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March 20, 2003
Dixie Chicks Urged on Concert for Troops
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 9:57 a.m. ET
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina House members say the Dixie Chicks should apologize for lead singer Natalie Maines' criticism of President Bush by performing a free concert for troops.
Republican state Rep. Catherine Ceips introduced a resolution Wednesday calling for the country music trio to perform for South Carolina troops and their families.
Maines, speaking about President Bush's push for military action against Iraq, told a London audience last week, ``Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.''
Radio stations nationwide are boycotting the Dixie Chicks even though Maines, a native of Lubbock, Texas, has publicly apologized.
Cindi Berger, the Dixie Chicks' publicist, had no comment on the resolution, which passed the House on a 50-35 vote and left some lawmakers angry and others confused.
``I think it's an olive branch to the Dixie Chicks,'' Ceips said.
``But only after they apologize first for exercising their free speech, is that correct?'' asked House Minority Leader James Smith, a Democrat.
The Dixie Chicks have been in Europe promoting their recent release ``Home,'' which won a Grammy last month for best country album.