Most country artists are smart enough not to alienate half their audience
I mostly enjoyed the Ken Burns country music history, but I have no sympathy for the Dixie Chicks. They made a mistake that Dolly Partain refused to make when asked political questions. Their talking about their irrational hatred of George Bush was a mistake. I think Gill is a fine artist but he also should not be surprised at the reaction of country music fans who are more patriotic than are the leftist.