VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 26:  Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs during the first show of their Long Time Gone tour at Rogers Arena on October 26, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 26: Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs during the first show of their Long Time Gone tour at Rogers Arena on October 26, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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The Dixie Chicks have never been a band to shy away from politics. And throughout this year's election season, the Texas-bred musicians have made it a point to drive discussion.

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Fans can expect the conversation to continue during the Dixie Chicks' concert at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas Friday night. While that may not please everyone in attendance, Star-Telegram's Preston Jones asks an important question: Does that even matter?

"There is an argument to be made about the role of entertainers and commenting about anything contentious in a society, but the notion that the Dixie Chicks, or any band, should simply turn off their humanity and shift into jukebox mode is a rather naive point of view," Jones says.

Ahead of the band's highly anticipated show, the first in Dallas in a decade, let's take a look at some of its most recent politically charged moments.

Trump the devil

The Dixie Chicks grabbed headlines during their DCX MMXVI tour kick off when they flashed an image of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with devil horns and facial hair. 

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Natalie Maines "ashamed" once again

Ted Cruz isn't immune from Dixie Chicks criticism. In January, singer Maines slammed the then-presidential hopeful after he said, "We will carpet bomb them into oblivion."

About Melania Trump ...

It will surprise few that Maines didn't hold back commentary going into and following the Republican National Convention. And just because Melania Trump is a woman didn't exclude her from criticism.

About Trump's hair ...

It's part of the campaign too, you know.

Other righteous Dix Chix moments that don't talk politics

Those times they took fans to church with a cover of Beyonce ...

and an emotional tribute to Prince ...

and a cover of Ben Harper after the Orlando mass shooting.

The Dixie Chicks play Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas with Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster's resale market beginning at $119.00.

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