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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Now ... country

OK, it has come to my attention that a few of the faithful blog readers may not quite identify with new or old school rap. So to make sure I’m not alienating all but a certain demographic – and because practice is going long – a new list:

Top 10 country songs of the early 90s.

This was a key era for the genre, as it transitioned from a niche market to a crossover one. Garth Brooks was the big one, but future wife Trisha Yearwood and others helped it along. You could argue that Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum owe their national fame to this era.

Here you go:

1. Garth Brooks … The Dance
2. Mary Chapin Carpenter … He Thinks He’ll Keep Her ... video
3. Clint Black … Better Man ... video
4. Toby Keith … Who’s that Man ... video
5. Garth Brooks … Friends in Low Places
6. Vince Gill … Whenever You Come Around ... video
7. Suzy Bogguss … Aces ... video
8. Pam Tillis … Spilled Perfume ... video
9. Garth Brooks … Learning to Live Again
10. (tie) Brooks and Dunn … Neon Moon ... video
10. (tie) Tim McGraw … Don’t take the Girl ... video
10. (tie) John Michael Montgomery … Sold ... video

You can probably tell I like soulful, sad songs. I guess the early 90s were a sad period in my life, and that’s why I fled to country music.

And NOW we return to our regularly scheduled blogging.


BulldawgJosh said...
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BulldawgJosh said...

You became my new favorite blogger with the Rap list.

We did an 80s video of the week until we got lazy.'s%20Music%20Videos

Bdavis said...

No George Strait ='s fail---sorry, new guy

but Go Dawgs!

jferg said...

No George Strait, No Vince Gill, No Alan Jackson, no Boot Skootin' Boogie, No Tracy Lawrence 'Alabis', No Shania, No Reba...holy may want to open that one up to a top 20 because you can't have a list of 90's country songs without the above being included...imo of course

remember diamond rio, blackhawk, david lee murphey, sammy kershaw, tim mcgraw indian outlaw...all honorable mention

matt b. said...

Here's a few additional early 90's gems that could rank with the best of your list:

Vince Gill: When I Call Your Name

Doug Stone: I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)

Travis Tritt: Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)

Dwight Yoakam: Ain't That Lonely Yet

Anonymous said...

I blame Garth Brooks for the complete downfall of country music.

Anonymous said...

Alan Jackson - Midnight in Montgomery
- Chattahoochee

These should have been strong considerations!

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