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Garth Brooks has always been one to push the envelope, especially when it comes to his music videos. Garth’s impact on the music industry is undeniable, in part because of his willingness to take risks and think outside of the box.
One of the most impressive and jaw-dropping music videos in history came from Garth Brooks in 1994. While it was never released as a single, the dramatic and mesmerizing video for “The Red Strokes” was enough to get the song on the country charts.
Filmed in a warehouse in Nashville, the video opens with Garth emerging from a pool of red paint. The scene was filmed in reverse with Garth being lowered into the paint, something the singer admits made him a little bit uncomfortable.
“The paint, which had been stored outside, was so cold that as I was going under I started hyperventilating,” Garth said in an interview at the time. “I thought it was the last anyone was going to see of me.”
The video seems simple and almost cold at first as Garth sits alone in a white room, wearing a white tuxedo, and playing a white grand piano. Eventually the singer and the piano are doused in red paint, something that wasn’t added using special affects. In fact, 6 baby grand pianos were destroyed during the making of the video. It also required 18 white tuxedos, 12 white Stetsons, 5000 gallons of paint, and six days of filming.
Watch the incredible video for “The Red Strokes” by clicking here.
See Trisha Yearwood present her future husband with the ACM Top Video of the Year Award in 1995 below.