Dixie Chicks Singer: I’m ‘Ashamed Ted Cruz Claims to Be American’

Singer Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs during a tribute concert in honor of singer Billy Joel, recipient of the 2014 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, November 19, 2014. The Gershwin Prize honors living musical artists whose lifetime contributions …
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Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines attacked Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Twitter saying that she is “ashamed Ted Cruz claims to be American.”

This isn’t the first time Maines has criticized a Republican politician. The Texas-born singer attacked then-President George W. Bush in 2003, by saying that she was: “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The comments led to some country radio stations pulling her music from playlists.

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