Trivia: Garth Brooks

  • Actor Allusion: In his duet with Chris LeDoux, "Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy", one line finishes "You'd be better off trying to rope the wind," sung by Chris in reference to Garth's third album.
    • Garth name drops two of Chris' songs in his tribute to him, "Good Ride Cowboy": And from "Bareback Jack" to "This Cowboy's Hat"... He also name drops one of his own songs, "Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old)", which itself name-drops Chris.
  • Breakaway Country Hit: Garth had two: "To Make You Feel My Love" was attached to Hope Floats, and "When You Come Back To Me Again" was done for Frequency.
  • Creator Breakdown: A few fictional examples from In The Life Of Chris Gaines: Chris performed "Maybe" for his Straight Jacket album after one of his fellow band members from Crush died in an airplane accident. Then Chris created the Fornucopia album after his father passed away from cancer. The Apostle album came a few years after Chris was involved in an automobile accident and had to go through reconstructive surgery.
  • Creator Couple: He married fellow country singer Trisha Yearwood.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: For the longest time, the "third verse" version of "Friends in Low Places" was never commercially available. The third verse has proven extremely popular, as the crowd sings it by itself on the Double Live album.
    • For years, his TV concert specials. "This Is Garth Brooks" (1992) and "Garth Live From Central Park" (1997) were released on VHS in 1992 & 1998 respectively, but both went out-of-print relatively quick, while "This Is Garth Brooks II" (1994) saw its planned VHS release canceled, and "Garth Brooks Ireland & Back" (1998) was long forgotten after its initial NBC airing (save for a rare CMT rerun in 2002). All four specials were finally released on DVD in a box set in 2006, albeit with several edits made to all of them (and "Ireland & Back" being retitled "Garth Brooks Live From Dublin").
    • "It's Your Song" was released to radio in two forms: the live recording from Double Live, and an alternate studio version which is now very hard to find. (And people want to find it, since he corpses during the live version.)
  • Production Posse: In addition to being produced by Allen Reynolds on nearly every album, Garth also included a song written by Kent Blazy on nearly every album. Other writers that he returned to frequently included Stephanie Davis and Pat Alger. He also included several of the same musicians from album to album, most notably Trisha Yearwood as a backing vocalist. Early in his career, his first wife Sandy Mahl helped write a few songs for him as well.
  • Stillborn Franchise: The Chris Gaines stuff.
  • Throw It In: "Friends in Low Places" has an audible click near the end when someone opens a beer can. Garth also screams "Push, Marie!" a few seconds later, in reference to his guitarist's wife, who was in the hospital at the time.
    • "Mr. Right" on the Ropin' the Wind album, has Garth chuckling and saying "You guys!" in the pause after the instrumental break in the second chorus.
  • What Could Have Been: The entire face of 1990s country music could've been changed if Mark Chesnutt had released his (considerably more downbeat) version of "Friends in Low Places" instead of Garth.
    • Garth did do the demo for the song (the last demo he'd ever have to do), and he claims that Capitol was holding the song for him, anyway.
    • How would Chris Gaines be treated if The Lamb were actually made?