The Dixie Chicks made EW’s Power List
Talk about pluck. While some of their red-state fan base dispersed, the Chicks refused to disavow their antiwar, anti-Prez stance — becoming a cause célèbre among everyone from Springsteen to Michael Moore (rumored to be interested in a Chicks doc) to John McCain (who ripped their radio boycotters a new one in Senate hearings). ”Home” scanned 5.6 million; their tour grossed $61 mil (though most of it was collected pre-controversy). A November live CD/DVD will tell if they’ve attracted enough new admirers to replace the turncoats.