Country Pop Bites: Garth Brooks – July 14
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1990 Garth Brooks' "The Dance" stepped to #1 on the Billboard country chart?
It's true! It actually remained there for three weeks!
Listen to the song below!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Garth Brooks.
- He mentioned former pro bronco rider and singer Chris LeDoux in his first single, and years later attempted (unsuccessfully) to donate part of his liver to an ailing LeDoux.
- His third album, 1991's Ropin' the Wind, was the first country record to debut at No. 1 on both Billboard's Country Albums chart and the Top 200 Albums chart.
- Has said one of his favorite songs is "The Dance," which, according to songwriter Tony Arata, was inspired by a scene in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married.
- He gave interviews and recorded an album in the late '90s using the persona of fictional character Chris Gaines. The publicity was intended to create hype for the movie The Lamb, which centered on the Gaines character. (The film was not completed before Brooks' retirement.)
- He retired in 2001 to spend more time with his family.