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Shut Up & Sing (2006)

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A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Maines ... Herself
Emily Robison ... Herself
Martie Maguire ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clayton Allen Clayton Allen ... Himself
Billy B. ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Beane Paul Beane ... Himself
Cindi Berger Cindi Berger ... Herself
Barbara Boxer ... Herself (archive footage)
Aaron Brown Aaron Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Buchanan ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Randy Carroll Randy Carroll ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Darlene Conte ... Herself (as Darlene Kegan)
Anderson Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

In 2003, the female country band, The Dixie Chicks, are at the top of their game being one of the most successful bands of all time. However with the US invasion of Iraq about to begin over frustrated worldwide objections about this needless war, one of the Chick vents off the cuff in concert about being ashamed of US President George W. Bush. This statement sparks a firestorm of organized and personal right wing attacks against the Chicks for daring to think they have the right to express a negative personal opinion about the President. This film covers the band's effort to ride out the turmoil that would leave their careers under a cloud, but would eventually give them a opportunity to grow as great artists who bow to no one. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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In the land of the free can you dare to be brave? See more »


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Official Sites:

Dixie Chicks | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dixie Chicks Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,103, 29 October 2006

Gross USA:

$1,215,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,902,212
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cabin Creek Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Shut Up and Sing" is also the name of a best-selling book by conservative talk radio pundit Laura Ingraham. In her book, Ingraham skewers the Dixie Chicks and other musical acts who use their concerts and television appearances to voice their political opinions. See more »

Goofs

Natalie is wearing a shirt that states "Dare to Be Free," in one shot the image is mirrored left to right. Evident in the text and her hair are reversed. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Maines: Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.
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Connections

Features Paula Zahn Now (2003) See more »

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Written by Sheryl Crow, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines
Performed by Dixie Chicks
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I had never listened to the Dixie Chicks before
30 October 2006 | by einsteins_steinSee all my reviews

because I don't much like country music.

I am a big fan of the first amendment, however, and have thrown a few $$$ set aside for my music budget towards the Chicks.

Whether you agree with what they said or not, it is an American value to speak your mind, and a greater American value to defend the rights of others who speak their minds as well. That value is never so brilliantly displayed as when used to defend those with whom you disagree.

God (and that's MY concept of God, not yours) bless the first amendment, and more power to the Dixie Chicks.

Watch this movie. Let it warm your heart, or set a fire in your mind. That's what truly free speech will do for you.


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