Country music has transformed at a rapid pace since it has become much more mainstream in recent years, meaning it has pulled further and further away from the golden country of the ’90s. While many country stars have had some definite staying-power in the industry, others have had more trouble stay relevant, especially with “new country” dominating the air waves. The ’90s were a great time for country music, and while these stars were a huge part of it, they aren’t household names anymore. Check out these former popular country music stars of the ’90s and where they are now:
24. Suzy Boggus
Suzy Bogguss 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.