1995 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1995.

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Top hits of the year[edit]

Singles released by American artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
3 2 Adalida George Strait
8 8 All I Need to Know Kenny Chesney
49 20 All That Heaven Will Allow The Mavericks
4 6 Amy's Back in Austin Little Texas
2 1 And Still Reba McEntire
2 18 As Any Fool Can See Tracy Lawrence
4 12 Back in Your Arms Again Lorrie Morgan
3 28 Bend It Until It Breaks John Anderson
11 3 Between an Old Memory and Me Travis Tritt
15 10 Big Ol' Truck Toby Keith
6 6 Bobbie Ann Mason Rick Trevino
7 2 The Box Randy Travis
16 12 Bubba Hyde Diamond Rio
26 14 Cain's Blood 4 Runner
2 4 Can't Be Really Gone Tim McGraw
3 3 The Car Jeff Carson
1 1 Check Yes or No George Strait
20 37 Clown in Your Rodeo Kathy Mattea
4 7 Darned If I Don't (Danged If I Do) Shenandoah
5 3 Doctor Time Rick Trevino
10 12 Don't Stop Wade Hayes
10 10 Down in Flames Blackhawk
23 7 Down in Tennessee Mark Chesnutt
1 9 Dust on the Bottle David Lee Murphy
13 20 Faith in Me, Faith in You Doug Stone
6 6 Fall in Love Kenny Chesney
23 2 The Fever Garth Brooks
19 23 Finish What We Started Diamond Rio
5 4 The First Step Tracy Byrd
3 8 For a Change Neal McCoy
3 3 Give Me One More Shot Alabama
14 7 Go Rest High on That Mountain Vince Gill
2 2 Goin' Through the Big D Mark Chesnutt
1 2 Gone Country Alan Jackson
1 2 Gonna Get a Life Mark Chesnutt
6 16 Halfway Down Patty Loveless
13 9 Hard Lovin' Woman Mark Collie
1 1 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Reba McEntire
51 18 A Heart with 4 Wheel Drive 4 Runner
24 20 Heaven Bound (I'm Ready) Shenandoah
22 4 Here Comes the Rain The Mavericks
4 11 Here I Am Patty Loveless
1 3 I Can Love You Like That John Michael Montgomery
1 12 I Didn't Know My Own Strength Lorrie Morgan
4 8 I Don't Believe in Goodbye Sawyer Brown
1 4 I Don't Even Know Your Name Alan Jackson
15 9 I Got It Honest Aaron Tippin
2 2 I Let Her Lie Daryle Singletary
1 1 I Like It, I Love It Tim McGraw
4 4 I Think About It All the Time John Berry
9 25 I Wanna Go Too Far Trisha Yearwood
7 9 I Want My Goodbye Back Ty Herndon
16 20 I Was Blown Away Pam Tillis
15 22 I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton with Vince Gill
7 3 I'll Never Forgive My Heart Brooks & Dunn
2 1 I'm Not Strong Enough to Say No Blackhawk
5 6 I'm Still Dancin' with You Wade Hayes
25 11 If I Had Any Pride Left at All John Berry
16 16 If I Was a Drinkin' Man Neal McCoy
4 4 If I Were You Collin Raye
2 7 If the World Had a Front Porch Tracy Lawrence
18 15 If You're Gonna Walk, I'm Gonna Crawl Sammy Kershaw
3 7 In Between Dances Pam Tillis
4 3 In Pictures Alabama
2 5 The Keeper of the Stars Tracy Byrd
7 8 Lead On George Strait
5 9 Let's Go to Vegas Faith Hill
4 1 Life Gets Away Clint Black
5 4 Life Goes On Little Texas
9 6 Lipstick Promises George Ducas
2 2 A Little Bit of You Lee Roy Parnell
7 20 Little Houses Doug Stone
1 1 Little Miss Honky Tonk Brooks & Dunn
24 12 Look at Me Now Bryan White
11 14 Look What Followed Me Home David Ball
9 13 Love Lessons Tracy Byrd
1 1 Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) Pam Tillis
15 11 Mississippi Moon John Anderson
16 6 My Heart Will Never Know Clay Walker
1 24 My Kind of Girl Collin Raye
9 6 Night Is Fallin' in My Heart Diamond Rio
3 2 No Man's Land John Michael Montgomery
1 1 Not a Moment Too Soon Tim McGraw
1 2 Not on Your Love Jeff Carson
20 20 Nothing Dwight Yoakam
1 1 Old Enough to Know Better Wade Hayes
20 22 On My Own Reba McEntire
2 4 One Boy, One Girl Collin Raye
2 1 One Emotion Clint Black
6 7 Party Crowd David Lee Murphy
5 3 Refried Dreams Tim McGraw
4 38 Safe in the Arms of Love Martina McBride
2 1 She Ain't Your Ordinary Girl Alabama
1 1 She's Every Woman Garth Brooks
3 2 Should've Asked Her Faster Ty England
2 1 So Help Me Girl Joe Diffie
1 1 Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident) John Michael Montgomery
1 5 Someone Else's Star Bryan White
7 6 Sometimes She Forgets Travis Tritt
7 7 Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart Shenandoah with Alison Krauss
6 11 Song for the Life Alan Jackson
27 17 Southbound Sammy Kershaw
27 18 Southern Grace Little Texas
2 6 Standing on the Edge of Goodbye John Berry
8 10 Stay Forever Hal Ketchum
33 17 Storm in the Heartland Billy Ray Cyrus
1 1 Summer's Comin' Clint Black
1 1 Tall, Tall Trees Alan Jackson
2 3 Tell Me I Was Dreaming Travis Tritt
6 2 Tender When I Want to Be Mary Chapin Carpenter
8 11 Tequila Talkin' Lonestar
1 1 Texas Tornado Tracy Lawrence
3 7 That Ain't My Truck Rhett Akins
1 10 That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You Aaron Tippin
10 18 That's How You Know (When You're in Love) Lari White
7 9 That's Just About Right Blackhawk
3 8 They're Playin' Our Song Neal McCoy
1 4 Thinkin' About You Trisha Yearwood
5 1 This Is Me Randy Travis
6 10 This Is Me Missing You James House
11 5 (This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All Sawyer Brown
2 5 This Time Sawyer Brown
1 2 This Woman and This Man Clay Walker
2 6 Till You Love Me Reba McEntire
18 19 Trouble Mark Chesnutt
10 10 Upstairs Downtown Toby Keith
15 11 Walking to Jerusalem Tracy Byrd
1 1 What Mattered Most Ty Herndon
16 26 What'll You Do About Me Doug Supernaw
24 17 When and Where Confederate Railroad
3 7 When You Say Nothing at All Alison Krauss & Union Station
3 4 Wherever You Go Clint Black
4 3 Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn) Vince Gill
5 3 Whiskey Under the Bridge Brooks & Dunn
2 2 Who Needs You Baby Clay Walker
2 3 You Ain't Much Fun Toby Keith
4 1 You and Only You John Berry
2 2 You Better Think Twice Vince Gill
1 2 You Can't Make a Heart Love Somebody George Strait
5 17 You Don't Even Know Who I Am Patty Loveless
4 8 You Have the Right to Remain Silent Perfect Stranger
1 1 You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone Brooks & Dunn

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
1 1 Any Man of Mine Shania Twain
20 Better Off Blue Rena Gaile
3 3 Better Things to Do Terri Clark
7 Black-Eyed Susan Prairie Oyster
1 Bringing Back Your Love One Horse Blue
15 Broken String of Pearls Prescott-Brown
6 Chevy Coupe Jim Witter
1 Don't Cry Little Angel Prairie Oyster
15 Family Love Farmer's Daughter
1 First Comes Love George Fox
10 The Girl Is on a Roll Tonight Terry Kelly
4 Head Over Heels Blue Rodeo
19 Hina Na Ho (Celebration) Susan Aglukark
1 Hopeless Love One Horse Blue
1 (I Do It) For the Money Charlie Major
8 I Don't Wanna Be the One Patricia Conroy
9 I Really Dug Myself a Hole The Goods
1 I'm Here Charlie Major
1 Learning a Lot About Love Jason McCoy
9 Life Is Just a Dream Joel Feeney
16 Light in My Life The Johner Brothers with Lisa Brokop
20 Listen to the Radio Rebecca Miller
18 Missing You Calvin Wiggett
1 O Siem Susan Aglukark
1 Only One Moon Prairie Oyster
20 Radioland South Mountain
18 Roy Orbison Came On Ron Hynes
4 Safe in the Arms of Love Michelle Wright
18 Starting Right Now The Johner Brothers
18 This Old Guitar Jim Matt
1 This Used to Be Our Town Jason McCoy
10 Time of My Life George Fox
16 Two Broken Hearted Fools Rick Tippe
19 Walkin' That Line Tineta
4 The Wall Michelle Wright
1 What Else Can I Do Patricia Conroy
1 What's Holding Me George Fox
1 What Kind of Man Joel Feeney
11 1 Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? Shania Twain
14 1 The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You) Shania Twain
5 You Can't Resist It Patricia Conroy
14 You Feel the Same Way Too The Rankin Family

Top new album releases[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
27 7 4 Runner 4 Runner Polydor Nashville
1 1 All I Want Tim McGraw Curb
25 21 All of This Love Pam Tillis Arista Nashville
13 5 Come Together: America Salutes The Beatles Various Artists Liberty
3 Country Heat 5 Various Artists RCA
8 4 Dwight Live Dwight Yoakam Reprise
6 Endless Seasons The Rankin Family EMI
1 1 Fresh Horses Garth Brooks Liberty
2 6 Games Rednecks Play Jeff Foxworthy Warner Bros.
5 5 Gone Dwight Yoakam Reprise
17 Greatest Hits Little Texas Warner Bros.
5 6 Greatest Hits Lorrie Morgan BNA
5 7 Greatest Hits 1990–1995 Sawyer Brown Curb
3 17 Greatest Hits: From the Beginning Travis Tritt Warner Bros.
1 1 The Greatest Hits Collection Alan Jackson Arista Nashville
22 Gypsies & Lovers The Irish Descendants Warner
12 Have Yourself a Tractors Christmas The Tractors Arista Nashville
19 The Hits Chapter 1 Sammy Kershaw Mercury/PolyGram
14 Hog Wild Hank Williams, Jr. Curb/Warner Bros.
10 Hypnotize the Moon Clay Walker Giant
5 13 I Think About You Collin Raye Epic
12 10 In Pictures Alabama RCA Nashville
4 2 It Matters to Me Faith Hill Warner Bros.
2 Jason McCoy Jason McCoy MCA
22 4 Jeff Carson Jeff Carson Curb
1 1 John Michael Montgomery John Michael Montgomery Atlantic
8 Kickin' Country 3 Various Artists Sony
13 Life Is Good Emilio Navaira Capitol Nashville
28 14 Life's So Funny Joe Diffie Epic
65 18 Little Acts of Treason Carlene Carter Giant
11 2 Lonestar Lonestar BNA
5 Long Gone to the Yukon Stompin' Tom Connors EMI
25 Looking for Christmas Clint Black RCA Nashville
17 Looking for the Light Rick Trevino Columbia
6 15 Love Lessons Tracy Byrd MCA Nashville
4 Lucky Man Charlie Major Arista
14 Made for Each Other Calvin Wiggett Royalty
24 Mr. Christmas Joe Diffie Epic
9 3 Music for All Occasions The Mavericks MCA Nashville
13 12 NASCAR: Runnin' Wide Open Various Artists Columbia
1 New Country 2 Various Artists Warner
2 1 Now That I've Found You: A Collection Alison Krauss & Union Station Rounder
18 Nowhere to Here Blue Rodeo Warner
21 O Holy Night John Berry Capitol Nashville
19 Old Enough to Know Better Wade Hayes Columbia
12 23 One George Jones & Tammy Wynette MCA Nashville
10 2 Out with a Bang David Lee Murphy MCA Nashville
19 The Redneck Test Volume 43 Jeff Foxworthy Laughing Hyena
42 10 The Road Goes on Forever The Highwaymen Columbia
10 7 Something Special Dolly Parton Columbia
3 3 Souvenirs Vince Gill MCA Nashville
12 9 Standing on the Edge John Berry Patriot/Liberty
1 1 Starting Over Reba McEntire MCA Nashville
9 7 Strait Out of the Box George Strait MCA Nashville
4 5 Strong Enough BlackHawk Arista Nashville
13 2 Terri Clark Terri Clark Mercury/PolyGram
3 18 Thinkin' About You Trisha Yearwood MCA Nashville
1 This Child Susan Aglukark EMI
10 This Thing Called Wantin' and Havin' It All Sawyer Brown Curb
45 23 A Thousand Memories Rhett Akins Decca Nashville
4 Time of My Life George Fox Warner
12 Tool Box Aaron Tippin RCA Nashville
24 10 Tracy Lawrence Live and Unplugged Tracy Lawrence Atlantic
13 30 Ty England Ty England RCA Nashville
4 Untamed and True 2 Various Artists MCA
9 3 What Mattered Most Ty Herndon Epic
3 The Wheel Keeps on Rollin' Asleep at the Wheel Capitol Nashville
21 When and Where Confederate Railroad Atlantic
17 4 Wild Angels Martina McBride RCA Nashville
24 11 Wings Mark Chesnutt Decca Nashville
1 1 The Woman in Me Shania Twain Mercury/PolyGram
19 Work of the Heart Quartette Denon
10 You Gotta Love That Neal McCoy Atlantic
7 13 You Have the Right to Remain Silent Perfect Stranger Curb

Other top albums[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
39 All I Need to Know Kenny Chesney BNA
41 27 Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Various Artists Sparrow
43 Any Way the Wind Blows Brother Phelps Asylum
73 Born That Way Boy Howdy Curb
69 Country Dance Super Hits Various Artists K-Tel
44 Daryle Singletary Daryle Singletary Giant
48 Days Gone By James House Epic
45 Faith in Me, Faith in You Doug Stone Epic
28 Fire to Fire Tanya Tucker Liberty
36 A Gene MacLellan Tribute John Gracie Atlantica
57 George Ducas George Ducas Liberty
61 Heart and Soul Elvis Presley RCA
48 Junior High Junior Brown Curb
72 Kim Richey Kim Richey Mercury/PolyGram
61 Labor of Love Radney Foster Arista Nashville
68 Letter to Laredo Joe Ely MCA Nashville
37 The Marty Party Hit Pack Marty Stuart MCA Nashville
44 The Moffatts The Moffatts Polydor Nashville
27 The Original Volume 79 Jeff Foxworthy Laughing Hyena
72 Restless Shelby Lynne Magnatone
35 Sold Out Volume 80 Jeff Foxworthy Laughing Hyena
54 Super Hits Roy Orbison Columbia
64 Super Hits Ricky Van Shelton Columbia
26 Ten More Miles The Johner Brothers Warner
66 Today's Pure Country Various Artists K-Tel
63 Today's Sizzlin' Country Various Artists K-Tel
37 Under the Big Sky Hemingway Corner Epic
26 We All Get Lucky Sometimes Lee Roy Parnell Career

Births[edit]

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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]

  • 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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