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Classic Rewind: Dixie Chicks – ‘Cold Day In July’

10 responses to “Classic Rewind: Dixie Chicks – ‘Cold Day In July’

  1. Bob October 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Love the Chicks but for this song, written by Richard Leigh, I prefer to listen to the Suzy Bogguss version which can be found on her 1992 cd “Voices in the Wind”.

  2. DollyPFan October 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I love this song, and really enjoy the Chicks. I tend to prefer the recorded version of much of their music, some live stuff seems a little too “over done’ and show-offy. But this one just blows me away, both versions.

  3. Paul W Dennis October 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I’m with Bob – both versions are good but Suzy Bogguss was a truly superior vocalist

  4. Mando November 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    great song, great group!
    miss them, wished they would come back & make some great country music again sighs.

    • J.R. Journey November 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm

      I think the Dixie Chicks are pretty much in the Americana genre now. That doesn’t mean their next album couldn’t sound more like Home than Taking the Long Way, which I would definitely prefer. They may never seen mainstream success again – especially in today’s market, they’re just too traditional – but I do think we’ll hear new music from them soon and I have a feeling it will be in the traditional country vein.

  5. Leeann Ward November 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm


    I’m interested to hear your take on why you think they’ll go back to more traditional country on their next album? I hope you’re right, but I’m not very convinced of it.

    I like Taking the Long Way, but it’s probably #3 on my DC list with Home being at the top.

  6. J.R. Journey November 3, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I liked Taking the Long Way too – it was kinda spotty but I still play it frequently. I think they’ll go back to traditional country mostly because that’s the music the ladies play best. It’s just a natural progression. In my opinion, a lot of the reason Taking the Long Way had the sort of rock-tinged sound was to buck the country music industry, which had essentially turned its back on the Dixie Chicks. But I think that after some time has passed – and with the glory that came with all the critical acclaim and their Grammy sweep – those wounds have probably healed.

    Like I said, I don’t really expect them to become the industry’s sweethearts they used to be, but I do expect their next album of new music to be more traditional than the last, simply because traditional country is what the Dixie Chicks make. It’s their own unique brand of neo-traditionalism, and I miss it.

  7. Mando November 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I hope youre right that the Chicks come back with an album that has the distinctive sound that made the Chicks famous. I liked TTLW but it didnt do fully justice imo to the talents of the 3 ( musically & vocally) so it ranks as my least favorite album of them.
    They most likely wont be the sweethearts anymore of countryradio but I do think they could be succesful again in terms of sales & maybe even touring if they release something country again.

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