VOTE! Play-in Group A


There were SO MANY deserving entries into this bracket, that we felt like 64 just wouldn't cut it. Enter the play-in games. 16 artists enter, only four advance. We've also upped our game a little bit - if you need your memory jogged on these artists, we've given you summaries of their 80s accomplishments, and a YouTube video to boot. We'll take on one play-in per day - you've just got 24 hours to vote! Remember (and this is of the utmost importance):


Randy Travis

Randy Travis is an absolute country legend. Just listening to that country crooner makes you want to put on some boots and head to the honkey-tonk.

The 80s albums:
Storms of Life - 3x Platinum
Always & Forever - 5x Platinum
Old 8x10 - 2x Platinum
No Holdin’ Back - 2x Platinum

The 80s singles: “1982,” “On the Other Hand,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” “No Place Like Home,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever),” “Too Gone Too Long,” “I Told You So,” “Honky Tonk Moon,” “Deeper Than the Holler,” “Is it Still Over?,” “It’s Just a Matter of Time,” and more.

George Strait

A workin’ man’s hero. They call him “The King of Country,” and it’s not for nothin.’

The 80s albums: Strait Country - Platinum
Strait from the Heart - Platinum
Right or Wrong - Platinum
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind - Platinum
Something Special - Platinum
#7 - Platinum
Ocean Front Property - 2x Platinum
If You Ain’t Lovin’ You Ain’t Livin’ - Platinum
Beyond the Blue Neon - Platinum

The 80s singles: “Unwound,” “If You’re Thinking You Want a Stranger (There’s One Coming Home),” “Fool Hearted Memory,” “A Fire I Can’t Put Out,” “You Look So Good in Love,” “Right or Wrong,” “Let’s Fall to Pieces Together,” “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,” “The Chair,” “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” “All My Exes Live in Texas,” “Am I Blue,” “Baby Blue,” “If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’),” and a bunch more.

The Judds

The Judds were a ground-breaking duo that didn’t just write hit songs - they were something brand new. Not only were they an all-female duo, but they were a mother/daughter team. And The Judds launched the career of Wynonna Judd, a legend.

The 80s albums:
Why Not Me - 2x Platinum
Rockin’ With the Rhythm - Platinum
Heartland - Platinum Christmas
Time with the Judds - Platinum
River of Time - Gold
Greatest Hits - 2x Platinum

The 80s singles: “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” “Girls’ Night Out,” “Love is Alive,” “Have Mercy,” “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days,” “Cry Myself to Sleep,” “I Know Where I’m Going,”“Maybe Your Baby’s Got the Blues,” “Turn it Loose,” “Change of Heart,” “Let Me Tell You About Love,” and more.

Reba McEntire

What can you say about Reba? She’s an icon. Does anyone cast a bigger shadow than Reba?

The 80s albums:
Feel the Fire
Heart to Heart
Behind the Scene
Just a Little Love
My Kind of Country - Gold
Have I Got a Deal for You - Gold
Whoever’s in New England - Platinum
Reba Neil McEntire
What Am I Gonna Do About You - Gold
The Last One to Know - Platinum
Merry Christmas to You - 2x Platinum
Reba - Platinum
Sweet Sixteen - Platinum

The 80s singles: “Today All Over Again,” “I’m Not that Lonely Yet,” “Can’t Even Get the Blues,” “You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving,” “How Blue,” “Somebody Should Leave,” “Only in My Mind,” “Whoever’s in New England,” “Little Rock,” “What Am I Gonna Do About You,” “One Promise Too Late,” “The Last One to Know,” “Love Will Find its Way to You,” “I Know How He Feels,” “Cathy’s Clown,” and more.


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