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Luke Combs Is an Official Member of the Grand Ole Opry

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Any night at the Grand Ole Opry is a special night, but if you happen to be there when a country artist is being officially inducted into the great institution, then you really get to witness the significance of this iconic country music tradition. And it was evident on Luke Combs face when he became … Read more

21 Most ’90s Country Music Album Covers of the ’90s

The 1990s were quite the decade for country music. By the mid ’90s annual country music sales were topping in over $2 billion and it was the most liked genre of music from coast to coast. The hair was big (and long), the hats aplenty and the album artwork aligned with all the stars in … Read more

16 Must-Have Shirts for Country Fans

Last summer, I was shopping with a friend when we stumbled upon a shirt that read ” Come on Patty get it together” and we died laughing. If you’re not a fan of ’90s country, you probably don’t get the reference to the spoken line in Patty Loveless’ hit “I Try to Think About Elvis.” … Read more

10 Country Music Videos From 1999 That Will Make You Giggle

Remember when making a country music video only consisted of a sexy co-star, maybe a desert landscape and if on a good day, some dim lighting? Things were just simpler in 1999– you could hear a pop song on the radio and just call up Justin Timberlake and ask his boy band to re-record the song with you. Or, you could just create your own pop alter-ego like Garth Brooks did.

 

1. “Stand Beside Me” // Jo Dee Messina

Your man can’t stand beside you because you’re all up on that wall.

2. “How Forever Feels” // Kenny Chesney

The neon-clad dancers with visible thongs really make this one a gem.

3. “You Were Mine” // Dixie Chicks

This one is actually totally depressing. Minus those outfits.


4. “Single White Female” // Chely Wright

We have always thought the best place to meet someone would be church or some form of public transportation like a city bus.

5. “When I Said I Do” // Clint Black

Great song, but this video is basically dripping in cheese.

6. “God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You” // Alabama featuring *NSYNC

What if Alabama did this now? No, why did Alabama even do this in the first place?

It’s even worse after you watch *NSYNC’s original.

7. “Breathe” // Faith Hill

Just makes us want to ask Faith Hill how often she washes her sheets– especially with that desert dust around.

8. “Ordinary Love” // Chad Brock

Probably should pan out on Chad every now and then.

9. “A Night To Remember” // Joe Diffie

You know it’s a good video when there’s a guy wandering around a field playing his guitar.

10. “Lost In You” // Chris Gaines

An absolute masterpiece and a perfect example of something that was acceptable in 1999 for some unknown reason.

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6 Country Music Videos from 1995 You Sadly Forgot About

The old saying, “they don’t make ’em like they used to,” can certainly describe music videos as whole, not just country music videos. The days of movie-like budgets and productions are long past for most artists, though a few are still holding steady. Country music in the early ’90s was in its prime and so were its music videos. Most good videos featured a strong story and the singer front-and-center. If the video was really good there was some type of choreographed dance, too.

So, no– they don’t make ’em like that used to.

6 Country Music Videos from 1995 You Sadly Forgot About:

Tracy Lawrence // “Texas Tornado”

The fact that the video begins with Tracy Lawrence dressed as a pirate who was magically transported back in time to spy on a family is enough to take the day off from work. Eventually, Tracy/the pirate falls in love with this single mom running a farm and they do a lot of chores around the farm before getting all dressed up to head out to a picnic. Though Tracy/the pirate and this woman are madly in love, he sleeps in the barn and eventually leaves her before being struck by lightning again. Absolutely nothing in the video makes sense, which truly makes it a masterpiece.

Joe Diffie // “Pickup Man”

Jackpot! This video features Joe in a field hosting a party and choreographed dance, plus a story. Not to mention– that mullet.

Alan Jackson // “Gone Country”

We begin with Alan Jackson in overalls sans shirt, before meeting up with him in a neon sign graveyard in some heavy fringe. There’s not a strong story to follow, but there are some beauiful images of America. And again, the heavy fringe is front-and-center just where it should be.

John Michael Montgomery // “I Can Love You Like That”

JMM’s classic video follows a couple on their wedding day, as he serenades them in a white leather jacket covered in fringe that reaches to his knees. A lot of tears were shed watching his video 20 years ago.

Tim McGraw // “I Like It I Love It”

Careful, this video could cause some serious motion sickness. Tim takes us behind the scenes of his tour, while his production crew tried out every single editing feature video production offered in 1995. like, every single effect. Some of the camera angles are pretty choice, too. However, there’s more than one shot of Tim dropping it low and that’s hard to not watch again and again– just take a Dramamine.

David Lee Murphy // “Dust On The Bottle”

This is one of those songs that until you read the lyrics and really listen to it, you don’t realize that David Lee Murphy stops by a man named Creole’s house to pick up some homemade wine so he can “treat a lady right.” This song is truly catchy and utterly terrifying. The video features David Lee walking around a town between shots of him sitting on his tailgate singing. Unfortunately, Creole doesn’t make an appearance in the video, but we’ll always have our memories.

 

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