13 Forgotten Female Country Music Stars From The 90s: Where Are They Now?
Country music is ever-changing and there are always new stars emerging, but one of its most appealing features to many fans is that careers are often not fleeting in the genre. In country music, stars are able to have decade-long careers and adapt to changes in the music and have fans remain loyal whereas in other genres it seems a lot of stars are only big for a year or so before being forgotten. The ’90s were a great time in country music, and a lot of women in country music made waves, and while some stuck around, for some reason or another there are many we have already forgotten about. Check out 13 of the biggest female country music stars from the ’90s and where they are now!
13. Suzy Bogguss
Suzy Boggus was living in the spotlight in the ’90s. During the decade she had six songs become top ten hits and three albums achieve gold status, and it all kicked off with the release of her third studio album Aces which went platinum in 1991. Her hit “Hey Cinderella” from her album Voices in the Wind became one of the ’90s biggest girl power anthems in country music, but in the mid-90s she already detracted herself from the whirlwind of fame to focus on her family. By the end of the ’90s, things were starting to fall apart for Bogguss after her seventh and eighth albums performed so poorly in sales that she was released from her record label, Capitol. In 2001, the singer founded her own label, Loyal Duchess Records, and has continued to make music, and in 2016 she honored the 25 year anniversary of the release of her biggest album, Aces with the release of a re-imagined and re-recorded version of the album called Aces Redux. As she has continued to make and release music, Bogguss hasn’t been able to recapture the mainstream success she found in the ’90s.
12. Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s success began in the late ’80s when after years of singing in bars she was finally signed to Columbia Records. Following her signing, her 1992 album Come On Come On became her most successful album to date as it went quadruple platinum. If that wasn’t big enough the ’90s proved to be Carpenter’s time when she won four consecutive Grammy awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance from 1992 to 1995! In 2001, after a five-year break from releasing new music, Carpenter released the album Time*Sex*Love and its departure from country marked her departure from country music stardom. Now, Carpenter still releases music but it is still much less country as she explores other genres and 2013, she announced she would be releasing her debut orchestral recording, and is touring in the U.K. Many might see the return of Carpenter this summer though, as she has announced a 2018 summer tour!