2000 in country music

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This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 2000.

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Events[edit]

Top hits of the year[edit]

Singles released by American artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
19 37 Almost Doesn't Count Mark Wills
15 21 Another Nine Minutes Yankee Grey
2 1 Back at One Mark Wills
8 11 Because You Love Me Jo Dee Messina
5 1 Been There Clint Black
with Steve Wariner
19 12 Beer Thirty Brooks & Dunn
1 7 The Best Day George Strait
1 ? Best of Intentions Travis Tritt
6 3 Big Deal LeAnn Rimes
1 9 Buy Me a Rose Kenny Rogers
(featuring Billy Dean
and Alison Krauss)
5 1 Carlene Phil Vassar
3 6 The Chain of Love Clay Walker
10 7 Cold Day in July Dixie Chicks
3 1 Couldn't Last a Moment Collin Raye
4 3 Country Comes to Town Toby Keith
1 1 Cowboy Take Me Away Dixie Chicks
17 19 Daddy Won't Sell the Farm Montgomery Gentry
13 18 Do What You Gotta Do Garth Brooks
6 13 Feels Like Love Vince Gill
6 3 Flowers on the Wall Eric Heatherly
2 1 Go On George Strait
13 5 Goodbye Earl Dixie Chicks
1 1 How Do You Like Me Now?! Toby Keith
1 1 I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
with Sons of the Desert
3 ? I Lost It Kenny Chesney
8 16 I Need You LeAnn Rimes
2 3 I Will… But SHeDAISY
4 4 I'll Be Reba McEntire
1 4 It Must Be Love Alan Jackson
11 37 It Was Chely Wright
18 25 It's a Love Thing Keith Urban
5 11 It's Always Somethin' Joe Diffie
1 ? Just Another Day in Paradise Phil Vassar
22 10 Katie Wants a Fast One Steve Wariner
with Garth Brooks
1 3 Kiss This Aaron Tippin
3 3 Lessons Learned Tracy Lawrence
6 5 Let's Make Love Faith Hill with Tim McGraw
20 26 Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye Vince Gill
1 1 The Little Girl John Michael Montgomery
18 24 Lonely Tracy Lawrence
3 2 Love's the Only House Martina McBride
18 21 Me Neither Brad Paisley
18 ? Meanwhile Back at the Ranch The Clark Family Experience
10 4 More Trace Adkins
1 4 My Best Friend Tim McGraw
15 ? My Love Goes On and On Chris Cagle
1 ? My Next Thirty Years Tim McGraw
20 23 One Voice Billy Gilman
3 4 Prayin' for Daylight Rascal Flatts
11 25 Put Your Hand in Mine Tracy Byrd
16 20 Real Live Woman Trisha Yearwood
11 20 She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy Kenny Chesney
2 2 She's More Andy Griggs
1 1 Smile Lonestar
12 5 Smoke Rings in the Dark Gary Allan
7 1 Some Things Never Change Tim McGraw
26 16 Stuck in Love The Judds
13 ? That's the Kind of Mood I'm In Patty Loveless
1 1 That's the Way Jo Dee Messina
10 ? There You Are Martina McBride
9 18 This Woman Needs SHeDAISY
3 9 Unconditional Clay Davidson
1 1 The Way You Love Me Faith Hill
20 ? We're So Good Together Reba McEntire
1 ? We Danced Brad Paisley
1 1 What About Now Lonestar
3 5 What Do You Say Reba McEntire
8 7 What I Need to Do Kenny Chesney
15 30 When You Need My Love Darryl Worley
6 ? www.memory Alan Jackson
1 1 Yes! Chad Brock
17 ? You Won't Be Lonely Now Billy Ray Cyrus
5 7 You'll Always Be Loved by Me Brooks & Dunn
4 20 Your Everything Keith Urban

Singles released by Canadian artists[edit]

US CAN Single Artist Reference
? 1999 The Wilkinsons
8 Angeline Sean Hogan
4 Black Is Black Amanda Stott
18 Dream Vacation Sean Hogan
5 Forever Loving You Julian Austin
25 ? Georgia Carolyn Dawn Johnson
2 Horseshoes Adam Gregory
10 I Surrender Michelle Wright
14 I Will Be Loving You Tara Lyn Hart
17 4 I'm Holdin' On to Love (To Save My Life) Shania Twain
10 I'm Missin' You Shirley Myers
11 In the Middle of Something Diane Chase
34 11 Jimmy's Got a Girlfriend The Wilkinsons
3 Kind of Like It's Love Jason McCoy
6 Kiss 'Em All Lace
13 9 A Little Gasoline Terri Clark
16 Long Gone and Forgotten John Landry
14 More Where That Came From Rick Tippe
7 No One Hurts Me More Than Me Chris Cummings
7 One Beat at a Time Jim Witter
4 Only Know I Do Adam Gregory
8 Right Here, Right Now Charlie Major
30 3 Rock This Country! Shania Twain
14 Same Things The Poverty Plainsmen
5 Save Me Tara Lyn Hart
49 10 Shame on Me The Wilkinsons
12 Somebody to Love Amanda Stott
? Something Undeniable Lisa Brokop
16 Sunny Day in the Park Jamie Warren
7 The Sycamore Tree Paul Brandt
4 Take the Money and Run Julian Austin
4 That'll Teach Her Chris Cummings
7 Tough as a Pickup Truck Jim Witter
15 True Love (Never Goes Out of Style) Lace
7 Walkin' in the Sunshine Farmer's Daughter
19 Walking Away with You Diane Chase
19 What My Heart Don't Know Colin Amey
5 When I Found You Michelle Wright
16 When You Say Jump Rick Tippe
11 You and Only You Farmer's Daughter
10 You Better Be Sure Shirley Myers
? You're the One J. R. Vautour

Top new album releases[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
10 Back in Your Life Julian Austin ViK.
7 Blue Moon Steve Holy Curb
6 12 Born to Fly Sara Evans RCA Nashville
2 4 Brand New Me John Michael Montgomery Warner Bros.
10 Brand New Year SHeDAISY Lyric Street
1 1 Burn Jo Dee Messina Curb
4 Classic Christmas Billy Gilman Epic
1 1 Coyote Ugly Soundtrack Various Artists Curb
5 The Days in Between Blue Rodeo Warner
8 18 Down the Road I Go Travis Tritt Columbia
24 6 dwightyoakamacoustic.net Dwight Yoakam Reprise
19 7 Everlasting Love Songs Various Artists UTV
8 4 Fearless Terri Clark Mercury Nashville
1 8 George Strait George Strait MCA Nashville
1 15 Greatest Hits Kenny Chesney BNA
1 Greatest Hits Tim McGraw Curb
13 5 Here and Now The Wilkinsons Giant
9 Honky Tonk Sonatas Jason McCoy Universal
1 4 I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack MCA Nashville
1 5 Latest Greatest Straitest Hits George Strait MCA Nashville
9 37 Lessons Learned Tracy Lawrence Atlantic
4 6 Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye Vince Gill MCA Nashville
9 Milk Cow Blues Willie Nelson Island
2 New Country 7 Various Artists Warner
5 6 New Day Dawning Wynonna Mercury/Curb
1 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack Various Artists Lost Highway
2 6 One Voice Billy Gilman Epic
5 16 People Like Us Aaron Tippin Lyric Street
3 8 Permanently Mark Wills Mercury Nashville
3 14 Rascal Flatts Rascal Flatts Lyric Street
4 6 Real Live Woman Trisha Yearwood MCA Nashville
5 3 Red Dirt Girl Emmylou Harris Nonesuch
17 6 Swimming in Champagne Eric Heatherly Mercury Nashville
7 28 Tomorrow's Sounds Today Dwight Yoakam Reprise
9 8 Tracks Collin Raye Epic
5 8 Transcendental Blues Steve Earle E-Squared
3 Ultimate Classic Country Various Artists Warner
10 The Way I'm Made Adam Gregory Epic
1 When Somebody Loves You Alan Jackson Arista Nashville

Other top albums[edit]

US CAN Album Artist Record Label
28 24-7-365 Neal McCoy Giant
19 40 #1 Hits Ronnie Milsap Virgin Nashville
18 Amanda Stott Amanda Stott Warner
11 American III: Solitary Man Johnny Cash Lost Highway
15 30 Big Funny Jeff Foxworthy DreamWorks Nashville
42 Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe Ricky Skaggs Skaggs Family
45 Buddy & Julie Miller Buddy & Julie Miller Hightone
46 Coast to Coast BR5-49 Arista Nashville
22 A Country Superstar Christmas III Various Artists Hip-O
17 Cowboy Chris LeDoux Capitol Nashville
19 The Elvis Presley Collection – Country Elvis Presley RCA
31 Faith in You Steve Wariner Capitol Nashville
36 The Fun of Your Love Jennifer Day BNA
27 Furnace Room Lullaby Neko Case Mint
26 Greatest Fits: The Best of How Big a Boy Are Ya? Roy D. Mercer Virgin Nashville
18 18 Greatest Hits BlackHawk Arista Nashville
25 Greatest Hits Bryan White Asylum
43 Greatest Hits John Berry Capitol Nashville
12 Greatest Hits/Souvenirs Stompin' Tom Connors EMI
42 Guitar Genius/Relaxin' with Chet/Nashville Gold Chet Atkins RCA Nashville
33 Hard Rain Don't Last Darryl Worley DreamWorks Nashville
26 The Hardest Part Allison Moorer MCA Nashville
48 Hillbilly Homebody: 27 Comedy Classics Tim Wilson Capitol Nashville
35 The Hits Live Sawyer Brown Curb
32 How Big a Boy Are Ya? Volume 7 Roy D. Mercer Virgin Nashville
18 I'm Diggin' It Alecia Elliott MCA Nashville
26 If I Could Only Fly Merle Haggard Epitaph
18 II The Kinleys Epic
35 The Innocent Years Kathy Mattea MCA Nashville
34 Inspirational Journey Randy Travis Warner Bros.
25 Just Another Day in Parodies Cledus T. Judd Monument
34 King of Nothing The Warren Brothers BNA
17 Lonesomeville Chris Cummings Warner
43 Love Songs Collin Raye Epic
18 Morning Wood Rodney Carrington Capitol Nashville
13 Nickel Creek Nickel Creek Sugar Hill
14 Now That's Awesome Bill Engvall BNA
23 Phil Vassar Phil Vassar Arista Nashville
19 Play It Loud Chris Cagle Virgin Nashville
16 16 Reunion Live The Judds Mercury/Curb
14 Shiver Jamie O'Neal Mercury Nashville
37 Still Country Loretta Lynn Audium
13 24 Southern Rain Billy Ray Cyrus Monument
13 24 Strong Heart Patty Loveless Epic
15 String of Pearls: A Greatest Hits Collection Prairie Oyster ViK.
46 Super Hits Mindy McCready BNA
50 Super Hits Travis Tritt Warner Bros.
17 There You Go Again Kenny Rogers Dreamcatcher
11 This Christmas Time Lonestar BNA
38 TJM Prime Country Hits Various Artists Foundation
21 21 To Get to You: Greatest Hits Collection Lorrie Morgan BNA
49 The Ultimate Collection Patsy Cline UTV
17 Ultimate Country Party 2 Various Artists Arista Nashville
33 Unconditional Clay Davidson Virgin Nashville
18 31 Where the Heart Is Soundtrack Various Artists BNA
17 21 Yes! Chad Brock Warner Bros.

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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