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Albums & Years: Wide Open Spaces 1998, Fly 1999, Home 2002 & Taking the Long Way 2006
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The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy Award-winning female alternative country-rock band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. With chart topping songs and diamond albums, the women are known for their independent spirit, instrumental virtuosity, thoughtful song compositions, fierce loyalty, and outspoken comments on controversial subjects, including politics.
Wide Open Spaces is the fourth album by American country music band the Dixie Chicks, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). It was their first record with new lead vocalist Natalie Maines, and became their breakthrough commercial success. It received diamond status by the RIAA on February 20, 2003 in the USA, having shipped 12 million units, while spending more than six years in the Australian ARIA music charts Country Top 20.
Fly is the fifth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). The album was very successful for the group receiving diamond status by the RIAA on June 25, 2002 in the USA, having shifted 10 million units. The album debuted and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200.
The tracks "Ready to Run", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Goodbye Earl", "Cold Day in July", "Heartbreak Town", "Some Days You Gotta Dance" and "If I Fall You're Going Down with Me" were all released as singles; "Sin Wagon" also charted without officially being released. "Some Days You Gotta Dance" was previously recorded by The Ranch, a short-lived country trio founded by Keith Urban in the late 1990s. Urban plays guitar on the Dixie Chicks' rendition.
Home is the sixth studio album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). It is notable for its acoustic bluegrass sound, which stands in contrast with their previous two country pop albums.
The album has the distinction of being the album the group was promoting when lead singer Natalie Maines made her now famous comments about U.S. President George W. Bush. The album's third single, "Travelin' Soldier", was #1 on the Billboard Country Chart the week that Maines' comments hit the press. The following week, as many stations started a still-standing boycott of the Chicks' music, the song collapsed. None of the following singles gained traction with country radio.
Despite these events, the album was certified 6× Multi-platinum status by the RIAA, having shifted 6 million units.  The album also featured a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", which was their biggest pop crossover hit to date, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album was also successful in Australia, in its 175th week in the country charts it was certified Triple Platinum for shipments of 210,000 copies.
Taking the Long Way is the multiple Grammy Award-winning seventh studio album by the American country/rock female band Dixie Chicks. It was released on May 23, 2006 in the U.S. and on June 12, 2006 worldwide. The album debuted at #1 on both the United World Chart and the Billboard 200. It sold over 2 million copies in the U.S., being certified 2x platinum by the RIAA as of July 11, 2007.
The first song released from the album was the charity single "I Hope" on September 2005. The song received its debut performance on the Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast telethon on September 9, 2005 and was later made available as a digital download single with proceeds to benefit the Hurricane Katrina relief.
The first physical single from the album, "Not Ready to Make Nice", was released in March 2006. On May 18, 2006, the whole album was leaked onto various file sharing mediums.
Taking the Long Way was the first studio album the band released since the controversy that erupted over them in 2003 following Natalie Maines' remarks critical of United States President George W. Bush. The controversy and the Chicks' reaction to it is the major theme at the first tracks of the album.
The first track is "The Long Way Around" which is a manifesto to non-conformity, presented with allusions to The Byrds' "Wasn't Born to Follow" as well as the Chicks' own "Long Time Gone" and "Top of the World". The second track is "Easy Silence", a testimonial to the protagonist's husband, who affords her an island of quiet companionship and love in the midst of turmoil. The third track, and first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice", offers an angry statement of purpose and resolve. The fourth track "Everybody Knows" is a return to the classic Chicks sound, but enmeshed in an aura of vulnerabilities and ambivalences.
Track 9 "Favorite Year" was written with the collaboration of Sheryl Crow, while track ten "Voice Inside My Head" was written with the collaboration of Linda Perry.
Closing track "I Hope", is a song written with Keb' Mo' for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and it was first performed on the Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast telethon in 2005. The song features a guitar solo from John Mayer.
The song "Lubbock or Leave It" roused the answer song "Trouble in the Henhouse" from fellow Lubbockite Billy Briggs.
Selections from the album were prominently featured in the Chicks' subsequent Accidents & Accusations Tour, which included an unprecedented number of Canadian dates. A lot of the album tracks are featured in the Dixie Chicks rockumentary, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, alongside 3 non-album cuts; "The Neighbor", "Baby Love" and "Whatever It Takes".
The Neighbor was later released as a stand-alone single single, in support of the rockumentary Shut up and Sing.
Wide Open Spaces
"I Can Love You Better" (Pamela Brown Hayes, Kostas) - 3:53
"Wide Open Spaces" (Susan Gibson) - 3:44
"Loving Arms" (Tom Jans) - 3:37
"There's Your Trouble" (Mark Selby, Tia Sillers) - 3:10
"You Were Mine" (Emily Robison, Martie Seidel) - 3:37
"Never Say Die" (George Ducas, Radney Foster) - 3:56
"Tonight the Heartache's on Me" (Mary Francis, Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison) - 3:25
"Let 'Er Rip" (Billy Crain, Sandy Ramos) - 2:49
"Once You've Loved Somebody" (Thom McHugh, Bruce Miller) - 3:28
"I'll Take Care of You" (J.D. Souther) - 3:40
"Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way?)" (Maria McKee) - 3:25
"Give It Up or Let Me Go" (Bonnie Raitt) - 4:55
"Ready to Run" (Marcus Hummon, Martie Seidel) - 3:52
"If I Fall You're Going Down with Me" (Matraca Berg, Annie Roboff) - 3:05
"Cowboy Take Me Away" (Seidel, Hummon) - 4:51
"Cold Day in July" (Richard Leigh) - 5:12
"Goodbye Earl" (Dennis Linde) - 4:19
"Hello Mr. Heartache" (Mike Henderson) - 3:49
"Don't Waste Your Heart" (Emily Robison, Natalie Maines) - 2:49
"Sin Wagon" (Maines, Robison, Stephony Smith) - 3:41
"Without You" (Maines, Eric Silver) - 3:32
"Some Days You Gotta Dance" (Troy Johnson, Marshall Morgan) - 2:30
"Hole in My Head" (Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller) - 3:22
"Heartbreak Town" (Darrell Scott) - 3:48
"Ain't No Thang but a Chicken Wing" - 0:09
"Let Him Fly" (Patty Griffin, Adam Steinberg) - 3:07
"Long Time Gone" (Darrell Scott) – 4:10
"Landslide" (Stevie Nicks) – 3:50
"Travelin' Soldier" (Bruce Robison) – 5:43
"Truth No. 2" (Patty Griffin) – 4:28
"White Trash Wedding" (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) – 2:21
"A Home" (Maia Sharp, Randy Sharp) – 4:56
"More Love" (Gary Nicholson, Tim O'Brien) – 5:07
"I Believe in Love" (Maguire, Maines, Marty Stuart) – 4:14
"Tortured, Tangled Hearts" (Maguire, Maines, Stuart) – 3:40
"Lil' Jack Slade" (Terri Hendrix, Maguire, Lloyd Maines, E. Robison) – 2:23
"Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" (Radney Foster) – 4:42
"Top of the World" (Patty Griffin) – 6:01
Taking The Long Way
"The Long Way Around" – 4:33
"Easy Silence" – 4:02
"Not Ready to Make Nice" – 3:58
"Everybody Knows" (Gary Louris, Maguire, Maines, Robison) – 4:18
"Bitter End" (Louris, Maguire, Maines, Robison) – 4:38
"Lullaby" – 5:51
"Lubbock or Leave It" (Mike Campbell, Maguire, Maines, Robison) – 3:54
"Silent House" (Neil Finn, Maguire, Maines, Robison) – 5:23
"Favorite Year" (Sheryl Crow, Maguire, Maines) – 4:29
"Voice Inside My Head" (Maguire, Maines, Linda Perry, Robison, Wilson) – 5:52
"I Like It" (Louris, Maguire, Maines, Robison) – 4:34
"Baby Hold On" (Louris, Maguire, Maines, Robison, Pete Yorn) – 5:04
"So Hard" – 4:27
"I Hope" (Maguire, Maines, Kevin Moore, Robison) – 5:25
Dedicated to my daughter Samantha whom this morning I was just awarded custody of.