The ’90s was a period of evolution across all musical genres. Sub-genres were emerging left and right and country music was no exception. A genre birthed by intersecting music forms was getting a makeover with an even broader spectrum of musical influences that emerged in the 1990s.
You probably forgot you loved these ten ‘90s country songs and if you haven’t heard them yet, you’re in for a treat!
1. “Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter (1996)
“My first taste of love, oh, bittersweet. Green on the vine like strawberry wine. I still remember when thirty was old, my biggest fear was September when he had to go.”
2. “Fancy” by Reba McEntire (1990)
“‘She said, ‘Here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down. Oh here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down. Lord, forgive me for what I do, but if you want out, well it’s up to you. Now don’t let me down hon,’ your Mama’s gonna move you uptown.’ Oh and I guess she did.”
3. “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” by Alan Jackson (1991)
“Don’t rock the jukebox I wanna hear some Jones. ‘Cause my heart ain’t ready for the Rolling Stones. I don’t feel like rocking since my baby’s gone. So don’t rock the jukebox, play me a country song.”
4. “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” by Travis Tritt (1991)
“Call someone who’ll listen and might give a damn, maybe one of your sordid affairs, but don’t you come ’round here handin’ me none of your lies. Here’s a quarter, call someone who cares.”
5. “Independence Day” by Martina McBride (1993)
“Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing. Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning. Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong. Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay. It’s Independence Day.”
6. “Maybe It Was Memphis” by Pam Tillis (1991)
“What was I supposed to do standin’ there lookin’ at you? A lonely boy far from home. Maybe it was Memphis. Maybe it was southern summer nights. Maybe it was you, maybe it was me but it sure felt right.”
7. “Just To See You Smile” by Tim McGraw (1997)
“Just to see you smile I’d do anything that you wanted me to. When all is said and done, I’d never count the cost. It’s worth all that’s lost just to see you smile.”
8. “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes (1997)
“How do I live without you? I want to know. How do I breathe without you if you ever go? How do I ever, ever survive? How do I, how do I, oh, how do I live?”
9. “This Kiss” by Faith Hill (1998)
“It’s the way you love me, it’s a feelin’ like this. It’s centrifugal motion, it’s perpetual bliss. It’s that pivotal moment, it’s, ah, unthinkable. This kiss, this kiss, unsinkable. This kiss, this kiss.”
10. “She’s Got it All” by Kenny Chesney (1997)
“She got it all, my heart, my soul, my wishes. All of my love, my hugs, my kisses. Everything that means anything at all. All of my life I’ve spent hopin’ I could give someone such devotion. Every sweet memory I can recall. She got it all.”
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