Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks

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Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks
Greatest hits album by Dixie Chicks
Released June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
Recorded 1997-2006
Genre Country, Bluegrass, Country pop, Alternative country
Length 48:03
Label Legacy, Columbia Nashville
Dixie Chicks chronology
Taking the Long Way
(2006)Taking the Long Way2006
Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks
Essential Dixie Chicks
(2010)Essential Dixie Chicks2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Roughstock 3.5/5 stars[2]

Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks is the greatest hits album from American country band the Dixie Chicks. The album consists of twelve songs personally selected by the Dixie Chicks from their fourth through seventh studio albums.[3] It was released in the United States on June 1, 2010.[4] The group supported the album by touring with The Eagles in 2010.[5][6] It is a part of Sony BMG's Playlist series. It was also re-released on Sony's midprice sub-label Camden entitled Wide Open Spaces: The Collection in 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks received four stars out of five from Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic. Erlewine wrote that "the tracks are sharply selected, making for a good, representative compilation if not quite a definitive one."[1] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the compilation three and a half stars out of five, calling it "a great representation of who they are as artists" while adding "it will also have to serve as a placeholder for chicks fans until their label does eventually get around to releasing a career-spanning ‘greatest hits’ record."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wide Open Spaces" Susan Gibson 3:43
2. "You Were Mine" Emily Robison, Martie Maguire 3:37
3. "Sin Wagon" Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Stephony Smith 3:37
4. "Cowboy Take Me Away" Maguire, Marcus Hummon 4:47
5. "Let Him Fly" Patty Griffin 3:08
6. "Long Time Gone" Darrell Scott 4:07
7. "Landslide" Stevie Nicks 3:48
8. "Truth No. 2" Griffin 4:27
9. "The Long Way Around" Maguire, Maines, Robison, Dan Wilson 4:33
10. "Easy Silence" Maguire, Maines, Robison, Wilson 4:02
11. "Not Ready to Make Nice" Maguire, Maines, Robison, Wilson 3:58
12. "Lubbock or Leave It" Mike Campbell, Maguire, Maines, Robison 3:54

Chart performance[edit]

Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks peaked at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart the week of June 19, 2010 and number 165 on the Billboard 200.[7]

Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 27
U.S. Billboard 200 115