Thanks to my sis-in-law Susan for this suggestion, a look at the aftermath of Natalie Maine's off-hand comment about George Bush and the Iraq war at a 2003 London Dixie Chicks concert. The power of the film comes from the trio's response to the resulting firestorm of protests, censorship and even death threats. Banned from many country radio stations and dropped by sponsors, they could have split up, given up or begged forgiveness. Instead they stood up for each other and their band and recorded a blistering retort that caught the attention of an entire new audience (myself included) who had no idea they rank as the top selling female recording artists of all time.

DIVA DVD: Shut Up and Sing

Image from cover of Taking The Long Way CD.

"Use the good china for breakfast."