Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences

Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences

by Garth Brooks

Easing back into active status, Garth Brooks commemorates the end of his Las Vegas tenure with Blame It All on My Roots, a six-disc box sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores that captures his Vegas stage show circa 2013, but also rounds up the past while pointing toward the future. Most of this box concentrates on the past. Two of the discs replicate hisSee more details below


Easing back into active status, Garth Brooks commemorates the end of his Las Vegas tenure with Blame It All on My Roots, a six-disc box sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores that captures his Vegas stage show circa 2013, but also rounds up the past while pointing toward the future. Most of this box concentrates on the past. Two of the discs replicate his Ultimate Hits collection from his 2007, but the rest are newly recorded versions of songs that he, and we, know and love. Brooks separates these tunes into four categories: Blue-Eyed Soul, which are '50s and '60s R&B standards; Classic Rock, which are album rock hits from the '70s; Country Classics, which are staples from the '50s through the early '90s; and Melting Pot, a bunch of songs that don't quite fit in any of those categories but are largely soft rock standards of the '70s, spiked with a few singer/songwriter favorites from the era, including more selections from the Band than you might expect. Brooks has good taste: he not only recognizes standards from Dylan and Fogerty, but he knows just how good the Pure Prairie League's "Amie" is, and helps elevate the Nitty Gritty Band's "Fishin' in the Dark" toward the standard level it deserves. Brooks is the kind of vocalist who never pushes his signature into a song he already knows: he lets the song stand on its own merits, comfortable that the audience will see what he sees in the tune, because they're both attracted to the melody and feel. He does this often enough on this hefty box set to make it worthwhile listening, particularly at its bargain price.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Hal Leonard (Generic


Disc 1

  1. Great Balls of Fire  -  Nashville String Machine
  2. After the Fire is Gone  -  Nashville String Machine
  3. Act Naturally  -  Nashville String Machine
  4. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down  -  Nashville String Machine
  5. Amos Moses  -  Nashville String Machine
  6. Fishin' In the Dark  -  Nashville String Machine
  7. Unwound  -  Nashville String Machine
  8. Good Ole Boys Like Me  -  Nashville String Machine
  9. White Lightnin'  -  Nashville String Machine
  10. Don't Close Your Eyes  -  Nashville String Machine
  11. Jambalaya  -  Nashville String Machine

Disc 2

  1. Black Water  -  Nashville String Machine
  2. Mrs. Robinson  -  Nashville String Machine
  3. Maggie May  -  Nashville String Machine
  4. Who'll Stop the Rain  -  Nashville String Machine
  5. Wild World  -  Nashville String Machine
  6. Doctor My Eyes  -  Nashville String Machine
  7. The Weight  -  Nashville String Machine
  8. Amie  -  Nashville String Machine
  9. Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)  -  Nashville String Machine
  10. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere  -  Nashville String Machine
  11. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight  -  Nashville String Machine

Disc 3

  1. Against the Wind  - Garth Brooks
  2. Superstition  - Garth Brooks
  3. Sweet Home Alabama  - Garth Brooks
  4. Life In the Fast Lane  - Garth Brooks
  5. Somebody To Love  - Garth Brooks
  6. Bad Company  - Garth Brooks
  7. Midnight Rider  - Garth Brooks
  8. All Right Now  - Garth Brooks
  9. Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me  - Garth Brooks
  10. Addicted To Love  - Garth Brooks
  11. Goodnight Saigon  - Garth Brooks

Disc 4

  1. I Heard It Through the Grapevine  - Garth Brooks
  2. Midnight Train To Georgia  - Garth Brooks
  3. Hold On, I'm Coming  - Garth Brooks
  4. Ain't No Sunshine  - Garth Brooks
  5. Drift Away  - Garth Brooks
  6. Stand By Me  - Garth Brooks
  7. Shout  - Garth Brooks
  8. I Never Loved Someone the Way I Love You  - Garth Brooks
  9. Sitting On the Dock of the Bay  - Garth Brooks
  10. Lean On Me  - Garth Brooks
  11. What'd I Say  - Garth Brooks

Disc 5

  1. Ain't Going Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)  - Garth Brooks
  2. Friends In Low Places  - Garth Brooks
  3. Shameless  - Garth Brooks
  4. Two of a Kind, Working On a Full House  - Garth Brooks
  5. The Beaches of Cheyenne  - Garth Brooks
  6. If Tomorrow Never Comes  - Garth Brooks
  7. Papa Loved Mama  - Garth Brooks
  8. More Than a Memory  - Garth Brooks
  9. Good Ride Cowboy  - Garth Brooks
  10. In Another's Eyes  - Trisha Yearwood
  11. The Fever  - Garth Brooks
  12. Midnight Sun  - Garth Brooks
  13. Learning To Live Again  - Garth Brooks
  14. Longneck Bottle  - Steve Wariner
  15. To Make You Feel My Love  - Garth Brooks
  16. We Shall Be Free  - Garth Brooks
  17. The Dance  - Garth Brooks

Disc 6

  1. Callin' Baton Rouge  - Garth Brooks
  2. Two Piña Coladas  - Garth Brooks
  3. The Thunder Rolls  - Garth Brooks
  4. That Summer  - Garth Brooks
  5. The River  - Garth Brooks
  6. Beer Run  - George Jones
  7. Unanswered Prayers  - Garth Brooks
  8. Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)  - Garth Brooks
  9. Workin' For a Livin'  - Huey Lewis
  10. What She's Doing Now  - Garth Brooks
  11. When You Come Back To Me Again  - Garth Brooks
  12. Standing Outside the Fire  - Garth Brooks
  13. American Honky-Tonk Bar Association  - Garth Brooks
  14. The Change  - Garth Brooks
  15. Rodeo  - Garth Brooks
  16. Wrapped Up In You  - Garth Brooks
  17. [Untitled]  - Garth Brooks
  18. [Untitled]  - Garth Brooks
  19. Leave a Light On  - Garth Brooks

Disc 7

  1. Live At the Wynn  - Garth Brooks

Disc 8

  1. Much Too Young (Too Feel This Damn Old)  - Garth Brooks
  2. If Tomorrow Never Comes  - Garth Brooks
  3. The Dance  - Garth Brooks
  4. Friends In Low Places  - Garth Brooks
  5. Unanswered Prayers  - Garth Brooks
  6. Two of a Kind, Workin' On a Full House  - Garth Brooks
  7. The Thunder Rolls  - Garth Brooks
  8. Rodeo  - Garth Brooks
  9. Shameless  - Garth Brooks
  10. Papa Loved Mama  - Garth Brooks
  11. What She's Doing Now  - Garth Brooks
  12. The River  - Garth Brooks
  13. We Shall Be Free  - Garth Brooks
  14. Learning To Live Again  - Garth Brooks
  15. That Summer  - Garth Brooks
  16. Standing Outside the Fire  - Garth Brooks
  17. Ain't Going Down ('til the Sun Comes Up)  - Garth Brooks
  18. Callin' Baton Rouge  - Garth Brooks
  19. American Honky-Tonk Bar Association  - Garth Brooks
  20. The Fever  - Garth Brooks
  21. To Make You Feel My Love  - Garth Brooks
  22. The Beaches of Cheyenne  - Garth Brooks
  23. The Change  - Garth Brooks
  24. Two Piña Coladas  - Garth Brooks
  25. Longneck Bottle  - Garth Brooks
  26. In Another's Eyes  - Garth Brooks
  27. Wrapped Up In You  - Garth Brooks
  28. Beer Run  - Garth Brooks
  29. When You Come Back To Me Again  - Garth Brooks
  30. Good Ride Cowboy  - Garth Brooks
  31. More Than a Memory  - Garth Brooks
  32. Workin' For a Livin'  - Garth Brooks
  33. Midnight Sun  - Garth Brooks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garth Brooks   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Sam Bush   Fiddle,Mandolin
Wayland Patton   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony
Steve Wariner   Acoustic Guitar,Guest Appearance
Trisha Yearwood   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Pat Alger   Acoustic Guitar
Edgar Meyer   Acoustic Bass
Steve Gibson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Vaneese Thomas   Vocal Harmony
Bobby Wood   Keyboards,Hand Clapping
Robert Mason   Strings
John Wesley Ryles   Vocal Harmony
Jill Dell'Abate   Vocal Harmony
David Angell   Strings
Bob Babbitt   Bass Guitar
Sam Bacco   Percussion,Drums
Eddie Bayers   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Hand Clapping
George Binkley   Strings
John Borg   Strings
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar
Shawn Camp   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Catchings   Strings
Kathy Chiavola   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony
Roy Christensen   Strings
Johnny Christopher   Acoustic Guitar
Chad Cromwell   Percussion,Drums
David Davidson   Strings
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Barry Green   Horn
Jim Grosjean   Strings
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Mike Haynes   Horn
John Hobbs   Keyboards
Jim Horn   Horn
John Jarvis   Keyboards
Gordon Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings
Lee Larrison   Strings
Chris Leuzinger   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Huey Lewis   Harmonica
Kenny Malone   Percussion,Drums
Blair Masters   Keyboards
Jimmy Mattingly   Fiddle
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Doug Moffet   Horn,Saxophone,Soloist
Dennis Molchan   Strings
Laura Molyneaux   Strings
Jonell Mosser   Vocal Harmony
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Jennifer O'Brien   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony
Billy Panda   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Patrick   Horn
Kathryn Plummer   Strings
Michael Rhodes   Bass,Bass Guitar
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Milton Sledge   Percussion,Drums
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Bruce Sweetman   Strings
Julia Tanner   Strings
Daniel Tashian   Vocal Harmony
Christian Teal   Strings
Fonzi Thornton   Vocal Harmony
Alan Umstead   Strings
Catherine Umstead   Strings
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Strings
Bergen White   Background Vocals
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
Glenn Worf   Bass,Bass Guitar
Curtis Young   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony
Reggie Young   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mark Miller   Hand Clapping
Joann Cruthirds   Strings
Paul Tobias   Strings
Antoine Silverman   Strings
Jon Randall   Vocal Harmony
Bruce Wethey   Strings
Monisa Angell   Strings
Elizabeth Stewart   Strings
Karen Winkelmann   Strings
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Karyn Rochelle   Vocal Harmony
Bruce Christensen   Strings
Randall Olson   Strings
Cate Myer   Strings
Jocelyn Jones   Strings
Jon Mark Ivey   Background Vocals
Gerald Greer   Strings
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Janet Askey   Strings
Carolyn Demarzio   Strings
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carrie Bailey   Strings
Jennifer Kummer   Horn
Denise Baker   Strings
Beverly Drukker   Strings
Carolyn Bailey   Strings
Dave Angell   Strings
Tracy Greenwood   Hand Clapping
Jimmy Bowland   Horn
Kira Small   Background Vocals
Betsy Lamb   Strings
Kirsten Cassel   Strings
Stefan Petrescu   Strings
Chris Stapleton   Vocal Harmony
Craig Nelson   Strings
Sam Levine   Horn
Janet Darnall   Strings
Carole Rabinowitz   Strings
Elisabeth Small   Strings
Pam Sixfin   Strings
Wendy Johnson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony
Chris Rodriguez   Vocal Harmony
Ferrell Morris   Percussion,Drums
Dave Davidson   Strings
Mike Chapman   Bass,Bass Guitar,Hand Clapping
Cathy Umstead   Strings
Conni Ellisor   Strings
Theodore Madsen   Strings
Charles Green   Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Hurshel Wiginton   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Harmony
Morgane Stapleton   Vocal Harmony
Jack Jezioro   Strings
Allie Colleen   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
George Jones   Duet
Jerry Reed   Composer
Steve Wariner   Composer
Trisha Yearwood   Duet
Pat Alger   Composer,Vocal Group
Buddy Mondlock   Vocal Group
Gregg Allman   Composer
Jackson Browne   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Jim Croce   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Don Henley   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Ben E. King   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Robert Palmer   Composer
Joe Perry   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer
James Taylor   Composer
Joe Walsh   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Johnny Russell   Composer
Andy Fraser   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Patrick Simmons   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Wendy Waldman   Composer
Bobby Wood   Composer,Vocal Group
Jim Rooney   Vocal Group
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Dennis Robbins   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer
Bruce Bouton   Vocal Group
Steve Buckingham   Producer
Dennis Burnside   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Shawn Camp   Composer
Rick Carnes   Composer
Don Cobb   Mastering
Charles Cochran   String Arrangements
Stephanie Davis   Composer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer
Randy Goodrum   Composer
Carl Gorodetzky   String Contractor
Carlos Grier   Digital Editing
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Rob Hajacos   Vocal Group
Jack Hammer   Composer
Chris Hayes   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Ed King   Composer
Simon Kirke   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
Huey Lewis   Composer,Duet
Sandy Mason   Composer
Bob McDill   Composer
Jim Ed Norman   String Arrangements
Jim Photoglo   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Denny Purcell   Mastering
Martin Quittenton   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Producer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Dan Roberts   Composer
Gary Rossington   Composer
Bob Seger   Composer
Ronnie Shannon   Composer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Keith Stegall   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Steven Tyler   Composer
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Bergen White   Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements
L.E. White   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Mentor Williams   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Jenny Yates   Composer
George Ducas   Composer
Mark Miller   Producer,Engineer
Dave Gant   Vocal Group
Billy Montana   Composer
Tony Arata   Composer
Frank Dycus   Composer
Kim Williams   Composer
Jim Rushing   Composer
Jon Small   Director,Producer
Dale Pierce   Vocal Group
Kent Blazy   Composer
Earl Bud Lee   Composer
Sandy Mahl   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Wayne Tester   Composer
Larry Bastian   Composer
DeWayne Blackwell   Composer,Vocal Group
Stephanie C. Brown   Vocal Group
Pam "The Chick" Lewis   Vocal Group
Steve Morley   Vocal Group
Rusty Jones   Vocal Group
Brian Petree   Vocal Group
Joe Harris   Vocal Group
Tami Rose   Vocal Group
Lee Sartin   Vocal Group
Scott Stem   Vocal Group
Dan Heins   Vocal Group
"Shaggy" Barclay   Vocal Group
Tim Bowers   Vocal Group
Sandy Brooks   Vocal Group
Earl of Bud Lee   Vocal Group
Englands   Vocal Group
Eric Conn   Digital Editing,Mastering
Bryan Kennedy   Composer
Tracy Greenwood   Producer
Bobby Boyd   Composer
Steve King   Vocal Group
Amanda Williams   Composer
Voni Morrison   Composer
Luellyn Latocki   Art Direction
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Benita Hill   Composer
Keith Anderson   Composer
Jeff Crump   Graphic Design
Jerrod Niemann   Composer
Lee Brice   Composer
Richie Brown   Composer
Mike Palmerman   Vocal Group
Tom Endres   Pro-Tools
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
John Peppard   Composer
Charley Stefl   Vocal Group
Mike Chapman   Vocal Group
Charles Green   Studio Manager
Robert Kim Payne   Composer
Matthew "Buster" Allen   Engineer
Bob Doyle   Composer,Vocal Group
Tommy Simms   Composer
Tommy Colorigh   Digital Imagery
Randy Taylor   Composer

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