We have a good laugh at Garth Brooks every now and again (deservedly so), but sometimes he does really nail it, so we have to give credit where it’s due.
Back in 2017, at a show in Spokane, Washington, Garth Brooks decided to break out the acoustic and cover a song by a then up-and-coming artist by the name of Ashley McBryde.
At the time she had only released one album (Jalopies and Expensive Guitars) and the title track for her second album, Girl Going Nowhere.
Garth told the crowd to look up her up and then proceeded to play a fantastic cover of “Girl Going Nowhere,” albeit changing “Girl” to “Boy” or “Guy,” depending on what he was feeling.
Even Garth in his ivory tower saw the star-power in Ashley. I love when someone established helps to build up the newcomers instead of desperately trying to hold onto whatever piece of the pie they have.
And I have to admit… I got some chills when he sang “Where they said I’d never be, is right here in Spokane” for the chorus towards the end…
Yeah I know it’s cheesy, but it gets me every time when an artist does throws the city name in during a show.