Dixie Chicks Hoax**Update**
Free Republic definitely contributed to the Dixie Chicks tour cancelling hoax. I didn't see a retraction yet. I wonder if they are the ones that started it. Also, look at how much some of these guys hate the Chicks.
I was listening to my local conservative talk radio station on my lunch break today, and during the news section they reported that the Dixie Chicks have cancelled several dates on their upcoming tour due to low ticket sales in heavily Republican states. According to them, my city was one of the unfortunate cancellations.
The Dixie Chicks cd is my boyfriend's current favorite, and we were already planning on going. So, I called him immediately to tell him the bad news (on a side note, we've had a string of terrible luck with concerts over the last year--we've missed around 5 due to cancellations or date changes by the bands).
So he called me back recently. And what do you know, the Dixie Chicks tour date cancellations was a big ole hoax. The tickets for Houston haven't even gone on sale yet, so low ticket sales was all made up.
I'd really expect a radio station to do a little more research on this type of thing. Maybe it was a conservative conspiracy...