Fantastic album, with an amazing remake of Landslide
Apr 24, 2008
Dixie Chicks are what you would call "The Gateway Group" for people who are nervous to venture into country music but are curious what is on the other side. I admire this group of musicians for many reasons: they are talented musicians, accomplished songwriters, strong female role models, and original thinkers. This album is especially dear to me. It has so many beautiful original works plus a stand out remake of Fleetwood Mac's powerful ballad Landslide. The simple, subtle country undertones that are blended into the Chicks' rendition of Landslide perfectly embodies their mastery and craftsmanship as musicians.
I've been a fan of these three Texan beauties for years now. I love their energy, their spunk, their lyrics, and especially their playfulness. They are superstars in the country world but they come across as "the girls next door." I love that. I have seen them live, and was amazed at the range of their lead singer-- Natalie, and even more amazed at how loyal a fan base they have. Everyone in that arena knew every word. The show I caught was actually before their CD "Home" came out, and they (of … more
Dixie Chicks: Emily Robison (vocals, guitar, papoose guitar, banjo, dobro, accordion); Martie Seidel (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, viola); Natalie Maines (vocals). Additional personnel includes: Emmylou Harris (vocals); Bryan Sutton (guitar); Lloyd Maines (slide guitar); Adam Steffey, Chris Thile (mandolin); Stefanie Astedi, Leigh Mahoney (violin); Lara Hicks (viola); Sara Nelson (cello); Glenn Fukunaga (bass); John Mock, Paul Pearcy (percussion). HOME won the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Country Album and Best Recording Package. "Long Time Gone" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. "Lil' Jack Slade" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance. HOME was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical). "Long Time Gone" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country Song. For their third album HOME, the Dixie Chicks went back to their bluegrass roots in crafting a record fired ...