Get your country music thang on with the Dixie Chicks at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park June 5, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel!
The Dixie Chicks broke into country music with their hit songs “There’s Your Trouble” and “Wide Open Spaces,” in 1998. They began opening for acts such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and George Strait, and they appeared on the popular radio program “A Prairie Home Companion.”
After making antiwar statements about former president George W. Bush, the Dixie Chicks got some flack from the right. They appeared on television with Diane Sawyer to explain their comments, and they posed naked on the cover of “Entertainment Weekly” magazine, with slogans such as “Free speech,” “Proud Americans,” and other writing painted over their private parts.
Since then the Dixie Chicks have won thirteen Grammy Awards, and sold thirty million records, making the band the all-time highest selling female group. Their last live album, “Essential Dixie Chicks,” was recorded in 2010. They have won four Billboard awards, four American Music awards, and eight Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre is located at 19100 Ridgeland Avenue in Tinley Park. For tickets, go online to www.ticketmaster.com.
The Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel, just minutes away from the Dixie Chicks at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, offers affordable guest rooms, free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Special AAA rates are available. Call the property direct at (708) 497-3000.