We all know and love Garth Brooks for his incredible original songs, but the country superstar may be at his best when covering his own musical heroes.
Back in 1995, Brooks was riding high on the success of his album Fresh Horses, which included the hits “She’s Every Woman,” “The Fever” and “The Beaches of Cheyenne.” However, during his appearance on this award show, he opted to celebrate the hits of six incredible country legends.
If you couldn’t keep track, Brooks performed George Strait’s “Unwound,” Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried,” Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind, ”Johnny Horton’s “Whispering Pines,” Buck Owens’ “Act Naturally” and George Jones’ classic “White Lightning.” And yes, he somehow managed to fit all of that in a five minute time frame.
Even in 1995, Brooks’ ability to win over a crowd and make a song his own was never more apparent. Thankfully, you can hear Brooks cover some of his favorite singers once more during his expansive world tour, which has stops planned in San Antonio, Texas and New York City later this month.