Wide Open Spaces is the fourth studio album and the major label debut of American country music band, the Dixie Chicks. It was their first record with new lead vocalist Natalie Maines, and became their breakthrough commercial success. It received diamond status by the RIAA on February 20, 2003 in the United States, having shipped 14 million units worldwide, while spending more than six years in the Australian ARIA music charts Country Top 20.
At the 41st Grammy Awards, the album was awarded 2 Grammy Awards out of 3 nominations. It was awarded Best Country Album (the first of what would be 4 trophies in this category: they would later win for Fly in 2000, Home in 2003, and Taking the Long Way in 2007) and for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the song "There's Your Trouble". This is an award the Chicks would win 5 times: in 2000 for "Ready to Run", in 2003 for "Long Time Gone", in 2005 for "Top of the World" and 2007 for "Not Ready to Make Nice", a feat only matched by The Judds. In addition, the Chicks were nominated for Best New Artist in 1999.
"Once You've Loved Somebody" had previously been recorded by John & Audrey Wiggins on their 1996 album, The Dream.
The CD, as well as their next albums Fly and Home, were released in the HDCD format.
Label: Monument 88875175811
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: USA, Canada & Europe
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
A1 I Can Love You Better
A2 Wide Open Spaces
A3 Loving Arms
A4 There's Your Trouble
A5 You Were Mine
A6 Never Say Die
B1 Tonight The Heartache's On Me
B2 Let 'Er Rip
B3 Once You've Loved Somebody
B4 I'll Take Care Of You
B5 Am I The Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)
B6 Give It Up Or Let Me Go