Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

by Garth Brooks


On Garth Brooks' self-titled debut, his fusion of rock & roll and traditional country genres like honky tonk and Western swing is already fully formed as is his gift for extended metaphors. One listen to his signature song and breakthrough hit, "The Dance," proves that, which is why he broke away from the hat acts that he was initially grouped with. Nevertheless, Garth Brooks is the most straightforward of all of his albums; Brooks sticks with neo-traditional country on about half of the tracks. He sings traditional country quite well -- "Not Counting You" is a particularly effective honky tonk number, demonstrating a debt to both George Jones and George Strait -- but what makes the album an exciting debut are songs like the genre-bending ballads "The Dance" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes"; and that is the style that would bring him mass success with his next album, No Fences.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888750092427
catalogNumber: 500924

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garth Brooks   Primary Artist,Vocal Harmony
Wayland Patton   Vocal Harmony
Bobby Wood   Keyboards
George Binkley   Strings
John Borg   Strings
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Kathy Chiavola   Vocal Harmony
Roy Christensen   Strings
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Dennis Molchan   Strings
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Jennifer O'Brien   Vocal Harmony
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Milton Sledge   Drums
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Curtis Young   Vocal Harmony
Wendy Johnson   Vocal Harmony
Mike Chapman   Bass
Hurshel Wiginton   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Charles Cochran   String Arrangements
Allen Reynolds   Producer
Ronny Scaife   Composer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Ty England   Composer
Tony Arata   Composer
Kent Blazy   Composer
Sandy Mahl   Composer
Larry Bastian   Composer
DeWayne Blackwell   Composer
Ed Berghoff   Composer
Charley Stefl   Composer
Randy Taylor   Composer
Sandra Loggins   Photo Assistance

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