Make this the next thing on his list: Toby Keith pulls double-duty with two slots in the CMT Top Twenty Countdown’s top videos of 2002. But even as he declares “I Wanna Talk About Me,” a superstar with an eye for sci-fi gets him good at the top of the chart.
The Dixie Chicks also returned to the pecking order of the CMT Top Twenty Countdown with the feisty “Long Time Gone” and the eye-popping “Landslide.” Several other country superstars also made the cut with big-budget videos: Tim McGraw ’s “She’s My Kind of Rain,” Faith Hill ’s “Cry,” Alan Jackson ’s “Drive” and Martina McBride ’s “Blessed.”
In the year he hit the big leagues, Kenny Chesney remembered what it’s like to be “Young,” while Brad Paisley and Darryl Worley both miss their beloved — in very different ways, of course. In the meantime, the Australian guitar-slinger Keith Urban wants to find “Somebody Like You,” Mississippi Delta native Steve Azar is “Waitin’ on Joe” and Louisiana man Trace Adkins is gonna keep on tryin’.
Crossing over the “Mendocino County Line” into the world of the “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” the year-end CMT Top Twenty Countdown also found room for bluegrass stars like Alison Krauss & Union Station and Nickel Creek . And in the words of Rascal Flatts , “I’m Movin’ On.”