Country Music The Best Country Songs of The '90s  

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Country music is the most popular genre of music and its popularity stems from classic country songs such as these from the 1990s that have paved the way for other, more current artists. Country songs are steeped in Americana and tell the story of ordinary, hard working, hard drinking, and long suffering people just like many of us. Some of the best songs came from the 1970s and the 1980s as well. 

These are songs from top classic country artists such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, and LeAnn Rimes. Vote up the greatest 1990s country songs, or add any good song that makes you love '90s country music, it if it isn't already on the list.
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Garth Brooks - This 1990 song won Garth Brooks an award for best country newcomer.

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The ultimate country party crashing song is from this Garth Brooks 1990 tune

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Christopher Searcy added George Strait - The second single off of Carrying Your Love with Me, the title track reached #1 in 1997 becoming Strait's 32nd #1 single of his career.

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This song was a hit for George Strait in 1992 when it was part of the movie "Pure Country"

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Garth Brooks - Another 1991 hit for Garth Brooks about a woman catching her husband in an affiar

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Christopher Searcy added Toby Keith - Should've Been a Cowboy, Toby Keith's debut single, reached #1 in 1993.

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Tim McGraw - This 1994 song was Tim McGraw's first #1 hit.

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This 1993 Alan Jackson tune went gold

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Brooks & Dunn - This 1992 song was a hit for Boorks and Dunn and stayed at #1 for four weeks

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This song was a hit for Reba McEntire in 1990 and was a re-release of a Bobbie Gentry song about a woman who beats poverty by becoming a coutresan.

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This 1991 Garth Brooks song hit #1 on the charts

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DebbyHood added Travis Tritt

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Alan Jackson - Was a hit song off the similarly titled Alan Jackson album from 1991

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DebbyHood added Pam Tillis

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Christopher Searcy added Garth Brooks

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DebbyHood added Deana Carter

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bassdaddy added Diamond Rio

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George Strait was back with another hit in 1999 with this country tune.

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DebbyHood added Trace Adkins

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Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Country Songs of The '90s
Christopher Searcy added Garth Brooks

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Christopher Searcy added John Michael Montgomery - As the lead single of his self titled album, John Michael Montgomery's I Can Love You Like That reached #1 in April 1995, becoming the 5th such hit of his career.

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Christopher Searcy added John Michael Montgomery - As the highlight single from John Michael Montgomery's 1994 album Kickin' It Up, Be My Baby Tonight reached #1 in August of that year becoming the third #1 single of Montogomery's career. 

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DebbyHood added Travis Tritt

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Christopher Searcy added George Strait - Released in June 1996, Carried Away became George Strait's 30th #1 hit

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Christopher Searcy added Tracy Lawrence - Arguably the biggest hit of Tracy Lawrence's career, Alibis became his second #1 hit in 1993.

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Shania Twain - Shania's first #1 single came with this 1995 hit.

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Christopher Searcy added John Michael Montgomery - Released in May 1995, Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident) became John Michael Montgomery's 6th #1 hit.

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Christopher Searcy added John Michael Montgomery - John Michael Montgomery's second #1 hit, I Swear, reached #1 in February 1994 and topped the Billboard Year End Country Chart for that year.

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DebbyHood added Travis Tritt

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Life's a Dance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Country Songs of The '90s
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Martina McBride - Independenc... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Country Songs of The '90s

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Shania Twain - This 1997 hit for Shania Twain was a crossover success that achieved airplay on both country and pop station.

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Tim McGraw - this song was a hit for Tim McGraw in 1994

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill - A 1996 hit from the country stars who would become one of country's best couples the same year (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill).

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Sticks and Stones Tracy Lawren... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Country Songs of The '90s

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bassdaddy added Hal Ketchum

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hejacountrybest added Toby Keith

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Christopher Searcy added Toby Keith - As the first single off of Toby Keith's Boomtown album, Who's That Man became the second #1 single for the Oklahoman, in 1994.

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This song was a hit for Brad Paisley in 1999.

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DebbyHood added Travis Tritt

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The Lonestar lovesong from 1999 that's played at every country wedding.

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DebbyHood added Diamond Rio

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DebbyHood added Alabama

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This song was a hit for Faith Hill in 1998 that spawned a lot of crossover airplay on country and pop radio.