Happy Easter to all of our readers out there! After two big meals, a load of candy and one nap, I am ready to get this entry of our countdown rolling right along! What did everyone think of last weeks songs? We are starting to get a little deeper into the more popular stuff the further we go along!
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BORN Country’s 505 Favorite Country Singles Of The 90’s!
455. Sammy Kershaw – Don’t Go Near The Water
Album: Don’t Go Near The Water
I have to admit, that as I grew up on country music of the 90’s there are a handful of artists that didn’t really “catch” me at the time. I knew a couple Sammy Kershaw songs, but there is a large portion of his back catalog that I hadn’t really known all of that well until recently. THIS however, is not one of those songs that passed me by back then!
454. Wynonna – Tell Me Why
Album: Tell Me Why
Wynonna is easily one of the most iconic women in country music, whether it be in duet form with Naomi or on here own throughout the 90’s. How many other artists can go by their first name only and still be known to all in country music, other than Reba? None that I can think of! Wynonna took “Why Not Me” to #3 on the Hot Country Songs Chart.
453. Brooks & Dunn – How Long Gone
Album: If You See Her
So, I don’t believe I even have to ask, but who is excited for the Brooks & Dunn reunion at the ACM Awards show on April 19th?! I was lucky enough to see their last Cleveland area performance after rushing through a college final a few years back. Whatever grade I ended up with, was worth speeding through in order to make sure that I made it to the last show before they would disband. Now, it’s only a matter of time before they tour again, but just incase, I wouldn’t dare miss the performance in a few weeks! Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page for the live comment/chat feed during the show!
452. George Strait – We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This
Album: One Step At A Time
Unlike Brooks & Dunn above, I never had the chance to see “King George” live before he took to retirement from touring this past year. I waited out his tour schedule thinking he couldn’t possibly pass up the Cleveland area, but the show was never added and I was too late to grab tickets to anything else. Fingers crossed that one day he decides that the cowboy has one more last rodeo in him!
451. Keith Urban – It’s A Love Thing
Album: Keith Urban
Keith Urban on a 90’s list?!!! That’s right! Keith barely sneaks into eligibility for our list, releasing his first U.S. single in the summer of 1999. Urban would certainly move on to much better material, including his current single with Eric Church “Raise Em Up” that’s climbing the charts, but this catchy single will forever be a one of his most memorable.
450. Clay Walker – Watch This
Album: Rumor Has It
Clay Walker’s 14th single is one song that I remember truly thinking I was able to sing well while driving around in my 1992 Ford Explorer when I was 16. Walker’s “Greatest Hits” album was one of the staple CDs in my vehicle from the day I started driving (Legally, ha!). To this day, every song on the “Hits” release is forever ingrained on my memory. Clay is a prime example of an artist who deserves far more recognition than he has ever received.
449. Deana Carter – How Do I Get There
Album: Did I Shave My Legs For This?
Did you know Deana Carter was discovered by Willie Nelson in 1994? How cool is that?! “How Do I Get There” was Carter’s 3rd and final #1 single in her career (so far. Fingers crossed!) Deana later scored CMA and Grammy nominations as a song writer when country mega star Kenny Chesney covered her song “You & Tequila” as a duet with Grace Potter.
448. Alan Jackson – Who’s Cheatin’ Who
Album: Everything I Love
Alan Jackson truly loves the history of country music. By no means is this a definite fact, but when it comes to covering classic country songs, Jackson has to have done in most in any recent generation. Not only does he keep said classics alive, his versions get released to radio! Often! “Cheatin'” was originally recorded and released in 1980 by Charly McClain. While not quite taking it to #1 on the country charts as McCalin did, Alan hit the #2 spot in 1997.
447. Lonestar – Everything’s Changed
Album: Crazy Nights
This was the final single released by Lonestar before then bass guitar player, John Rich, was fired from the band, leading to his partnership with Big Kenny in Big & Rich. The version I am most familiar with was released on the album “Lonely Grill” as a piano/acoustic recording, but this is the version that was released to radio and climbed to #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
446. Billy Ray Cyrus – In The Heart Of A Woman
Album: It Won’t Be The Last
Another strong hit from Billy Ray, “Heart” was the first single from his second album. I had never seen the video to this track before I started tonight’s blog, and I’ve gotta say, this may be the most majestic display of possibly the most famous mullet of all time. Amy also pointed out to me, that this may also be the only rare appearance of a pair of British Knights in a country music video. I’ve been a big fan of Cyrus since his first release and this song has stuck with me strongly for the last 22 years. Good stuff!
There we have it! Another week of 90’s classics in the books! I hope you’ve enjoyed all, or at least most of the songs as much as I have so far. Below I will include a link to our playlist on Spotify so you can take the countdown with you, on-the-go!
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