10 Forgotten Male Country Music Stars From The 90s: Where Are They Now?
In recent years, country music has been changing at a rapid rate, but many fans will say that one of the highlights for the genre was the ’90s. Unlike a lot of other musical genres where fame is fleeting, country has staying-power, but that is not for all the stars no matter how much success they have early on in their careers. At one point these guys were on top of the country music world, but since the ’90s, they have definitely fallen from the radar and away from mainstream success. Check out where these 10 male country music stars from the ’90s are now!
10. Mark Chesnutt
Singer Mark Chesnutt became a star quite easily in the country genre with his debut album Too Cold at Home, producing five straight top ten country hits. Thanks to the album’s success he had no problem having his second album Longnecks & Short Stories go platinum. Unfortunately, sales already began declining for the star in 1994 and had sporadic hits for the next coupe of years, but never returned to the success he encountered early in his career. Like many other faltering stars, Chesnutt took to forming his own label to put out his music and, as of 2012, put out his own live album and has only released mostly covers and greatest hits in the 2000s.
Shenandoah have released nine studio albums, have charted 26 singles and won a Grammy; however, past the ’90s, they have been somewhat forgotten. Their biggest hit was 1990’s “Next to You, Next to Me.” Their sixth album in 1994 was their fastest-selling but, by 1995, band members started leaving and, by 1997, the remaining members disbanded and sold the naming rights. In 2000, four of the members came together along with two new members to form a reunion; however, they never returned to what they had in the ’90s. With a bunch of new members, Shenandoah is still performing, but are not the band they once were.