SiriusXM has announced the launch of The Chicks Channel, a limited-run channel celebrating the music of beloved musical icons, The Chicks.
We love The Chicks! Firstly, there is Natalie Maines, lead vocalist for the all-female country band; then there is the sheer toe-tapping, heartfelt quality of their music; and how can we ignore the causes they get behind such as HRC, Planned Parenthood, and Proclaim Justice. We also love that they made a stand for social justice at the expense of their own mainstream appeal, especially among white, Southern Christians. The Chicks officially changed their name from The Dixie Chicks in the wake of the anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests triggered by the killing of George Floyd. They made the announcement via an official press release. It read: “We want to meet this moment.”
“Music has always been a medium that brings people together, a way to connect and find commonality,” said The Chicks. “As we continue to connect with our fans across the country on tour, we are so happy to also bring our music across the airwaves on our own SiriusXM channel.”
Listeners can immediately tune in to The Chicks Channel on SiriusXM’s channel 104 and on the SXM App. The Chicks Channel will be available on channel 104 through Tuesday, August 9 at 3amET, while the SXM App will broadcast The Chicks Channel through August 31.
The Chicks Channel will explore The Chicks’ entire catalog, including some of their biggest hits like “Wide Open Spaces” and “Cowboy Take Me Away,” as well as deep cuts and live performances. The channel will also highlight their latest album Gaslighter, which charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Charts. The exclusive channel will feature special commentary and stories from the band, intermixed with hand-picked music they love by artists, including Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Taylor Swift, Patty Griffin, James Taylor, David Gray, The Beatles and more.
SiriusXM is available to subscribers in their car, on their phone and connected devices at home with the SXM App. Streaming access is included for most subscribers. Go to www.siriusxm.com/ways-to-listen to learn more.
For more on The Chicks, please visit www.thechicks.com.