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Toby Keith vs. Dixie Chicks
Fightin' Words: "I'm not ready to make nice" ('Not Ready to Make Nice,' Dixie Chicks)
Natalie Maines said Toby Keith's song 'Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue' made country music sound "ignorant." Keith said Maines was a lame songwriter. When she trashed the Bush administration, he toured with a backdrop depicting Nat with Saddam Hussein. She wore a T-shirt to the ACM awards that read "FUTK," and no one believed it stood for Freedom, Understanding, Truth and Knowledge. "I think it was bad for everybody involved," Keith told a reporter. At least Fox News got some mileage out of it.
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