The Dixie Chicks, reviled in 2003 for their outspoken criticism of Bush's planned invasion of Iraq, walked away with three Grammy awards last night. Their victory was a signal for "traditional Americans" to take their covert, peace-loving politics out of the closet. Truck driving, cigarette smoking, country music listening rednecks everywhere expressed relief that the era of country lyrics reflecting knee jerk patriotism had finally come to an end.
"Our music doesn't have to be about reactionary politics," commented Jackson Pyle standing outside of Rex's Liquor and Books, "We can embrace dissent and revel in our Constitutional rights of free speech and assembly."
This sentiment was echoed by Pyle's older brother, Wayne, who offered the following remark, "Damn straight!" Continued the younger Pyle, "Of course, there will always be a place in country music for loving and losing and backhandin' a cheating wife."
Fresh from their success at the Grammys, The Dixie Chicks announced today that they will compose the theme song for the sequel Brokeback Mountain Resurrection.
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