Dixie Chicks, ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’ – Video Flashback
From the 1999 record 'Fly,' the Dixie Chicks' 'Cowboy Take Me Away' video takes us back to bobbed haircuts and three blonde Chicks early in their career. The video preserves a bit of the '90s, with Martie Seidel, Emily Robison and Natalie Maines sporting some looks we're all glad were left behind. Nevertheless, the song itself is timeless -- a country music staple and game changer for the Dixie Chicks -- which made its mark at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart in early 2000.
'Cowboy Take Me Away' describes a longing for wide open spaces, ironically, and a need to escape the limits of a big city. The video takes place among cabs, tall buildings and all of the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area, but as the song progresses the fast-paced lifestyle begins to fade away.
As the Dixie Chicks sing the lyrics -- "I want to look at the horizon and not see a building standing tall / I want to be the only one for miles and miles, except for maybe you and your simple smile" -- the warehouse space they're dancing in begins to transform into a forest of trees and wild vines. Clouds pass quickly overhead and mountains pop up in the place of buildings, making it clear that this trio prefers a more natural landscape -- as long as there's a cowboy for each of them.
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