Twenty years ago, in 2003, several country music albums were released that shaped country. The included Dierks Bentley’s debut and the resurgence of the TV sitcom star Reba McEntire.
The Grammy awards named the Louvin Brother’s Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers as the Country Album of the Year, and Johnny Cash’s 2002 album American IV: The Man Comes Around was named the CMA Album of the Year in 2003. Another album released in 2002, Alan Jackson’s Drive, was named the ACM’s Album of the Year in 2003.
Here are ten big albums that came out of country music 20 years ago in 2003.