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Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces is the fourth album by American country music band the Dixie Chicks, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). 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 USA, having shipped 12 million units , while spending more than six years in the Australian ARIA music charts Country Top 20.

Track listing

  1. "I Can Love You Better" (Pamela Brown Hayes, Kostas) - 3:53
  2. "Wide Open Spaces" (Susan Gibson) - 3:44
  3. "Loving Arms" (Tom Jans) - 3:37
  4. "There's Your Trouble" (Mark Selby, Tia Sillers) - 3:10
  5. "You Were Mine" (Emily Robison, Martie Seidel) - 3:37
  6. "Never Say Die" (George Ducas, Radney Foster) - 3:56
  7. "Tonight the Heartache's on Me" (Mary Francis, Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison) - 3:25
  8. "Let 'Er Rip" (Billy Crain, Sandy Ramos) - 2:49
  9. "Once You've Loved Somebody" (Thom McHugh, Bruce Miller) - 3:28
  10. "I'll Take Care of You" (J.D. Souther) - 3:40
  11. "Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way?)" (Maria McKee) - 3:25
  12. "Give It Up or Let Me Go" (Bonnie Raitt) - 4:55

Personnel

Additional personnel

Production

  • Producers: Jim Burnett, Mark Capps, Tony Castle, Blake Chancey, Erik Hellerman, Clarke Schleicher, Ed Simonton, Paul Worley
  • Engineers: Eric Legg, Billy Sherrill
  • Assistant engineers: Tony Castle, Chip Mattews, Mike Wrucke
  • Mixing: Chuck Ainlay, John Guess
  • Mixing assistants: Mark Ralston, Chris Rowe, Shawn Simpson
  • Mastering: Denny Purcell
  • Mastering assistant: Jonathan Russell
  • Editing: Jim Burnett
  • Digital editing: Don Cobb, Carlos Grier
  • Production coordination: Deb Boyle, Janice Soled
  • Art direction: Tracy Baskette-Fleaner, Bill Johnson
  • Photography: Matthew Barnes
  • Stylist: Renee Fowler
  • Hair stylist: Bruce Alan
  • Make-up: Stacy Kelly

Charts

As of the October 11 "Wide Open Spaces" has been within the Australian ARIA Country Charts for a consecutive 355 Weeks

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1998 Heatseekers 3
1998 The Billboard 200 4
1998 Top Country Albums 1
1999 Top Canadian Albums 16

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1997 "I Can Love You Better" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 7
1998 "I Can Love You Better" The Billboard Hot 100 77
1998 "There's Your Trouble" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
1998 "There's Your Trouble" The Billboard Hot 100 36
1998 "Wide Open Spaces" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
1998 "Wide Open Spaces" The Billboard Hot 100 41
1999 "Let 'Er Rip" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 64
1999 "Tonight the Heartache's on Me" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 6
1999 "Tonight the Heartache's on Me" The Billboard Hot 100 46
1999 "You Were Mine" The Billboard Hot 100 34
1998 "You Were Mine" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1

Awards

Grammy Awards
Year Winner Category
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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