Celebrated Country Women of the '90s

The 1990s was a legendary era in all genres of music. Country music had a unique run in the

90s that is still well known and widely celebrated today. '90s country was also an exciting era for women in country music. So many female artists had their breakout moments and launched lifelong careers during the decade. In honor of Women's History Month, let's dive into the celebrated women of '90s country.


1. Shania Twain

Shania Twain is one of the first names that many fans think of when the topic of '90s

country is mentioned. The Canada native began her major-label career in 1993 with a self-titled debut album on Mercury Nashville. Her breakout moment was in 1995 with her album

The Woman in Me, which contained multiple hit singles including "Any Man of Mine" and "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" Since that moment, Twain's career created

countless hits, and she has become a cultural icon.


2. Martina McBride

Martina McBride's legendary career began in 1991 when she signed with RCA Nashville. She released her debut album in 1992 but had her breakout moment in 1993 with her career-

defining single "My Baby Loves Me" from her second album, The Way That I Am. McBride's

career continued to blossom with hits such as "Independence Day, "Blessed," and "This One's For The Girls."


3. Faith Hill

Faith Hill's legendary career came from humble beginnings in Mississippi, but her dream

carried her to country music stardom. Hill's breakthrough moment came from her debut single "Wild One." That song propelled her debut album Take Me As I Am to become the beginning of an incredible career. Her career has included hits including “Mississippi Girl” and “This Kiss.” Hill has also achieved success with multiple acting roles, including her recent role in 1883 alongside her husband, fellow country legend Tim McGraw.


4. Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood rose to prominence in 1991 with her iconic song "She's In Love With

The Boy." She dominated the '90s with her hit singles "Walkaway Joe,"XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)," and "How Do I Live." Yearwood married country superstar and frequent duet partner Garth Brooks in 2005. Since then, Yearwood has continued to record and tour, separate from and alongside Brooks. She has also achieved success with multiple food-related projects, such as a Food Network TV show and best-selling cookbooks.


5. Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina's recording career began in 1996 with her career-defining debut single

"Heads Carolina, Tails California." She was a powerhouse in the late 90s and early 2000s with

her hit songs "Bye Bye,""I'm Alright," and "Bring on the Rain" with Tim McGraw. Messina

released multiple albums under Curb Records and has also released music independently. She continues to record music and tour.


The women mentioned are not the only women who began lifelong careers in the 90s. Deana Carter, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Terri Clark, and The Chicks also started their

respective careers during this era. All those artists are also continuing to record and tour. Fans will be thrilled at the opportunity to see many of them on the road this year.


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