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Country Music's Biggest Scandals

3. Dixie Chicks Vs. Toby Keith
After 9/11, conservative artist Toby Keith wrote the song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," but not all country stars liked it. Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said, "It's ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant." She continued, "It targets an entire culture — and not just the bad people who did bad things. You've got to have some tact."

Her comments got back to Keith, and he retaliated by touring with a backdrop of Maines with Saddam Hussein. Their feuding truly started after Maines' concert comment and Keith used their new struggles with the industry to his gain, stoking the flames and smearing them every chance he got.