The Best Country Singers of the '90s
The 1990s may perhaps be one of the greatest eras of country music ever. From Grammy Award-winning royalty Shania Twain and Dolly Parton to the “King of Country” George Strait, countless superstars transformed the classic genre through heartfelt ballads and relatable hit singles, indisputably paving the way for today's country singer-songwriters. Garth Brooks and Vince Gill proved that cowboys can be rock stars too, by fusing electric guitar and heavy percussion with their unique country sound; and Alan Jackson brought back traditional country music into the mainstream with old school original songs. Country music's favorite power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill remain household names (and marriage goals) with international commercial success and Hollywood influence across the film-music industry, and mother-daughter duo the Judds were recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (rest in peace, Naomi).
Which of these talented musicians do you believe are the greatest 90s country singers, and who deserves GOAT status at the top of this list? Vote below for your favorite 1990s country music artists across the decade, and feel free to check out their discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their best albums.
- George Harvey Strait Sr. (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait is known as the "King of Country" and is considered one of the ...more
- Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and pop elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United ...more
- Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country singer and songwriter. He is known for honoring a “traditional country” musical style, and for penning many of his own songs. ...more
- Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American country music and Christian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Active since 1978, he ...more
- Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the ...more
- Brooks & Dunn are an American country music duo consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, both of whom are vocalists and songwriters. The duo was founded in 1990 through the suggestion of Tim DuBois. ...more