Garth Brooks had a CBS special Friday (Nov. 29), "Live from Las Vegas," a live broadcast of his final performance of his one-man show at the Wynn Las Vegas, which has been running the last three years.
The special is a musical journey of Brooks' own stuff but also the songs and artists who influenced him along the way. He starts in the 1960s with a really funny recounting of how his parents' musical tastes differed.
His dad was into two musical icons -- Merle Haggard and George Jones. His mom was into Motown, particularly Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight. Brooks cracks that as a little kid, he wanted to like his dad's music, but it wasn't exactly kid-appropriate.
"Everything Haggard did in the '60s was about prison. People, I'm five years old. In Oklahoma, that's still a good 8-9 years away from prison," laughs Brooks.
As the Brooks family moved into the 1970s, »
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