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Garth Brooks Lyrics

Garth Brooks Biography

 

Album: "Garth Brooks" (1989)

Not Counting You
I've Got A Good Thing Going
If Tomorrow Never Comes
Everytime That It Rains
Alabama Clay
Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)
Cowboy Bill
Nobody Gets Off In This Town
I Know One
The Dance
 
 

Album: "No Fences" (1990)

The Thunder Rolls
New Way To Fly
Two Of A Kind, Workin' On A Full House
Victim Of The Game
Friends In Low Places
Wild Horses
Unanswered Prayers
Same Old Story
Mr. Blue
Wolves
 
 

Album: "Ropin' The Wind" (1991)

Against The Grain
Rodeo
What She's Doing Now
Burning Bridges
Papa Loved Mama
Shameless
Cold Shoulder
We Bury The Hatchet
In Lonesome Dove
The River
 
 

Album: "The Chase" (1992)

We Shall Be Free
Somewhere Other Than The Night
Mr Right
Every Now And Then
Walking After Midnight
Dixie Chicken
Learning To Live Again
That Summer
Night Rider's Lament
Face To Face
 
 

Album: "Beyond The Season" (1992)

Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Old Man's Back In Town
The Gift
Unto You This Night
White Christmas
The Friendly Beasts
Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy
Silent Night
What Child Is This?
 
 

Album: "In Pieces" (1993)

Standing Outside The Fire
The Night I Called The Old Man Out
American Honky-Tonk Bar Association
One Night A Day
Kickin' And Screamin'
Ain't Going Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)
The Red Strokes
Callin' Baton Rouge
The Night Will Only Know
The Cowboy Song
 
 

Album: "Fresh Horses" (1995)

The Old Stuff
Cowboys And Angels
The Fever
That Ol' Wind
Rollin'
The Change
The Beaches Of Cheyenne
It's Midnight Cinderella
She's Every Woman
Ireland
 
 

Album: "Sevens" (1997)

Longneck Bottle
How You Ever Gonna Know
She's Gonna Make It
I Don't Have To Wonder
Two Pina Coladas
Cowboy Cadillac
Fit For A King
Do What You Gotta Do
You Move Me
When There's No One Around
A Friend To Me
Take The Keys To My Heart
Belleau Wood
 
 

Album: "The Limited Series" (1998)

Uptown Down-home Good Ol' Boy
This Ain't Tennessee
Which One Of Them
Something With A Ring To It
Anonymous
To Make You Feel My Love
 
 

Album: "Double Live" (1998)

Tearin' It Up (And Burning It Down)
Wild As The Wind
It's Your Song
 
 

Album: "The Magic Of Christmas" (1999)

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Let It Snow
The Christmas Song
White Christmas
Baby Jesus Is Born
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Winter Wonderland
Sleigh Ride
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
Silver Bells
Go Tell It On The Mountain
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
 
 

Album: "Garth Brooks In.... The Life Of Chris Gaines" (1999)

That's The Way I Remember It
Lost In You
Snow In July
Driftin' Away
Way Of The Girl
Unsigned Letter
It Don't Matter To The Sun
Right Now
Main Street
White Flag
Digging For Gold
Maybe
My Love Tells Me So
 
 

Album: "Scarecrow" (2001)

Why Ain't I Running
Beer Run
Wrapped Up In You
The Storm
Thicker Than Blood
Big Money
Squeeze Me In
Mr. Midnight
Pushing Up Daisies
Rodeo Or Mexico
Don't Cross The River
When You Come Back To Me Again
 
 

Album: "The Lost Sessions" (2006)

Good Ride Cowboy
Allison Miranda
Love Will Always Win
She Don't Care About Me
That Girl Is A Cowboy
Fishin' In The Dark
For A Minute There
I'd Rather Have Nothing
Cowgirl's Saddle
Under The Table
American Dream
I'll Be The Wind
Meet Me In Love
You Can't Help Who You Love
Please Operator
My Baby No Esta Aqui
Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
 
 

Album: "Man Against Machine" (2014)

Man Against Machine
She's Tired Of Boys
Cold Like That
All-American Kid
Mom
Wrong About You
Rodeo And Juliet
Midnight Train
Cowboys Forever
People Loving People
Send 'Em On Down The Road
Fish
You Wreck Me
Tacoma
 
 

Other songs:

'Zat You, Santa Claus?
Call Me Claus
Hard Luck Woman
Leave A Light On
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Midnight Sun
More Than A Memory
Workin' For A Livin'

 

The most stunning success story of the early-Nineties contemporary country music boom was that of Garth Brooks. Blending rock and country influences, he is a singer/songwriter whose style owes as much to the influence of James Taylor as it does George Jones. In performances, Brooks' high-energy stage show reflects his admiration for theatrical rock bands such as Queen and Kiss. Having sold more than one hundred million albums since 1989, Brooks has easily outdistanced his competition, becoming the best-selling solo artist in history. By 1992, Brooks was a household name, and he represented a new breed of straight-talking country music heroes, defending homosexuals in song ("We Shall Be Free," from 1992's The Chase) and talking to Barbara Walters on national television about his marital infidelity.

Brooks was born February 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His mother had been a singer before marrying his father, a working-class draftsman. Both parents had children by former spouses; Brooks was the younger of two they had together. He learned to play guitar and sing with his mother and joined a band during high school. His primary interest was sports, though, and he attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship. Only after graduating did Brooks devote himself to music. He briefly moved to Nashville in 1985 but found little luck there. After moving back to Oklahoma, marrying, and saving some money, he decided to give Nashville another try. His persistence paid off when a Capitol Records talent scout spotted the singer in a club and signed him.

Released in 1989, Brooks' self-titled debut album peaked at Number Two on the country albums chart and spawned four Top Ten country singles: "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) (Number Eight country, 1989), "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Number One country, 1989), "Not Counting You" (Number Two country, 1990) and "The Dance" (Number One country, 1990). No Fences outdid its predecessor, reaching Number One on the country chart and Number Three on pop and generating four Number One country hits: "Friends in Low Places" (1990), "Unanswered Prayers" (1990), "Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House" (1991) and "The Thunder Rolls" (1991). The video for the latter single got flak from Country Music Television and the Nashville Network for its graphic depiction of domestic violence, a subject Brooks addressed in the song. But VH-1 supported Brooks, thus heightening his crossover appeal to pop audiences. No Fences became the biggest-selling country-music album of all time.

Brooks' winning streak continued with 1991's Ropin' the Wind, the first album in history to enter both Billboard's pop and country albums charts at Number One. This time, there were three chart-topping country singles – a cover of Billy Joel's "Shameless" (1991), "What's She Doing Now" (1992) and "The River" (1992) – as well as "Rodeo" (Number Three country, 1991) and "Papa Loved Mama" (Number Three country, 1992). Later in 1992, a Christmas album, Beyond the Season, shot to Number Two on the pop and country albums charts. Before the year was out, Brooks topped both of those charts again with The Chase, which yielded the hits "We Shall Be Free" (Number 12 country, 1992), "Somewhere Other Than the Night" (Number One country, 1992), "Learning to Live Again" (Number Two country, 1993) and "That Summer" (Number One country, 1993).

In Pieces surprised no one when it debuted at Number One on the pop and country charts, and produced two Number One country singles in 1993: "Ain't Going Down (Till the Sun Comes Up)" and "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association." Brooks singles collection The Hits peaked at Number One on both pop and country charts in 1994. Hit singles of that year included "Standing Outside the Fire" (Number Three country) and "One Night a Day" (Number Seven country). With such a massive sales record, the same success was expected of 1995's Fresh Horses, which included the Number One country singles "She's Every Woman" and "The Beaches of Cheyenne," as well as "It's Midnight Cinderella" (Number Five), "The Change" (Number 19) and a cover of Aerosmith's "The Fever" (Number 23). Fresh Horses was no slouch at Number Two on the pop albums chart and four million copies sold, but the fact that it didn't hit the top slot and sold millions fewer than its predecessors made the driven Brooks consider the disc a disappointment. Although he'd said in interviews that he'd quit the music business when his fans stopped buying his albums, this setback wasn't nearly enough to push him into retirement. Still, when he was named Favorite Artist of the Year at the 1996 American Music Awards ceremony, he declined the honor, saying he didn't feel he deserved it.

In 1997 Brooks returned with a new album, Sevens (Number One pop and country), and a strong marketing campaign. Preceded by a free concert for 250,000 people in New York's Central Park in August 1997, which was broadcast live on HBO, the original release of Sevens was a limited-edition run of 777,777 copies offered as collectibles. The ploy worked, as the limited-edition copies sold out in a week and the album eventually outsold Fresh Horses. Sevens contained its share of country hits: the Number One tracks "Longneck Bottle" and "Two Piña Coladas," plus the Number Two songs "In Another's Eyes," a duet with Trisha Yearwood, and "She's Gonna Make It." The following year, Brooks' label continued its savvy marketing efforts, first broadcasting a live-via-satellite concert to Wal-Marts nationwide to promote a live album, Double Live, then releasing a boxed set, The Limited Series, containing his first six studio albums, each with a previously unreleased track, and then discontinuing the manufacture of those six individual discs. The label's plan was for each title to be reissued, with higher-quality sound, on the Tenth anniversary of its original release; meanwhile, the only available option was the higher-priced compilation.

Satisfied his career was back on track, Brooks moved on to an elaborate multimedia project that entailed the creation of an alter ego. Taking on the personal of Chris Gaines, a fictional Australian alternative-rock star with a goatee, Brooks recorded an album with rock producer Don Was that posed as Gaines' greatest hits and encompassed styles from new wave to R&B. The 1999 concept album, as well as two TV specials, served as an introduction to a supposed future film, The Lamb, in which Brooks would star as Gaines. A daring idea (although ridiculed by critics), Garth Brooks in . . . the Life of Chris Gaines peaked at Number Two on the pop chart and sold a little more than one million copies, but it was largely ignored by country fans. Brooks never fully recovered from the Chris Gaines debacle and no film ever materialized.

In 2000, Brooks and his high school sweetheart and wife of 14 years, Sandy, divorced. Shortly thereafter the singer announced his retirement from the music industry. His final album, Scarecrow, topped the country and pop charts, yielding the Number Five country hit "Wrapped up in You." After performing a few promotional shows for the album, he vowed not to record or perform again until the youngest of his three daughters turned eighteen. Brooks soon began publicly dating country singer Trisha Yearwood and on December 10, 2005, the two were married at their home in Oklahoma. Having left Capitol Records, Brooks signed a deal with Wal-Mart that year, giving the retail chain exclusive rights to release his back catalog. Its first issue was a second version of The Limited Series consisting of his later albums Sevens, Double Live and Scarecrow, plus a disc of unreleased material called The Lost Sessions and a DVD. He reemerged from his retirement to perform with Yearwood at a few charity shows including the Hurricane Katrina benefit Shelter from the Storm. He also released the single "Good Ride Cowboy," a tribute to rodeo star and singer Chris LeDoux, who died that year. In 2006, Wal-Mart released The Lost Sessions as a single disc with extra tracks including a Grammy-nominated duet with Yearwood, "Love Will Always Win." Another boxed retrospective, The Ultimate Hits (Number One country, Number Three pop, 2007), featured the previously unreleased single "More Than a Memory," which debuted at Number One.