Shut up and sing

3 Jul

I saw Shut Up and Sing over the weekend.

I’ve never been a huge fan of The Dixie Chicks, but this movie made me appreciate them quite a bit. It was refreshing to see some un-redneck country music folks. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a redneck. Rednecks love their country and their music as much as I do. But country music fans and the musicians have a bit of a stereotype that grows old–the “America can never do anything wrong because we’re Americans, dammit” philosophy.

For me, the most compelling part of the documentary was the scenes of people protesting the trio, holding signs that revealed the protester’s ignorance.  There’s a good bit of humor in the movie too, and one has to admire the courage of these gals to stand up for what they think, even in the face of severe criticism and possible financial failure.

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