LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines has compared Nashville to a cheating husband and suggested divorce might be pending, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday.
Maines told the paper Nashville did her wrong after she said in March 2003 that she was ashamed to be from the same state as President George W. Bush. The comment provoked radio stations to ban Dixie Chicks records, and critics organized bonfires for burning their CDs.
Maines said it might be time for a clean break between the Chicks and Nashville.
"Can you go back to your husband once he's cheated on you?" she said. "I'm not sure there's anything there for us anymore."
The Chicks will join James Taylor for a series of dates on the Vote for Change tour, to support Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. They're scheduled to play in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri and Florida -- but Maines wondered if fans know they're coming.
"We haven't sold out the Fox Theatre in St. Louis," she said. "No one there would know from the radio that there's even a show. At least I'm hoping that's the reason."