD CAR TROUBLE AND DIDN'T MAKE IT IN FOR THE DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING. HE CLAIMS I SAID YOU ARE LATE. BUT HE'S WRONG AND I'M RIGHT. I SAID IT TO HIM AS WE WERE WALKING DOWN THE ISLE. WE HAD A STRONG CONNECTION RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING. WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER FROM THAT DAY ON, BUT I GUESS I LOVED HIM AS MUCH AS YOU COULD LOVE A STRANGER, BUT IT GROWS WITH EVERY DAY AND THAT'S THE BEST PART.

ckirk: Hey Nat, It's Courtney. I wanted to get in on all the fun too! I want to know why ya'll aren't treking up here to Alaska? After a HOT Texas summer, this is the place to be! My boys (Jack, Jimmy Krik, & Joel) are great, but they keep me jumping! I wouldn't trade it for anything though Well, have a great time on your tour and think of the little people up here in the last frontier who'll be deprived of our Chick Fix this summer!!! Keep on keeping on!!!!
Love ya,
Court

Natalie: TO COLD. HOPE EVERYTHING IS GOING GREAT FOR YA'LL THERE.

Drummin Chick: Natalie, My question is regarding Adrian, your love of your life. I heard that you bought him a house. Is that true??? And if so, what would you buy him for Christmas or Birthday???? Since you bought him a house just out of the blue!!! Take care and I will see you in KC!

Natalie: NOT TRUE. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE I ACTUALLY HAVE A GUY WHO CAN BUY HIS OWN HOUSE. FOR CHRISTMAS I PAINTED HIM SOME POTTERY(PLATES AND MUGS), AND FOR B-DAY I GOT HIM GOLF CLUBS.

angelchick015: Hi, Nat. My name is Alisha and I'm from Toronto. You and the ladies ROCKED last year, and I can't wait to see you again in August. My question is, what do you do on purpose to annoy the other girls? Thanks!!!!!!!
Love,
Alisha

P.S. You're my favourite Chick!!!!

Natalie: I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING. SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE ANNOY US THAT WE DON'T REALLY BOTHER WITH ANNOYING EACH OTHER. JUST KIDDING(SORT OF).

Judy: Hi, Natalie. What's the most indulgent thing you've done with your money?

Love, Judy

Natalie: NOT MUCH. I GIVE SOME AWAY,TRAVEL,2 CARS, AND I KEEP A PRETTY GOOD WARDROBE.

DixieDarlin: Howdy Natalie!, This is the question for NYCchick another devote BB chick who is on vacation in Orlando. She wanted me to ask you:Natalie, since the last two albums have been so successful and grueling as far as schedules and appearances, you've only taken a short rest before the tour starts. And with the FLY tour schedule stretching till Fall and assuming you'll be taking another break, when will you start working on a new album and do you have any ideas brewing yet? Will you try anything new on us at the FLY concerts?? What direction will the next album go? Thank you for considering my question. A HUGE fan....NYCchick SHe loves ya'll a LOT just like all of us here at the BB...Thanks for letting us ask questions.

Natalie: WE WILL BE RECORDING OUR NEXT ALBUM SUMMER OF 2001. I'M SURE THERE WILL BE MANY NEW IDEAS AND SOUNDS, BUT WE TRY AND FOCUS OUR ATTENTION ON ONE THING AT A TIME. RIGHT NOW THAT WOULD BE THE FLY TOUR WHICH WILL BE FULL OF FUN AND SURPRISES. HOPE TO SEE YA'LL THERE.

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