1999 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1999.

List of years in country music (table)


  • March 6 — Legendary performer George Jones, in the midst of a comeback this year, is seriously injured when he crashed his Lexus into a bridge. It is later revealed that alcohol was a factor in the accident, and he pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges.
  • June — Comedian Jeff Foxworthy debuts his syndicated radio countdown show, "The Foxworthy Countdown." The radio show would end ten years later.
  • September 4 — Lonestar's hit, "Amazed," spends its eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first song to do so since Jack Greene's 1966 hit, "There Goes My Everything." In several other trade magazines, including Radio & Records, "Amazed" reigns for nine weeks, which made it the longest-lasting Number One single since 1966's "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston. By year's end, "Amazed" is gaining popularity on CHR and adult contemporary stations (in re-mixed versions, which excised the steel guitar).

Top hits of the year[edit]

Singles released by American artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
8 16 All Things Considered Yankee Grey
1 1 Amazed Lonestar
4 1 Anyone Else Collin Raye
1 1 Breathe Faith Hill
3 5 Busy Man Billy Ray Cyrus
19 22 By the Book Michael Peterson
21 8 Can't Get Enough Patty Loveless
12 1 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Dwight Yoakam
6 1 Drive Me Wild Sawyer Brown
2 1 For a Little While Tim McGraw
6 27 For You I Will Aaron Tippin
3 1 God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You Alabama
4 2 Gone Crazy Alan Jackson
26 10 The Greatest Kenny Rogers
5 18 Hands of a Working Man Ty Herndon
1 5 He Didn't Have to Be Brad Paisley
15 11 Hello L.O.V.E. John Michael Montgomery
13 7 Hillbilly Shoes Montgomery Gentry
4 4 Hold On to Me John Michael Montgomery
2 8 Home to You John Michael Montgomery
1 1 How Forever Feels Kenny Chesney
5 2 I Can't Get Over You Brooks & Dunn
1 1 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Mark Chesnutt
1 1 I Love You Martina McBride
10 2 I'll Go Crazy Andy Griggs
10 6 I'll Still Love You More Trisha Yearwood
2 1 I'll Think of a Reason Later Lee Ann Womack
3 10 I'm Already Taken Steve Wariner
17 37 I'm Leaving Aaron Tippin
14 8 Keepin' Up Alabama
2 2 Lesson in Leavin' Jo Dee Messina
19 21 Lightning Does the Work Chad Brock
3 7 Little Good-Byes SHeDAISY
3 4 Little Man Alan Jackson
11 21 Live, Laugh, Love Clay Walker
5 11 Lonely and Gone Montgomery Gentry
12 13 Love Ain't Like That Faith Hill
19 25 Make Up in Love Doug Stone
16 24 A Man Ain't Made of Stone Randy Travis
17 24 Maybe Not Tonight Sammy Kershaw & Lorrie Morgan
4 1 Meanwhile George Strait
15 6 Missing You Brooks & Dunn
6 10 A Night to Remember Joe Diffie
1 4 No Place That Far Sara Evans
12 11 (Now You See Me) Now You Don't Lee Ann Womack
7 5 One Honest Heart Reba McEntire
3 10 Ordinary Life Chad Brock
24 8 Ordinary Love Shane Minor
1 1 Please Remember Me Tim McGraw
6 2 Pop a Top Alan Jackson
6 1 Powerful Thing Trisha Yearwood
2 3 Ready to Run Dixie Chicks
1 1 Right on the Money Alan Jackson
4 2 The Secret of Life Faith Hill
16 35 She's Always Right Clay Walker
7 18 She's in Love Mark Wills
1 1 Single White Female Chely Wright
20 8 Slave to the Habit Shane Minor
19 23 Somebody's Out There Watching The Kinleys
1 1 Something Like That Tim McGraw
2 7 Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man Randy Travis
1 1 Stand Beside Me Jo Dee Messina
18 19 Steam Ty Herndon
16 20 Stranger in My Mirror Randy Travis
4 10 There You Have It BlackHawk
17 10 This Heartache Never Sleeps Mark Chesnutt
6 4 Tonight the Heartache's on Me Dixie Chicks
2 5 Two Teardrops Steve Wariner
2 1 Unbelievable Diamond Rio
4 2 What Do You Say to That George Strait
2 6 Whatever You Say Martina McBride
1 1 When I Said I Do Clint Black with Lisa Hartman Black
12 11 Who Needs Pictures Brad Paisley
1 4 Wish You Were Here Mark Wills
9 7 With You Lila McCann
1 1 Write This Down George Strait
1 5 Wrong Again Martina McBride
6 6 Wrong Night Reba McEntire
1 1 You Had Me from Hello Kenny Chesney
36 19 You Still Shake Me Deana Carter
1 1 You Were Mine Dixie Chicks
2 11 You Won't Ever Be Lonely Andy Griggs
2 7 You're Beginning to Get to Me Clay Walker

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
9 Ain't Nobody Like You Patricia Conroy
8 All My Life Jim Witter
14 Back in Your Life Julian Austin
8 Better Off Broken Lisa Brokop
9 Bit by Bit John Landry
6 Blue Horizon Farmer's Daughter
50 3 Boy Oh Boy The Wilkinsons
6 1 Come On Over Shania Twain
8 Direction of Love Patricia Conroy
17 Easy as 1, 2, 3 The Spurs
12 2 Everytime I Cry Terri Clark
15 1 Fly (The Angel Song) The Wilkinsons
9 Forever in Love Shirley Myers with Duane Steele
15 Freeway Farmer's Daughter
20 How Do I Get There from Her George Fox
70 19 I Already Fell Gil Grand
65 7 I Want a Man Lace
19 I Wish She Was Mine Colin Amey
38 13 It's a Beautiful Thing Paul Brandt
12 Ivey's Wall Bruce Guthro
10 Jumpin' Right In Jim Witter
9 Keep On Dreaming Prairie Oyster
16 Leslie's Wedding Day Joel Feeney
4 2 Man! I Feel Like a Woman! Shania Twain
12 Nothing but Love (Standing in the Way) The Wilkinsons
9 Running Away with You Thomas Wade
15 She Ain't Gonna Cry Joel Feeney
14 She'll Find Someone to Love Her Jamie Warren
19 She's Sittin' Pretty Reese Klaiber
10 Shiver 'n' Shake Rick Tippe
67 6 Stuff That Matters Tara Lyn Hart
9 Sure Fire Love Sean Hogan
8 2 That Don't Impress Me Much Shania Twain
47 1 That's the Truth Paul Brandt
7 There You Were John Landry
18 There's More Where That Came From Jason McCoy
19 Tired of Leavin' Sean Hogan
12 Triple Threat Rick Tippe
47 15 Unsung Hero Terri Clark
10 What a Woman Wants to Hear Jamie Warren
12 Who Needs the Moon Chad Klinger
12 Wild Wild West Chris Cummings
13 1 You've Got a Way Shania Twain

Top new album releases[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
18 16 Biggest Hits Johnny Cash Columbia
17 20 Greatest Hits Chris LeDoux Capitol Nashville
21 444 Charlie Major Dead Reckoning
69 3 A&E Biography Kenny Rogers Capitol Nashville
2 2 Always Never the Same George Strait MCA Nashville
26 10 The Austin Sessions Kris Kristofferson Atlantic
15 The Best of Farmer's Daughter Farmer's Daughter Universal
1 1 Breathe Faith Hill Warner Bros.
6 Classics Patty Loveless Epic
30 8 CMT All Access – Girls Night Out Sara Evans, Martina McBride,
Mindy McCready & Lorrie Morgan
RCA Nashville
5 8 Cold Hard Truth George Jones Asylum
5 Country Heat 2000 Various Artists BMG
7 7 D'lectrified Clint Black RCA Nashville
10 9 Drive Me Wild Sawyer Brown Curb
3 5 Emotion Martina McBride RCA Nashville
5 5 Everywhere We Go Kenny Chesney BNA
1 1 Fly Dixie Chicks Monument
5 5 Forget About It Alison Krauss Rounder
1 Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas Garth Brooks Capitol Nashville
24 The Grass Is Blue Dolly Parton Blue Eye
17 Greatest Bits Jeff Foxworthy Warner Bros.
2 Greatest Hits Chris Gaines Capitol
12 The Greatest Hits Collection Michelle Wright Arista
24 Heart Shaped World Jessica Andrews DreamWorks Nashville
16 11 Home to You John Michael Montgomery Atlantic
13 How Big a Boy Are Ya? Volume 5 Roy D. Mercer Virgin Nashville
16 How Big a Boy Are Ya? Volume 6 Roy D. Mercer Virgin Nashville
9 8 How Do You Like Me Now?! Toby Keith DreamWorks Nashville
7 How Lucky I Am Bryan White Asylum
6 6 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Mark Chesnutt Decca Nashville
17 13 I'm Not So Tough Mindy McCready BNA
21 In Spite of Ourselves John Prine Oh Boy
11 It's Christmas Time Elvis Presley RCA
20 It's About Time Tracy Byrd RCA Nashville
70 14 It's About Time Julie Reeves Virgin Nashville
5 Keepers: Greatest Hits Tracy Byrd MCA Nashville
17 27 Keith Urban Keith Urban Capitol Nashville
17 Lace Lace 143
10 5 Last Chance for a Thousand Years:
Dwight Yoakam's Greatest Hits from the 90's
Dwight Yoakam Reprise
1 2 LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes Curb
24 21 The Life of the Party Neal McCoy Giant
7 14 Live in Texas Lyle Lovett MCA Nashville
5 23 Live, Laugh, Love Clay Walker Giant
3 2 Lonely Grill Lonestar BNA
14 Love in the Real World Sherrié Austin Arista Nashville
15 11 A Man Ain't Made of Stone Randy Travis DreamWorks Nashville
7 Maybe Not Tonight Sammy Kershaw Mercury Nashville
10 Merry Christmas Wherever You Are George Strait MCA Nashville
9 More… Trace Adkins Capitol Nashville
19 14 The Mountain Steve Earle & Del McCoury Band E-Squared
8 My Heart Lorrie Morgan BNA
7 New Country 6 Various Artists Warner
23 25 A Night to Remember Joe Diffie Epic
4 Party Doll and Other Favorites Mary Chapin Carpenter Columbia
63 21 The Pilgrim Marty Stuart MCA Nashville
1 2 A Place in the Sun Tim McGraw Curb
60 21 Play David Ball Warner Bros.
24 Ride with Bob Asleep at the Wheel DreamWorks Nashville
10 The Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection Reba McEntire MCA Nashville
6 8 She Rides Wild Horses Kenny Rogers Dreamcatcher
15 16 Single White Female Chely Wright MCA Nashville
9 13 Smoke Rings in the Dark Gary Allan MCA Nashville
5 9 So Good Together Reba McEntire MCA Nashville
5 10 Something in the Air Lila McCann Asylum
7 Stampede Country Various Artists Sony
14 Steam Ty Herndon Epic
21 Stormy Hank Williams, Jr. Curb
45 13 Super Colossal Smash Hits of the 90's:
The Best of The Mavericks
The Mavericks Mercury Nashville
21 Superstar Country Hits Various Artists UTV
10 4 Tattoos & Scars Montgomery Gentry Columbia
56 1 That's the Truth Paul Brandt Reprise
6 6 Tight Rope Brooks & Dunn Arista Nashville
4 4 Trio II Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt
& Emmylou Harris
5 5 Twentieth Century Alabama RCA Nashville
6 6 Two Teardrops Steve Wariner Capitol Nashville
2 4 Under the Influence Alan Jackson Arista Nashville
41 19 Untamed Yankee Grey Monument
6 Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Asylum
4 6 What a Wonderful World Anne Murray StraightWay
6 4 The Whole SHeBANG SHeDAISY Lyric Street
13 13 Who Needs Pictures Brad Paisley Arista Nashville
43 12 Wildest Dreams John Berry Lyric Street
15 11 You Won't Ever Be Lonely Andy Griggs RCA Nashville

Other top albums[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
47 16 Biggest Hits Roy Orbison Monument
65 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection Conway Twitty MCA Nashville
31 All-Star Country Christmas Various Artists Hip-O
46 Ancient Tones Ricky Skaggs Skaggs Family
32 Being Human Michael Peterson Reprise
50 Best of Country: 16 Original Country Hits Various Artists Madacy
37 Chad Brock Chad Brock Warner Bros.
29 Classic Country 1970–1974 Various Artists Time Life
30 Classic Country Early '70s Various Artists Time Life
30 Classic Country Late '60s Various Artists Time Life
34 Closer Susan Ashton Capitol Nashville
37 Country Fun Various Artists Warner Bros.
29 Country Hits of the '70s Various Artists EMI
63 Deryl Dodd Deryl Dodd Columbia
67 Duets Volume 1 Patsy Cline Mercury Nashville
38 For the Record – 43 Legendary Hits Merle Haggard BNA
69 Full Western Dress The Derailers Sire
28 Gettin' My Mind Right Tim Wilson Capitol Nashville
44 Here's Your Christmas Album Bill Engvall Warner Bros.
63 Hits and Highways Ahead Lee Roy Parnell Arista Nashville
45 I've Got a Right to Cry Mandy Barnett Sire
44 It's a Sorry World Tim Wilson Capitol Nashville
53 John Denver Christmas John Denver Laserlight
48 Juddmental Cledus T. Judd Razor & Tie
72 King of the Hill Soundtrack Various Artists Elektra
61 Live at Billy Bob's Texas: Motorcycle Cowboy Merle Haggard Smith
72 Live with the Possum George Jones Asylum
38 Make Up in Love Doug Stone Atlantic
63 The Man in Black – His Greatest Hits Johnny Cash Legacy
61 Old Dogs Old Dogs Atlantic
73 Revolutions The Great Divide Atlantic
39 Ryman Country Homecoming 1 Various Artists Coming Home
40 Ryman Country Homecoming 2 Various Artists Coming Home
41 Ryman Country Homecoming 3 Various Artists Coming Home
65 Soldier of the Cross Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Skaggs Family
70 South Sixty-Five South Sixty-Five Atlantic
74 Steve Austin's Stone Cold Country Various Artists Mars
43 Super Hits Brooks & Dunn Arista Nashville
44 Super Hits Alan Jackson Arista Nashville
73 Suzy Bogguss Suzy Bogguss Platinum
30 Tara Lyn Hart Tara Lyn Hart Epic
29 There Will Come a Day Shirley Myers Stony Plain
30 What I Deserve Kelly Willis Rykodisc
69 Your Love Amazes Me:
A Country Inspirational Collection
Various Artists MCA Nashville


Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Juno Awards[edit]

Academy of Country Music[edit]

Canadian Country Music Association[edit]

Country Music Association[edit]

RPM Big Country Awards[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs 1944–2005 – 6th Edition." 2005.

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