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In 2007, Garth Brooks made history with the debut of his song “More Than A Memory”.
It became the first song to debut at No. 1 in the entire history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It also was Brooks’ first No. 1 single since 1998’s “To Make You Feel My Love”.
“More Than A Memory” was written for Brooks by country star Lee Brice, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, who happens to be country singer Kellie Pickler’s husband, and singer-songwriter Billy Montana.
For the past two years, Brooks has been touring the world and returning to cities he hasn’t visited in almost 20 years. Each show is packed with energy, incredible music, and amazing surprises.
“More Than A Memory” is a concert staple for Brooks, but fans at his show on July 29 in Bossier City, Louisiana were in for a HUGE surprise when he brought out one of the writers to perform the song with him.
Brooks introduced him to the audience and just raved about him and the incredible song he helped write.
“I remember getting a call from a retailer during my time with my babies,” he said to the crowd. “They wanted to know if ‘we can go in the vault and do anything.’ I said, ‘Well, there is one song written by this new kid in Nashville.’ So, Lee Brice had this song called ‘More Than a Memory’ that he had written. And there’s a thing in Nashville — this has never happened to you, it happens to me all the time — but you’ll hear the demo of the song and you realize you’ll never be able to sing it that good. So I’m gonna have my stab at it and then I’m gonna let the master take over.”
The audience seemed to love the song as a duet, and we do too! Perhaps they’ll record a version together in the near future!
Watch Brooks introduce Brice below.
And watch the full performance below.
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