by Dixie Chicks
Released: Aug 2002
Label: OPEN WIDE/MONUMENT/COLUMBIA
Challenging their place in Nashville after securing superstar status and before instigating political backlash, the Chicks return to the bluegrass hoedowns and lullabies they began with. But they do it on an album about not being able to return to the place you started -- whether you're a musician leaving home for a Nashville that's forgotten its past, or Stevie Nicks' broken couple in "Landslide," or a doomed soldier overseas while his gal waits back in the States. Natalie Maines, one of country's great voices, moves between heartbroken tragedy and shotgun-wedding comedy with supernatural ease.