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Country music fans got a treat when Kylie Frey, an up-and-coming artist, brought us back to 1998 with her powerful Dixie Chicks performance on Real Country.
Real Country is a new take on popular voice competition shows. Instead of finding raw talent in a sea of hopefuls, each performer is a hand-picked up-and-coming artist. The panel that picks these artists includes Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, and Jake Owen.
The fans and celebrity judges vote to pick who advances and the winner gets $10,000 and a set slot for the popular Stagecoach Country Music Festival.
Kylie Frey was hand-picked by Shania Twain to give her own take on the popular country hit, “Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks.
The song is something many gals can relate to – especially Frey.
With lyrics like, “She needs wide open spaces/ Room to make her big mistakes/ She needs new faces/ She knows the high stakes” it reminds us all of our inner free-spirit.
For Frey, the tune is essentially her life story. Raised in Louisiana, the singer left home to pursue her dreams in Tennessee. She has also spent her fair share of time in the rodeo circuit and traveling around the U.S. for different events.
So for her Real Country performance, it just made sense to sing about needing freedom and room to test the unknown.
Standing in front of a field of hay and a backdrop of a beautiful country sunset, Frey belted out the empowering tune. You can watch her performance below and let us know what you think in the comments!