Country music in the ’90s gave us timeless artists like Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, The Chicks, Shania Twain, and Brooks & Dunn. During this decade, country music became more accepted as a mainstream genre. Determining the best songs from the ’90s can be debated, as there are many iconic hits to choose from, but here are our picks for the top 10 essential country songs of the ’90s:

1. “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” by Toby Keith

“Stealin’ the young girls’ hearts just like Gene and Roy singin’ those campfire songs. Woah, I should’ve been a cowboy.”

2. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks

“I got friends in low places, where the whiskey drowns, and the beer chases my blues away.”

3. “Check Yes Or No” by George Strait

“Well then don’t be afraid to take me by the hand if you want to, I think this is how love goes, check yes or no.”

4. “Man! I feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain

“The best thing about being a woman, is our prerogative to have a little fun.”

5. “This Kiss” by Faith Hill

“It’s the way you love me, it’s a feeling like this, it’s centrifugal motion, it’s perpetual bliss.”

6. “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson

“Yeah, way down yonder on the Chattahoochee, never knew how much that muddy water meant to me.”

7. “Amazed” by Lonestar

“I’ve never been this close to anyone or anything. I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams.”

8. “Independence Day” by Martina McBride

“Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing. Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning.”

9. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn

“Out in the country, past the city limits sign, well, there’s a honky tonk near the county line.”

10. “She’s In Love With The Boy” by Trisha Yearwood

“She’s in love with the boy. And even if they have to run away, she’s gonna marry that boy someday.”

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