The Dixie Chicks make US chart history

To think they were pariahs not that long ago

The Dixie Chicks have made history by topping the US Album Chart with their new album ‘Taking The Long Way’.

The country stars are the first female group in chart history to have three studio albums debut at the top spot – breaking their previous record established with 2002’s ‘Home’.

In between, the band came in for heavy criticism in their native country when they criticised the US President.

The eight-time Grammy Award winning artists had first week sales of 525,829 with their Rick Rubin-produced record.

The LP is released in the UK on June 12. The three-piece follow that up with a show at London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 15, and a support slot with The Eagles at the UK capital’s Twickenham Stadium on June 17.

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