If you’ve been to a Garth Brooks show this year, you know he attacks the stage with the same energy that he did in his very first headlining tour 25 years ago — The Ropin’ the Wind Tour.
In fact, 1991 was a huge year for the mega-star, who is now in the second year of the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The Ropin’ the Wind Tour was scheduled to support his 1991 album release, “Ropin’ the Wind,” which was his third album in three years. “Ropin’ the Wind” was actually Garth’s first album to debut at the top of the country charts, as well as the mainstream Billboard Top 200.
In fact, Garth was so hot that in 1991, his second album, “No Fences,” and “Ropin’ the Wind” dominated the charts for 46 weeks. The only other two artists to have music top the country album charts for the entire year were Clint Black, whose “Put Yourself in My Shoes” started the year off and remained for five weeks, and Dolly Parton’s “Eagle When She Flies” popped up for a week in May.
“Ropin’ the Wind” produced four No. 1 singles — “The River,” “What She’s Doing Now,” “Shameless” and the raucous and still popular “Rodeo,” which still frequents Garth’s set lists these days as you can see in this performance. Now, Garth didn’t write “Rodeo,” Larry Bastion actually wrote “Rodeo,” and Garth almost did not record it until Trisha Yearwood convinced him to.
And that’s your Garth trivia lesson for the day.
So, if you ever get the subject of Garth Brooks on “Jeopardy,” you should be pretty equipped with knowledge on the legendary country star.