Singing Marine Sounds Off at Dixie Chicks

Iraq vet takes war at home to the studio with hawkish hit
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2008 12:39 PM CDT
Singing Marine Sounds Off at Dixie Chicks
One of Thibodeaux's fellow Marines started searching for someone to record a reply to the Dixie Chicks after seeing the group collect their Grammy awards in 2007.   (Getty Images)

A Marine back from Iraq and Afghanistan has fired a musical rebuke at the Dixie Chicks for their anti-war hit, "Not Ready to Make Nice."  Cpl. David Thibodeaux's "Not Ready to End the Fight" is hitting America's country dials—including some that shunned the Nashville trio's 2006 Grammy winner.

A fellow leatherneck wrote the response song with a friend in the music business; he tracked down the Louisiana native to lay it down after seeing photos of him armed with his six-string in Iraq. "I’ve seen so many good things happen in Iraq, and I don’t think it’s time for the war to end,” Thibodeaux says. "Anybody who doesn’t think there are terrorists out there should open their eyes." (More Dixie Chicks stories.)

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