With Taking the Long Way, the Dixie Chicks are putting themselves out there like never before. For the first time, every song on the album is co-written by the Chicks themselves, exploring themes both deeply private and resoundingly political. Taking the Long Way covers an impressive range of territory and includes the defiant and autobiographical first single "Not Ready to Make Nice" as well as the tracks "Silent House," "It's So Hard When it Doesn't Come Easy," and the album version of the gospel-inflected "I Hope," featuring a blistering guitar solo by John Mayer.
With Taking the Long Way, the Dixie Chicks are putting themselves out there like never before. For the first time, every song on the album is co-written by the Chicks themselves, exploring themes both deeply private and resoundingly political. Taking the Long Way covers an impressive range of territory and includes the defiant and autobiographical first single "Not Ready to Make Nice" as well as the tracks "Silent House," "It's So Hard When it Doesn't Come Easy," and the album version of the gospel-inflected "I Hope," featuring a blistering guitar solo by John Mayer.
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Format: CD
Label: IMT
Catalog: 80739
Rel. Date: 05/23/2006
UPC: 828768073926

Taking the Long Way
Artist: The Chicks
Format: CD
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With Taking the Long Way, the Dixie Chicks are putting themselves out there like never before. For the first time, every song on the album is co-written by the Chicks themselves, exploring themes both deeply private and resoundingly political. Taking the Long Way covers an impressive range of territory and includes the defiant and autobiographical first single "Not Ready to Make Nice" as well as the tracks "Silent House," "It's So Hard When it Doesn't Come Easy," and the album version of the gospel-inflected "I Hope," featuring a blistering guitar solo by John Mayer.

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We're not going to insult your intelligence by rehashing the backstory. You know why the Dixie Chicks are calling this the "Accidents and Accusations" Tour. You know why most country stations have boycotted Taking the Long Way [Columbia], even though it tops the country charts. You know why some stations have even refused to accept advertising from the Chicks' tour producer, AEG Live. You know why their tour started in London rather than, say, Texas. You know why they've had trouble selling tickets in certain regions and have rescheduled some shows. You know why they're cutting through a wider swath of Canada than originally planned. Whew, glad we got all that out of the way. Anyway, following their European warm-up, the Dixie Chicks touch down in the US on 7/21 with a show at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Not sure how come they picked Detroit to start. You know why?