Wide Open Spaces
|Wide Open Spaces|
|Studio album by|
|Released||January 27, 1998|
|Recorded||March – August 1997|
|Dixie Chicks chronology|
|Singles from Wide Open Spaces|
|Christgau's Consumer Guide|||
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Wide Open Spaces is the fourth studio album and the major label debut of American country music band, the Dixie Chicks. It was their first record with new lead vocalist Natalie Maines, and became their breakthrough commercial success. It received diamond status by the RIAA on February 20, 2003 in the United States, having shipped 14 million units worldwide, while spending more than six years in the Australian ARIA music charts Country Top 20.
At the 41st Grammy Awards, the album was awarded 2 Grammy Awards out of 3 nominations. It was awarded Best Country Album (the first of what would be 4 trophies in this category: they would later win for Fly in 2000, Home in 2003, and Taking the Long Way in 2007.) and for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song "There's Your Trouble". (an award the Chicks would win 5 times: in 2000 for "Ready to Run", in 2003 for "Long Time Gone", in 2005 for "Top of the World" and 2007 for "Not Ready to Make Nice", a feat only matched by The Judds.) In addition, the Chicks were nominated for Best New Artist.
- "I Can Love You Better" (Pamela Brown Hayes, Kostas) – 3:53
- "Wide Open Spaces" (Susan Gibson) – 3:44
- "Loving Arms" (Tom Jans) – 3:37
- "There's Your Trouble" (Mark Selby, Tia Sillers) – 3:10
- "You Were Mine" (Emily Erwin, Martie Seidel) – 3:37
- "Never Say Die" (George Ducas, Radney Foster) – 3:56
- "Tonight the Heartache's on Me" (Mary W. Francis, Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison) – 3:25
- "Let 'Er Rip" (Billy Crain, Sandy Ramos) – 2:49
- "Once You've Loved Somebody" (Thom McHugh, Bruce Miller) – 3:28
- "I'll Take Care of You" (J. D. Souther) – 3:40
- "Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)" (Maria McKee) – 3:25
- "Give It Up or Let Me Go" (Bonnie Raitt) – 4:55
Compiled from liner notes.
Charts and certifications
As of the 24th May 2009, "Wide Open Spaces" has been within the top twenty of the Australian ARIA Country Charts for a consecutive 363 Weeks
Other charted songs
End of decade charts
|1999||"There's Your Trouble"||Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal|
|1999||Wide Open Spaces||Best Country Album|
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