Lo and behold, I find myself tangled in this weird web of Garth Brooks television specials and I find this gem from all the way back in 1992. I was four years old.
Directed by Bud Schaetzle for CBS, we find Garth’s sister, his bandmates, and G himself answering the question: “Who is Garth Brooks?”
Yes, Garth Brooks, who’s rocking a glorious mullet might I add, tells you all about Garth Brooks. And I’ll just say this: If you think Garth is a weirdo now, you haven’t seen anything yet. My only regret is that I can’t find a copy of this entire special. To be honest, I didn’t look that hard but I wasn’t about to purchase a VCR to play it.
Anyways, here’s a few of my favorite lines:
“Right now you’re probably saying ‘what in the heck’s a Garth Brooks’?”
Yep, and nearly 30 years later, we’re all still wondering the same damn thing. He later followed that up with some hysterical insight on the art of “taking chances.” Once again, here are some of my favorite lines:
“I guess I’ve never really thought of it much as taking chances, more just doin’ what I do.”
“It wasn’t really taking chances, I didn’t have a choice. It’s what the music does to me.”
“If it is taking chances that’s got me into this game, than you can bet it’s gonna be taking chances that’s gonna get me thrown out of the game too. But, one day in the game man is worth a year of memories. I’ll make that trade.”
“One day in the game man, is worth a year of memories.”
A classic G line, one that I’ll undoubtedly remember for the rest of my life. I’m going to have a sign made and hang it right here in the office.
But at the end of the day, Garth isn’t in control of any of this crazy ride. You are. You and Jesus…
“I’m not at the controls of this machine, I’d like to think that the people and the good Lord are more probably in that seat. But there is one thing I can tell you… if what I’m on is the road of life, it’s one hell of a ride. Thanks for it, and God bless you.”
I love it. I absolutely love every single, weird sentence that comes out of his mouth.