Chicks to Appear on 60 Minutes on Sunday

The Dixie Chicks will be profiled on 60 Minutes on Sunday (May 14) on CBS. In an interview with Steve Kroft, the Chicks recall death threats against the band during their last tour and their negative perceptions about contemporary country music. In a portion of the interview posted on the CBS News Web site, Martie Maguire states, “I think for a while, a lot of artists were doing a lot of great things … that were broadening the audience so that country was cool. So it makes me sad that it’s kind of reverted back to a place that I’m not that proud of — and this is coming from a true country fan. I can’t listen to the radio right now.”