“I got this one and Garth’s first album at the same time, but I think this one is my most favorite of the two. It’s got The Thunder Rolls and Wild Horses on it – two absolute classics.
“Once again, Garth hooked me back into country music at a time when I’d gotten away from it. I could listen to him and not feel uncool for liking him. He was one of the first guys who crossed over to non-country fans, but I found out about that later. He just hit me like, ‘Wow, this is good!’ When you’re young and something gets to you, you don’t’ analyze why you love it – you just do.
“When I first moved to Nashville, I had a roommate who would listen to records with me every Friday night. We had, like, five records that we always played, and those first two Garth albums were always part of that group.”