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The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s  

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Country music went mainstream in the 1990s. That decade saw the rise of superstars including Reba McEntire, Braid Paisley, and Faith Hill, artists who put their own unique stamp on the timeless sounds of classic country music. Many of the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Country Album during these years are still making hit records today.

What LPs will you find on this list of the best country albums of the 1990s? Garth Brooks was nominated for the Best Country Album Grammy in 1999 for his release, Sevens. “Longneck Bottle,” “She's Gonna Make It,” and “Two Pina Coladas” are just a few of that album's hit singles. Brooks lost the trophy that year to the Dixie Chicks, who made a splash with their major-label debut Wide Open Spaces.

Shania Twain also emerged as a favorite of fans and Grammy voters throughout the 1990s, winning one award and receiving another nomination. Other Grammy-nominated recordings featured on this 1990s country albums list include Faith by Faith Hill and George Strait's Carrying Your Love with Me.

Which of these best 1990s album nominees deserves the number-one spot? Give your Grammy-recognized favorites a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list – and don't forget your cowboy hat.
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Long Stretch of Lonesome is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Long Stretch of Lonesome Patty Loveless
Nominated in 1998.
2
The Trouble With the Truth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
The Trouble With the Truth Patty Loveless
Nominated in 1997.
3
Everybody Knows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Everybody Knows Trisha Yearwood
Nominated in 1997.
4
The Woman in Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Shania Twain
Won in 1996.
5
Read My Mind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Read My Mind Reba McEntire
Nominated in 1995.
6
When Love Finds You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Vince Gill
Nominated in 1995.
7
Unchained is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Johnny Cash
Won in 1998.
8
Wide Open Spaces is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Dixie Chicks
Won in 1999.
9
Carrying Your Love With Me is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
George Strait
Nominated in 1998.
10
Music for All Occasions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Music for All Occasions The Mavericks
Nominated in 1996.
11
Everything I Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Alan Jackson
Nominated in 1998.
12
The Song Remembers When is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
The Song Remembers When Trisha Yearwood
Nominated in 1995.
13
Where Your Road Leads is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Where Your Road Leads Trisha Yearwood
Nominated in 1999.
14
Thinkin' About You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Thinkin' About You Trisha Yearwood
Nominated in 1996.
15
Stones in the Road is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Stones in the Road Mary Chapin Carpenter
Won in 1995.
16
Under the Covers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Under the Covers Dwight Yoakam
Nominated in 1998.
17
Gone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Gone Dwight Yoakam
Nominated in 1997.
18
Dwight Live is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Dwight Live Dwight Yoakam
Nominated in 1996.
19
High Lonesome Sound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Vince Gill
Nominated in 1997.
20
Borderline is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Borderline Brooks & Dunn
Nominated in 1997.
21
The Road to Ensenada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett
Won in 1997.
22
John Michael Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
John Michael Montgomery John Michael Montgomery
Nominated in 1996.
23
Tribute to the music of Bob Wi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Tribute to the music of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys Asleep at the Wheel
Nominated in 1995.
24
Sevens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Garth Brooks
Nominated in 1999.
25
Faith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 1990s
Faith Faith Hill
Nominated in 1999.