12 Country Albums Turning 20 in 2018
In 1998, some of country's favorite stars shared new albums with the world. That was 20 years ago, and to put things in perspective: Throughout that year, cassette tapes were still on store shelves, Titanic-mania was in its heyday, news of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, snowboarding became an Olympic sport and a gallon of gas cost around $1.15.
In 1998, on the same day, Reba McEntire released her 24th album, If You See Him, and country duo Brooks & Dunn revealed their corresponding record, If You See Her -- quite the marketing achievement by their labels! Garth Brooks, meanwhile, made country fans fall deeper in love with him with the release of his Double Live album; its 23 million units sold show just how popular that album was, and is to this day.
Also in 1998, Vince Gill celebrated his first No. 1 album, Sara Evans landed her first No. 1 song, and the Dixie Chicks debuted their first major-label album, Wide Open Spaces -- but those are just a few of the year's biggest country releases. Flip through the photo gallery above to see more.