The American country music group Dixie Chicks hails from the city of Dallas, Texas. In its early incarnation, the group consisted of four members who traveled the bluegrass festival circuit trying to get their big break. After the departure of the lead singer, the group reformed and rebranded their music. The current members consist of the sister duo Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, plus lead singer Natalie Maines. In 1990, the group received a $10,000 gift, which was used to independently produce the group's debut album entitled Thank Heavens for Dale Evans. While none of the group's first three album charted, they were not discouraged. After taking a couple of years to tour and build a fan base, the group headed back to the studio. In 1998, the Dixie Chicks would release the album that would change the course of the group's career. Not only did Wide Open Spaces hit No. 1 on the US Country Albums Chart, but it also crossed over and hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart. The album also spawned three No. 1 hit singles, "There's Your Trouble", "Wide Open Spaces" and "You Were Mine". The album's success resulted in three Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Top Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and Top New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. Over the next seven years, the Dixie Chicks would release three more albums, Fly (1999), Home (2002) and Taking the Long Way (2006), that would peak at No. 1 on the Country and Hot 200 Albums Charts. They would also have three more No. 1 singles. In 2003, the group became involved in political controversy when they slammed the US war efforts in Iraq. American fans were none to pleased leading to concert and album boycotts in 2005. However, after a well-earned hiatus to spend some time with their families, the group returned and hit the road in 2013.