Throwback Thursday: This Garth Brooks Song Was #1 on This Day 25 Years Ago [VIDEO]
Time to fire up the Blake FM time machine and set the time circuits for June 23rd, 1991. We're going back 25 years to when Garth Brooks scored his sixth #1 single with a song called 'The Thunder Rolls.'
'The Thunder Rolls' was the final single from Garth's 'No Fences Album' and was made it's debut on the charts at #19 in mid-May of 1991. It was co-written by Garth and Pat Alger and was originally recorded by Tanya Tucker. Her version didn't end up being released thought (until put on a box set in 1995) and so Garth decided to do it himself.
The original song contained a 3rd verse that was left out of Garth's version. To make up for this, he included the story line in the music video. The video ended up being a pretty big controversy. and ended up banned by TNN and CMT. It still ended up being Despite the controversy the video still ended up nominated for a Grammy that year.
The song would remain #1 for two weeks before being knocked off by Alan Jackson's 'Don't Rock The Jukebox.' Still, 'The Thunder Rolls' would end up being the the overall #1 country song for the entire year.