Best Country Songs of the 90s

The 90s was a booming time for country music. Almost every country singer, both men and women, had hits and chart toppers. Shania Twain even became a popular pop star. Listed below are some of the best country songs of the 90s.

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  • Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain: This was the song that catapulted Shania into superstardom and bestowed upon her the title of ‘Queen of Country Pop.’ The simple and clever lyrics as well as a rhythmic music ensured that the song would be a hit in not only country charts but also pop charts.
  • The Dance by Garth Brooks: Featured in the critically acclaimed debut album by Garth Brooks, it won many awards including Video of the Year and Song of the Year at the 1990 Academy of Country Music awards. Besides the US, the album was popular in the U.K., Canada, Ireland, and other European countries. This song of support, encouragement, loss, and understanding is still regarded as one of the best country songs of all time.

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  • Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus: This song was such a rage in the 90s that it could not be avoided. The tune and lyrics were so catchy that even those who did not like it would start humming it a few minutes after hearing it. The emergence of line dance resulted in mania and the album consequently topped the Billboard 200 chart for an astounding 17 successive weeks.

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  • It Matters To Me by Faith Hill: Faith Hill is now an established star. This powerful love song is featured on her second album; it reached no.1 on the charts. The song is a great example of how easily Hill could connect to the emotion imbibed in the lyrics and tune of a song. It also displays the full range of her vocal prowess.
  • Is There Life Out There by Reba McEntire: This poignant song about a mother wondering of a life that revolves not just around her family was a big hit. It reaffirmed Reba’s status as being a great country music female vocalist. The discontent shown in the video was not publicly expressed by women in the 90s and hence is also considered as a path breaking one.
  • I Still Believe in You by Vince Gill: The man with the velvety voice is still one of the best country music vocalists. This song is one of best love songs there is. It topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
  • Don’t Rock the Jukebox by Alan Jackson: It was the second chart topper by Jackson. This track, which won the Country Song of the Year award at ASCAP 1992, tells the story about a man who wants to heal his broken heart by playing just country music on the jukebox.
  • Independence Day by Martina McBride: This song never reached the no.1 spot on the charts. Still, this song about domestic abuse is regarded as one of the most controversial and the best country songs of all time.

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  • Sold by John Michael Montgomery: Country music fans spent many hours listening to this song over and over again so as to memorize it and later sing it in front of their friends to impress them. The excitement is still evident today when people prep to sing the song in conjunction with the high-speed chorus of the auctioneer.
  • She’s in Love With the Boy by Trisha Yearwood: This was the song that brought Trisha into the limelight and launched her career. The song is a story about the love between Tommy and Katie and how they try to convince Katie’s father about their love and how Katie’s mom convinces the father that the love of their daughter is no different from the love that they share.
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie by Brooks & Dunn: This song about the ‘Texas line dancing’ scene was instrumental in reviving people interest in line dancing. Subsequently, millions of fans put on their boots and danced all year long to the song.
  • Tell Me I Was Dreaming by Travis Tritt: Regarded as the soap opera of country music of the 90s, this song is an epitome of country music, all emotional and dramatic. The song tells the story of a wheelchair-using mechanic whose wife meets with an accident when she is pregnant. At its core, the song explores the emotions connected to losing someone unexpectedly without being able to say bye.
  • Others: Other great country songs of the 90s include Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks, What Part of No by Lorrie Morgan, Chattahoochee by Alan Jackson, Blame It on Your Lyin’ Cheatin’ Heart by Patty Loveless, I Swear by John Michael Montgomery, Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox by Joe Diffie, Love Without End, Amen by George Strait, Should’ve Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith, I Like It, I Love It by Tim McGraw, Daddy’s Money by Ricochet, Meet in the Middle by Diamond Rio, Wink by Neal McCoy, and Straight Tequila Night by John Anderson.