You’ve probably heard the hits “Giddyup Go” and “Love Without End, Amen” from George Strait or Faith Hill, but what about some of the newer songs coming out of the country genre? What about Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood? If you haven’t heard any of these songs, you are missing out on some of the best music of the last few years. Here are a few new songs to add to your playlist.
Faith Hill’s “Breathe”
Released on November 9, 1999, Faith Hill’s fourth studio album Breathe won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. The album remains one of Hill’s most successful country/pop records. Its strong message and infectious melodies make it an unforgettable listen. It’s easy to see why the album received so much critical acclaim. Let’s explore a few songs from Breathe.
The single was one of Faith Hill’s most successful songs of all time. It was also the first song to hit the Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Hill spent 17 weeks at the top. The song also became Billboard’s top song of 2000, and she went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. She received two Grammy Awards for Breathe. However, it wasn’t until later that she realized the power of her hit.
George Strait’s “Love Without End, Amen”
George Strait’s hit song “Love Without End, Amen” is a beautiful love story with a spiritual message. This song is the lead single from Strait’s album Livin’ It Up and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song was written by Aaron Barker and is a tribute to God. It was recorded in the key of A Maj.
Aaron Baker wrote “Love Without End, Amen” for George Strait in 1990. The song was inspired by his own experience of disciplining his son when he was sixteen years old. Barker’s son had gotten out of line and smashed into a curb. His son’s car had gone so far as to hit the hood of a neighbor’s Porsche. The father was torn between punishment and mercy, so he decided to write the song to explain his position. Strait turned the song into a hit, earning a gold certification and a No. 1 hit in the UK.
Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”
Before He Cheats is one of Carrie Underwood’s most popular songs. The song tells the story of a woman who wants revenge on an unfaithful man. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, spending five consecutive weeks at the top spot. The song also hit the Billboard Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts, where it spent 64 weeks in the top ten.
The song was released on September 7, 2006, and the music video premiered on MTV’s Total Request Live show on April 8, 2007. Before He Cheats is the first female country artist to win a music video at the CMT Music Awards. It was also the first country music video to make it to number one on CMT’s Top Twenty Countdown. It was nominated for three CMT Music Video Awards, including Female Video of the Year and Director of the Year. It also garnered nominations for Music Video of the Year and Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Shania Twain’s “Giddyup Go”
The country superstar has announced tour dates in support of her new album Now. It is the singer’s first tour since her last album, Rock This Country, was released two years ago. Tickets for her remaining dates on the tour will be refunded at the point of purchase. You can view a list of the cities she’ll perform at on her website. “Giddyup Go” was one of Twain’s most popular songs on the rock concert circuit, but it’s still worth checking out even if she’s not on tour,”
The country music genre is hugely popular in the United States, with nine of the top 50 albums of the year being country. Two of the top country albums include “Giddyup Go” by Shania Twain and Tob y Keith’s “Greatest Hits.” The pop-country crossover star Gretchen Wilson is also a big hit, and her “Giddyup Go” has become an anthem for both fans of country and pop music. The singer’s husband, Justin Timberlake McGraw, is the glamor couple of country music.