We are so excited (as we hope you are!) to get to the Top 100 in our 505 Favorite Country Songs of the 90’s Countdown, that we will be doing a series of BONUS five song entries to speed up the process! Check back on Monday for the normal 10 song portions of our list!
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BORN Country’s 505 Favorite Country Songs of the 90’s Countdown!!!
160. Tim McGraw – Down On The Farm
Album: Not a Moment Too Soon
I haven’t done all of my fact checking here, but I’m willing to bet that this is one of the earliest “Let’s go out in the field, light a bonfire, drink beer and party on a tailgate” songs. Today’s country music is beyond littered with songs that are practically “grand babies” of this Tim McGraw hit. “Down At The Farm” reached #2 on the country music charts.
159. Chris LeDoux – Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy (Feat. Garth Brooks)
Album: Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy
I will mention this nearly any time that Chris LeDoux comes up in conversation, but the fact that this man released nineteen singles throughout the 90’s and only 2 hit the Top 40 Country Chart is absolutely mind numbing. This would be LeDoux’s highest charting song, at #7 (Followed by “Cadillac Ranch” at #18) but with 36 studio albums to his credit, there are so many songs that deserved so much more credit than the man has ever received. If you are not familiar with Chris LeDoux, do yourself a service and buy Chris LeDoux – The Ultimate Collection [2 CD], now. There is absolutely no way you can be disappointed. Oh yeah… some guy named Garth Brooks sings on this track too…
158. Tracy Byrd – Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous
Album: No Ordinary Man
This song still cracks me up. I remember watching TV at my grandparents’ house, when a guy with a goofy accent (I was like 6 years old, give me a break, haha) named Robin Leach would walk around rich people’s homes to give us “normal” folk a view into their luxurious world. Around the same time, country music newcomer, Tracy Byrd was having a bit of a struggle with the charts. Sure, Byrd hit #1 with “Holdin’ Heaven,” but otherwise the best that anything he had released to radio had peaked at was #39. “Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous” turned everything around! “Lifestyles” would reach #4 and Byrd followed that up with 12 more Top 20 singles throughout the 90’s!
157. Garth Brooks – American Honky-Tonk Bar Association
Album: In Pieces
I’m finishing this countdown entry up the morning after seeing Garth perform live for the first time ever. While he did not play this 1993 hit at the show, I’m sure it would’ve brought down the house! “AHBA” would become Garth’s 13th career #1 charting single and second chart topper from my favorite Garth album, In Pieces. (No video was available for this song).
157. Martina McBride – A Broken Wing
Martina McBride reached the top of the country music charts for the second time with “A Broken Wing,” (“Wild Angels” being the first) in January of 1998. The song was the second of six singles released from the album Evolution, of of which hit the Top 10. Is there any female vocalist in country music today (besides Carrie Underwood) that could nail that ending like Martina does? Not that I can think of! Wow!
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