1. I had preconceptions of what country music, or what country music fans, were like. Really, politics never even became an issue until I made the comment — so it just really wasn’t on my mind that I had to, you know, relate to everyone in my field on a political level. They explained that to me later, I guess. I didn’t get that manual.

    — Former Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines in an interview with NPR’s Melissa Block