• My favorite Garth Brooks songs

    Gen 31 2009, 21:50 di alacy52

    Country Universe has a feature I really like called "Favorite Songs by Favorite Artists," which consists of one of their writers picking a singer/group and listing his/her 25 favorite songs by that artist with brief commentary. I've decided to rip it off when I have too much free time.

    For the first list in my series, the artist was a no-brainer. When I was little, I had four cassettes that I played the crap out of until they were wore out. Two of those were Garth Brooks albums (No Fences and The Hits), the other two were the Beach Boys (Endless Summer and Still Cruisin), which explains why my taste in music is primarily country and '50s/'60s rock. So naturally, I'll start with the guy who first made me a big fan of country music and loud shirts.

    25. The Beaches of Cheyenne
    Fresh Horses, 1995

    This was one of two songs off Fresh Horses to be a number one hit. It's a haunting ghost story about a cowboy from California who has a fight with his wife then gets killed attempting to ride a bull in Cheyenne. …