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The Dixie Chicks are an American country music all-female trio, and the all-time best-selling female music group. They started their group in 1989 in Dallas, Texas. They achieved large-scale country and then pop commercial success starting in the late 1990s, with hit songs such as "Wide Open Spaces", "Cowboy Take Me Away" and "Long Time Gone". The Dixie Chicks are known for their lively group personae, instrumental virtuosity and political outspokenness.
After a five-year hiatus from public performances, the Dixie Chicks are returning to the stage in 2013. Don't miss the Long Time Gone Tour as they visit arenas across Canada!
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The Dixie Chicks began with a largely bluegrass sound and released their first album, Thank Heavens for Dale Evans (named after the pioneering, multi-talented female performer Dale Evans), on independent label Crystal Clear Sound in 1990. The album included two instrumentals, an indicator from the beginning of the group's strength; bandmember, Martie, had taken third place at the National Fiddle Championships the year before. The Dixie Chicks gained some positive notices, winning the best band prize at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and earning opening act spots in support of Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, George Strait and others.
The album Wide Open Spaces was released in January 1998 and over the space of a year the next three singles from it all hit #1 on the country chart: the bouncy "There's Your Trouble", the statement-of-purpose "Wide Open Spaces" and the radio-pleasing ballad "You Were Mine". Wide Open Spaces would go on to sell over 12 million copies, becoming one of the 50 best-selling albums in American history. In the summer of 1999 the Dixie Chicks served as the opening act for Tim McGraw on a popular concert tour.
The Dixie Chicks proved their hitmaking was no fluke by following it with another smash hit album, Fly, in 2000. Nine singles would emerge from it, including country #1's "Cowboy Take Me Away" and "Without You". Fly would go on to sell 10 million copies, a rare repeat visit to the diamond level of sales.
In September 2001, the Dixie Chicks debuted their quiet, unadorned song "I Believe in Love" on the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon following the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was a harbinger of a change in musical direction. Their album, Home, dominated the 2003 Grammy Awards held on February 23, winning four of them, including Best Country Album. Tickets for the associated Top of the World Tour often sold out within hours.
In September 2005, the Dixie Chicks debuted their song "I Hope" on the "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" telethon following Hurricane Katrina and subsequently made it available as a digital download single with proceeds to benefit hurricane relief. Their latest album, entitled Taking the Long Way, is more rock-intensive than country-oriented. The first single from the album is "Not Ready To Make Nice".