Dixie Chicks get best of treatment
Monday, April 12, 2010
– Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks, a career-spanning collection of chart-topping hits, classic tracks and personal favorites selected by the Chicks, drops Tuesday, June 1.
The songs were remastered for this CD. The disc provides access to an exclusive Dixie Chicks pdf including an essay, photos and other bonus features once the CD is inserted in a computer drive.
Wide Open Spaces (number 1 Country Single from Wide Open Spaces)
You Were Mine (number 1 Country Single from Wide Open Spaces)
Sin Wagon (from Fly)
Cowboy Take Me Away (number1 Country Single from Fly)
Let Him Fly (from Fly)
Long Time Gone (number2 Country Single, number 7 Pop Single from Home)
Landslide (number 2 Country Single, number 7 Pop Single from Home)
Truth No. 2 (from Home)
The Long Way Around (from Taking The Long Way)
Easy Silence (from Taking The Long Way)
Not Ready To Make Nice (number 4 Pop Single from Taking The Long Way)
Lubbock Or Leave It (from Taking The Long Way)
Each of the Dixie Chicks' studio albums "Wide Open Spaces" (1998), "Fly" (1999), "Home" (2002) and "Taking The Long Way" (2006) - reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and each of them took home the Best Country Album Grammy in their respective eligibility years. The Chicks won 13 Grammys including 2007's Album of the Year for "Taking The Long Way."
The Chicks have been on hiatus for several years, although they are regrouping this summer to open shows for The Eagles. On May 4, Columbia Records will release the self-titled debut album from Court Yard Hounds, a country duo featuring Martie Maguire and Emily Robison from the Chicks. Court Yard Hounds will appear on this year's Lilith Fair dates.
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Taking the Long Way
Much has changed on the musical landscape for the Dixie Chicks since the Incident in London three years ago when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush on the eve of the Iraq war. The trio lost its standing on the country radio scene; their albums were burned, and they received death threats.But Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Maines do not backpedal on these 14 songs. They, instead, address the issues that have faced them head on time and again. "Not Ready to Make Nice" maintains »»»
Top of the World Tour Live
The Dixie Chicks certainly enjoyed their most controversial year ever thanks to a few words uttered by lead singer Natalie Maines, and they also had one of the most successful tours of 2003 as well.
This 22-song live disc recorded somewhere during the U.S. part of the tour is clear indication that beyond the headlines, there was a tremendous amount of quality music going on.
The mix put Maines' vocals way out front. She has always been a good singer, and this indicates just how good she truly is. »»»
When The Dixie Chicks talk of going home on their third major label release, that means a return to roots of different sorts in what probably is their best and most consistent album to date. After a break for marriage, baby and a legal confrontation with their record label, The Chicks throw caution to the wind.
They make it clear that they're not going to be hitting the pop country button with Darrell Scott's opening "Long Time Gone.," a hit single. Natalie Maines makes ready references to »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kiah heats up
Amythyst Kiah's music career has seemingly been a slow burn, but that well could be changing. She was part of the quartet that put out the very fine "Songs of Our Native Daughters" earlier this year and is about to launch a tour with CD-mates Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago and Leyla McCalla to bring out songs about... »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity
Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening.
When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
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