The Dixie Chicks
' nonstop performance schedule quickly tightened their sound, and their musical ability leapt forward with this disc. From Sam Cooke covers to traditional country, they present themselves as adventurous and confident, which results in a collection that's uneven but still entertaining. One more album, Shouldn't a Told You That, would follow before Natalie Maines joined the group, thus sending the Dixie Chicks
into a different -- and far more lucrative -- direction.