style="float: left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" width="196" border="0" />Pop-music superstars the Dixie Chicks just won five Grammy Awards. But before that they took home the ACLU/SC's prize for standing up for free speech.
In 2003, the Dixie Chicks faced boycotts by country-music stations after they spoke out against the Iraq invasion.
Singer Natalie Maines (pictured) discussed the episode at the ACLU/SC's Bill of Rights Awards in December. "It hasn't taken courage to stand strong, just a first-grade education," she said. "Even in Lubbock, Texas, we learn about freedom of speech."