Fresh off mainstream recognition at the Country Music Association Awards, the Dixie Chicks have no plans to tone down their non-conformist image. "We're doing what we want to do, we're playing what we want to play, we're looking like we want to look, we're saying what we want to say," says lead singer Natalie Maines.
"In rock that's done a lot, but in country it's not. . . . You've gotta be that all-American, just-happy-to-be-here type."