It’s 2015 and let’s face it…country music has taken a different route than what most may have expected. I still remember a time when country music made me feel something, a something that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. The stories that the songs had to tell were powerful. The 90’s was a time when the music was transitioning from what our grandparents would listen to and it took a more mainstream path. 90’s country sort of straddled the fence between classic country and mainstream.
That’s the beauty of music though. No matter how long ago it was created, you can still listen to it anytime your heart desires. I believe Merle Haggard said it best, “Good music will live forever.”
Check out these seven country songs that will make you remember why 90’s country was some of the best music to ever be created.
1. Brooks & Dunn – Boot Scootin Boogie
This was their fourth single as well as their fourth number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. This song was released back in 1992 and made a huge impact on the dancing scene. Today, it is played in some of the biggest line dancing bars in the U.S. Every country music fan in America knows this song. At least I sure hope they do.
2. Radney Foster – Nobody Wins
Ahhh, Radney Foster. The king of 90’s country…hell, the king of songwriting period. Radney co-wrote this gem with Kim Richey and it was released in 1993. The song spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and it peaked at #2. It’s a mid tempo love song and it’s one of my favorites.
3. Patty Loveless – Blame It On Your Heart
One of the leading ladies of the 90’s, Patty Loveless shows us what karma is all about with this one. Written by one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Harlan Howard, it had number 1 potential from the start. Remember fellas, never mess with a country chick.
4. Trisha Yearwood – She’s In Love With The Boy
This song describes teenage love perfectly and also describes how crazy a father can be over his teenage daughter. Ah, young love. It’s a beautiful thing. This was Trisha’s first number 1 back in 1991 and it’s still popular today. I often hear it on country radio and it leaves me with a smile.
5. Randy Travis – Better Class Of Losers
This little beauty was written by Randy along with Alan Jackson. It was released in 1991 and peaked at #2 in the U.S and Canada. It’s a fun song that goes extremely well with a cold beer. Try it.
6. Tracy Byrd – Watermelon Crawl
Just a song about a watermelon festival, that’s all. No big deal, right? WRONG! This song was so big that a dance remix was released to pop radio back in 1994. This song was created so girls like me could shake their money maker, just sayin’.
7. Pam Tillis – Maybe It Was Memphis
This song was released in 1991, however, it’s still going strong today. I remember Danielle Bradbery sang this song on the fourth season of The Voice. It’s a mid tempo ballad that still replays in the minds of country music fans all over the world. Pam Tillis was one of the best female vocalists of the 90’s. This song will always be a keeper.
Do you have a favorite country song from the 90’s? Tweet me and let me know what’s on your mind @brittwv.