Kim Bailey Spradlin

Choosing a song for this occasion was difficult.

I wanted to avoid all of the clichés in my choice to celebrate our country’s independence, and find one that not only upholds the very essence of freedom of speech, but does so in a way that makes one think.

Some of you may remember a country band called The Dixie Chicks. They are still together and have been since 1989.

They fell out of favor with many in the USA in 2003 after this:

Source: en.m.wikipedia.org
Now, I’m not going to get into a political debate here or encourage anyone to choose a side. My goal on this weekend, which means so much to me as an American, is to share a song written in response to the backlash The Dixie Chicks received for simply speaking out and sharing an opinion.

As many know, Mary Chapin Carpenter is my favorite female…

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