We admit our Country Music Collections: The Best of Garth Brooks Part I did not meet all your needs for entertainment. However, we have shown you that Brooks’ singing elegance delivers an equally varying set of styles. Enjoy our second set of Garth Brooks’ Bests.
“Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old)”
In 1989, Brooks made his debut with “Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old)” with Capitol Records. Brooks wrote the song with Randy Taylor. The song details the life of a broken rodeo rider whose nomad lifestyle costs him his life at home when his tolerant love finally leaves. On the other hand, it could just as simply be about a traveling musician. Chris Deloux, Brooks’ favorite rodeo musician, was mentioned in the song.
“The Thunder Rolls”
Some Garth Brooks song faced controversies such as “The Thunder Rolls”. The third verse details a woman going upstairs to get a gun to shoot her husband. Television outlets pulled the accompanying music video because of its domestic violence theme. This served as a reason to omit it from Brooks’ recorded version. Despite the holdup, the clip won the CMA Awards Video of the Year in 1991 and gave Brooks his fifth straight Top 1 single.
“If Tomorrow Never Comes”
Touching the idea of death, “If Tomorrow Never Comes”, normally did not become a radio fare. Garth Brooks and Kent Blazy wrote the song. It talks about a man who lies awake at night wondering if he died in his sleep if his wife would truly understand how much he had loved her. In one occasion, Garth Brooks dedicated the song to his daughter. Released as Brooks’ second single, it became his first Top 1 hit and is one of his signature songs.
“Friends in Low Places”
“Friends in Low Places“ was the first single from Brooks’ biggest album, No Fences. One of the songwriters’ experience reportedly inspired the song. He forgot his wallet at a Nashville eatery, then joked,
“Don’t worry. I have friends in low places. I know the cook.”
That wraps up our second set, folks. Are there other Garth classics you would rather see here? Let us know in the comments section below!
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