1999 was an interesting time in country music. The ’90s were arguably the most successful in country music history. Garth Brooks just about single-handedly took over the music world and brought the entire genre of country music with him all over the world.
And there were a number of artists that had traditional senses that found prominence including Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, Lee Ann Womack and many, many more. From about the end of the ’80s through the mid-’90s it was a pretty traditional scene in the country world.
But that was starting to change in 1999. As always happens, tastes kind of ebb and flow and that’s no different in country music where fans kind of look for progressive music and then traditional music. Things were definitely getting progressive in 1999.
And caught in the middle of that change was Trisha Yearwood. She had huge success in the ’90s. In 1999, she was coming off a number of successful singles off her Where Your Road Leads album. The last single on that record was I’ll Still Love You More. The song peaked at #10 on the charts, which seems weird because I remember this being a huge hit. It felt like a number one at the time and still does today.
It’s a pretty simple love song, but as always Trisha nails the vocals and this song takes on a deeper level meaning and you can kind of see Trisha blending the traditional country sound with the modern sound that was about to hit Nashville in a big way.
Trisha remains just about as big as ever with a cooking show and a big tour with now-husband Garth Brooks.
Looking back at her catalog it’s easy to think that her songs would have survived in country no matter what the preferences would be at the time.
I’ll Still Love You More – Trisha Yearwood