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Legacy Recordings Announces the Release of Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks - Available Everywhere Tuesday, June 1

Sony Columbia Records - 04/12/2010

Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks, the career-spanning collection of chart-topping hits, classic tracks and personal favorites selected by America's top-selling female group, available everywhere Tuesday, June 1.

The latest installment in Legacy's acclaimed Playlist Series of artist-assembled "Very Best Of" career-overviews, Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks includes key tracks and essential selections from all four of the Dixie Chicks chart-topping studio albums, remastered for this CD release for a state-of-the-art listening experience.

Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks provides access to an exclusive Dixie Chicks pdf including an essay, photos and other bonus features once the CD is inserted in a computer drive.

  Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks - tracklisting



  Wide Open Spaces (#1 Country Single from Wide Open Spaces)
  You Were Mine (#1 Country Single from Wide Open Spaces)
  Sin Wagon (from Fly)
  Cowboy Take Me Away (#1 Country Single from Fly)
  Let Him Fly (from Fly)
  Long Time Gone (#2 Country Single, #7 Pop Single from Home)
  Landslide (#2 Country Single, #7 Pop Single from Home)
  Truth No. 2 (from Home)
  The Long Way Around  (from Taking The Long Way)
  Easy Silence (from Taking The Long Way)
  Not Ready To Make Nice (#4 Pop Single from Taking The Long Way)
  Lubbock Or Leave It (from Taking The Long Way)


Each of the Dixie Chicks' studio albums -- Wide Open Spaces (1998), Fly (1999), Home (2002) and Taking The Long Way (2006) -- reached #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and each of them took home the Best Country Album Grammy® in their respective eligibility years. Among their numerous awards and accolades, the Dixie Chicks have earned 13 Grammy®s including 2007's Album of the Year for Taking The Long Way.

Following Wide Open Spaces' peak at #4 on the Billboard 200 in 1998, the next three consecutive Dixie Chicks album releases debuted at #1 on that chart. Wide Open Spaces went on to be certified 12x Platinum by the RIAA, who awarded the album its coveted Diamond status, in recognition of sales of more than 10 million pieces. Each of the Chicks' subsequent studio albums has also achieved multi-platinum status: Fly (7x Platinum), Home (6x Platinum), Taking The Long Way (2x Platinum).

When Taking The Long Way debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart the week of its release, Dixie Chicks became the first female group in chart history to have three albums debut at #1, breaking the record they'd established themselves in 2002 when Home made them the first female group ever to have two albums debut in the top slot.

With more than 32 million albums sold, and $100 million in concert tickets sold, the Dixie Chicks are one of the most popular live attractions in the world. The group will perform songs from Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks during their stadium tour with the Eagles running from April 16 through June 24.

On May 1, Columbia Records will release the self-titled debut album from Court Yard Hounds, a country duo featuring Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Court Yard Hounds will appear on this year's Lilith Fair dates.

About the Legacy Playlist Series

Operating under a different guiding principle than simply collecting the hits, the Legacy Playlist series strives to compile select key tracks, whether a chart-topping smash or a hidden rarity, to create an informed understanding of an artist and the contours of a career.

Balancing familiar favorites with deeper more revelatory selections, the Legacy Playlist series provides an ideal introduction, or a new way to get reacquainted, with superstar artists from a variety of musical genres including rock, pop, country, jazz and more.

Built for the discriminating 21st century music fan, the Playlist series are packaged in 100% recycled and recyclable eco-friendly no plastic digi-paks.

Please visit Legacy Recordings website for more information on the Playlist series.

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