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Dixie Chicks Sweep Grammys

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It was a clean sweep for the Dixie Chicks. About four years after their criticism of President Bush nearly derailed their career, the country trio were the darlings of the Grammys.

The Texans won each of the five categories in which they were nominated, including the big tickets: album, record and song of the year. The wins followed years of criticism after Natalie Maines proclaimed that she was ashamed that President Bush also hails from their home state of Texas.

While accepting the album of the year award, Maines said Grammy voters were "using their freedom of speech," adding that the group gets the message.

It was also a big night for Mary J. Blige. She won three times.

During one of her acceptance speeches, Blige said the award shows that she is "growing into a better human being."

Other multiple winners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Carrie Underwood and the rapper T.I.


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