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Old 05-17-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Garth to be on Academy of Country Music Awards....

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Just watching the Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas. They mentioned Garth Brooks to appear.......????

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Funny story....back circa ZooTV when I was living in NYC, U2 were in town and I was in a taxi with a friend late late one night. We'd been joking about 'what if we ran into Bono' somewhere. Suddenly we were in a traffic jam in front of a hotel and there was a mob of people outside. All we could see was the top of a hat surrounded by a mob of girls. Never mind that Bono was no longer sporting The Hat; we decided it was Bono. As the taxi inched closer we began to shout Bono out of the window (ok, maybe 'there was drink involved'). Suddenly there was a clearing in the mob and Garth emerged waving at us. We didn't skip a beat...we went from shouting Bono to shouting Garth faster than two shakes of a rat's tail.

Ok, it wasn't that funny but it's all I have to say about Garth.
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Garth really put Country music back on the map when it was kinda sliding downhill. And his concerts were just fantastic...just like U2's {but I've never seen a U2 concert so I can't compare the two}.

They even have a countdown to Garth in Country Weekly as to the number of days till his retirement is over.......

I have all of Garth's CDs and music......and will always be one of his fans. His influence upon Country music cannot be denied.



PS: Keith Urban is cute too.
Gotta leave...Kenny singing now.............
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Garth was just on and looked terrific....got quite an ovation from the audience. He was there to present an award to the late Chris Le Doux {most non-country probably never heard of Chris} but to those who do....know.

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Garth killed country. His first album was pleasant neo-traditionalism, then he gradually drifted into syrupy pop crap. Now modern country is largely bad dance music (last I heard it, anyhow).

Mind, his music was never even that bad. But his imitator's (and imitator's imitator's) music is horrible. Kind of like Nirvana.

But you're right, his influence, for better or worse, was pretty big.
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Garth killed country. His first album was pleasant neo-traditionalism, then he gradually drifted into syrupy pop crap. Now modern country is largely bad dance music (last I heard it, anyhow).

Mind, his music was never even that bad. But his imitator's (and imitator's imitator's) music is horrible. Kind of like Nirvana.

But you're right, his influence, for better or worse, was pretty big.

U mean U dunt liek cOwBoY tRoY?!1?!?!?!?!


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Awesomest phrase ever.
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it would be awesome if it didn't actually exist.
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What's amazing is during Garth's rise to fame, and "saving" country music, Johnny Cash was putting out some of his most brilliant records, and being completely ignored by county radio and Nashville.
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I adore Garth Brooks, and I mean that sincerely. I own his boxed set, which he was awesome enough to price so affordably for his fans. I think it was $35 for the 6 CD set.

But I don't love him because his boxed set was cheap. I love him because his songs were good enough to make you stop and listen, even if country music wasn't your thing. His voice is perfect for country. He had style. He's from Oklahoma. And man, his live shows put most performers' concerts to shame.

I can't wait for him to unretire.


And I'm sad to hear Chris LeDoux died. I didn't even know. Guess I've been away from home for too long. What happened?
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And man, his live shows put most performers' concerts to shame.
Again back in NYC, I used to occasionally get last-minute calls from a couple of roadies I used to know through an ex-boyfriend. They all lived and worked out of Nashville and toured with everyone from really boring emerging country stars that no one had ever heard of to people like Garth Brooks and Pearl Jam. So they'd call me at the last minute when they were in town and invite me to the show of whomever they were touring with. I think they just liked being able to put a girl in NYC on the guest list, lol. I remember getting a call to see Garth for free and always regretted not going. I had some lame excuse like I just got home from work and I'm tired. I really don't like mainstream pop country music at all but I always had a soft spot for him--and not just because he waved at me--but because his songs were thoughtful and he seemed like a good guy.
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I definitely think Garth is a good guy. I watched the CMT version of his 'Behind the Music,' and he seems so sincere. He cries a couple times talking about things that have happened in his life and career. It was emotional to watch.

When he unretires, we'll definitely have to go to one of his shows. My little sister saw him back in the day and was blown away.
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Everyone is entitled to their musical preferences.

BTW.....do you know that the country Bono is trying to save......well it actually has their own style of music too? {funny thing..........music is a universal language....I can now see why there is so much war fare going on in the world.}

I have an open mind to all types of music........guess if I listen to the score from The Lord of the Rings I have to be.

Chris died of liver cancer......and was a star professional rodeo rider.

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When country music stopped playing Cash, Loretta Lynn, Willie, and George Jones country music died.

Country music has no soul anymore.
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Anyone else read the thread title and get a visual of Dana Carvey in a blond wig and glasses playing drums at the Country Music Awards?
Excellent.
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