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Not Ready to Make Nice- Transcript

Hello. Welcome back to Protest Anthems, the podcast about all things music, social justice, and protest. In this episode, Alyssa Trybus, will be discussing the Dixie Chicks’ 2006 release “Not Ready to Make Nice”. The events leading up to writing… Continue Reading →

“Not Ready to Make Nice” Musical Lineage

“Not Ready to Make Nice” belongs to a few different lineages. It does not follow the lineage typical of country music, which is songs that are conservative in politics. It is the first of the Dixie Chicks songs taking a… Continue Reading →

Fourth Listen- Not Ready to Make Nice.

By: Alyssa Trybus Social criticism played a huge role in the Dixie Chicks’ song, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” The song itself was a response to the negative reactions lead singer, Natalie Maines, received following comments she made about the President… Continue Reading →

Third Listen- Not Ready to Make Nice

Musical genre is a very important aspect of a song. Genre has a lot do with the expectations a listener has for a song, and also greatly affects the way the listener will respond to that song. Country music, primarily… Continue Reading →

“Not Ready to Make Nice”

By: Alyssa Trybus “Not Ready to Make Nice” was released in 2006. The song directly relates the relationship between the personal experiences of Dixie Chicks lead singer, Natalie Maines, and the wider social context of the time period. The song… Continue Reading →

Not Ready to Make Nice

By: Alyssa Trybus The song “I’m Not Ready to Make Nice” was released in 2006 in the height of George W. Bush’s presidency. Since the start of this semester I have been intrigued with this song in particular due to… Continue Reading →

I’m Not Ready to Make Nice / I Want to Break Free

By: Alyssa Trybus   The two songs I am considering to spotlight for my protest anthem podcast are “I’m Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks and “I Want to Break Free” by Queen.   “I’m Not Ready… Continue Reading →

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