Through the '90s and beyond, Amarillo's Groobees have been doing the Panhandle proud with their mega-contagious mix of pop polish, folk songcraft and porch-swing twang. Vicarious success struck the band from big sky country in 1998, with the triumph of the Dixie Chicks' recording of Groobee co-vocalist Susan Gibson's "Wide Open Spaces." The next year, the band released its own version of the tune on a self-titled CD. While that disc was critically well received and an Americana hit, some complained that it failed to bottle the... More >>>