Country Music 1999

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  • Country legend George Jones made a successful comeback in 1999. After the release of his album Cold Hard Truth , a momentous incident occurred on March 6th. The 67-year-old singer was seriously injured when his car hit a bridge while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Eddy Arnold , one of the most successful country musicians of all time, announced his final resignation from show business in May
  • Johnny Rodriguez is acquitted by a Texas jury. He had accidentally shot a friend in his house whom he thought was a burglar.

Top hits of the year

Number 1 hits

("When I Said I Do" by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman will be # 1 again December 18)

More hits

Albums (selection)


  • December 17th - Rex Allen, 78, "The Arizona Cowboy".
  • December 20 - Hank Snow (85), "The Singing Ranger"

New members of the Country Music Hall of Fame

The most important awards


Academy of Country Music

Country Music Association