1993 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1993.

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Events[edit]

Top hits of the year[edit]

Singles released by American artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
1 1 Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up) Garth Brooks
2 1 Ain't That Lonely Yet Dwight Yoakam
1 1 Alibis Tracy Lawrence
3 2 All These Years Sawyer Brown
1 2 Almost Goodbye Mark Chesnutt
5 4 Alright Already Larry Stewart
1 2 American Honky-Tonk Bar Association Garth Brooks
10 17 Anywhere but Here Sammy Kershaw
2 1 A Bad Goodbye Clint Black with Wynonna
21 13 Beer and Bones John Michael Montgomery
1 2 Blame It on Your Heart Patty Loveless
19 39 Boom! It Was Over Robert Ellis Orrall
6 5 Born to Love You Mark Collie
16 24 The Bug Mary Chapin Carpenter
18 16 Cadillac Ranch Chris LeDoux
1 1 Can I Trust You with My Heart Travis Tritt
1 2 Can't Break It to My Heart Tracy Lawrence
1 1 Chattahoochee Alan Jackson
11 28 Cleopatra, Queen of Denial Pam Tillis
46 10 Cowboy Boogie Randy Travis
12 16 A Cowboy's Born with a Broken Heart Boy Howdy
16 19 Do You Know Where Your Man Is Pam Tillis
1 1 Does He Love You Reba McEntire with Linda Davis
19 21 Down on My Knees Trisha Yearwood
2 4 Drive South Suzy Bogguss
20 28 Easier Said Than Done Radney Foster
1 1 Easy Come, Easy Go George Strait
3 3 Every Little Thing Carlene Carter
4 God Blessed Texas Little Texas
8 14 Half Enough Lorrie Morgan
11 11 The Hard Way Mary Chapin Carpenter
4 1 Hard Workin' Man Brooks & Dunn
9 10 Haunted Heart Sammy Kershaw
5 11 He Ain't Worth Missing Toby Keith
1 1 The Heart Won't Lie Reba McEntire with Vince Gill
1 1 Heartland George Strait
2 6 Hearts Are Gonna Roll Hal Ketchum
20 18 High Rollin' Gibson/Miller Band
1 3 Holdin' Heaven Tracy Byrd
3 1 Hometown Honeymoon Alabama
5 11 Honky Tonk Attitude Joe Diffie
17 8 Hurry Sundown McBride & the Ride
1 27 I Don't Call Him Daddy Doug Supernaw
13 22 I Fell in the Water John Anderson
14 14 I Guess You Had to Be There Lorrie Morgan
1 1 I Love the Way You Love Me John Michael Montgomery
22 9 I Wanna Take Care of You Billy Dean
7 14 I Want You Bad (And That Ain't Good) Collin Raye
16 13 I'd Rather Miss You Little Texas
34 18 I'm Not Built That Way Billy Dean
8 8 If I Didn't Love You Steve Wariner
2 3 In a Week or Two Diamond Rio
3 1 In the Heart of a Woman Billy Ray Cyrus
1 1 It Sure Is Monday Mark Chesnutt
2 3 It's a Little Too Late Tanya Tucker
5 5 It's Your Call Reba McEntire
15 7 Janie Baker's Love Slave Shenandoah
5 5 Just Like the Weather Suzy Bogguss
5 6 Just One Night McBride & the Ride
2 5 Learning to Live Again Garth Brooks
15 24 Leavin's Been a Long Time Comin' Shenandoah
6 8 Let Go Brother Phelps
7 11 Let Go of the Stone John Anderson
4 7 Let That Pony Run Pam Tillis
4 3 Life's a Dance John Michael Montgomery
30 12 Like a River to the Sea Steve Wariner
1 1 Look Heart, No Hands Randy Travis
11 4 Looking Out for Number One Travis Tritt
3 8 Love on the Loose, Heart on the Run McBride & the Ride
8 10 Love Without Mercy Lee Roy Parnell
6 15 Made for Lovin' You Doug Stone
8 14 Mama Knows the Highway Hal Ketchum
13 3 Mending Fences Restless Heart
2 2 Mercury Blues Alan Jackson
1 2 Money in the Bank John Anderson
2 1 My Baby Loves Me Martina McBride
7 16 My Blue Angel Aaron Tippin
1 6 My Second Home Tracy Lawrence
4 4 My Strongest Weakness Wynonna
3 2 No Future in the Past Vince Gill
3 2 No Time to Kill Clint Black
2 7 Nobody Wins Radney Foster
20 23 Nothin' but the Wheel Patty Loveless
5 8 Oh Me, Oh My, Sweet Baby Diamond Rio
4 2 Ol' Country Mark Chesnutt
6 12 On the Road Lee Roy Parnell
3 2 Once Upon a Lifetime Alabama
1 1 One More Last Chance Vince Gill
3 3 Only Love Wynonna
4 5 Passionate Kisses Mary Chapin Carpenter
3 2 Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die) Joe Diffie
2 3 Queen of Memphis Confederate Railroad
7 3 Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer Sammy Kershaw
1 1 Reckless Alabama
4 12 Reno Doug Supernaw
1 1 She Don't Know She's Beautiful Sammy Kershaw
1 1 She Used to Be Mine Brooks & Dunn
6 3 She's Not Cryin' Anymore Billy Ray Cyrus
1 1 Should've Been a Cowboy Toby Keith
5 11 Somebody Else's Moon Collin Raye
9 14 Somebody New Billy Ray Cyrus
8 19 Somebody Paints the Wall Tracy Lawrence
24 6 Someplace Far Away (Careful What You're Dreaming) Hal Ketchum
1 1 Somewhere Other Than the Night Garth Brooks
2 4 The Song Remembers When Trisha Yearwood
2 15 Soon Tanya Tucker
19 24 Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst) Kathy Mattea
3 6 Sure Love Hal Ketchum
5 1 Take It Back Reba McEntire
4 3 Tell Me About It Tanya Tucker with Delbert McClinton
3 1 Tell Me Why Wynonna
2 10 Tender Moment Lee Roy Parnell
1 1 Thank God for You Sawyer Brown
1 1 That Summer Garth Brooks
4 15 That Was a River Collin Raye
13 5 This Romeo Ain't Got Julie Yet Diamond Rio
2 3 A Thousand Miles from Nowhere Dwight Yoakam
4 4 Tonight I Climbed the Wall Alan Jackson
1 1 Too Busy Being in Love Doug Stone
10 12 Trashy Women Confederate Railroad
13 17 T-R-O-U-B-L-E Travis Tritt
5 7 Trouble on the Line Sawyer Brown
6 1 Tryin' to Hide a Fire in the Dark Billy Dean
2 2 Walkaway Joe Trisha Yearwood with Don Henley
11 25 We Got the Love Restless Heart
2 1 We'll Burn That Bridge Brooks & Dunn
2 11 What Might Have Been Little Texas
1 1 What Part of No Lorrie Morgan
17 21 What Were You Thinkin' Little Texas
1 1 What's It to You Clay Walker
6 6 When Did You Stop Loving Me George Strait
1 1 When My Ship Comes In Clint Black
14 18 When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back Confederate Railroad
1 6 Why Didn't I Think of That Doug Stone
5 4 Wild Man Ricky Van Shelton
7 6 Workin' Man's Ph.D Aaron Tippin
12 24 You Say You Will Trisha Yearwood

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
14 Already Gone Blue Rodeo
7 Blank Pages Patricia Conroy
5 Breakfast Alone George Fox
9 Breakin' All Over Town Joan Kennedy
55 14 The Change Michelle Wright
16 Country Girl Lisa Brokop
18 Cryer's Paradise Ron Hynes
19 Dealers in Heartaches Morris P. Rainville
4 Distant Drum Jim Witter
9 Dream On Joan Kennedy
5 Everything and More Jim Witter
8 Fare Thee Well Love The Rankin Family
17 Fortunate Home Tim Thorney
11 Fortune Smiled on Me Cassandra Vasik with Russell deCarle
6 Gillis Mountain The Rankin Family
31 3 He Would Be Sixteen Michelle Wright
9 I Need to Hear It from You Joan Kennedy
1 I'm Gonna Drive You Out of My Mind Charlie Major
1 I'm Somebody Charlie Major
17 If You Only Knew Tracey Prescott & Lonesome Daddy
10 It Might as Well Be Me Anita Perras
6 Make Love to Me Anne Murray
5 Mustang Heart George Fox
9 Roll Like a Wheel Cassandra Vasik
7 Sadly Mistaken Cassandra Vasik
19 A Song for Brent Cindy Church
7 Starting All Over Again One Horse Blue
7 Talk to My Heart Joan Kennedy
8 What Do You Care Patricia Conroy
9 You're My Hometown Don Neilson

Top new album releases[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
15 5 Across the Borderline Willie Nelson Columbia
5 5 Alibis Tracy Lawrence Atlantic
6 7 Almost Goodbye Mark Chesnutt MCA Nashville
6 8 Big Time Little Texas Warner Bros.
17 A Bridge I Didn't Burn Ricky Van Shelton Columbia
6 12 Call of the Wild Aaron Tippin RCA Nashville
16 4 Cheap Seats Alabama RCA Nashville
8 1 Clay Walker Clay Walker Giant
10 Closer to Paradise Barra MacNeils Mercury/PolyGram
1 1 Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles Various Artists Giant
1 Country Heat 3 Various Artists RCA
34 19 Cowgirl's Prayer Emmylou Harris Asylum
54 1 Croonin' Anne Murray SBK/Capitol
51 19 Drive Steve Wariner Arista Nashville
2 2 Easy Come, Easy Go George Strait MCA Nashville
6 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Soundtrack k.d. lang Sire
20 Feels Like Home Cassandra Vasik Epic
14 4 Fire in the Dark Billy Dean Liberty
3 Five Days in July Blue Rodeo Warner
2 For Our Fans Alabama RCA Nashville
16 Girls Will Be Girls Farmer's Daughter Stubble Jumper
15 Greatest Hits 1990–1992 Tanya Tucker Liberty
1 9 Greatest Hits Volume Two Reba McEntire MCA Nashville
2 1 Hard Workin' Man Brooks & Dunn Arista Nashville
11 10 Haunted Heart Sammy Kershaw Mercury/PolyGram
6 6 Honky Tonk Angels Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn
& Tammy Wynette
Columbia
10 Honky Tonk Attitude Joe Diffie Epic
7 Honky Tonk Christmas Alan Jackson Arista Nashville
1 1 In Pieces Garth Brooks Liberty
1 1 It Won't Be the Last Billy Ray Cyrus Mercury/PolyGram
13 1 John Berry John Berry Liberty
2 Kickin' Country Various Artists Sony
3 26 Let There Be Peace on Earth Vince Gill MCA Nashville
35 2 Little Love Letters Carlene Carter Giant
38 8 Mark Collie Mark Collie MCA Nashville
26 19 Merry Christmas from London Lorrie Morgan BNA
20 5 More Love Doug Stone Epic
7 Mustang Heart George Fox Warner
2 3 No Time to Kill Clint Black RCA Nashville
1 North Country The Rankin Family EMI
59 17 On the Road Lee Roy Parnell Arista Nashville
4 One Horse Blue One Horse Blue Savannah
9 Only What I Feel Patty Loveless Epic
1 The Other Side Charlie Major Arista
25 Out of Left Field Hank Williams, Jr. Curb/Warner Bros.
13 2 Outskirts of Town Sawyer Brown Curb
22 Rave On!! The Kentucky Headhunters Mercury/PolyGram
27 18 Red and Rio Grande Doug Supernaw BNA
4 15 Slow Dancing with the Moon Dolly Parton Columbia
12 13 Solid Ground John Anderson BNA
6 18 The Song Remembers When Trisha Yearwood MCA Nashville
18 11 Soon Tanya Tucker Liberty
7 2 Take Me as I Am Faith Hill Warner Bros.
1 Tell Me Why Wynonna Curb/MCA Nashville
4 1 This Time Dwight Yoakam Reprise
17 Toby Keith Toby Keith Mercury/PolyGram
2 Today's Country Gold '93 Various Artists Quality
24 Today's Hit Country Various Artists K-Tel
24 Tracy Byrd Tracy Byrd MCA Nashville
35 17 Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills Asleep at the Wheel Liberty
38 8 Under the Kudzu Shenandoah RCA Nashville
21 Under This Old Hat Chris LeDoux Liberty
14 8 The Way That I Am Martina McBride RCA Nashville
24 5 Wind in the Wire Randy Travis Warner Bros.
3 You Might Be a Redneck If… Jeff Foxworthy Warner Bros.

Other top albums[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
75 America, I Believe in You Charlie Daniels Liberty
51 The Beverly Hillbillies Soundtrack Various Artists Fox
27 Country Dance Mixes Various Artists Atlantic
55 Delta Dreamland Deborah Allen Giant
28 Dr. Stompin' Tom…Eh? Stompin' Tom Connors EMI
29 Final Touches Conway Twitty MCA Nashville
51 Good News Kathy Mattea Mercury/PolyGram
60 Greatest Hits Patty Loveless MCA Nashville
31 27 Greatest Hits: Songs
from an Aging Sex Bomb
K. T. Oslin RCA Nashville
46 Heroes Mark O'Connor Warner Bros.
30 High-Tech Redneck George Jones MCA Nashville
53 Hurry Sundown McBride & the Ride MCA Nashville
26 Kick Along with Stompin' Tom Stompin' Tom Connors EMI
56 Let Go Brother Phelps Asylum
37 Ricky Lynn Gregg Ricky Lynn Gregg Liberty
67 28 Shania Twain Shania Twain Mercury/PolyGram
61 Shawn Camp Shawn Camp Reprise
27 Something Up My Sleeve Suzy Bogguss Liberty
62 Spinning Around the Sun Jimmie Dale Gilmore Elektra
53 Steppin' Country Various Artists K-Tel
55 Temptation Shelby Lynne Morgan Creek
37 Today's Top Country Various Artists K-Tel
26 Way Beyond the Blue Anita Perras Savannah
37 The Wheel Rosanne Cash Columbia
65 Where There's Smoke Gibson/Miller Band Epic

On television[edit]

Regular series[edit]

  • Hee Haw (1969–1993, syndicated)

Specials[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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]

Further reading[edit]

  • Kingsbury, Paul, "The Grand Ole Opry: History of Country Music. 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars and the Stories," Villard Books, Random House; Opryland USA, 1995
  • Kingsbury, Paul, "Vinyl Hayride: Country Music Album Covers 1947-1989," Country Music Foundation, 2003 (ISBN 0-8118-3572-3)
  • Millard, Bob, "Country Music: 70 Years of America's Favorite Music," HarperCollins, New York, 1993 (ISBN 0-06-273244-7)
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition." 2005.

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