Garth Brooks has made songs for not only adults, but also for kids to. In the early 1990s, country music embraced Garth Brooks and a style known as New Country that infused the genre with many of the musical sounds and performance practices of stadium rock bands.
With this rock-influenced approach to making country music, Garth Brooks garnered unprecedented success. Brooks destabilized the idea that country was distinct and different from other genres with his open acknowledgement that he was drawing from rock roots.
New Country of the 1990s was not the first time that country and rock had intersected. In the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley and other early rockabilly stars emerged directly out of the country music industry.
All of these developments reinforce the idea that borrowing across genres is a time-honored source of innovation in all of popular music. Garth Brooks in particular, his public avowal of rock as a major influence ironically helped him become the biggest selling country artist of all time and injected country music with a boost in popularity.
So which song from Garth Brooks inspired you the most? What song can you relate to? This is a survey being held by the Wrap-Up Magazine. Leave your thoughts and feelings below!
Name Your Favorite Garth Brooks Song
The Wrap-Up Magazine chose "To Make You Feel My Love" as the best song members and fans can relate to. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so be sure to leave your comment.