The Chicks have a new album out this Friday, July 17th, called "Gaslighter" and it's their first release in 14 years.
Their career tanked after Natalie Maines made a comment in 2003 about then president George W. Bush. Darius Rucker has some thoughts on what happened to them. He says they were the biggest thing in the business and they say one sentence and radio stations in the States stopped playing their music. Darius says, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of in my life." The Chicks recently decided to drop the word "Dixie" from their name because of its conotation. Darius has decided to support the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. He says he's sure he has already lost fans. Darius says one reason he made the decision to support the movement is for his kids. "Really, you get to the point where you go, 'That's just how it is, but I can't live like that anymore..." Rucker says he's lived with racism his whole life, citing instances when he's been stopped by police for being "a Black guy in an expensive car" or told by radio programmers that they won't play his music because he's Black. He's choosing to speak up now, he says, for his three children. "Watching them go through this... They're just at that age now when they have to look at it. I don't want that for my boy. I don't want that for my daughters. I don't want that for anybody."