These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
"Cold Day in July" was recorded by Suzy Bogguss and Joy Lynn White in the early 1990s. White's version scraped the bottom of the country charts in 1993.
"Some Days You Gotta Dance" was first recorded by The Ranch, a short-lived band fronted by one Keith Urban. In a strange zig-zagging, Urban played guitar on the Chicks' version.
Occurs with all four singles from Home: "Long Time Gone," "Landslide," "Travelin' Soldier" and "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" were first recorded by Darrell Scott, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Robison, and Radney Foster, respectively. Ty England also recorded "Travelin' Soldier" before the Chicks got to it.
Ear Worm: "Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready to ru-u-uuun! All I'm ready to do is have some FUUU-UUU-UUU-UUU-U-U-UUUN! What's all this talk about...LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE?"
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: After Maines's controversial statements, the best way to sum up what happened is "Country music fans hate them, but everyone else started liking them," (Country music is notoriously patriotic, but the rest of America was a little more critical of the decision to go to war.) However, as opinion on both the War and President Bush began to go sour, it seemed to become more like a large Periphery Demographic.
Magnum Opus: While Wide Open Spaces and Fly have strong critical acclaim, Home is considered one of the best country albums of the 2000s by critics and country music fans alike.
Tear Jerker: "Travelin' Soldier." A little girl befriends a soldier who goes off to Vietnam and dies. When they announce his death during a football game, she's the only one crying. It's a lot sadder than it sounds.
Think that's bad? You should follow that up with "Top Of The World". There's rumors that said that this song caused major depression in some people.
And then finish off with the "Top of the World" VIDEO if you're not convinced yet. The banning of this video on VH-1, MTV and CMT makes a lot of sense after watching it.
And if you somehow managed to sit through the "Top of the World" video without crying at all, listen to "Without You", "Heartbreak Town" and "Let Him Fly" from Fly and tell me you didn't feel like you just died inside yourself.
Vindicated by History: While Home was strongly received by many publications and sold outstandingly well, many critics were simply not moved by the change of direction from the album. It would take until the end of the decade for these publications to acknowledge the album's greatness.