Throwback: Garth Brooks Performs Live in 1986

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Watch Garth Brooks perform a cover of George Strait's "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her" live in 1986 here!

Garth Brooks is one of the most iconic country singers of all time. The Oklahoma native gained massive commercial success in 1989 with his debut self-titled album, which included legendary singles such as “The Dance,” and become one of the most popular country singers of the 90’s.

Before finding fame, Brooks spent the mid-late 80’s traveling around Oklahoma, playing in clubs and bars. Brooks often frequented the Stillwater, Oklahoma club Wild Willie’s Saloon.

Watch a young Brooks cover George Strait’s “Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her” live in 1986 below!

In 1987, Brooks left Oklahoma and moved to Nashville to pursue his country music career with his first wife, Sandy Mahl. Music manager Bob Doyle helped Brooks eventually get singed with Capital Records.

Through the 90’s, Brooks launched into stardom, releasing singles such as “Friends in Low Places” in 1990, and his third album Ropin’ The Wind, released in September 1991, reaching No.1 on the Billboard Hot 200, a feat that no other country artist had done before.

In 2001, Brooks related is final album, Scarecrow before taking a 13-year hiatus from music. On September 3, 2014, Brooks broke his decade-long break from music and released his comeback single, “People Loving People.” The single did well, but did not meet the success of Brooks’ previous music, due to the song’s only digital release being on Ghost Tunes, the online streaming service published by Brooks from 2014 to 2017.

The single led to Brooks’ ninth album, Man Against Machine, as well as an extensive world tour. Brooks’ 10th studio album, Gunslinger, was released in late 2016. In 2017, the star won “Entertainer of the Year” at the CMA Awards.

“Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her” Lyrics 

I burn with desire
each time my heart fans the fire
To that old flame
that burns inside of me
She cried when I left her
now I try to forget her
Oh how foolish I was
to ever want to leave

Because nobody in his right mind
would’ve left her
I had to be crazy to say good bye
Nobody in his right mind
could’ve left her
Even my heart was smart enough
to stay behind

I still carry her picture
I wish her well
with the new love
I know she’s found by now
Each night finds me dreamin’
each day I spend thinkin’
How much I wish
she was still around

Because nobody in his right mind
would’ve left her
I had to be crazy to say good bye
Nobody in his right mind
could’ve left her
Even my heart was smart enough
to stay behind

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