Even before they were "Not Ready to Make Nice" after speaking out against former President George W. Bush, the Chicks were flying high in the '90s with four No. 1 songs on the country music charts and three Grammy nominations, including one for best new artist.
After their comments on Bush, the group was blacklisted from the country music landscape until 2016 when Beyoncé and the Chicks performed "Daddy Lessons" together at the Country Music Awards. In 2020, Taylor Swift spoke to the Guardian about how the group inspired her to open up about her own political beliefs.
"The Chicks represent a sisterhood that has withstood absolutely everything," she said. "Their loyalty to each other survived scandal, seemingly endless ignorant vitriol, marriages and divorces, unabashed misogyny, unfair criticism, heartbreak and the ever-changing rules of the rollercoaster music industry. And, through it all, they have continued to make music that is surprising and compelling to me as a fan."