We have a writer who contributes to our site, Geoff Brown, that is a HUGE Garth Brooks fan. He is also pretty darn clever. He wrote this open letter to try to meet Garth Brooks using a TON of Garth Brooks’ song titles. I thought it was pretty creative and fun and thought we would post it here to share and who knows….maybe the right person would read it and his dream to meet Garth would come true! You never know!
So take a read and share if you like it!
I hate to be so shameless in asking, but I’m writing this in hopes of finding a way to meet Garth Brooks by telling you what he and his music have meant to me. I hate to bother you or take a lot of your time, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do! How you ever gonna know if you don’t try, right?!
I don’t want to make this sound like the same old story about how I’m a victim of the game, but I’ve had some serious health problems since I was 13. Ironically, that was right before Garth’s first song was released. I was an all American kid until then, but spent several months in the hospital and a wheelchair. Doctors said I wouldn’t be walkin after midnight again, but I went against the grain and never waved the white flag until they had to admit they were wrong about me. As I was learning to live again, a lot of my friends in low places would turn a cold shoulder to me. But, Garth’s music was always a friend to me. I have definitely been Mr. blue at times since then, but somehow I always find a new way to fly – often because Garth’s music would move me.
I was lucky enough to see Garth in L.A. in 1996 and that summer is more than a memory and I can still feel the change in me after seeing him live. The last two times he came to the L.A. area I had tickets to go, but a lung infection and blood clots put me in the hospital and I missed him both times. For a minute there, they thought I would be pushing up daisies. Luckily, things are rollin’ a little better now, so I’m ready to see him at the Forum in July. I’m a little superstitious and don’t want to jinx things, so I’m taking it one night a day and am gonna make it this time for sure! I’m still much too young to feel this damn old, and every now and then I have the fever or some problems, but seeing Garth again is what I’ve been working so hard for and wild horses won’t keep me away this time. Being able to meet him face to face and tell him thank you, it’s your song that has helped me so much would be amazing.
I have to add that while I’ve had my share of unanswered prayers, I’ve been blessed in other ways – mostly the amazing wife I’ve had supporting me the last 8 years. That girl is a cowboy for the rodeo of ups and downs she puts up with and does for me. She didn’t know much about Garth’s music before me, but now she loves it all – even the old stuff. So, I hate to add more, but I’d love to be able to take her with me to meet Garth.
The gift I appreciate most from my struggles is knowing that people loving people really is what life is all about. I always try to bring a smile to anyone I meet. I know you are busy workin’ for a livin’, so I want to thank you so much for your time and any possibility of helping.