Garth Brooks' 'Blame It On My Roots' compilation features country performer covering multiple genres across four discs
Garth Brooks has a busy 2014 planned, or at least country fans hope he does. A number of mysterious messages on the country star's website, including the recent post "????," have sent fanatics into a wave of hypothesis and project about an upcoming tour from the performer. Before you can spend your money on hypothetical concert tickets, Brooks is giving you the option of spending your money on a factual compilation of cover songs.
Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Hits will feature four discs containing 40 songs, all of which will be Brooks giving his own interpretation of songs that inspired him. The discs are split into four categories: "Country Classics," "Classic Rock," "Blue-Eyed Soul" and "Melting Pot." The performer announced the set at a recent date in his concert series at the Wynn Las Vegas. His representatives haven't indicated a release date yet, but it's resumed the set will make an appearance for your holiday shopping.
The tracklist is far from complete as well. Music Times has scoured the internet, picking up confirmed tracks from various sources. Here's what we can tell is for real (in no particular order):
"After The Fire Is Gone " (by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn)
"Great Balls of Fire" (by Jerry Lee Lewis)
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (by Marvin Gaye)
"Midnight Train to Georgia" (by Gladys Knight)
"Mrs. Robinson" (by Simon & Garfunkle)
"Superstition" (by Stevie Wonder)
"Unwound" (by George Strait)
"Wide World" by Cat Stevens
Jackson Browne and Bob Seger will be covered, although we couldn't find song specifics. Rumors that Boogie Down Productions' "My Philosophy" would be included on the set are awesome, if highly doubtful.