The Chicks were one of the most dominant forces in country music during the ‘90s. With a total of 13 Grammys and 33 million albums sold, they became the best-selling female band in the U.S. While some may deem the band to be controversial, Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, and Emily Strayer are never afraid to speak their mind through their words and lyrics. To honor their many contributions to country music, here are our picks for the top five The Chicks songs from the ‘90s.
1. “Cowboy Take Me Away” (1999)
“I said I wanna touch the Earth, I wanna break it in my hands, I wanna grow something wild and unruly.”
2. “Wide Open Spaces” (1998)
“She needs wide open spaces, room to make her big mistakes. She needs new faces. She knows the highest stakes.”
3. “Goodbye Earl” (1999)
“After graduation, Mary Anne went out lookin’ for a bright new world. Wanda looked all around this town and all she found was Earl.”
4. “Ready To Run” (1999)
“All I’m ready to do is have some fun. What’s all this talk about love?”
5. “You Were Mine” (1998)
“I can’t find a reason to let go, even though you’ve found a new love.”
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