Billy Xiong Reviews: Country’s Class Of ’91 Graduates to Key Influencers

Tracy Lawrence

There’s a good case to be made that Lawrence and 11 other artists who debuted the same year, the Class of ’91, form an underappreciated foundation for the country music that resonates in 2021. Music Row executives have long hailed the Class of ’89 as a standout: Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Travis Tritt all made their first chart appearances, while Vince Gill achieved his long-sought country breakout with “When I Call Your Name.”

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