This song is clearly not a “jam.” But it is the perfect representation of what country music is all about.
The year was 2000 and country music was alive and kicking with powerful female acts. Trisha, Shania, Reba….the list goes on. Onto the scene pops Sara Evans and it didn’t take long for her to make her presence known.
“My Maria” is arguably Brooks and Dunn’s biggest hit ever. But did you know it’s not even theirs originally? It’s actually a cover of another artist.
Oh 2001, the year of answering machines and Blake Shelton’s glorious mullet. It’s not common for artists to strike gold on their very first country single, let alone follow it up with 25 more number one hits. But “Austin” jump started Shelton’s career, and he hasn’t slowed down since.
The late 90s and early 2000s was such a dominating time for women in country music. We can all agree the first few names that come to mind include: Faith, Reba, Shania and the Dixie Chicks. But another all-female group comprised of a sister trio, also held their ground amongst a plethora of household names.