The 1990s were a truly banner decade for country music: The genre's reach expanded with fans across the globe, and those 10 years produced some of country's most influential and successful artists.

As in all genres, though, '90s country history includes some truly great acts that never quite got the recognition they deserved. Sure, some of these artists scored major hits, but if you ask us, they're due a much bigger spot in the genre's history books.

Scroll through the photo gallery below to see which '90s country stars The Boot thinks are criminally underrated. In the comments section, be sure to share your picks for acts from the decade that you'd like to see get more recognition, too!