During the 1990s, country music reached new heights of popularity. The genre was branching out from its traditionalist roots and bringing in new fans by the thousands. Some of that success can surely be attributed to the artists in the genre's music videos, which were decidedly ... uh, over the top during the 1990s.
From "Goodbye Earl" to "Boot Scootin' Boogie," these five music videos embody the '90s country vibe. Get ready to laugh at these now-vintage classics.
Jane Krakowski and Lauren Holly star as Mary Ann and Wanda, the protagonists of the Chicks’ 1999 hit that tackles domestic violence and retribution. The song's romance gone wrong plays out in the video, with Mary Ann and Wanda poisoning Earl (Dennis Franz)'s black-eyed peas and finding their own path to happiness, sans Earl.
Decked out in a Dallas Cowboys jersey and straw hat, Jackson is living the ‘90s dream in his music video for “Chattahoochee,” filmed on its namesake river. Jackson water-skis in ripped jeans, plays for a dancing crowd and tells the story of summer love in the most fun way possible.
The video for this dramatic duet is one of country’s first big-budget clips, and arguably one of its finest. It's essentially a short film, with Davis and McEntire both portraying famous actresses vying for the same man, and the video’s final twist is almost as compelling as their killer vocals.
One of the most popular (and ahem, most overplayed) songs of the ‘90s, "I Hope You Dance" is accompanied by a music video that features Womack singing this song of hope for the future to her young daughters. It's a sweet idea -- complete with dramatic imagery, a totally ‘90s hairstyle and enough emotion to bring a tear to even the most cynical eye.
The iconic song of the '90s line-dancing craze, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” brought with it a music video that's packed full of supremely ‘90s haircuts and colorful western shirts. Of course, it takes place in a honky-tonk packed full of people ready to dance.