Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences

Blame it All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences is the fourth compilation box set by American country music artist Garth Brooks, released by Pearl Records on November 28, 2013.

Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Box set by
ReleasedNovember 28, 2013 (2013-11-28)
ProducerSteve Buckingham
Mark Miller
Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
The Ultimate Hits
Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
Man Against Machine

The 8-disc set, sold exclusively through Walmart and Sam's Club stores, includes 77 songs on six compact discs, plus 33 music videos, and a full-length live performance from the Garth at Wynn residency show in Las Vegas, on two DVDs. Four of the CDs are new studio albums composed entirely of cover songs. The remaining two CDs and the DVD in the set are a reissue of The Ultimate Hits.[2]

Content edit

Loosely modeled from the set list of his residency show, Garth at Wynn, the albums feature songs Brooks attributes to the development of his unique country pop genre. They were produced by Mark Miller, with additional production from Steve Buckingham on "Shout." Allen Reynolds produced The Ultimate Hits.[3]

Commercial success edit

The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with 164,000 copies from fewer than four days of sales and reached number 1 in its second week with 146,000 marking his ninth top album on the chart.[4] As of September 10, 2014, has sold 893,000 copies in the United States.[5][6] The RIAA lists individual Platinum certifications for Country Classics(listed as Country Hits in the RIAA database), Classic Rock, The Melting Pot and Blue-Eyed Soul.[7]

Track listing edit

Country Classics
1."Great Balls of Fire"Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer1:59
2."After the Fire Is Gone" (duet with Trisha Yearwood)L. E. White2:59
3."Act Naturally"Voni Morrison, Johnny Russell2:23
4."Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down"Merle Haggard2:46
5."Amos Moses"Jerry Reed2:55
6."Fishin' in the Dark"Jim Photoglo, Wendy Waldman3:24
7."Unwound"Frank Dycus, Dean Dillon2:28
8."Good Ole Boys Like Me"Bob McDill4:17
9."White Lightnin'"J.P. Richardson2:41
10."Don't Close Your Eyes"McDill4:36
11."Jambalaya"Hank Williams2:50
Total length:33:24
The Ultimate Hits - CD (Disc 1)
1."Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)"Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Garth BrooksAllen Reynolds4:32
2."Friends in Low Places"Dewayne Blackwell, Earl "Bud" LeeReynolds4:18
3."Shameless"Billy JoelReynolds4:01
4."Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"Bobby Boyd, Warren Haynes, Dennis RobbinsReynolds2:31
5."The Beaches of Cheyenne"Dan Roberts, Bryan Kennedy, BrooksReynolds4:12
6."If Tomorrow Never Comes"Blazy, BrooksReynolds3:37
7."Papa Loved Mama"Williams, BrooksReynolds2:48
8."More Than a Memory"Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Billy MontanaReynolds3:22
9."Good Ride Cowboy"Jerrod Niemann, Richie Brown, Kennedy, Bob DoyleReynolds3:26
10."In Another's Eyes" (The duet with Trisha Yearwood)Brooks, Bobby Wood, John PeppardReynolds3:33
11."The Fever"Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Roberts, KennedyReynolds2:40
12."Midnight Sun"Brooks, Jerrod Niemann, Richie BrownReynolds3:44
13."Learning to Live Again"Don Schlitz, Stephanie DavisReynolds4:04
14."Longneck Bottle" (featuring Steve Wariner)Steve Wariner, Rick CarnesReynolds2:15
15."To Make You Feel My Love"Bob DylanReynolds3:55
16."We Shall Be Free"Davis, BrooksReynolds3:47
17."The Dance"Tony ArataReynolds3:37
The Ultimate Hits - CD (Disc 2)
1."Callin' Baton Rouge"Dennis LindeReynolds2:35
2."Two Piña Coladas"Shawn Camp, Benita Hill, Sandy MasonReynolds3:34
3."The Thunder Rolls"Pat Alger, BrooksReynolds3:42
4."That Summer"Alger, Sandy Mahl, BrooksReynolds4:45
5."The River"Victoria Shaw, BrooksReynolds4:23
6."Beer Run" (The duet with George Jones)Kim Williams, Amanda Williams, Keith Anderson, George Ducas, BlazyReynolds2:28
7."Unanswered Prayers"Alger, Larry Bastian, BrooksReynolds3:23
8."Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"Randy Taylor, BrooksReynolds2:53
9."Workin' for a Livin'" (The duet with Huey Lewis)Huey Lewis, Chris HayesReynolds2:40
10."What She's Doing Now"Alger, BrooksReynolds3:23
11."When You Come Back to Me Again" (from Frequency)Jenny Yates, BrooksReynolds4:44
12."Standing Outside the Fire"Yates, BrooksReynolds3:51
13."American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"Kennedy, Jim RushingReynolds3:31
14."The Change"Tony Arata, Wayne TesterReynolds4:06
15."Rodeo"Larry BastianReynolds3:51
16."Wrapped Up in You"Wayne KirkpatrickReynolds4:31
17."Leave a Light On" (Bonus Track)Randy Goodrum, Tommy SimmsReynolds3:41
The Ultimate Hits - DVD
1."Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"Randy Taylor, Garth Brooks 2:59
2."If Tomorrow Never Comes"Kent Blazy, BrooksJohn Lloyd Miller3:44
3."The Dance"Tony ArataMiller4:04
4."Friends in Low Places"Dewayne Blackwell, Earl "Bud" Lee 8:54
5."Unanswered Prayers"Pat Alger, Larry Bastian, Brooks 4:27
6."Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House"Bobby Boyd, Warren Haynes, Dennis Robbins 2:38
7."The Thunder Rolls"Alger, BrooksBud Schaetzle4:27
8."Rodeo"Larry Bastian 3:55
9."Shameless"Billy Joel 3:38
10."Papa Loved Mama"Kim Williams, Brooks 2:46
11."What She's Doing Now"Alger, Brooks 3:40
12."The River"Victoria Shaw, Brooks 3:40
13."We Shall Be Free"Stephanie Davis, BrooksTimothy Miller3:40
14."Learning to Live Again"Don Schlitz, Stephanie Davis 4:04
15."That Summer"Alger, Sandy Mahl, Brooks 5:01
16."Standing Outside the Fire"Jenny Yates, BrooksJon Small3:55
17."Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)"Blazy, Williams, Brooks 4:46
18."Callin' Baton Rouge"Dennis LindeMichael Salomon2:47
19."American Honky-Tonk Bar Association"Kennedy, Jim Rushing 4:19
20."The Fever"Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Roberts, Kennedy 3:24
21."To Make You Feel My Love"Bob Dylan 3:55
22."The Beaches of Cheyenne"Dan Roberts, Bryan Kennedy, Brooks 3:43
23."The Change"Tony Arata, Wayne TesterSmall3:40
24."Two Piña Coladas"Don Schlitz, Davis 3:12
25."Longneck Bottle" (with special guest Steve Wariner)Alger, Sandy Mahl, Brooks 3:33
26."In Another's Eyes" (The duet with Trisha Yearwood)Brooks, Bobby Wood, John PeppardMichael Salomon3:32
27."Wrapped Up In You"Wayne KirkpatrickSmall5:27
28."Beer Run" (The duet with George Jones)Williams, Amanda Williams, Keith Anderson, George Ducas, Blazy 2:40
29."When You Come Back to Me Again" (from Frequency)Jenny Yates, BrooksGerry Wenner, Brooks4:38
30."Good Ride Cowboy"Jerrod Niemann, Richie Brown, Kennedy, Bob Doyle 3:39
31."More Than a Memory"Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Billy Montana 3:39
32."Workin' for a Livin'" (The duet with Huey Lewis)Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes 2:45
33."Midnight Sun"Brooks, Jerrod Niemann, Richie Brown 4:37

Personnel edit

  • Jill Dell'Abate – background vocals
  • Pat Algeracoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Bob Babbitt – bass guitar
  • Sam Bacco – percussion
  • Bob Bailey – background vocals
  • Al "Shaggy" Barclay – background vocals
  • Eddie Bayersdrums, handclapping, keyboards, percussion
  • DeWayne Blackwell – background vocals
  • Bruce Boutonsteel guitar, background vocals
  • Tim Bowers – background vocals
  • Jimmy Bowland – saxophone
  • Garth Brooks – choir, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, handclapping, lead vocals, background vocals
  • Sandy Brooks – background vocals
  • Stephanie C. Brown – background vocals
  • Tom Bukovac – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Dennis Burnside – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Sam Bushfiddle, mandolin
  • Shawn Camp – acoustic guitar
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Mark Casstevens – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Mike Chapman – bass guitar, handclapping, background vocals
  • Kathy Chiavola – choir, background vocals
  • Johnny Christopher – acoustic guitar
  • Charles Cochran – string arrangements
  • Allie Colleen – background vocals
  • Chad Cromwell – drums, percussion
  • Jerry Douglasdobro
  • Bob Doyle – background vocals
  • Stuart Duncan – fiddle, mandolin
  • Earl of Bud Lee – background vocals
  • The Englands – background vocals
  • Béla Fleckbanjo
  • Pat Flynn – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Franklin – steel guitar
  • Dave Gant – background vocals
  • Steve Gibson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Carl Gorodetzky – string contractor
  • Barry Green – trombone
  • Charles Green – handclapping
  • Tracy Greenwood – handclapping
  • Rob Hajacos – fiddle, background vocals
  • Vicki Hampton – background vocals
  • Joe Harris – background vocals
  • Mike Haynes – trumpet
  • Dan Heins – background vocals
  • John Hobbs – keyboards
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Jon Mark Ivey – background vocals
  • John Barlow Jarvis – keyboards
  • Wendy Johnson – choir, background vocals
  • Rusty Jones – background vocals
  • Gordon Kennedy – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals
  • Steve King – background vocals
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Jennifer Kummer – french horn
  • Chris Leuzinger – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Sam Levine – saxophone
  • Pam "The Chick" Lewis – background vocals
  • Terry McMillanharmonica
  • Kenny Malone – drums, percussion
  • Blair Masters – keyboards
  • Jimmy Mattingly – fiddle
  • Edgar Meyerupright bass
  • Joey Miskulinaccordion
  • Mark Miller – handclapping
  • Doug Moffet – saxophone, soloist
  • Buddy Mondlock – background vocals
  • Steve Morley – background vocals
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Jonell Mosser – background vocals
  • The Nashville String Machinestrings
  • Jim Ed Norman – string arrangements
  • Jennifer O'Brien – choir, background vocals
  • Mike Palmerman – background vocals
  • Billy Panda – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Steve Patrick – trumpet
  • Wayland Patton – choir, background vocals
  • Brian Petree – background vocals
  • Dale Pierce – background vocals
  • Jon Randall – background vocals
  • Michael Rhodes – bass guitar
  • Karyn Rochelle – background vocals
  • Chris Rodriguez – background vocals
  • Jim Rooney – background vocals
  • Tami Rose – background vocals
  • John Wesley Ryles – background vocals
  • Lee Sartin – background vocals
  • Lisa Silver – background vocals
  • Milton Sledge – drums, percussion
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar
  • Kira Small – background vocals
  • Chris Stapleton – background vocals
  • Morgane Hayes-Stapleton – background vocals
  • Charley Stefl – background vocals
  • Scott Stem – background vocals
  • Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Daniel Tashian – background vocals
  • Vaneese Thomas – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Steve Wariner – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Bergen White – string arrangements, background vocals
  • Hurshel Wiginton – choir, background vocals
  • Bobby Wood – handclapping, keyboards, background vocals
  • Glenn Worf – bass guitar
  • Trisha Yearwood – choir, background vocals
  • Curtis Young – choir, background vocals
  • Reggie Young – acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Chart performance edit

References edit

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