Garth Brooks Wants to Make Music “At a Level I’ve Never Seen Before”
Black Friday of 2013 finds Garth Brooks commanding the country music consciousness with the release of a massive 8-disc Blame It All On My Roots box set that includes four new studio albums of cover songs, a re-release of his 2007 two-disc Ultimate Hits collection, a DVD of his two-hour acoustic show, and another DVD with a collection of his music videos. All of this is exclusively being sold at Wal-Mart, and being promoted with a two-hour acoustic special airing on CBS celebrating the end of his performance residency at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas.
But all of this is simply a holiday cash grab for Garth. It’s not the album or albums of new, original music that many Garth fans have been waiting the better part of 13 years for. Garth continues to hint that new music may be on the horizon, but has yet to give any certainty to anything aside from his hope that if he does make a comeback, it will be very big, and could involve his wife Trisha Yearwood.
When talking to the Associated Press on November 27th, Garth said, “Me and Miss Yearwood are free to do whatever it is we want to do. And I’ve got to tell you: Anything I do with that woman, I’m fine with. Any place that I am with that woman is home to me. But if I have my wishes, it’s going to be filled with music, and it’s going to be filled with music at a level I’ve never seen before.“
How Garth could achieve a level higher than the already world-beating status of being one of the top 3 highest earning music entertainers in history is an interesting proposal, especially since Garth has renewed his commitment to not release his music digitally either through iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else “…until they change or I change, or some other company comes and gives them some competition, then I don’t think you’re ever going to see us on iTunes,” says Garth. Or maybe the definition of what Garth means by “level” has changed.
Read: The Return of Garth Brooks Could Have a Colossal Impact
Garth Brooks who “retired” in 2001 to spend more time with his family is about to celebrate the graduation of his youngest daughter from High School in the spring of 2014, potentially stimulating a rebirth of his career. The move could come at a critical time in country music where the vestiges of country music’s traditional past are fading away with the retirement of George Strait and the loss of radio play for others. Garth has released four songs from his box set to radio, including a remake of the Loretta Lynn / Conway Twitty duet “After The Fire Is Gone.” You can LISTEN HERE.
November 29, 2013 @ 3:26 pm
Mr. Brooks definatley contributed to the demise of modern Country music some years ago, perhaps he can contribute to getting things back on track. Its either going to be a wonderful thing or a complete devistation,
December 1, 2013 @ 12:50 pm
With all those rock covers he’s doing, there’s probably plenty of Gaines coiled up inside… So looks like he’ll finish off what he started back in the 90s.
November 29, 2013 @ 3:34 pm
Cher , cockroaches , Garth . At least Cher used to be pretty .
November 29, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
I’ve missed Trisha Yearwood a lot more than I’ve missed Garth Brooks, so if his rebound will also mean a second wind for her, then I’m all for his career resurgence.
Though I can’t corroborate obviously, I can’t help but feel “Blame It On My Roots” was released partially intended as a preamble of sorts to his eventual full-fledged comeback in the form of an LP replete with original studio material. The four discs represent his four core genre influences, and with his roots clearly demonstrated, he’s well-aware that any territory he traverses outside of that would be viewed as gimmicky and opportunistic whether it be the incorporation of rap-like verses, Avicii-esque EDM breakdowns, splurges of Auto-Tune or trading his cowboy hat for a ball cap.
Ultimately, “Blame It On My Roots” is just a collection of cover songs in essence. But I do maintain in spelling out everything his artistry is built upon, he is also subtly drawing a line separating himself from everything he’s not interested in as well.
November 29, 2013 @ 5:02 pm
Well said and insightful.
November 29, 2013 @ 8:51 pm
Amen, brother. I could take or leave Garth, but I’ve really missed Trisha. Though I wouldn’t expect another stone-cold classic like ‘Hearts in Armor’ (1992), I would hope that whatever she does next (whether with her hubby or not) is anywhere near as good as ‘Heaven, Heartache & the Power of Love’ (2007). 🙂
As for Garth — just the fact that this project is a Wal-Mart exclusive (let alone a set of boomer-friendly classic covers) tells me it’ll likely be a dry run for more original material in the near future, and this’ll be a relatively safe, easy way to gauge how much interest his old fans may still have in him.
November 29, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
As I write this post I have a set of headphones on listening to Waylon and it pains me to say this but Garth Brooks as the ability and power to rescue country music. We can praise all the Dale Watson’s out there but Garth, not Vince Gill, George Strait or Alan Jackson has this man’s clout or influence.
November 29, 2013 @ 5:27 pm
All of this feels lazy or just mailed in by Garth – the re-recycled material and the clumsy promo for tonight’s CBS show where he’s wearing a blue hoody that must have been rolled up behind the seat of his truck. It’s hard to get excited about this initial stage of his return. Wake me up when he showcases some new material.
November 29, 2013 @ 6:39 pm
That clumsy promo was filmed last week, but not at The Wynn in Vegas. It was actually filmed at the Opry house in Nashville.
November 29, 2013 @ 9:31 pm
“All of this feels lazy or just mailed in by Garth ”
Well, he is still technically retired so why did you expect new material? And he only recorded the covers because of the response to the Vegas shows.
Have you seen any of the Vegas shows? That looks mailed in to you? ….cause Garth has such a track record of mailing it in.
November 30, 2013 @ 2:46 am
Although Garth has been retired from touring the last 13 years, you’d think as an artist he’d have a binder full of new songs written and ready to go. As an artist/songwriter you just don’t turn that switch off (George Strait is retiring from touring, but he is still going to record and focus on writing songs). And we may eventually get to an album of new material from Garth.
In the meantime, part of my frustration with this initial phase of Garth’s un-retiring is I desperately want someone to ride into the mainstream landscape and rescue country music from the grips of the Jason Aldeans, Luke Bryans, and FGLs and stale acoustic covers aren’t going to turn any tides soon. That may be unfair of me to expect that from Garth, but he has set the bar “at a level he has never seen” (for a former javelin thrower, that must be high!).
I never saw his Vegas show. In fact, I couldn’t even bring myself to try and find the remote to turn on CBS at 9pm last night. I don’t need a history lesson on the culture influences of ‘Mrs. Robinson’ or the inspiration for ‘Lean on Me.’ Furthermore, Garth has never been that great of a vocalist or guitar player to engage me as an (hoody wearing) acoustic performer. He’s a guitar smashing, throw-back-your-beer, high energy entertainer. And I’m ready to be entertained.
If and when Garth starts releasing music to radio on par with ‘Much Too Young (Too Feel This Damn Old)’ or ‘Papa Loved Momma,’ then he’ll have my undivided attention. Otherwise, there is no more room in my iPod for one more version of Jambalaya or Midnight Rider.
December 1, 2013 @ 10:54 am
“Furthermore, Garth has never been that great of a vocalist or guitar player to engage me as an (hoody wearing) acoustic performer.”
There were many things about Garth’s CBS special that I did not like, and other’s that I downright loathed. But one thing you can’t argue with and the special highlighted is just how amazing of a singer he is. Without the aid of a band, his acoustic guitar skills and voice is all he had to fall back on. Just wished we had more than 1 1/2 minute versions of the songs to allow his voice to develop in the context of a song.
TX Music Jim
December 2, 2013 @ 4:36 pm
Trig you are correct at the end of the day for anyone to pull off a 2 hour show totally accoustic and solo ain’t easy. No doubt the man can sing, play and entertain. Like him or not we he did with the special and did well is very hard to do.
November 29, 2013 @ 5:38 pm
I’m a Garth Brooks fan and a Traditional Country fan,so I welcome a comeback.
November 29, 2013 @ 5:55 pm
I don’t agree with people calling this a cash-cow or Garth being lazy by doing covers. I give him credit for doing the Vegas show the way he does it, just him and his guitar. I don’t think there is any of these mainstream country artists today that could spell out their influences like Garth does in his Vegas show and in this new box set. If anybody watches the show tonight on CBS they will get parts and pieces of these songs and how they led to his own hits and material. He was also quoted in an interview that the reason for doing the box set was from all the fan requests at the Vegas show for him to release the songs he was doing.
November 29, 2013 @ 6:24 pm
If the track-list someone posted on Walmart.com is correct, I will be buying this. I’m looking forward to hearing Garth’s interpretation of some of these time-honored classics.
1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
2. Midnight Train To Georgia
3. Hold On I’m Coming
4. Ain’t No Sunshine
5. Drift Away
6. Stand By Me
8. I Never Loved Someone The Way I Love You
9. Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
10. Lean On Me
11. What’d I Say
1. Great Balls Of Fire
2. After The Fire Is Gone – Featuring Trisha Yearwood
3. Act Naturally
4. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
5. Amos Moses
6. Fishin’ In The Dark
8. Good Ole Boys Like Me
9. White Lightnin’
10. Don’t Close Your Eyes
1. Against The Wind
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4. Life In The Fast Lane
5. Somebody To Love
6. Bad Company
7. Midnight Rider
8. All Right Now
9. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
10. Addicted To Love
11. Goodnight Saigon
1. Black Water
2. Mrs. Robinson
3. Maggie May
4. Who’ll Stop The Rain
5. Wild World
6. Doctor My Eyes
7. The Weight
9. Operator #That’s Not The Way It Feels#
10. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
11. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
If these four cds of covers give some indication of the direction his new music might take, it could be very interesting to see how mainstream music embraces it.
November 29, 2013 @ 9:34 pm
“If these four cds of covers give some indication of the direction his new music might take, it could be very interesting to see how mainstream music embraces it.”
Huh??? See his career for the direction his music will take and how it will be embraced. It’s not like yesterday he just got influenced by those songs.
December 1, 2013 @ 7:09 pm
BLLlllttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! make some more money of of someone else you donkey ass! I would have put that in a more prolific term…but I was just too pissed off to look for my thesarius(like I owened one) sheeeeeesh!
December 1, 2013 @ 7:12 pm
First, Garth needed permission from the songwriters to record and release those songs. Secondly, the songwriters will be making more money from royalties due to the sales of this album than Garth Brooks himself will make.
December 1, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
Thank god and our selfserving “dadburned guvment”(Roger Miller) for copyright law!
November 29, 2013 @ 7:38 pm
I like Garth. I’ve always loved songs about cowboys, rodeos, and such. It goes back to wanting to be a bull rider when I was a child. Him, King George, and Chris Ledoux always make my heart smile when they sing about cowboys and that lifestyle.
November 29, 2013 @ 8:05 pm
I’m watchin the concert,for me bein a 17 year old that hasn’t heard many of the songs he grew up on,I feel inclined to go out and buy the “Blame It On My Roots” box set.
November 29, 2013 @ 8:45 pm
I think hes one Arrogant person. I dont like him or his conceited attitude. How dare he make fun of a whole generation of music including The Beatles. He continually interrupted Trisha. I wouldnt buy or walk across the street to see this ignorant country boy! Hes not funny hes rude. Stick to his own. How he ever made it is baffling. I like country rb rock etc, but not him. Go away Garp!
November 29, 2013 @ 9:11 pm
Let’s face it the 60s had a lot to make fun of stoners,druggies,un-disiplined kids,music that wasn’t to great at all (Opinion).Let’s face it he’s better than most country of the modern age.
November 30, 2013 @ 4:54 am
Face it- Your out of Touch. He is what i said.
December 1, 2013 @ 9:54 am
Thank you. I could not have said it better myself. I’d like to add if he was half the entertainer he thinks he is then that would be something, I don’t just dislike him I despise him.
December 1, 2013 @ 11:51 am
I totally agree with you.
November 29, 2013 @ 9:17 pm
We’ll see how it goes. If Garth Brooks had to come back I’d much rather have seen him do it with the kind of music he did on his first album as opposed to this. I understand that his influences go far beyond country, but it strikes me that he’s lending people like Eric Church and Florida-Georgia Line an air of legitimacy with all those covers of rock and pop songs, even if he is throwing a few country songs in there.
November 29, 2013 @ 10:11 pm
I don’t think Garth has any inclination to proceed with his career playing acoustic shows and cover songs. I simply think this was the concept he built his Vegas show around so it gave people something different, and it was easy for Garth to do within a budget. It’s like you never want an opening act to upstage the headliner. I think that was the point of the understated appearance with the baseball cap, hoodie, and painter jeans. He’s wiped the slate clean. Now the stage is set for something different.
Dave the Webmaster
November 29, 2013 @ 11:03 pm
I only saw part of it, but “understated” isn’t the adjective that came to MY mind. 🙂
November 30, 2013 @ 9:28 am
“Understated” in the sense that Garth used to dress up like the KISS of country, have a 14-piece back line, a complete pyrotechnics show, while he flew out over the crowd like Peter Pan. Was it understated for a one-man acoustic show? No.
November 30, 2013 @ 10:36 am
I don”™t think Garth has any inclination to proceed with his career playing acoustic shows and cover songs.
Sure, I get that. And I’m willing to admit I may be expecting too much of Church, FGL, and the like to get it and point to Brooks and all his non-country influences as legitimizing what they do. But that’s just how it strikes me.
November 29, 2013 @ 9:20 pm
Liking Garth or not is a matter of opinion. But if you watched this special tonight, there isn’t many others that could do what he did. I can’t think of anyone currently that could pull it off. Maybe Sinatra or Elvis in the past. Sure, there are examples of your favorite artist you might rather see for two hours with just a guitar, but I think you get my point. A huge artist with nothing but himself out there. No video screens, no smoke, some lights. He narrated, educated, joked, etc…plus played stripped down songs.
It kind of reminded me of Elvis’s ’68 comeback special.
I think Garth stuck it to all the generic music that has been made since his retiring. He pretty much gave a history lesson on music. He wore a hooded sweatshirt and normal jeans. In a Vegas show mind you.
I think if anyone is worried about Garth coming back and adding steam to the rap/country movement or the beer/truck/girl songs, this show answered that
question. Not happening.
Also, he had all the energy he had 20 years ago. If Trisha holds the keys to the Garth car and allows it to leave the garage, I think we may have seen the last of Blake, Bryant, Aldean etc… Garth will be male vocalist and ent. of the year in two years.
By the way, he contributed to country music he didn’t ruin it. All the label execs. trying to catch his energy in other artists is what killed country music.
He is as genuine as they come. Is he arrogant? So were a lot of our music heroes.
I’m a huge Waylon fan, but Waylon was wrong about Garth. Doesn’t change my respect for Waylon and he and Garth can co-exist on my iPod.
Welcome back Garth! …great Dylan impression too! haha.
December 2, 2013 @ 6:10 pm
I love his rendition on these covers. Good stuff. Can’t wait for his new album either!
Dave the Webmaster
November 29, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
IS ANYONE ELSE SEEING THIS? Really?!?!
November 30, 2013 @ 4:23 am
I hope this sets the stage for a Chris Gaines comeback.
November 30, 2013 @ 8:38 am
I watched the concert from start to finish. He played snipets of every genre that influenced his career.
Were these the same snipets he played in Vegas? He still has the chops.
I wasn’t fond of the snipets. I would have preferred to hear even one song played all the way through. Trisha was great.
November 30, 2013 @ 8:58 am
I got the box set; there isn’t a dud on any of the four disks. I don’t consider Garth to be a mediocre performer, and the energy and emotion pours out of the speakers. I never got to see him when he came to my town as I had to work and couldn’t queue for tickets. After seeing the concert last night I’ll be in that line when he comes close.
December 2, 2013 @ 6:12 pm
November 30, 2013 @ 9:51 am
I don’t know Garth’s exact motives, but some people (maybe not those that frequent this site) but some do need a history lesson and do need to see just a guy and guitar. There is no other “mainstream” act that can pull that off like Garth AND get the attention an age group impressed with Aldean and Church-like artists.
I’m sure he has a catalog of songs, but he is also RETIRED still seeing off his last girl. So, with new material comes a lot of media you have to do, touring etc… Not to mention get a band together and all that goes into making a record of new material. Many are calling this a cash grab box set, but I think it was a way for him to do some music that wouldn’t turn his life upside down from what it is…which he seems to be fairly content with.
November 30, 2013 @ 12:59 pm
The country genre has changed so much in the past 20 years, that if Garth were to release music similar to what he recorded 20 years ago, it would sound like music at a level we’ve never seen before.
Back then people downplayed the country elements in his songs, and focused on criticizing the pop elements, because other artists such as Alan Jackson were more traditional. Now we realize that most of Garth’s songs are better country songs than 90% of what is played on country radio today. So I think this is a very good time for Garth to make a comeback.
November 30, 2013 @ 1:04 pm
I don’t have a problem with the fireworks, or with his getting creative with the show, as long as he makes good country music. The issue I have with the newer artists is when the music is sacrificed for the pop audiences and the marketing.
November 30, 2013 @ 3:13 pm
I’m a lover of all kinds of music (except FL/GA Line :))…..I can’t wait to hear what he has, to me his one of country’s greatest performers. I’m not sure how much of his material he writes but being a DJ at rodeos I know his songs get a lot of airtime. “More Than A Memory” will always be one of my favorites
November 30, 2013 @ 3:27 pm
If I were in charge of his career, I’d have him record an album with Raul Malo and the Mavericks.
December 2, 2013 @ 4:51 pm
This made my day.
December 1, 2013 @ 1:11 am
I was in the room last night as Garth was playing his Live show. Let me tell you this – if you”™ve never seen that man in concert, you need to. You may have watched the show on tv, but you didn”™t see the whole show. You didn”™t see his chats with the audience during commercials. You didn”™t see him climb down and shake hands and hug folks while CBS was shilling whatever products bought airtime. You didn”™t see him request a photo from a young fan. You didn”™t hear him play the 30 minute encore. You didn”™t see him take requests from his fans.
Garth Brooks is EVERYTHING that Country Music needs right now.
Last night”™s show displayed where his sound came from, and what he”™s done with it thus far”¦ but not where it”™s going. I, for one, am very anxious to see where that is.
December 1, 2013 @ 8:49 am
My intuition tells me that Garth is going to ‘defy gravity’. I believe his new work will be an amalgam of Hoagie Carmichael, Tony Joe White, Mississippi Delta Blues, Country Blues, Fife and Drum Blues and everything inbetween.
It will be his moonwalk ……no limitations. To reach the levels he’s never been before, he may write his own “Polk Salad Annie” or “I Get Along Without You Very Well”.
I don’t see Garth limiting himself to any single genre and he won’t need to explain himself this time….’Chris Gaines’. He’s going to do it ‘His Way’ and enjoy his freedom.
December 1, 2013 @ 1:08 pm
I saw the CBS show, and really liked it. I’m 26, so I wasn’t too aware of what was going on in Garth’s hay day. I have heard/ owned everything has out out, and he has some gems and some duds.
I don’t like his later, more pop based songs (we shall be free, standing outside the fire) and my only concern would be that he picks up where he left off. A little bit of an abandoning of country roots in favor of crossover style mass appeal. Not through rap or anything that we’re seeing today, but more “country-lite”
I personally wouldn’t see him live. All the old concert footage I’ve seen looks like the performance takes something away from the soul of the songs. It his career, though. A new Garth album will still have plenty of weight with legions of old fans.
December 1, 2013 @ 4:52 pm
TRIGGERMAN!,…these kinda posts just make me ask “WHY?”. Do you strive for “popular” main stream and want to dissascociate from everything that was the roots of this site,…or ae you really suckin ass to the likes of Garth (fukin) Brooks…geeeesh!
December 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
I’m glad you asked this question.
First off, nothing about this article is either condoning or endorsing either Garth Brooks or his music. I’m simply reporting on what he said, and what he’s doing because I believe it is a very relevant topic to the roots of Saving Country Music.
I have shared the opinion in the past that as time has gone on, Garth’s music and contributions look and sound not nearly as bad as when he was the biggest thing going on in country music, but that is just an opinion based on observation, and again, not an endorsement in any way, nor is that observation in any way groundbreaking, or extreme, but is likely the prevailing opinion about Garth in 2013, and this can be verified simply by looking at some of the comments on this very article.
Few things anger me more when I post an article about Garth Brooks, and people simply see his name, and then post tired old Chris Gaines / pantyhose finger fucking quotes misappropriated to Waylon Jennings that were worn out and lame a decade ago without reading a single word of what is trying to be conveyed in the story. All this does is prove what many pop country proponents say, that traditional country fans are reactionary, ill-informed, bitter old farts.
Garth Brook retired from country music 13 years ago. You can make the argument he reached his peak in country 20 years ago. That’s a full generation ago when Garth Brooks was at the peak of his relevancy, and any reactionary argument made against Garth Brooks is also going to be 20 years old, and thus, either irrelevant or outmoded.
I did not particularly like Garth Brooks’s CBS Special. I thought it was overhyped, cheesy, and the songs were too short. But he spoke long about Merle Haggard and George Jones. He talked about Keith Whitley, Chris LeDoux, and George Strait. He covered “You Never Even Call Me By My Name.” He mentioned Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother.” Am I telling people to go out and buy Garth new box set? No, but I’m not going to blame anyone who does, because even as a traditional or classic country music fans, I can see why Garth would appeal to them. Listen to the cover of the Loretta Lynn / Conway Twitty duet “After The Fire Is Gone” that was linked to at the end of the article and try to tell me that is pop country.
If you or anyone else does not want to see Garth Brooks covered by this site, I totally understand, and trust me, I won’t be offended if you don’t read these articles. And I am working my butt of day and night to try to deliver articles that will appeal to people from all points of the country music spectrum, especially the people whose interst helped launch this site. But in my opinion, Garth Brooks’ potential comeback is as relevant, if not more relevant to the roots and governing principles of Saving Country Music than any other current topic, and so I am going to cover it, regardless of the reactionary ridiculousness simply the mention of his name stimulates.
Saving Country Music has always, and will always cover the pop aspects of country in the belief that everyone has a right to good music, not just the people “in the know” or independent country fans.
I hope you understand.
December 1, 2013 @ 6:49 pm
Respects and kudos for doin what ya do do well Triggerman! Just because I think Garth Brook is a profit mongering market manipulating pop cuntry mutha is no reason to shoot the messanger(so to speak)! Keep up the good info…even if I don’t has ta likes it!
December 1, 2013 @ 7:01 pm
P.S.I still think the “Pantyhose” argument/comment holds more truth than Garths unplacated attempts to manipulate the “REAL COUNTRY” Mainstream! FUCK GARTH BROOKS AND HIS “RETIREMENT” program!
December 2, 2013 @ 9:58 am
Garth is polarizing, but it is funny, most people that are so against polarizing figures don’t know the first thing about them and make a ton of assumptions. Such as the case with Garth and some responses here.
Anyone have a better argument to not like him besides he made a ton of money? By the way, in that time he made a ton of people a ton of money, and probably made many country legends more money in their twilight than in their prime because he expanded the country audience to much.
How many of you would be here if it weren’t for Garth Brooks…like him or hate him?
December 1, 2013 @ 6:06 pm
Here’s hoping he puts out some more material. Sure, he hasn’t lost the knack, but I don’t want to hear more covers, make some new shit.
And for god’s sake, Chris Gaines was a fake persona for a fictional movie which was scrapped after the album was recorded. It wasn’t a serious project.
December 1, 2013 @ 7:28 pm
Garth Brooks IS A “PERSONA”!…or in other words a “money market manipulating” muthafuker…dont qoute me on that…I only meant it!
Honest Charlie's Productions
December 2, 2013 @ 9:55 am
I watched the CBS special the other day. Going into it I didn’t really have anything against the guy. To be honest I thought he looked like he has been hanging out and taking lessons from Charlie Sheen. He looked like he was off his rocker with the heavy breathing and enormous eyes and stares. I was actually impressed with his guitar playing but unimpressed by the sound of the guitar.It was very tinny IMO and but was surprised at how well he actually played the guitar. The whole show was just odd to watch as I kept anticipating a train wreck because of his behavior. Trisha Yearwood’s voice didn’t sound nearly as good as I remember it either.
December 2, 2013 @ 7:50 pm
I am watching the special now on computer because I cancelled my TV weeks ago. Anyway, Garth can entertain. He can sing. I would rather hear him sing just about anything than any of the people who are played the most on pop country radio. I defy any of them to sing live and play guitar and sing dozens of songs without backup musicians covering their asses, or using prerecorded tracks or the use of auto tune or whatever. There are very few people who can entertain live and have the stage presence to do so for any length of time.
Most people have no idea what it takes to do a one-person show or have that big of a repertoire. Some might think it is a bit over the top, but that is what Vegas expects. And, the bits of those music award shows I’ve seen lately are pure over the top trash; not music. I digress……………
Anyway, I think it was enjoyable; I laughed too and loved the music. I hope he makes a big comeback. We could use some real singers who can entertain to help filter out the talentless flak in ALL the music genres and he is more country than most. The Dance is one of my favorite “country” songs.
December 3, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
WOW! Man I love this box, I can’t stop listening. Love love love these covers.