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Garth Brooks Turns 50 – Eric’s Top 50 Garth Songs

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There is no doubt in my mind, the reason that I’m in the business I am is Garth Brooks.  On the first Friday in May 1992, I bought the “Ropin’ The Wind” album and my life would never be the same. Until then, I listened to the average pop music of the day.  If you guessed correctly on my ‘Two Truths and A Lie’ quiz, then you know how bad my taste in music was.  After I heard the song, ‘Rodeo,’ I really heard something in country music I had never heard before.  From then on, I was hooked on country.  I wasn’t just a fan, but it made me want to be immersed as far as possible into the genre.  Fast forward past the line dancing, wearing a cowboy hat to prom, going to every concert that came to town, and singing country karaoke til the wee hours of the night, now I’m as immersed in country music as I could be.  The only thing I haven’t done is meet the man himself…and THAT WILL HAPPEN!  I know it will.  As a young kid, I used to make my own top 10 lists, completely made up of Garth Brooks songs and they would change every month.  So, let’s take a trip back to those times as we celebrate Garth Brooks’s 50th Brithday.  I present my personal Top 50 Garth Brooks songs of all time!

1) The Dance

2) The Change

3) To Make You Feel My Love

4) Shameless

5) The Fever

6) When You Come Back To Me Again

7) The River

8 ) More Than A Memory

9) Standing Outside the Fire

10) You Move Me

11)  It’s Your Song

12) Unanswered Prayers

13) Rodeo

14) Learning To Live Again

15) The Old Stuff

16) If Tomorrow Never Comes

17) Mr. Midnight

18) Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up)

19) In Lonesome Dove

20) Wild Horses

21) Ireland

22) Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)

23) Against The Grain

24) Burning Bridges

25) Do What You Gotta Do

26) In Another’s Eyes (with Trisha Yearwood)

27) The Thunder Rolls

28) The Red Strokes

29) Tearin’ It Up (And Burinin’ It Down)

30) Two Of A Kind (Working On A Full House)

31) Papa Loved Mama

32) We Shall Be Free

33) The Cowboy Song

34) Somewhere Other Than The Night

35) I Don’t Have To Wonder

36) American Honky-Tonk Bar Association

37) Belleau Wood

38) Good Ride Cowboy

39) It Don’t Matter To The Sun

40) We Bury The Hatchet

41) What She’s Doin’ Now

42) Wrapped Up In You

43) Hard Luck Woman

44) Fit For A King

45) Squeeze Me In (with Trisha Yearwood)

46) She’s Gonna Make It

47) That Ol’ Wind

48) Callin’ Baton Rouge

49) Cowboy Bill

50) Longneck Bottle

Garth Brooks at the 43rd ACM's
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