Flyby Dixie Chicks
Soaring creatively just as it's bound to skyrocket commercially, the Dixie Chicks' FLY is aptly dubbed. The songs center on the twin themes of being swept away by love and being swept out by love gone awry, and the Chicks, especially lead singer Natalie Maines, tell it like they've been there more than once. Gripping arrangements, impassioned musicianship from some of Nashville's finest, and more than a few surprises make FLY live up to the buzz. Check out "Don't Waste Your Heart," a traditional honky-tonk weeper by Maines and fellow Chick Emily Robison, in which the female protagonist warns her man that she -- not him -- is the faithless type. Or the breakneck "Sin Wagon," another Chicks' original, in which Maines dumps her inconsiderate beau and vows to do "a little mattress dancin'." Matraca Berg, Jim Lauderdale, and Dennis Linde pitch in with literate, big-hearted songs. The album ends on a provocative note, with Maines searing Patty Griffin's "Let Him Fly," while Robison and Martie Seidel harmonize softly behind her and Adam Steinberg summons a desolate ambiance with some evocative slide guitar. It's quite a journey, this FLY, and with it the Dixie Chicks demand to be taken seriously as artists by bringing music of substance as well as style back to the country mainstream.
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Performance CreditsDixie Chicks Primary Artist
Matt Rollings Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Mike Henderson Electric Guitar
Dennis Linde Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
David Angell Violin
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
Dennis Burnside Conductor
John Catchings Cello
Blake Chancey Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Steve Conn Accordion
David Davidson Violin
Connie Ellisor Violin
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Marcus Hummon Acoustic Guitar
Lee Larrison Violin
Lloyd Maines Steel Guitar
George Marinelli Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Bob Mason Cello
Terry McMillan Percussion
John Mock Concertina,Bodhran,tin whistle
Greg Morrow Drums
Steve Nathan Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Michael Rhodes Bass,Bass Guitar
Tom Roady Percussion
Charlie Robison Vocals,Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Randy Scruggs Acoustic Guitar
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Gary VanOsdale Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Billy Joe Walker Acoustic Guitar
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Paul Worley Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Adam Steinberg Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Billy Joe Walker Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Keith Urban Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Monisa Angell Viola
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Martie Seidel Fiddle,Violin,Viola,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Cate Myer Violin
Natalie Maines Vocals,Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Janet Askey Violin
Marcus Hammon Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Emily Robison Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Lap Steel Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Technical CreditsMatraca Berg Composer
Mike Henderson Composer
Dennis Linde Composer
Troy Johnson Composer
Dennis Burnside Arranger,String Arrangements
Blake Chancey Producer
Patty Griffin Composer
John Hadley Composer
Marcus Hummon Composer
Bill Johnson Art Direction
Richard Leigh Composer
Marshall Morgan Composer
Chris Rowe Engineer
Darrell Scott Composer
Billy Sherrill Engineer
Eric Silver Composer
Stephony Smith Composer
Paul Worley Producer
Annie Roboff Composer
Bill Johnson Art Direction
Clarke Schleicher Engineer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner Art Direction
Tony Castle Engineer
Natalie Maines Composer
Mark Martin Engineer
Emily Robison Composer
Kjell B. Sandved Contributor
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this gorgeous threesome sound great together. their voices unite to create a very unique sound.this cd is awesome and all of the songs have great lyrics!
this cd is great! Not many cd's can be listened to straight through however, like Wide Open Spaces, there is not a song that I skip through!!!
The song Cowboy take me away, is the bomb!!! It rocks!!! I love the Dixie Chicks!!! I really want to be a singer like them,shania,mandy moore, or britney spears!!!! This cd rocks go buy it!!!!
I think that the Dixie Chicks are some of the most talented country artists today. They put so much into their music. These 3 girls deserve to be number one with their sassy sounds and great music!
Got this one for Christmas, a great selection. Goodbye Earl is a hit, Cowboy Take Me Away, my new favorite song.
Having almost worn out Wide Open Spaces I loved Fly the moment I heard tracks on the radio. Sin wagon and Some days you gotta dance are the two best songs on the album in my opinion as I really connected with them. I can hardly wait for their next album and tour dates.
If you are lookin for a new country sound, then Dixie Chicks should be on the top of your list!! These three gals have been soaring at the top of the charts for weeks!! 'Cowboy take me away' is my favorite song. It totally lets the listener become part of the song!! Anyone who would like to chat, e-mail me anytime!!
i love it. buy it now.
Dixie Chicks rock the Country Music stages, with their down to earth love songs to their peppy up beat tunes. I think that Dixie Chicks are the best thing that have come to country music.
I can't stand country and even shame my mother who has her clock radio set to a country station, but the 'Chicks' are awesome. The music is very upbeat and when I hear them on the radio, I don't care what else is on. 'Goodbye Earl' and 'Ready to Run' are not only my favorites because of how great they sound but because the words behind them make me laugh out loud! These Chicks Rock!
FLY is truly appreciated and enjoyed. DC mixes sincerity with fun to make a very pleasurable list of songs.
If you liked the last album then you'll love this one. Goodbye Earl rocks I love the song.
Overall, I think that #1 & #3 are very good & I'm sure that they all are, but these two are the best!
The only CD where every song is great besides wide open spaces.Guess thats why the chicks are #1.The chicks are what makes the new country great!
When I first listened to WOS I thought these three girls are good but they may not last. Then I listened to WOS more and more till it was constantly in my CD player. I was hooked. Then along comes Fly the Dixie Chicks second album. Can this beat WOS? This album is great it's got everything from awsome ballads like CTMA to great traditional country like Hello Mr Heartache & Sin Wagon. Forget Shania, The Dixie Chicks are the best thing going in not only country but all of music. They'll be around for along time.
The Dixie Chicks have been one of the greatest things that has happened to Country music. Listening to their music opens up an entirely different world for both males and females despite the fact that they primarily talk about views from a womans perspective. An old girlfriend got me listening and I have been hooked ever since. YOU GIRLS ARE HOT!!! But I am sure they already knew that! :)
i love it it was great and its a good country singer.
This is there best cd and Earl is the best song on it.I have this cd and listen to it all the time.
I dont give 5 stars to just anything, but this album actually IS perfect! Every song is Very Good to Excellent. No need to skip thru any tracks with this one.
I love all the songs on this CD and I want to buy it. It is my favorite CD in the country world.
I LOVE ALL OF THE SONGS ON THIS ALBUM AND THEY BRING A FLARE TO COUNTRY MUSIC.
This is SO not your ordinary country! This is one of my favorite CDs ever!!