Dixie Chicks Releasing Four Albums on Vinyl
The Dixie Chicks are back in action, and in honor of their return to the stage, the trio will re-releasing four of their beloved albums on vinyl — three for the first time.
Wide Open Spaces (1998), Fly (1999), Home (2002) and Taking the Long Way (2006) have been remastered and will be available on high-resolution 150-gram 12″ vinyl as of Friday, April 15, but can be preordered on Amazon now. Record Store Day is April 16 this year.
The Chicks are gearing up to hit the road for their first U.S. headlining tour in a decade, and the first U.S. tour they’ve done at all since their stint with the Eagles in 2010. The DCX MMXVI World Tour kicks off April 16, 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium and wraps in October at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A.
Frontwoman Natalie Maines hinted at a return to performing in the U.S. on Twitter last summer, referencing the 2003 controversy that ultimately gave her a reputation as a pot-stirrer after she said she was ashamed of President Bush.
“I’ll never make nice, but I will tour the states again,” she wrote, also referencing their tune “Not Ready to Make Nice.”
The four albums to be released on vinyl have collectively sold more than 30 million copies and earned the band 13 Grammys. Each of the records hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and three reached n=No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Wide Open Spaces alone sold more than 12 million copies in the U.S., more than any of the other top country acts that year combined, still holding the record for the best-selling country album by a group ever.
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