Maybe it’s just my generation, but the 1990s will always be the glory days of country music for me. It is really where modern country music found its groove, but it was also close enough to classic country that it still sounded like country music. And you had some of the biggest and most iconic names in the business finding their stride in the 1990s. This is a list of the 9 greatest artists from that decade.
9. Vince Gill
In 1992, Vince Gill scored his first No. 1 hit from his fifth studio album. “I Still Believe In You” took the gorgeous tenor to the top of the charts. Gill released it as a single from the album of the same name. Impressively, Gill both wrote and recorded the hit song. And that song really set the stage for the next decades of his career.
Following the success of “I Still Believe In You”, Gill really found his stride. He had six other No. 1 hits following, as well as more than 40 singles that charted. His No. 1 hits included some amazing collaborations, including “The Heart Won’t Lie” with Reba McEntire. Gill is now a member of the Grand Ole Opry and also touring part-time with the Eagles.