Home_(Dixie_Chicks_album)

Home (Dixie Chicks album)

Home is the sixth studio album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). It is notable for its acoustic bluegrass sound, which stands in contrast with their previous two country pop albums.

The album has the distinction of being the album the group was promoting when lead singer Natalie Maines made comments about U.S. President George W. Bush. The album's third single, "Travelin' Soldier", was #1 on the Billboard Country Chart the week that Maines' comments hit the press. The following week, as many stations started a still-standing boycott of the Chicks' music, the song collapsed. None of the following singles gained traction with country radio.

Despite these events, the album was certified 6× Multi-platinum status by the RIAA, having shifted 6 million units. The album also featured a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", which was their biggest pop crossover hit to date, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two of this album's tracks were previously recorded by other acts: "Travelin' Soldier" by its writer, Bruce Robison, and later by Ty England on 1999's Highways & Dance Halls, and "Landslide" by Radney Foster on 1999's See What You Want to See.

The album was also successful in Australia, in its 175th week in the country charts it was certified Triple Platinum for shipments of 210,000 copies.

Track listing

  1. "Long Time Gone" (Darrell Scott) – 4:10
  2. "Landslide" (Stevie Nicks) – 3:50
  3. "Travelin' Soldier" (Bruce Robison) – 5:43
  4. "Truth No. 2" (Patty Griffin) – 4:28
  5. "White Trash Wedding" (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) – 2:21
  6. "A Home" (Maia Sharp, Randy Sharp) – 4:56
  7. "More Love" (Gary Nicholson, Tim O'Brien) – 5:07
  8. "I Believe in Love" (Maguire, Maines, Marty Stuart) – 4:14
  9. "Tortured, Tangled Hearts" (Maguire, Maines, Stuart) – 3:40
  10. "Lil' Jack Slade" (Terri Hendrix, Maguire, Lloyd Maines, E. Robison) – 2:23
  11. "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" (Radney Foster) – 4:42
  12. "Top of the World" (Patty Griffin) – 6:01
  13. "Landslide (Sheryl Crow Remix)" – 3:46 (U.S. Deluxe Edition) (Holland Bonus DVD Edition)
  14. "Travelin' Soldier (Re-Recorded Version)" – 5:09 (Holland Bonus DVD Edition)
  15. "Top Of The World (The Greg Collins Remix) – 5:57 (Holland Bonus DVD Edition)

The U.S. Deluxe Edition features a bonus track and a DVD containing four videos. The Holland Bonus DVD Edition contains three bonus tracks and a DVD.

Songs

"Landslide" was originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1975. "Travelin' Soldier" was originally recorded by its writer, Bruce Robison, in 1996, and then in rewritten form, in 1999; Ty England also recorded the song in 1999. "Godspeed" was originally recorded by Radney Foster in 1999; his wife suggested sending it to the Dixie Chicks because Natalie Maines had just had a baby. "Long Time Gone" and "More Love" were originally recorded by Darrell Scott in 2000. "Truth No. 2" and "Top of the World" were originally recorded by Patty Griffin for a 2000 album that went unreleased. "I Believe in Love" made its debut on the 2001 telethon America: A Tribute to Heroes.

Personnel

Additional personnel

Production

  • Producers: Dixie Chicks, Lloyd Maines
  • Engineer: Gary Paczosa
  • Assistant engineers: Thomas Johnson, Adam Odor, Fred Remmert
  • Mixing: Gary Paczosa
  • Mixing assistant: Eric Bickel
  • Mastering: Robert Hadley, Doug Sax
  • Production coordination: Mindi Pelletier
  • String arrangements: John Mock
  • Art direction: Kevin Reagan
  • Design: Bret Healey, Kevin Reagan
  • Photography: James Minchin
  • Make-up: Candy Burton

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
2002 The Billboard 200 1
2002 Top Canadian Albums 2
2002 Top Country Albums 1
2002 Top Internet Albums 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2002 "Landslide" Adult Contemporary 1
2002 "Landslide" Adult Top 40 2
2002 "Landslide" Canadian Singles Chart 2
2002 "Landslide" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 2
2002 "Landslide" The Billboard Hot 100 7
2002 "Landslide" Top 40 Tracks 9
2002 "Long Time Gone" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 2
2002 "Long Time Gone" The Billboard Hot 100 7
2002 "Tortured, Tangled Hearts" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 58
2002 "Travelin' Soldier" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 1
2002 "White Trash Wedding" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 56
2003 "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 48
2003 "Landslide" Top 40 Mainstream 13
2003 "Travelin' Soldier" The Billboard Hot 100 25

Awards

Grammy Awards
Year Winner Category
2003 Home Best Country Album
2003 Home Best Recording Package
2003 "Lil' Jack Slade" Best Country Instrumental Performance
2003 "Long Time Gone" Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
2005 "Top of the World" Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

References

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