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Billboard Top 20 Country Albums Home #3 #2  11/02/02
Billboard Hot Country Singles Landslide #7 #8 11/02/02
The Billboard Hot 100 Landslide #29 #41 11/02/02

Billboard Top 100 Albums

Home #6 #6 11/02/02
Roughstock   Long Time Gone   #2 #2   08/24/02

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  • LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Grammy-winning country trio Dixie Chicks has added another 1 million units in sales for their most recent release, "Home," and another million for their 1998 debut, "Wide Open Spaces," according to the RIAA certification for February. The new certifications maintain the Dixie Chicks' position as the best-selling female group in history and one of the top 10 best-selling country acts of all time. Tamara Conniff, Hollywood Reporter. 03/04/03
  • The Dixie Chicks are featured in the August 26th issue of Time Magazine available on newsstands now. 8/25/02
  • The Dixie Chicks will be performing their new CD, "Home" at two concerts at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, CA. The show swill take place on August 15th and 16th and will be filmed for an upcoming NBC special to air in the fall. Tickets will go on sale Monday August 5th at Noon pacific time until tickets are sold or until Wednesday August 5th to dixiechicks.com subscribers. Head on over to http://www.dixiechicks.com for more information. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Thursday, August 8th. 08/0502
  • Here's a list of the songs you will find on the new album, "Home"
    Long Time Gone
    Landslide
    Travelin' Soldier
    Truth No. 2
    White Trash Wedding
    A Home
    More Love
    I Believe In Love
    Tortured, Tangled Hearts
    Lil' Jack Slade

    The album will be released on August 27. You can order an advance copy of "Home" at
    cdnow.com! 08/01/02
  • The Dixie Chicks will grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for the first time in three years on August 10. The multiplatinum-selling trio's performance will be broadcast that evening on Grand Ole Opry Live beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CMT. Among the songs the Dixie Chicks will perform is their current single, "Long Time Gone," the debut single from their album, Home, due out August 27.
  • Since the Chicks' last Opry performance in 1998, the trio has sold a combined total of more than 21 million copies of their debut album, Wide Open Spaces, and its followup, Fly.
  • "Long Time Gone" sits at Number Nine on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and is the group's fastest-climbing career single. launch.com, 7/15/02
  • The Dixie Chicks garnered their second diamond award from the RIAA this week to commemorate sales of 10 million units of their sophomore album, Fly. The acclaimed trio received their first diamond award for its debut album, Wide Open Spaces, which has sold more than 11 million units to date.
  • The Dixie Chicks now have the distinction of being the only female group and the only country group ever to earn back-to-back diamond awards. Fly was released in August of 1999, breaking the record for most weeks (36) in the Number One spot for a group on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The project garnered album of the year awards from the Grammys, Academy Of Country Music, Country Music Association, and Billboard.
  • The group's much-anticipated third album, Home, is scheduled for release August 27. The album's debut single, "Long Time Gone," sits at Number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.-- Margy Holland, Nashville 7/3/02 launch.com
  • The Dixie Chicks are back in a big way with their new single, "Long Time Gone," which is already sitting at Number 10 this week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart and their long-awaited album, Home, slated for release in August. While the Chicks will be promoting their upcoming release with several media outlets, it's unclear whether or not the girls will tour this year in support of the new work.
  • The Chicks' manager recently told Billboard that the trio may hit the road later this year, but with Emily Robison pregnant, the Home tour will probably begin sometime in early 2003. -- Nancy Brooks, Nashville 6/29/02 launch.com
  • The world will see the new Dixie Chicks video, "Long Time Gone," for the very first time Wednesday night (June 12), immediately following the fan-voted CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards.

    The trio -- Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire -- will introduce the video live from the plaza of the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville during the
    CMT Wrap Party (11-11:30 p.m. ET) on CMT.

    Filmed on location in Reynosa, Mexico, a border town across the Rio Grande River from McAllen, Texas, the clip for the Chicks' new single was directed by Marcus Rayboy whose credits include Carlos Santana's "Smooth," featuring matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas.

    The new video does not include appearances by other celebrities, and the single will be included on
    Home, the new Chicks album projected for release Aug. 27.

    The Chicks will receive the first CMT Video Visionary Award during the
    CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards show, 9-11 p.m. ET on CMT. Actress Kathy Najimy is host, and the show will feature performances by Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Sara Evans, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Earl Scruggs, keith urban and Travis Tritt.

    CMT personalities Lance Smith, Katie Cook and Greg Martin will be with the Chicks as hosts of
    CMT Wrap Party.
    6/11/02 cmt.com
  • (May 31) The Dixie Chicks will team up with the Dave Matthews Band on July 10 to tape the latest installment of CMT's Crossroads, which teams up country music stars with music stars from other genres to play together, swap stories, and share their common love of music. The show will be taped in Nashville for an invitation-only crowd. The episode of CMT Crossroads starring the Chicks and the Dave Matthews Band will debut in September on CMT.
  • Other CMT Crossroads episodes have featured Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello, Hank Williams Jr. and Kid Rock, Brooks & Dunn and ZZ Top, Elton John and Ryan Adams, and most recently Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow. Added 6/11/02 launch.com
  • (May 29) The Dixie Chicks will be the recipients of the first-ever CMT Flameworthy video visionary award which recognizes the multiplatinum-selling trio's "outstanding accomplishments in creating music videos," according to a release. The Dixie Chicks will be on hand to receive the honor during the live broadcast of the CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards June 12 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville.
  • "We know that music videos are instrumental in bringing our music to the fans and we take making them very seriously," said group member Martie Maguire. "There aren't any videos we've done that we haven't been completely involved in the creative process."
  • "CMT and music videos helped us a lot in the beginning as far as face, name, and song recognition," added lead singer Natalie Maines. "Now it's not so much that we have to make a video, it's like we get to make a video."
  • The CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards will air live on the cable network beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The Dixie Chicks just released the first single from their forthcoming release, "Long Time Gone." The new album, Home, is tentatively scheduled for release August 27.
  • (May 25) It looks like the Dixie Chicks may be closer to settling their differences with Sony Music than many had originally thought. According to Billboard, Sony digitally delivered the Chicks' new single, "Long Time Gone," to country radio just prior to the trio's performance of the song on VH1 Divas Live on May 23. The single is the first from the Chicks' upcoming album Home, tentatively set for release August 27 on Sony's Monument label.
  • In a statement, Sony said the release of the single is part of "ongoing conversations" with the Dixie Chicks to "resolve their differences." Added 6/11/02, launch.com
  • The trouble began between the Chicks and Sony last year when the band attempted to terminate their contract while still owing five albums. The label responded with a lawsuit, saying it stood to lose at least $100 million in revenues if the group left. The Chicks later counter-sued Sony, claiming fraud and breach of contract. Added 6/11/02 Nancy Brooks, Nashville, launch.com
  • The Dixie Chicks will soon be back on the radio with a new single, the group said, in a sign that the country pop trio is close to settling its 10-month-old legal battle with Sony Music Entertainment. According to the Grammy-winning threesome's official Web site, which is linked to Sony Music's online artist roster, the new song "Long Time Gone" has just been delivered to radio stations nationwide.
    A spokeswoman for the group confirmed that the single, performed by the Chicks on Thursday in Las Vegas for cable music network VH1's "Divas Live!" broadcast, was sent to radio stations on Thursday. She said she had no information about the status of the group's legal differences with Sony, but added, "The Chicks are still Sony artists."
    The group signed with Sony in 1995. Officials for Sony Music, a unit of Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp., were not available for comment. The dispute between Sony and the Dixie Chicks -- lead vocalist Natalie Maines, fiddler Martie Seidel and her banjo-playing sister Emily Robison -- began after the group's attorney served notice to the music company last July that they intended to cease recording for the label. Sony then sued the Chicks for breach of contract, saying the label stood to lose at least $100 million unless the Chicks made good on five more albums they were obligated to deliver under their contract. The Chicks fired back a month later with their own suit, charging Sony engaged in "systematic thievery" by underpaying $4 million in royalties owed the trio for their two multiplatinum releases from Sony's Monument Records imprint.
    The two LPs, "Wide Open Spaces" in 1998 and "Fly" in 1999, sold a combined 19 million copies in the United States and earned the group back-to-back Grammys for country album of the year. Billboard magazine reported last week that the Chicks were expected to sign a new deal soon with Sony.
    The Los Angeles Times on Friday reported the group returned to the negotiating table with Sony last month after failing to clinch a new deal in talks with rivals EMI Group Plc and Bertelsmann Music Group. Added 5/24/02
    Reuters
  • The Dixie Chicks and their manager, Simon Renshaw, are in New York to iron out a new recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment. Almost a year after filing a lawsuit against Sony for breach of contract, the multiplatinum-selling trio are re-considering staying with the label they earlier said they "had no intention of bargaining with" or continuing to record for, according to Billboard.
    Rumors that the Dixie Chicks would sign with Capitol--or any other label, for that matter--could still happen, according to Renshaw, who said he is still pursuing other options for the trio. "Don't be surprised by any last-minute upsets," said Renshaw. "It really is far from done."
    Under the Dixie Chicks' current contract with Sony, they still owe the label five albums, which could cost the entertainment giant up to $100 million if the trio holds firm to their promise of not recording for the label. 5/14/02
    Margy Holland, Nashville
  • Congratuations to Emily who will be expecting her first child in November with husband Charlie Robison.
  • The Dixie Chicks will be performing and joining many other arists and entertainers tonight, Friday, September 21st on Tribute to Heroes, which is a two-hour event that will be broadcast on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and many of the cable channels including HBO, VH1, MTV, CMT, and others as well. The show can be seen at 9pm ET/CT and will be tape delayed in other time zones. 9/21/01 launch.com
  • “Unforeseen logistical challenges” have forced organizers to reschedule a benefit concert by the Dixie Chicks. Originally set for Sept. 15 in Austin, Texas, Texas Twilight Gala, in support of the Pediatric AIDS League of Texas (PAL), would have been the trio’s first live performance in 2001. Shawn Colvin, Terri Hendrix and the Austin Symphony also were to appear. “The circumstances surrounding the postponement are beyond the control of PAL and the talent involved,” says Clif Loftin, executive director of PAL, in a news release. The concert will be rescheduled “as soon as logistically possible.” Refunds are available from Star Tickets at 512-469-7469 or 1-888-597-7827. 9/7/01 country.com
 
 

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