dixie chicks tickets 2016The album was also successful in Sydney, in its 175th week in the country charts it was certified Double Platinum for shipments of 210,000 copies.
The album was nominated in the 45th Grammy Awards for 6 awards, including their second attempt for Album of the Year. The team travelled home with 4 in 2003, including Best Country Record, Finest Recording Bundle, Best Country Instrumental Performance for “Lil’ Port Slade”, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Long Time Eliminated”. Also, these were chosen for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Darrell Scott was chosen for Best Nation Song for Extended Time Eliminated.
It debuted at No 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and stayed there for 4 low-consecutive months. In addition, it debuted at No 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, and remained there for 12 low-consecutive weeks.
“Landslide” was initially recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1975. “Travelin’ Gift” was originally recorded by its author, Bruce Robison, in 1996, and then in re written form, in 1999; Ty England also recorded the tune in 1999. “Godspeed” was originally recorded by Radney Foster in 1999; his wife suggested delivering it to the dixie chicks tickets Chicks because Natalie Maines had just had a baby. “Extended Time Gone” and “Mo Re Love” were originally recorded by Darrell Scott in 2000. “Reality No. 2″ and “Top of the Planet” were originally recorded by Patty Griffin for a 2000 album that went unreleased. “I Feel in Love” made its debut to the 2001 telethon America: A Homage to Personalities.
The album received critical acclaim from music critics. Metacritic gave the album an aggregated score of 75 (green label), signaling “generally positive evaluations”.
Rhapsody rated the album Number 1 on its list of “Region’s Best Records of the Decade”. Another audio blog, Country World, named it as the record of the decade. CMT’s Craig Shelburne included it on his “A Dozen Favorite Country Albums of the Decade” listing. Engine 145 country audio website records it No. 4 on the “Top Country Albums of the Decade” listing. Entertainment Weekly put the album on its end-of-the-decade, “finest-of” list, declaring: “Actually George W. Plant devotees have to value the Chicks’ genuine bluegrass sound on ‘Long Time Gone’ including ‘Landslide’. Alright, maybe they do not. But they ought to.” Allmusic stated “They’ve produced maybe not just their finest album, but what’s probably the greatest nation album yet launched in the 2000s. Naturally, an instant vintage.”
Taking the Long Approach is the seventh studio album from the Dixie Chicks, an American country music group. It premiered on May 23, 2006, in the U.S. and on June 1-2, 2006, globally. The album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200.