For me the TV show was a revelation. I've been a fan of Garth Brooks since he first shot to fame in the 1990s, even in the UK where country music was then very much a "fringe" interest, on the fringe as usual, it was one of mine. I had no idea, though, that Garth Brooks was such a bundle of infectious enthusiasm and humour!
Two hours flew past, with just the guy and a guitar taking us through his musical education, with tales of his mother's and father's input, snippets of classic songs from a variety of genres (rock, pop, blues, soul, singer/songwriter) from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s with a few of his own early offerings. Great stuff it was, probably the best thing I shall watch on TV all holiday season!
The CBS TV programme was, no doubt, an advertising gig for GB's new 8-dic (six-CD and two-DVD ) box set marketed through Walmart for a very reasonable sum of just under $25. I might be persuaded to enter Hades (Walmart) to buy me that item - along with a couple of packets of McVitie's Digestives - English taste in cookies has to be fed, Hades or not!
If the TV show is repeated and any passing reader enjoys popular music from the 1950s onward, even if not a country music fan, do take a look - I could almost guarantee you'll enjoy!
All of which sent me digging around in my blog's archives for anything I'd written about Garth Brooks in the past, including some astrological thoughts. I found these:
Digging further - there's this: Brooks has something to say about politics in the USA.
Nice one Mr. B!
Cannot close without a song from him - one of my favourites "The Dance"
........And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance