Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks accepted the #DeepCutsChallenge in this week’s episode of his Facebook Live series “Inside Studio G,” and he picked a couple of rare gems from country music king George Strait.
Brooks, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, crooned “Honky Tonk Downstairs” and “80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper” after accepting the challenge from Joe Nichols, who turn took it on from Oklahoman Blake Shelton.
— Trisha Yearwood (@trishayearwood) April 18, 2020
As previously reported, Shelton delivered a surprisingly lovely fireside rendition of Wynonna Judd’s 1993 ballad “Only Love,” after picking up the gauntlet thrown down for him by Carly Pearce, who covered Patty Loveless’ “Sorrowful Angels.”
In addition, Luke Combs took on the #DeepCutsChallenge with Chris Stapleton’s “What’re You Listening To” and then issued it to Oklahoma native Vince Gill. An Country Music Hall of Famer from Oklahoma City, Gill accepted by crooning “Last Dance At The Old Texas Moon,” an old tune from Texas songwriter Bob McDill previously covered by Bobby Bare. Check out the videos from Blake and Vince here.
Tim McGraw started the social media challenge not long after the shelter in place orders started going into effect to slow the spread of the virus, launching it with an acoustic rendition of an old favorite’s John Schneider’s 1987 hit “Take the Long Way Home.” He challenged a few fellow country stars, and some of them took up the gauntlet and then passed it on to others.
Country music stars who have participated so far include Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Russell Dickerson, Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen.
A former Owasso resident, Brooks issued the #DeepCutsChallenge to his wife and fellow country music star Trisha Yearwood, who took to Twitter this morning to ask her fans what song she should sing for it.
Also on his weekly Monday webcast, Brooks emotionally encouraged people (including his fellow Okies) to stay strong during the coronavirus pandemic and shared his experiences sheltering at home with his wife. He also reacted to a Garth-themed “phases of quarantine” meme that has been spotted on social media.
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