Gill: Maines Has Been Bashed Enough

Vince Gill told reporters backstage at the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards that it’s time to forgive Natalie Maines for her remarks about President Bush during the Dixie Chicks ’ London concert on March 10. “There’s political leaders that have said a lot worse things about George Bush than Natalie did and nobody rips [them] for it,” Gill said. “I feel like she’s been bashed enough. If she made a mistake, or if she feels that way, it’s past the point. They’ll have to deal with the consequences that come from that. … I can’t jump into the fray to say I think this person’s wrong and this person’s right, because I think being decent and kind and forgiving and all those things are much better things to possess than being right.”