The 25 best country songs of all time (+video)

Check out Country Music Television's rankings of the best country music songs ever released.

22. 'Wide Open Spaces,' by the Dixie Chicks

'Wide Open Spaces,' by the Dixie Chicks

The trio released "Wide" in 1998. The song was written by singer Susan Gibson, who recorded a version of it with her band The Groobees, but The Groobees' album on which the song appeared wasn't released until 1999, after the Dixie Chicks' version. Gibson spoke positively of the Dixie Chicks' rendition of her song, telling the University of Montana magazine The Montanan, "It made me bawl my eyes out. It was so beautiful – it had this stunning musicianship and very professional production."

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