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If one were forced to choose a single Garth Brooks album to own, it should be his first. Believe it or not, Brooks once studied at the feet of singer/songwriter Bob Childers, an obscure Oklahoman who has written songs more... more »
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If one were forced to choose a single Garth Brooks album to own, it should be his first. Believe it or not, Brooks once studied at the feet of singer/songwriter Bob Childers, an obscure Oklahoman who has written songs more akin to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt than to the pop country Brooks would later make his cash cow. This debut has a vision of careful songwriting and honky-tonk traditions Brooks never fully recaptured. "If Tomorrow Never Comes" is the best thing he's ever recorded, a gorgeous country tune recalling Lefty Frizzell and Charlie Rich. Had he continued to make such strong singles, Brooks's artistic stature might have equaled his stock portfolio. It never happened, but that shouldn't stop us from recognizing country music this solid. --Roy Kasten
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Hazel H. (Fubarahh)
Reviewed on 5/15/2012...
Really like this album. Recommend it.
Jimmie D. (Starbuck) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 12/5/2006...
Garth showed his greatness right out of the chute with 10 cuts that still hold up well. A must-have for any fan.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Good debut album
Godzilla | Denver | 09/09/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am not a big fan of traditional country music, so this isnt among my favorite Garth CD's. However, it is a very good debut album overall. Includes the only song Garth ever wrote alone "Not Counting You" Also includes the classics "If Tomorrow Never Comes" "The Dance", and "Much Too Young To Feel This Damn Old" Very good!!"