So it’s Friday night and I’m sitting here watching…Garth Brooks live from the Wynn in Vegas! I’ve missed this man, his music and his personality! I saw him in concert 3 times, twice with his wife Trisha Yearwood…she is my all time favorite female artist and loved it each and every time! He is a true showman and made enough money from 1989 to 2001 to retire! Imagine, making enough money in 12 years that you don’t ever have to worry about money again.
Yeah, he made a few missteps…the whole Chris Gaines thing was a little strange, but this guy is amazing! He has many influences and heroes across the genre’s, this show is filled from the beginning with all this amazing stuff! Tricia joined him and switched his hat and we got pure Garth from there on…so much fun!
One of the most amazing things about him is he still seems humble, despite divorce from his daughters mother, maintained a relationship that allow them to grow up as normally as possible and signed off the show with “thank you for my life”, understanding that without the fans willingness to pay for the shows, cd’s and dvd’s, he has none of what he achieved in these last 25 years. What an enjoyable 2 hours, they just flew by!
For those of you who know me, I listen to all music, love the 80’s hairbands, the 70’s rockers and all the way back to the 50’s and 60’s as well as the “old” country that I grew up with – Conway and Loretta, George and Tammy, and of course, Elvis – all invokes memories of home and family. So what music brings it all back for you?