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Long Time GoneFor ''Long Time Gone'', their first single since engaging their corporate parent, Sony, in a legal dispute, the Dixie Chicks chose a pointedly anti...Long Time GoneCountryFor ''Long Time Gone'', their first single since engaging their corporate parent, Sony, in a legal dispute, the Dixie Chicks chose a pointedly anti...2002-07-12
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Long Time Gone

Genre: Country; Producer (group): Monument

For ”Long Time Gone”, their first single since engaging their corporate parent, Sony, in a legal dispute, the Dixie Chicks chose a pointedly anti-music-biz story about a girl who goes to Nashville to become a star, only to return home and start a family once the career thing doesn’t pan out. She then complains that current music ”ain’t got no soul.” Thankfully, the brisk, bighearted folk-bluegrass arrangement alleviates the lyrics’ bitter aftertaste.