The Best of 80s and 90s Country Music

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Looking for a blast from the past? Check out our list of the best 80s and 90s country music! From classics like George Strait and Garth Brooks to more contemporary artists like Shania Twain and Keith Urban, there’s something for everyone.

The Best of 80s Country Music

The best of 80s and 90s country music was a great time for the genre. The artists were able to experiment with new sounds and styles, and the results were some of the best country music ever made. From George Strait to Shania Twain, the 80s and 90s were a great time for country music.

George Strait

George Strait is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait’s success began when his first single “Unwound” was a hit in 1981. Throughout the 1980s, Strait had numerous number one hit singles including: “Fool Hearted Memory”, “Ocean Front Property”, and “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”. In the 1990s, Strait continued to find success with singles such as: “Blue Clear Sky”, “Check Yes or No”, and ” Carrying Your Love with Me”. To date, George Strait has sold over 100 million records and has won numerous awards including the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year.

Randy Travis

Randy Bruce Traywick, better known by his stage name Randy Travis, is an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.Active since 1985, he has recorded twenty studio albums and charted more than fifty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including sixteen that reached the No. 1 position. Considered one of the founding artists of neo-traditionalist country music, Randy Travis had great commercial success throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. His eldest daughter is actress Kirsten Prout.

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson is an American country music singer, songwriter and musician, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 14 studio albums, three greatest hits albums, two Christmas albums, two gospel albums and several compilations. Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, with more than 50 No. 1 hit singles on the Billboard country singles chart.

The Best of 90s Country Music

The best of 80s and 90s country music can be found on many different platforms. You can find great country music on Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming services. There are also many country music radio stations that you can listen to. If you want to find the best of 80s and 90s country music, you can start by looking on these platforms.

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks rose to fame in the early 1990s with a sound that mixed the classic honky-tonk of Hank Williams and George Jones with the geniality of Bob Hope. His first album, Garth Brooks, was released in 1989 and went platinum; its follow-up, No Fences, became the best-selling album of all time by a country artist. Brooks’ next two albums, Ropin’ the Wind and The Hits, both topped the pop charts as well; by 1994, he was the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history.

Clint Black

Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor. Signed to RCA Records in 1989, Black’s debut album Killin’ Time produced five straight Number One singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Although his momentum gradually slowed throughout the 1990s, Black consistently charted hit songs into the 2000s. He has had more than 30 singles on the US Billboard country charts, twenty-two of which have reached number one, in addition to having released nine studio albums and several compilations.

Brooks & Dunn

Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, both vocalists and songwriters. The duo was founded in 1991 through the suggestion of Tim DuBois. Before the foundation, both members were solo recording artists. Though never having met before they began working together, the two had a similar background in music and quickly developed a rapport. In 1996, Brooks & Dunn released their fourth album Borderline, which produced several hit singles, including “My Maria”, “Ain’t Nothing ’bout You”, “Neon Moon”. The album which was certified 6× Platinum in the United States also helped to make them one of the leading contemporary country acts of the decade. They have achieved great success since then with a total of 18 number one singles from 22 studio albums.

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