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Country Bands In The 90s & More
On The Acoustic

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Welcome to this country bands in the 90s page where you'll find many great songs you can easily learn on the acoustic.

This section of the website has a list of all of the country music bands on my site that do not have enough interest in them to warrant their own section as of yet. That may change over time.

Artists on this page:
49 Winchester
Blackberry Smoke - Blackhawk
Confederate Railroad
Diamond Rio - FG Line
Highway 101 - Kentucky Headhunters
Little Texas - Lonestar
Mickey And The Motorcars
Midland - Old Dominion
Pirates Of The Mississippi
Pure Prairie League
Rascal Flatts - Ricochet
The Kendalls - The Tractors
Turnpike Troubadours
Whiskey Myers

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Country Bands In The 90s & More
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1. A Tornado Warning - Turnpike Troubadours

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A Tornado Warning is a track from the bands 2017 album "A Long Way From Your Heart".

There is no indication this song was ever released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: a little in the rhythm
  • Chords: Am, C, G, F, Em
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2. Ain't Much Left Of Me - Blackberry Smoke

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Ain't Much Left Of Me hails from the 2012 album "The Whippoorwill" and was released as a single.

Unfortunately this great tune did not chart for the band.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Fsus2(maj7)/C,  C, G, F, D, Am7 
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3. Amie - Pure Prairie League

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Amie was a single release back in 1975 from the album Bustin Out.

The song reached #19 in Canada and #20 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, F, C, A#, D, C m6 
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4. Amy's Back In Austin - Little Texas

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Amy's Back In Austin was a single release back in 1994 from the album "Kick A Little"

The song reached #4 in the US and #6 in Canada on the country charts. The song also picked a Grammy nomination for best song by a group.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords:  G, C, D, Am, Em, D7
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5. Baby Likes To Rock It - The Tractors

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Baby Likes To Rock It was released back in 1994 by The Tractors and was a #11 hit in the US and a #8 in Canada.

The song can be found on the album "The Tractors".

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat with a rock and roll vibe
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A7, A
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6. Broken Window Serenade - Whiskey Myers

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Broken Window Serenade is a track from the 2011 album entitled "Firewater".

This track was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: C, Em
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7. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line

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Cruise was released as single in 2012 and then eventually ended up on the album "Here's To The Good Times" in Dec of that year.

This song stayed at #1 for 24 weeks ... holding the record until Sam Hunts Body Like A Back Road took that honor.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up .. then down up down up down up .. and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, Em, C
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8. Diamonds And Gasoline - Turnpike Troubadours

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Diamonds And Gasoline is an album that was released in 2010. This song may or may not have been released as a single as wikipedia is not showing any single releases from this group.

This track is on this album but there is no indication this was ever a single release.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G6, Am, Am/G, F
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9. Drinking Problem - Midland

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Drinking Problem was one of three singles released from the bands 2017 album "On The Rocks".

The song was the bands highest charting song reaching #4 in the US and #1 in Canada.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up or a root down up down up  root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D7, Am, G, Em, C, Bm, D
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10. Dumas Walker

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Dumas Walker reached the #15 spot on the country charts for The Kentucky Headhunters in the US when it was released as a single back in 1990.

The track can be found on their album Pickin On Nashville.


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11. Every One In A While - Blackhawk

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Every Once In Awhile was released released by Blackhawk their debut album in the spring of 1994 and this song was their 2nd single from the album. It peaked at #2 in the US and #3 in Canada.

All three band members wrote this one and there was a music video to promote the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = you can use a steady down up down pattern except where you you'll play riffs then you can use downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A, Asus2, Bm, Em
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12. Feed Jake - Pirates Of The Mississippi

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Feed Jake was the bands highest ranking single when it came out in 1991 and reached #15 on Billboards US country chart.

The track is on their debut album "Pirates Of The Mississippi".

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: 1-2-3 up down up down up  where 1-2-3 are arpeggio notes
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, A, Bm
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13. Goodbye Says It All - Blackhawk

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Goodbye Says It All is from Blackhawks debut album and was the first single, which was released in Oct 1993.

It peaked at #11 in the US in Mar of 1994 and #29 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret for original key
  • Rhythm = use a root down root up down up and then a chop with down down up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
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14. Good One Coming On - Blackberry Smoke

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Good One Coming On was from the bands first album "Little Piece Of Dixie" from back in 2009.

The song unfortunately failed to chart.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat with some riffs blended in with a few downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, Em
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15. Heavens Just A Sin Away - The Kendalls

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Heaven's Just A Sin Away was a #1 hit for The Kendall's back in 1977 from their album of the same name. They also won a Grammy Award for best country performance by a duo.

The song has also been covered by Kelly Willis and John Forgerty.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: G, C, A7, D, D7
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16. Honky Tonk Heart - Highway 101

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Honky Tonk Heart this song was co-written by Russel Smith from The Amazing Rhythm Aces and was recorded by Highway 101 for their 1989 album "Highway 101".

The song peaked at #6 on the US country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up with a walking bass
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G, F, A#
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17. I Sure Can Smell The Rain - Blackhawk

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I Sure Can Smell The Rain is from the groups debut album but was released in the fall of 1995, reaching #9 on the US country charts.

A music video was also promoted for this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = you'll use a down up down up with a bit a shuffle in this one
  • Picking = No but a few riffs
  • Chords = D, G, A7, A7sus, Bm, C
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18. I'm Not Strong Enough To Say No - Blackhawk

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I'm Not Strong Enough To Say No hails from the bands 2nd album entitled "Strong Enough".

The song managed to hit #1 in Canada and #2 in the US in the fall of 1995. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = original key capo 1st
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat will work for this one
  • Picking = No just a riff
  • Chords =  C, F, G, Am, Gsus, Em
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19. Jazzman - Pure Prairie League

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Jazzman is a track from this bands 1972 album called "Bustin Out".

The song was never released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up
  • Picking: Yes a little
  • Chords: G, C, Am, Em, D, A7
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20. Life Is A Highway - Rascal Flatts

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Life Is A Highway was recorded for the Pixar movie "Cars" and is on the soundtrack album. The song is a Tom Cochran number.

Rascal Flatts scored a #7 on the charts with this one. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: a steady shuffle pattern with downstrokes
  • Picking: just a few riffs
  • Chords: – Bm, A, G, D/Gb, D, E7
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21. Midnight Mess Around - Old Dominion

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Midnight Mess Around is a track from Old Dominion's 2019 album Old Dominion.

This song was never released as a single. The band made a music video of themselves in the studio recording the song which makes me scratch my head as to why make a video of a song if there is no single

being released? Four other songs from the album were singles.

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22. Mr Mom - Lonestar

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Mr. Mom was the last #1 song from Lonestar in 2004 with this song.

It appears on their album "Lets Be Us Again".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret = original key
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up  and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D, Am7, G6, A7
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23. No Way Back To Eden - Blackberry Smoke

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No Way Back To Eden was never released as a single. Interesting how Blackberry Smoke has had two albums reach #1 and 3 albums in the top 10 on the US Country charts, but none of their singles have reached the top 40 after 12 years in the industry.  

This song can be found on their 2015 album "Holding All The Roses".

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat and some shuffle strumming
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am/D, D, D7sus4, A#, A7, C, C/B, C/A, G, Ddim, E7, A7sus 
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24. Norma Jean Riley - Diamond Rio

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Norma Jean Riley was not the original title for this song. It was to be called Pretty Little Lady, but a female name won out. It was one of 5 singles from their 1992 album "Diamond Rio"

The song peaked at #2 in the US and #3 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, C, A#, F, C, C7
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25. One Horse Town - Blackberry Smoke

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One Horse Town was never released as a single and no music video was produced for the song.

You'' find the track on their 2012 album "The Whippoorwill".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am, C, Dm, F, G, E7 
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26. Pretty Little Lie - Blackberry Smoke

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Pretty Little Lie can be found on the bands "The Whippoorwill" album from 2012 and to date.

This was the groups only single in the top 50 on the US Country charts peaking at #46.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes 
  • Chords = D, Em, D/Gb, G, Am, C
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27. Rodeo Girl - Mickey And The Motorcars

Rodeo Girl was co-written by brothers Gary and Micky Braun but I'm not sure when they recorded the song or if it has been released as single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Em, C, D
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28. Russell County Line - 49 Winchester

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Russell County Line is a new single from Virginia based based 49 Winchester. I have no idea if this song did well on the charts or not.

It can be found on their 2022 Fortune Favors The Bold album.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes 
  • Chords = D, G, Em, A
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29. Six Ways To Sunday - Blackberry Smoke

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Six Ways To Sunday strangely enough had a 2014 music video produced this song, but there was no single release.

The song hails from their 2012 album "The Whippoorwill".

  • Drop D Tuning = optional
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = you'll use a rock n roll vibe with downstrokes and a few riffs and a few down up down up chops
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D/Gb, G, E, D, Bm, C, G6, A+, F
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30. Something To Hold On To - Turnpike Troubadours

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Something To Hold On To is a track also from the 2017 album "A Long Way From Your Heart".

No indication this song was ever released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, G, D
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31. That's Just About Right - Blackhawk

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That's Just About Right was on of five singles released from their debut album and this one was the last one, peaking at #7 in the US and #9 in Canada. In case you're wondering, the song "Down In Flames" was the 5th song from the debut album and it peaked at #10.

Blackhawk never has a #1 hit in the US but had two in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = use a shuffle rhythm to get this one going and then use muted downstrokes
  • Picking = Ni but you'll use a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords = A, Bm, G, D, Gbm, A 
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32. The Bed You Made For Me - Highway 101

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33. The Hard Way - Turnpike Troubadours

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The Hard Way is a third song from this album "A Long Way from Your Heart" from 2017.

This song was never released as a single to my knowledge.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No 
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, Em, C
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34. Trailer We Call Home - Whiskey Myers

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Trailer We Call Home hails from the bands 2016 album Mud.

This track was never released as a single.

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35. Trashy Women - Confederate Railroad

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Trashy Women was first recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1989 but he failed to break into the top 40 with his version. Four years later in 1993, Confederate Railroad scored a #10 on the Billboard Country charts.

The song is from their debut album "Confederate Railroad".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords:  A, E, D
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36. Virginia - Whiskey Myers

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Virginia is from the 2nd album by Whiskey Myers which was released in 2011.

This track however was never released as a single.

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37. Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine - Kentucky Headhunters

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Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine was the first single from the bands 1989 album "Pickin On Nashville".

The song made it to #25 on the US country chart.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, D, E
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38. What Comes Naturally - Blackberry Smoke

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What Comes Naturally is another great tune that was never released as a single.

The track can be found on the "Like An Arrow" album from 2016.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a root up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = E, B7, A, Ab7, Edim, Db, Gb, C ... F, D, Eb, D
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39.  What Do I Know - Ricochet

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What Do I Know is from the bands debut album "Ricochet" and was one of three top 10 singles from the record.

The song peaked at #5 on the Hot Country chart in 1995.


  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riff in the rhythm
  • Chords: D, A, Bm, G, A7
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