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Today is Garth Brooks’ 60th birthday! I grew up a HUGE Garth fan and so needless to say I had all of his CDs, ya know those little shiny circle things we used to listen to music on before streaming took over. So now I’m going to rank my top 3 favorite Garth albums of all time!

  • Number 3 "In Pieces"

    We all remember this album cover right?! Of course we do! I mean c’mon, “Callin’ Baton Rouge”, “Ain’t Going Down ‘Til The Sun Comes Up”, “Standing Outside The Fire”, “American Honky Tonk Bar Association” and one of my favorites that not a lot of people remember, “The Red Strokes”! This album was Garth at his best in the mid 90s

    7. “Callin’ Baton Rouge” – A song released in 1994 and a thriller in concert. From the ‘In Pieces’ album, it charted number one on Billboard’s Hot CountrySingles and Songs chart.

  • Number 2 "Ropin' The Wind"

    This is the first Garth CD I ever owned and it was chocked full of hits too. “Shameless”, “Rodeo”, “Papa Loved Mama”, “What She’s Doing Now” and one of my personal favorite Garth songs, “The River”. Of course I knew every word to every song! I wore this CD out as I’m sure you did too!

    6. “Papa Loved Mama” – Call me dark, but this is one of my favorite murder songs about a truck driver not able to handle his cheating wife. It only went top five in 1992.

  • Number 1 "No Fences"

    This is the one that really put Garth on the map, so no wonder it’s my favorite. Look at the hits on this one. “The Thunder Rolls”, “Two Of A Kind, Workin’ On A Full House”, “Unanswered Prayers” and of course probably Garth’s biggest hit “Friends In Low Places”. If you only own one Garth Brooks album, let this one be THE one!

    4. “Unanswered Prayers” – A tender ballad released in October of 1990. Yeah, it went straight to number one.