Format: Compact Disc
Released Date: August 27, 2002
Genre: Contemporary Country
Number of Discs: 1
Originally Released: 2002
Label Name: Open Wide Records
Dixie Chicks: Emily Robison (vocals, guitar, papoose guitar, banjo,
dobro, accordion); Martie Seidel (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, viola);
Natalie Maines (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Emmylou Harris (vocals); Bryan
Sutton (guitar); Lloyd Maines (slide guitar); Adam Steffey, Chris
Thile (mandolin); Stefanie Astedi, Leigh Mahoney (violin); Lara
Hicks (viola); Sara Nelson (cello); Glenn Fukunaga (bass); John
Mock, Paul Pearcy (percussion).
HOME won the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Country Album and Best
"Long Time Gone" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country
Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
"Lil' Jack Slade" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country
HOME was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year
and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical). "Long Time Gone" was
nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
For their third album HOME, the Dixie Chicks went back to their
bluegrass roots in crafting a record fired in the kiln of recent
motherhood and a highly publicized legal battle with their label.
Recorded under the gentle hand of producer Lloyd Maines (front
Chick Natalie's pop), these dozen cuts are devoid of any Nashville
gloss and are instead steeped in the organic harmonies and twang of
recent releases by Nickel Creek and Dolly Parton. With sisters
Marty Maguire and Emily Robison providing instrumental support on
fiddle and banjo respectively, the Chicks are equally at home
ripping through the runaway breakdown "White Trash Wedding" as they
are tapping into heartfelt compositions by Radney Foster ("Godspeed
[Sweet Dreams]") and Patty Griffin ("Top Of The World"). With pop
sensibilities that are never too far from the surface, it's no
surprise that this talented trio would do such a fine job covering
Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and giving it the kind of shimmering
treatment sure to put a smile on Stevie Nicks's face. Despite the
duress the Dixie Chicks were toiling under, HOME proves that from
turmoil comes stellar creative effort.