GARTH BROOKS HAS A LONG TRADITION OF SHARING NEW MUSIC AT THE HOLIDAYS
As Garth Brooks celebrates the opening of his Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk in Nashville, he’s also celebrating the release of The Limited Series boxed set that includes his 14th studio album, Time Traveler. Brooks’ tradition of releasing new music in time for the holidays goes back to 1995, when Fresh Horses hit store shelves on November 21. It was the first of several albums released at Thanksgiving.
When Fresh Horses came out, it had been over two years since Brooks' previous studio album, In Pieces. He didn’t tour domestically in 1994, and there were changes brewing in the leadership at Capitol Records.
In The Anthology Part II: The Next Five Years, you can read about Brooks' mindset when writing and recording Fresh Horses. Sit around the campfires that inspired “The Old Stuff” and the cowboy ghost story behind “The Beaches of. Cheyenne.” Listen as Victoria Shaw and Garth swap lines while writing “She’s Every Woman.” Marvel at how “the clown song” became Garth’s version of Aerosmith’s “The Fever,” and discover how “The Change,” written years before, found its time in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing.