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Garth Brooks

Garth BrooksTroyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962), or simply Garth Brooks, is an American singer-songwriter. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Brooks’ integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while crossing over into the mainstream pop arena. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

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This Saturday Sing-a-long really ended up being about a SONG of Garth’s that I love. Matt over at The Book Blogger reminded me of it in a comment on last Saturday’s post. The first time I heard this I was driving and had to pull into a Wendy’s parking lot I was so teary. It made me think of all the people I need to say “I love you” to more often than I do. The funny thing was, when I looked at a couple videos of Brooks performing the song, I didn’t like them! Then Matt rode in on his white charger and suggested the following video for this week. Thank you, Sir Matt for coming to my rescue!

country dance kingsThis arrangement (sans video, which is ok ’cause you REALLY need to listen to the words!) is by the Country Dance Kings who were founded by Nashville based Record Producer Mick Lloyd in 1993. They have licensed their recordings all around the world, and any have appeared in numerous major films and TV shows. (last.fm)  Enjoy!