Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman have teamed up with rising singer-songwriter Ingrid Andress on a cover of the Dixie Chicks’ 1998 hit “Wide Open Spaces.”
On the trio’s stripped-down rendition, they deliver melodic harmonies over acoustic guitars. “She needs wide open spaces / Room to make her big mistakes / She needs new faces / She knows the high stakes,” they sing on the chorus. The song was recorded as part of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s Five Decades, One Voice initiative, which aims to shine a light on women in country music.
“We can’t just keep having the conversation without change,” Fairchild said in a statement of her hopes for the campaign. “I know there are a lot of people talking about it, which is good, and I know as women none of us are asking for a favor. We’re asking for a level playing field. We just want to be heard.”
Watch their performance of “Wide Open Spaces” here: