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(CNN) — The Grammy Awards were nice to the Dixie Chicks, who won song of the year, a songwriter’s award, for “Not Ready to Make Nice.”
“I, for the first time in my life, am speechless,” said Maines, who became a controversial figure in 2003 after making critical comments about President Bush. “Not Ready to Make Nice” was a response to the controversy; after Maines’ comments, the Chicks’ songs were pulled from a number of country music stations and the group was pilloried by former fans.
The Chicks have won three awards. They also won best country performance by a duo or group with vocal and, after the song of the year award, were honored with best country album for “Taking the Long Way.”
“A lot of people just turned their TVs off right now,” Maines said after the country album award.