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It’s definitely not easy to walk on stage and cover a Garth Brooks song, but during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Scotty McCreery was up for the challenge.
A confident McCreery walked on the famous stage and asked the crowd, “Got any Garth fans in here tonight?! We’re gonna sing you one of his songs tonight. It’s a little bit about heartbreak and a little bit about love, so here we go.”
And with that, McCreery began his incredible cover of one of country music’s most well-known songs, “The Dance.”
McCreery handled the song like a pro, giving it the classic country feel it was meant to have. With his incredible vocal skills, and his smooth gestures, the performance was really something special!
“The Dance” was released by Brooks as the fourth and final single from his debut album, Garth Brooks. The song became Brooks’ second number one hit of his career, topping the Hot Country Songs in early 1990.
In a 1994 interview with Playboy, Brooks attributed his success to two hit songs: “The Dance” and “Friends in Low Places.”
He said, “‘The Dance’ will be the greatest success as a song we will ever do. I’ll go to my grave with ‘The Dance.’ It’ll probably always be my favorite song.”
McCreery didn’t change up the song much, he just put his classic Scotty touch to it. Watch him dazzle the Opry in the video below.
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