The Dixie Chicks had the last laugh at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
After a boycott by corporate radio stations nationwide, death threats, CD burnings, and the loss of a lucrative country music career after lead singer Natalie Maines told an audience in London on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq: "We're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas," the Dixie Chicks won 5 Grammy awards for an album they produced after the controversy in response to their critics, including awards for the top 3 categories - Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year. The last artist who won the top 3 awards was Eric Clapton in 1993. They performed their biggest hit song from the album, "I'm Not Ready to Make Nice":
The Dixie Chick accept the award for 'Best Country Album' of the year:
The Dixie Chicks accept the award for 'Best Song of the Year':
Tonight we celebrate what is all right with the world, for tomorrow, it is back to the trenches: The House of Representatives debates Bush's splurge in Iraq.