Before singer Natalie Maines distanced herself from fellow
Texan Bush, the Dixie Chicks were a happy-go-lucky country act who'd scored a few lightweight crossover pop hits with other
Overnight they became politicised -- victims of a Right-wing backlash. But they gained a new audience.
The trio, completed by Emily Robison and Martie Macguire, say they now have the fan base they're proud to have.
Last night at Rod Laver Arena they delivered -- the highlight being Not Ready to Make Nice, a spine-tingling document
of the backlash.
But there was nothing but an intense display of love at their sold-out show last night.
Maines' outspoken reputation continued on stage, dedicating the song White Trash to Mel Gibson.
Tickets are available for the final show at Rod Laver Arena tonight.