– The BORN Country Facebook page is still booming! We are closing in on 800 “likes” and will hopefully hit that goal this weekend. As always, we appreciate your sharing of our page with your family, friends and anyone else that would love the music we are showcasing here in the blog! When we reach the 900 “like” level on Facebook, I will post another extended countdown blog with more music! Thanks again!
BORN Country’s 505 Favorite Country Singles Of The 90’s!!!
395. Steve Wariner – Burnin’ The Roadhouse Down
Album: Burnin’ The Roadhouse Down
Despite being in the country music industry since the 70’s “Roadhouse” is the first song that I REALLY remember hearing by Steve Wariner. In doing research for this week’s blog, I couldn’t believe to find that he had released 46 singles PRIOR to this one! Holy cow! While I like to believe my country music knowledge runs pretty deep (At least from the 90’s and on) I definitely have some more digging to do on Steve Wariner! Heck, he even recorded the theme song for “Who’s The Boss?” for seasons running between 1986 and 1990! Who knew?! …Oh yeah, Garth Brooks is on the track too.
394. Faith Hill – Piece Of My Heart
Album: Take Me As I Am
Fitting that this song lands on this week’s portion of our countdown, as just this past Thursday, Faith shared on Facebook, that it had been 21 years since this song hit #1 on the Hot Country Chart. Some of you will of course also recognize this song as recorded by Big Brother & The Holding Company back in the late 60’s.
393. Clint Black – Wherever You Go
Album: One Emotion
Clint Black continued his rise to the top of the country music world with this 1995 hit. “Wherever You Go” reached #3 on the Hot Country chart. Black had 3 more singles to come from his album “One Emotion” which would be followed up by his first greatest hits compilation.
392. Brad Paisley – Who Needs Pictures
Album: Who Needs Pictures
This is where it all started! Brad Paisley released his debut single in February of 1999. While “Pictures” would peak at #12, the follow-up single, “He Didn’t Have To Be” would be Brad’s first of many #1 singles to come!
391. Travis Tritt – Anymore
Album: It’s All About To Change
The video for this Travis Tritt single was the first in the “Mac Singleton” trilogy. “Tell Me I Was Dreaming” which was featured earlier in the list was part 2, followed by “If I Lost You” in 1998. CMT ranked this video #64 in their list of 100 Greatest Videos of All-Time in 2004.
390. Brooks & Dunn – That Ain’t No Way To Go
Album: Hard Workin’ Man
I absolutely love the first 3 B&D albums. I recall ordering all three of them through the BMG music club. “That Ain’t No Way To Go” was the final of five singles from the 2nd album. This song marked Brooks & Dunn’s sixth #1 hit.
389. Michael Peterson – By The Book
Album: Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson released 5 Country Top 40 singles from his debut album. With the amount of new artists coming into the exploding country genre in the late 90’s, I’d say that’s pretty impressive! While “By The Book” only peaked at #19 on the Hot Country chart, it feels to me like it was played quite a bit during it’s radio run. Peterson’s radio play tenure was unfortunately quite short, however, he found success in writing for other artists and still performs military benefits today.
388. Daryle Sinlgetary – I Let Her Lie
Album: Daryle Singletary
Here’s another fresh face to our countdown! Daryle Singletary has one of the strongest voices in country music. His first album hit the shelves in 1995 and produced 4 singles, including his highest charting song, “I Let Her Lie” at #2. Singletary was able to climb the charts with a single from his second album, but afterwards found little mainstream success. Daryle continues to produce some fantastic country music, including a duet with a personal favorite of mine, Ashton Shepherd (Buy her music, now!) In fact, Singletary has an album releasing this June, titled “There’s Still A Little Country Left.” Perhaps a little knock on today’s mainstream country? Can’t wait to hear it!
387. Diamond Rio – It’s All In Your Head
I had no idea what was going on in this song when I was little. In fact, I suppose it’s still up in the air! However, I also remember thinking that the chorus was a blast to sing-a-long to! “We never walked on the moon, and Elvis ain’t dead. You ain’t going’ crazy, it’s all in your head.” Fantastic! Not only does the music video feature Martin Sheen as the shouting priest, but also a young Melissa McBride, who most of you will know as “Carol” from AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.
386. Joe Diffie – Bigger Than The Beatles
Album: Life’s So Funny
Easily one of the goofiest singles in Joe Diffie’s career, “Beatles” was his final #1 single on the Hot Country chart. I thought for sure that Diffie would get another single charting after Jason Aldean’s “1994” hit radio a few years back. I’ve seen Joe perform acoustic shows twice in the last few years and he still sounds great live. I have plans to finally see hi perform with a full band backing him late this summer. Fingers crossed!
We are 120 songs into the countdown now! Like I stated above, I can’t believe how fast this seems to be moving along! Thanks again for reading, and keep an eye out for the special blog I am working on focusing on the stats of the first 100 songs from our list. I think it’ll be a pretty fun read!
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