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Top 20 Country Music Love Songs of the 1990s


Country Music in the 1990s was quite the popular time, with big acts like Alan Jackson, George Strait and Garth Brooks. It also was where the term "hat act" was first used, in reference to the many country artists that were springing up that wore cowboy hats. I've combed through several resources of songs that were Number One hits in the 1990s, and picked 20 of my favorites.

20. "Livin' On Love" - Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson - 'Greatest Hits Collection'
Arista Nashville

In "Livin' On Love," Alan Jackson tells the story of two people with not much money, but what they do have is an abundance of love.

Romantic Lyric:
"Two young people without a thing, say some vows and spread their wings. Settle down with just what they need, livin' on love."

From the Album Greatest Hits Collection

19. "The Heart Won't Lie" - Reba McEntire & Vince Gill

Reba McEntire - Number Ones

Reba McEntire and Vince Gill sing about a love affair that the couple try to keep a secret from everyone else, in "The Heart Won't Lie."

Romantic Lyric:
"You try to live your life from day to day. But seeing you across the room tonight just gives me away."

From Reba McEntire's Album Number Ones

18. "Thinkin' About You" - Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood - 'Love Songs'
MCA Nashville

Trisha Yearwood sings about a woman who is obsessed with thoughts about her man. Throughout the day, no matter what she's doing, she finds her thoughts drift to him, in "Thinkin' About You."

Romantic Lyric:
"The look in your eyes when you smile that way. The sound of your voice sayin' my name. I've been thinkin' about you."

From the Album Love Songs

17. "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" - Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins - 'Dreamin' Out Loud'
Capitol Nashville

In "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," Trace Adkins sings about a love that doesn't require deep thoughts. It's all chemistry between the couple that doesn't require any analysis.

Romantic Lyric:
"Forget mathematical equations. Self help psychology. Gray matter don't matter much darlin', when it's gettin' down to you and me."

From the Album Dreamin' Out Loud

16. "To Be Loved By You" - Wynonna

Wynonna Judd - 'Collection'
Curb Records

Wynonna sings about a love that is unstoppable. She sings that she'll climb mountains to be loved by her man in "To Be Loved By You."

Romantic Lyric:
"Should every star in the sky go out. Just keep your faith alive. We were meant to be. This is destiny. It cannot be denied."

From the Album Collection

15. "Look Heart, No Hands" - Randy Travis

Very Best of Randy Travis - Randy Travis

Randy Travis sings about being free in love, and able to go into the relationship without any safety nets in case things don't work out in "Look Heart, No Hands."

Romantic Lyric:
"No chains, no strings, no fences, no walls. No net, just you, to catch me when I fall. Look heart, no hands."

From the Album The Very Best of Randy Travis

14. "Your Love Amazes Me" - John Berry

John Berry - 'Hits'
Clear Sky Records

John Berry compares the love he has for his lady to the seven wonders of the world, sunsets, rainbows, diamonds and pearls, saying that they pale in comparison to their love, in "Your Love Amazes Me."

Romantic Lyric:
"I've seen the seven wonders of the world. I've seen the beauty of diamonds and pearls. But they mean nothing baby. Your love amazes me."

From the Album Hits

13. "She's Got It All" - Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney - 'I Will Stand'
BNA Nashville

Kenny Chesney sings about the perfect girl. She's everything that he could have dreamed of, and "She's Got It All."

Romantic Lyric:
"She’s got it all my heart my soul my wishes. All of my love my hugs my kisses. Everything that means anything at all."

From the Album I Will Stand

12. "Love, Me" - Collin Ray

Collin Raye - 'Love Songs'
Legacy Recordings

Collin Raye sings a song about his grandmother and grandfather's courtship, and how his grandmother's parents didn't like his grandfather, in "Love, Me."

Romantic Lyric:
"If you get there before I do, don't give up on me. I'll meet you when my chores are through; I don't know how long I'll be. But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see. And between now and then, till I see you again, I'll be loving you. Love, me."

From the Album Love Songs

11. "Carrying Your Love With Me" - George Strait

George Strait - 'Carrying Your Love With Me'
MCA Nashville

In "Carrying Your Love With Me," George Strait sings a song of a man who carries his lady's love with him wherever he goes. He tells her that whenever he's gone, he's counting the minutes until he can be back in her arms.

Romantic Lyric:
"On a lonely highway, stuck out in the rain. Darlin' all I have to do is speak your name. The clouds roll back and the waters part. The sun starts shining in my heart for you."

From the Album Carrying Your Love With Me
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