|Studio album by|
|Released||August 27, 2002deluxe edition on Nov 26|
|Recorded||Cedar Creek Recording; 2001-02|
|Genre||Bluegrass, country, americana, folk|
|Label||Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Nashville|
|Dixie Chicks chronology|
Deluxe edition cover
|Singles from Home|
Home is the sixth studio album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 2002 on Monument/Columbia Records. It is notable for its acoustic bluegrass sound, which stands in contrast with their previous two country pop albums.
The group was promoting the album when lead singer Natalie Maines made controversial 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 their following singles gained traction with country radio.
Despite these events, the album was certified 6× Multi-platinum status by the RIAA and has sold 5,979,000 copies in the United States up to November 2008. The album also featured a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", which was their biggest pop crossover hit until 2007, when "Not Ready to Make Nice" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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.
The album was nominated at the 45th Grammy Awards for 6 awards, including their second attempt for Album of the Year. The group went home with 4 in 2003, including Best Country Album, Best Recording Package, Best Country Instrumental Performance for "Lil' Jack Slade", and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Long Time Gone". Additionally, they were nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Darrell Scott was nominated for Best Country Song for Long Time Gone. Two years later, they were nominated and won Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, this time for "Top of the World".
It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and stayed there for 4 non-consecutive weeks. It also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, and stayed there for 12 non-consecutive weeks.
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"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.
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|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Rhapsody ranked the album #1 on its list of "Country's Best Albums of the Decade". Another music blog, Country Universe, named it as the album of the decade.CMT's Craig Shelburne included it on his "A Dozen Favorite Country Albums of the Decade" list. Engine 145 country music blog lists it No. 4 on the "Top Country Albums of the Decade" list.Entertainment Weekly put the album on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying: "Even George W. Bush fans have to respect the Chicks' authentic bluegrass sound on 'Long Time Gone' and 'Landslide'. Okay, maybe they don't. But they should."Allmusic said "They've delivered not just their best album, but what's arguably the best country album yet released in the 2000s. Needless to say, an instant classic."
|1.||"Long Time Gone"||Darrell Scott||4:10|
|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" (instrumental)||Terri Hendrix, Maguire, Lloyd Maines, E. Robison||2:23|
|11.||"Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)"||Radney Foster||4:42|
|12.||"Top of the World"||Griffin||6:01|
|U.S. Deluxe Edition Bonus Track|
|13.||"Landslide" (Sheryl Crow Remix)||Nicks||3:46|
|U.S. Deluxe Edition DVD|
|1.||"Landslide" (Music Video)||3:46|
|2.||"Long Time Gone" (Music Video)||4:07|
|3.||"Goodbye Earl" (Music Video)||4:17|
|4.||"Wide Open Spaces" (Music Video)||3:44|
|Holland Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks|
|13.||"Landslide" (Sheryl Crow Remix)||Nicks||3:46|
|14.||"Travelin' Soldier" (Re-Record)||Robinson||5:09|
|15.||"Top Of The World" (The Greg Collins Remix)||Griffin||5:00|
Other charted songs
|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|