13 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 13 male country music stars from the ’90s are now!
13. Ricky Van Shelton
Between 1986 and 2006, Ricky Van Shelton charted more than twenty singles, and the early ’90s were without a doubt the absolute prime of his career. After many hits, the end of 1992 brought Shelton admitting to having a problem with alcohol and his success on the charts began tapering off. After the ’90s, the singer tried to revive his career with the album Fried Green Tomatoes in 2000, but before long he realized his successful career was behind him. In 2006 he officially announced his retirement and stepped back from the spotlight to spend time with his family.
12. Chad Brock
After suffering an injury that ended his World Championship Wrestling career, Chad Brock gave up the ring for the microphone and became a popular country star of the ’90s. His debut single “Evangeline” only peaked at number 51, but his follow-up ballad “Ordinary Life” ran right up the charts to peak at number three on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. With a lot of the success in the span of only a couple of years, things dropped off just as fast for the singer and in 2001 he released his last album for Warner Bros., which marked the beginning of his singles failing to make the top 40. In 2005, Brock headed to Florida to co-host a morning show and then went on to work as the Director of Programming for The Country Network. In 2014, he intended to run for the United States Senate, but was unsuccessful.