It’s no secret that pop star Taylor Swift regards country icons The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks) as major influences in her life.

The 33-year-old recently spoke about how growing up watching the trio — singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer — and seeing the way they spoke their minds and channeled their anger and frustrations into their music really inspired her.

Jonesy & Amanda were joined by The Chicks for an exclusive interview about their upcoming Australian tour, their impact on Taylor Swift, and how it felt opening for Bruce Springsteen.

Listen to it above.

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