Country music trio THE Dixie Chicks have pulled an original song from the soundtrack of forthcoming film THE LUCKY ONES, after distributors reportedly refused to pay them a six-figure sum for the record.
According to the New York Post, Dixie Chicks' stars Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison recorded the tune for the independent film - starring Rachel MCAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena - out this month (Sep08).
But the idea was scrapped after executives at Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. could not reach a deal with the singers - who have made room for the song on their own forthcoming album.
A source tells the newspaper: "It's a total hit song. But Lionsgate couldn't make a deal. They balked over a low six-figure number."
A spokesperson for the singers confirms: "Unfortunately, the Lionsgate deal could not get done, so the Chicks decided to keep the song."
Lionsgate representatives have declined to comment.