Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2003 Garth Brooks' "Friends In Low Places" took the top spot in the CMT special "40 Greatest Drinking Songs"?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Garth Brooks.

  • He attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and competed in the javelin.
  • He went to Nashville in 1985 in search of a record deal, but gave up and returned home after just 23 hours.
  • He released his first single, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," in 1989.
  • 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.