Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces on LP + Download
Available on Vinyl for the First Time / Remastered Audio from the Original Sources
Columbia/Legacy will reissue the Dixie Chicks classic four studio albums - Wide Open Spaces (1998), Fly (1999), Home (2002) and Taking The Long Way (2006) - newly remastered and pressed on high resolution 12" vinyl in April 2016. Filled with big hits, classic tracks and perennial fan favorites, these are the four essential albums which secured the Dixie Chicks' status as the top selling group in country music history. The newly remastered vinyl editions arrive on the eve of the DCX MMXVI World Tour (the Dixie Chicks' fifth as concert headliners).
Collectively, these four Dixie Chicks albums have sold more than 30 million copies while taking home 13 Grammy Awards. Of the four titles, only Home has been previously available on vinyl. Each of these albums has topped Billboard's Country Album chart and three (Fly, Home and Taking The Long Way) reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (Wide Open Spaces peaked at No. 4 on that chart).
Dixie Chicks first came together as a bluegrass quartet in Texas in 1989, later becoming a trio in 1995 when founding members (and sisters) Emily Robison (banjo/dobro) and Martie Maguire (fiddle/mandolin) were joined by 21-year-old Natalie Maines (daughter of guitarist/producer Lloyd Maines) as the group's new lead vocalist and guitarist. By the late 1990s, the classic Dixie Chicks trio lineup struck a stunning balance between the traditional Nashville sound and the contemporary influences of alternative rock and pop.
Dixie Chicks succeeded beyond all expectations: their first album as a trio, Wide Open Spaces, catapulted the group to the top of the country charts and into crossover success. Aided by back-to-back Country No. 1 singles "There's Your Trouble," "Wide Open Spaces" and "You Were Mine," Wide Open Spaces sold more than 12 million copies in the US - more than all the top country acts of that year combined - and it's still the best-selling country album by a group ever. Wide Open Spaces won the Best Country Album Grammy while "There's Your Trouble" took home the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal trophy.