Artist Countdown: Dixie Chicks Top 25 Hits 12pm ET @dixiechicks

dixieChicksDixie Chicks is an American country music band which has also crossed over into other genres. The band is composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and was originally composed of four women performing bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label. After the departure of one bandmate, the replacement of their lead singer, and a slight change in their repertoire, the Dixie Chicks soon achieved commercial success, beginning in 1998 with hit songs “There’s Your Trouble” and “Wide Open Spaces”.

During a London concert ten days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, lead vocalist Maines said, “we don’t want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States [George W. Bush] is from Texas”. The positive reaction to this statement from the British audience contrasted with the boycotts that ensued in the U.S., where the band was assaulted by talk-show conservatives, while their albums were discarded in public protest.

As of 2012, the Dixie Chicks had won 13 Grammy Awards, including five in 2007 for Taking the Long Way—which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year—and “Not Ready to Make Nice”, a single from that album. By May 2013, with 30.5 million certified albums sold, and sales of 27.2 million albums in the U.S. alone, they had become the top selling all-female band and biggest selling country group in the U.S. during the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991–present).  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Landslide
2 Not Ready to Make Nice
3 There’s Your Trouble
4 Ready to Run
5 Cowboy Take Me Away
6 You Were Mine
7 Goodbye Earl
8 Wide Open Spaces
9 Tonight the Heartache’s on Me
10 Cold Day in July
11 I Can Love You Better
12 Long Time Gone
13 Travelin’ Soldier
14 Without You
15 If I Fall You’re Going Down with Me
16 Some Days You Gotta Dance
17 The Neighbor
18 Heartbreak Town
19 Everybody Knows
20 Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
21 Sin Wagon
22 Stand By Your Man
23 White Trash Wedding
24 Tortured, Tangled Hearts
25 You Can’t Hurry Love

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