Fly (Dixie Chicks album)

Fly (Dixie Chicks album)

Infobox Album
Name = Fly
Type = Studio
Artist = Dixie Chicks

Released = August 31, 1999
Recorded = March - June 1999
Genre = Country
Length = 48:02
Label = Monument
Producer = Blake Chancey,
Paul Worley
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [ link]
*Rolling Stone Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
*Entertainment Weekly (A-) [,,270628,00.html link]
Last album = "Wide Open Spaces"
This album = "Fly"
Next album = "Home"

"Fly" is the fifth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). The album was very successful for the group receiving diamond status by the RIAA on June 25, 2002 in the USA, having shifted 10 million units. [ [ RIAA Bestsellers] ] The album debuted and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200.

The tracks "Ready to Run", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Goodbye Earl", "Cold Day in July", "Heartbreak Town", "Some Days You Gotta Dance" and "If I Fall You're Going Down with Me" were all released as singles; "Sin Wagon" also charted without officially being released. "Some Days You Gotta Dance" was previously recorded by The Ranch, a short-lived country trio founded by Keith Urban in the late 1990s. Urban plays guitar on the Dixie Chicks' rendition.

Track listing

#"Ready to Run" (Marcus Hummon, Martie Seidel) — 3:52
#"If I Fall You're Going Down with Me" (Matraca Berg, Annie Roboff) — 3:05
#"Cowboy Take Me Away" (Seidel, Hummon) — 4:51
#"Cold Day in July" (Richard Leigh) — 5:12
#"Goodbye Earl" (Dennis Linde) — 4:19
#"Hello Mr. Heartache" (Mike Henderson) — 3:49
#"Don't Waste Your Heart" (Emily Robison, Natalie Maines) — 2:49
#"Sin Wagon" (Maines, Robison, Stephony Smith) — 3:41
#"Without You" (Maines, Eric Silver) — 3:32
#"Some Days You Gotta Dance" (Troy Johnson, Marshall Morgan) — 2:30
#"Hole in My Head" (Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller) — 3:22
#"Heartbreak Town" (Darrell Scott) — 3:48
#"Ain't No Thang but a Chicken Wing" — 0:09
#"Let Him Fly" (Patty Griffin, Adam Steinberg) — 3:07


*Natalie Maines — vocals, handclapping
*Emily Robison — acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro, vocals, handclapping, lap steel guitar
*Martie Seidel — fiddle, violin, viola, vocals

Additional personnel
*David Angell — violin
*Monisa Angell — viola
*Janet Askey — violin
*Pat Buchanan — electric guitar
*Dennis Burnside — conductor
*John Catchings — cello
*Blake Chancey — handclapping
*Steve Conn — accordion
*David Davidson — violin
*Connie Ellisor — violin
*Carl Gorodetzky — violin
*Jim Grosjean — viola
*Marcus Hummon — acoustic guitar
*Mike Henderson — electric guitar
*Lee Larrison — violin
*Dennis Linde — acoustic guitar
*Lloyd Maines — steel guitar
*George Marinelli — electric guitar
*Bob Mason — cello
*Terry McMillan — percussion
*John Mock — concertina, bodhrán, tin whistle
*Greg Morrow — drums
*Cate Myer — violin
*Steve Nathan — organ, keyboard
*Michael Rhodes — bass
*Tom Roady — percussion
*Charlie Robison — vocals, handclapping
*Matt Rollings — organ, keyboard
*Randy Scruggs — acoustic guitar
*Pamela Sixfin — violin
*Adam Steinberg — acoustic guitar
*Bryan Sutton — acoustic guitar
*Alan Umstead — violin
*Catherine Umstead — violin
*Keith Urban — electric guitar
*Gary Vansdale — viola
*Mary Kathryn Vanosdale — violin
*Billy Joe Walker, Jr. — acoustic guitar
*Kris Wilkinson — viola
*Karen Winkelmann — violin
*Paul Worley — acoustic guitar, vocals


*Producers: Blake Chancey, Paul Worley
*Engineers: Tony Castle, Mark Martin, Chris Rowe, Clarke Schleicher, Billy Sherrill
*Assistant engineer: Tony Castle
*Mixing: John Guess, Patrick Murphy
*Mastering: Denny Purcell
*Assistant mastering engineer: Jonathan Russell
*Editing: Tony Castle
*Arranger: Dennis Burnside
*Art direction: Tracy Baskette-Fleaner, Bill Johnson
*Design: Gina R. Binkley
*Photography: Ed Rode, Albert Sanchez
*Photo consultant: Dari Marder
*Stylist: Renee Fowler
*Hair stylists: Jennifer Davis, Alex Dizon, Daniel Erdman, Melanie Shelley, Michael Silva
*Make-up: Debra Ferullo, Stacey Martin, Maital Sabbon


Album — Billboard (North America)


Grammy Awards


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