People don’t realize it, but the Dixie Chicks never really broke up. Sure they’ve been very scarce over the last five years, but they really did just take a break. In fact, they played shows together overseas as recent as 2014.

Now that they have announced their first full-fledged North American tour since 2010, they have released another something new for their fans — kind of.

A video for their song “Top Of The World” was released to YouTube this week, portraying the three Chicks as three women in different stages of the protagonist’s life.

While it is new to YouTube, it’s not necessarily new to everyone since it’s been available on Vimeo for years. Since YouTube is the main video source for millions of people and Vimeo is significantly smaller and unknown, the video will now be seen by millions of fans for the first time.

The track, initially released as the final track on their 2002 album “Home,” was a radio single in mid-2003. However, it came after Maines’ now-famous criticism of then President George W. Bush, so it fell largely on deaf ears even though the live recording would go on to win a Grammy in 2005 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

The Chicks return to the concert stage in 2016.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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