Garth Brooks was born on February 7 1962. He became one of the most successful performers in the recorded music era, selling more albums than anyone on earth in the 1990s. His catalogue is full of remarkable songs about the human condition, many of which were written by other acts.
In this celebratory show, first broadcast on ARC Radio, you can hear a number of these songs performed by the likes of Billy Joel, Tony Arata, Kent Blazy, Huey Lewis, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Caitlyn Smith, Rick Carnes, Shawn Camp and Westlife (yep.).
Hear an hour of music by acts from Texas and Oklahoma on ARC Radio every Sunday at 4pm GMT (repeated Tuesdays at 7pm GMT). In The Red Dirt plays music from familiar acts and those just starting out.