October 18

“Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old):” Garth Brooks’s 1st Hit Single


Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” is not only a song, but also a statement that everyone can relate with. A lot of people are still clueless about their purpose in life. Nowadays, many young men and women committing suicide because of their feelings of inequality and depression. Don’t you agree?

Much Too Young, Garth Brooks
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Honestly, people are pressured in the society we are living in right now. They have already set high standards that other people cannot reach. Therefore, others think that they are worthless for not reaching it. Don’t they know that everyone is working on themselves to prove to everyone that they are worth it? I believe, that every person we meet day by day has their own heartbreaking story. So, who are we to judge others? In fact, we are all equally made by God. Honestly, many are going through difficulties in life, but choose to keep it to avoid judgments from society because today, having a strong heart and personality is a tool for you to survive life.

Garth Brook’s “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)”

“Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” is a classic song penned by Randy Taylor and Garth Brooks. Brooks then recorded this track and it was released on March 6, 1989, from his self-titled album. This track is also featured on his albums The Garth Brooks Collection, The Hits, and The Ultimate Hits.

garth brooks, much too young
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Upon its release, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” immediately entered into country charts and landed at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. This song also peaked at number 64 on the US Billboard Country Songs Chart. In addition, this song was Brooks’ first hit single.

Chris LeDoux was mentioned in this song and it shows that he was a big influence on Brooks. When the song became a hit, it resurrected Chris’ career. However, at first, Chris was surprised to hear his name in the song played on the country radio and set out to meet Brooks. He said,

 “We finally met about eight months after that song had come out. A promoter put us together on the same bill. At the Cocky Bull in Victorville, California. And Garth for some reason insisted on opening for me, but it was great. One of the things that impressed me about him, The first thing he said to me, ‘You know Chris using your name in that song, you wouldn’t believe how that’s helped my career.’ We hit it off pretty good.”

Garth something about this song,

“”Much Too Young” will always be my sentimental favorite because it was my very first single. It was a baby that I watched grow up. Whenever I hear it today, I have a smile on my face. It want to give a big thanks to Randy Taylor and Chris LeDoux. Randy was the writer and Chris was probably the reason that it was played. Hey Chris, Randy and I decided that we owe you a beer, pal.”

Listen to Garth Brooks’ “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” here:


classic hit, Garth Brooks, Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old)

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