I Hope (Dixie Chicks song)

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"I Hope"
Single by Dixie Chicks
from the album Taking the Long Way
Released October 10, 2005
Format Digital download
Genre Country pop, blue-eyed soul
Length 4:04 (radio edit)
5:04 (iTunes)
5:25 (album)
Label Columbia Nashville
Songwriter(s) Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Kevin Moore
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Dixie Chicks singles chronology
"Top of the World"
(2003)
"I Hope"
(2005)
"Not Ready to Make Nice"
(2006)
"Top of the World"
(2003)
"I Hope"
(2005)
"Not Ready to Make Nice"
(2006)
Taking the Long Way track listing
"So Hard"
(13)
"I Hope"
(14)

"I Hope" is a countrypop song written and performed by the American all-female trio Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way, in 2006.

It was nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 48th ceremony, but lost in both categories.[1]

Song information[edit]

The song, written by all the three band members (Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines) and Kevin Moore, received its debut performance on the Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast telethon on September 9, 2005. It was later made available as a digital download single with proceeds to benefit the Hurricane Katrina relief. The song features a guitar solo from John Mayer.

Comments about the song by band members[edit]

This is what band members Robison and Maines commented about the writing process of "I Hope":[2]

  • Robison: "Kevin was one of the last writers we wrote with, and it was so nice and so comfortable working with him. With what he's been through and where he grew up, it's important to him to write positive, uplifting songs."
  • Maines: "On the other hand, he wasn't afraid to get political, and this ultimately turned out to be a pretty serious song. Hopeful and positive, but serious."

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 54

Awards nominations[edit]

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