Dixie Chicks Discography

Studio Albums

Live Albums&Compilations

  • Top of the World Tour: Live (2003)
  • Playlist: The Very Best of
  • Dixie Chicks (2010)
  • Essential Dixie Chicks (2010)

Dixie Chicks has, so far, compiled 7 studio albums and 3 live albums. Their debut album ‘Thank Heavens for Dale Evans’ released in 1990. This is the only album where the original group members (Robin Macy, Laura Lynch, Martie Erwin and Emily Erwin) survived. The second album, ‘Little Ol’ Cowgirl’ released in 1992 which did not produce any chart singles like their debut album. Their third album, ‘Shouldn’t a Told You That’ released in 1993. The Die Chick did not gain much popularity all this while, and thereby brought about a few changes in their music and appearance. After the departure of Macy and Lynch, Natalie Maines joined the band as the lead vocalist.

The Dixie Chicks went on a five years hiatus and returned in 1998 with their fourth album ‘Wide Open Spaces’ which can be considered as the major label debut of the band. This album became a commercial success and received diamond status by RIAA for having shipped 14 million units worldwide and selling 8,841,000 copies in the USA itself. ‘Wide Open Spaces’ spent more than six years in the Australian ARIA Music Charts Country Top 10. Dixie Chicks received two Grammy Awards for this album i.e. ‘Best Country Album’ and the ‘Best Country Performance by a duo or group with vocal’ for the single ‘There’s Your Trouble’. There are 12 singles in this album with ‘There’s Your Trouble’, ‘You were mine’, ‘I can love you better’ and ‘Wide Open Spaces’ being the most popular ones. Their next studio album ‘Fly’, debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200. RIAA vested diamond status to this album after it had successfully shipped 10 million units. ‘Fly’ sold 8,396,000 copies in the USA. Dixie Chicks once again received two Grammy Awards i.e. for the Best Country album and for the Best Country Performance by a Duo or group with Vocal for the song ‘Ready to Run’. This album comprised of 14 tracks with ‘Ready to Run’, ‘Cowboy take me away’, ‘Cold Day in July’, ‘Goodbye Earl’ and ‘Heartbreak Town’ as the most popular ones.

Monument/Columbia records released Dixie Chick’s sixth studio album ‘Home’ in 2002. ‘Home’ sold 5,979,000 copies in the US and the album was given a platinum status by the RIAA. It received 6 Grammy Awards nomination of which the band walked away with four for Best Country Album, Best Recording Package, Best Country Instrumental Performance and for the Best Country Performance by a Duo or group with Vocal. ‘Home’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and remained there for four week consecutively. It also debuted at Billboard Top Country Albums and remained there for twelve weeks consecutively. The album comprises of 12 tracks with ‘Long Time Gone’, ‘Landslide’, ‘Travelin Soldier’ and ‘Top of the World’ as the most popular tracks.

Dixie Chicks released their seventh studio album ‘Taking the Long Way’ in 2006. The album debuted at No.1 at Billboard 200 and sold over 2.5 million copies in the US. RIAA certified ‘Taking the Long Way’ as Platinum and the album won 5 Grammy Awards including the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year for the track ‘Not Ready to Make Nice’. The album consists of 14 tracks with ‘The Long Way Around’, ‘Everyone knows’, ‘Not Ready to make Nice’ and ‘I Hope’ as the most popular ones. In 2007, ‘Taking the Long Way’ won the Juno Award for International Album of the Year.