In a recent interview, The Chicks, formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, recalled the “very weird” treatment they received at 2016 CMA Awards.
“They treated us very weird backstage,” Natalie Maines told the New York Times.
Emily Strayer added, “I used to care way too much what people thought. I really have a don’t-give-a-[expletive] part to me now, which I didn’t have before.”
The Chicks trio, who had stayed away from country music events and award shows since Maines’ infamous comments saying they were “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas” about President George W. Bush in 2003, returned to perform at the awards in 2016 with Beyoncé, and performed “Daddy Lessons” from her album Lemonade.
Maines also said the criticism Beyoncé received for doing a country-inspired song was “disgusting.”
“I’m pretty sure I’ve uttered the sentence, ‘I will never perform on the CMA’s again as long as I live.’ And then came Beyoncé,” Maines tweeted after the performance with Beyoncé.
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