is the fourth studio album and the major label debut of Wide Open Spaces American country music band, the Dixie Chicks. 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 United States, having shipped 14 million units worldwide, while spending more than six years in the  Australian ARIA music charts Country Top 20.
41st Grammy Awards, the album was awarded 2 Grammy Awards out of 3 nominations. It was awarded  Best Country Album (the first of what would be 4 trophies in this category: they would later win for in 2000, Fly in 2003, and Home in 2007.) and for Taking the Long Way Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song " There's Your Trouble". (an award the Chicks would win 5 times: in 2000 for "Ready to Run", in 2003 for " Long Time Gone", in 2005 for " Top of the World" and 2007 for " Not Ready to Make Nice", a feat only matched by The Judds.) In addition, the Chicks were nominated for Best New Artist.
The CD, next to their next albums
and Fly were released in the Home HDCD format.
Track listing "
I Can Love You Better" (Pamela Brown Hayes, Kostas) - 3:53 "
Wide Open Spaces" ( Susan Gibson) - 3:44 "Loving Arms" (
Tom Jans) - 3:37 "
There's Your Trouble" ( Mark Selby, Tia Sillers) - 3:10 "
You Were Mine" ( Emily Erwin, Martie Seidel) - 3:37 "Never Say Die" (
George Ducas, Radney Foster) - 3:56 "
Tonight the Heartache's on Me" (Mary W. Francis, Johnny MacRae, Bob Morrison) - 3:25 "Let 'Er Rip" (
Billy Crain, Sandy Ramos) - 2:49 "Once You've Loved Somebody" (Thom McHugh, Bruce Miller) - 3:28
"I'll Take Care of You" (
J. D. Souther) - 3:40 "Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)" (
Maria McKee) - 3:25 "Give It Up or Let Me Go" ( Bonnie Raitt) - 4:55
Compiled from liner notes.
Chuck Ainlay - mixing on "Give It Up or Let Me Go" Jim Burnett - Pro Tools editing
Blake Chancey - production Don Cobb - digital editing
Carlos Grier - digital editing
John Guess - mixing
Eric Legg - recording
Denny Purcell - matering
Billy Sherrill - recording on "Give It Up or Let Me Go" Paul Worley - production
Charts and certifications
As of the 24th May 2009, "Wide Open Spaces" has been within the top twenty of the Australian ARIA Country Charts for a consecutive 363 Weeks
Billboard Top Country Albums
Billboard Top Heatseekers
RPM Country Albums
RPM Top Albums
Peak chart positions
"I Can Love You Better"
"There's Your Trouble"
"Wide Open Spaces"
"You Were Mine"
"Tonight the Heartache's on Me"
Other charted songs
"Let 'Er Rip"
End of decade charts
Billboard 200  43
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