Country Music through the decades (1983, 1993, 2003)

1983

Top 5 Country Songs: 

Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

We’ve Got Tonight by Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton

Stranger in My House by Ronnie Milsap

Baby I Lied by Deborah Allen

Almost Over You by Sheena Easton

CMA Winners: 

Entertainer of the Year – Alabama

Female Vocalist of the Year – Janie Fricke

Male Vocalist of the Year – Lee Greenwood

New Artist of the Year – John Anderson

Fun Facts: 

Country Music Television (CMT) aired for the first time on March 5, 1983.

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert were born this year.

The most famous single that year was “Swingin” by John Anderson

 

1993

Top 5 Country Songs: 

Chattahoochee by Alan Jackson

Passionate Kisses by Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Love the Way You Love Me by John Michael Montgomery

Whats It To You by Clay Walker

A Bad Goodbye by Clint Black

CMA Winners: 

Entertainer of the Year – Vince Gill

Female Artist of the Year – Mary Chapin Carpenter

Male Artist of the Year – Vince Gill

New Artist of the Year – Mark Chesnutt

Fun Facts: 

Toby Keith had his first #1 song with “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”. The album, Toby Keith, was certified platinum and held 3 other top 10 singles.

“I Don’t Call Him Daddy” became the first and last #1 for Doug Supernaw.

Willie Nelson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

2003

Top 5 Country Songs:

Forever and Always by Shania Twain

Picture by Allison Moore

The First Cut is the Deepest by Sheryl Crow

Its Five O’Clock Somewhere by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

What Was I Thinkin’ by Dierks Bentley

CMA Winners: 

Entertainer of the Year – Alan Jackson

Female Artist of the Year – Martina McBride

Male Artist of the Year – Alan Jackson

New Artist of the Year – Joe Nicols

Fun Facts: 

Natalie Manes created worldwide controversy as she bashed our nations President.

The John F Kennedy Center recognized Loretta Lynn for her achievements.

We lost a legend….Johnny Cash

 

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