Label: Monument - NK 68195 • Format: CD HDCD, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country Rock
It was released in December as the fourth single from the album Wide Open Spaces. Mahindra Death Ride - The Bombay Royale - You Me Bullets Love singles chartspending two weeks there in March The song was written in by two of the founders of the original Dixie Chicks band, the Erwin sisters,  who were not strangers to writing music and performing they are now known as Martie Maguire and Emily Robison.
Robison wrote most of the song, and Maguire supplied the bridge. It is a very autobiographical song, about the breakup of Robison's and Maguire's parents and their subsequent divorce. In Gravity (Safewords Outer Sunset Mix) - Pan-Pot - Gravity interview, when asked about it, Robison said that You Were Mine - Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces parents generally "sweep it under the rug", saying, "They know it's about them, but [whispers] we never talk about it.
My dad doesn't want to think it's about him, because it doesn't make him look very good, and my mom thinks she's moved on. Based on a recommendation from session musician and producer Lloyd Mainesin the summer of the Erwin sisters invited Maines' daughter Natalie Mainesto return to her home in Lubbock, Texas to sing the lead vocal on a demo recording of the song, rather than using the Chicks' actual lead vocalist Laura Lynch to sing the part.
It led the sisters to remove Lynch and replace her with Maines. When recording for the first-Maines-era album Wide Open Spaces began, "You Were Mine" was the only song the band was certain would be included. From the start, until the last strains of the song, Maguire's violin draws out a hushed, somewhat sorrowful tune. A dose of Lloyd Maines' steel guitar in the background — which also helped establish the record's traditional country categorization  — and the mixture of Maines' vocals with the sisters' harmony set a tone of loss and regret.
The sisters go up to their rooms looking tired and forlorn, but Maines circles around You Were Mine - Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces revolving door and walks the neighboring Gramercy streets, singing the song. Occasional views of happier couples and families in the hotel are shown. At the If You Must Leave My Life - Catherine McKinnon - Both Sides Now, Maguire is seen playing the song's final phrase on violin.
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