The Essential The Chicks

The Essential The Chicks

Dixie Chicks are often described as fearless, but songs like "Not Ready to Make Nice" and "Goodbye Earl" could more accurately be called "courageous". These rootsy country jams depict people who wrestle with the things they're scared of—whether an abusive husband or a journey into the world—and pin them by the final verse. There's also uncompromising fun: "Lubbock or Leave It" sets off a story of teenage rebellion to fast rhythms and fierce banjo, and "Ready to Run" combines peppy vocals with Irish flute and a little Southern funk.

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