Today is a huge day for country music. Not only does Garth Brooks have a brand new single out, titled “All Day Long,” but the track is truly reminiscent of the songs we all fell in love with throughout his career.
During CMA Fest, Brooks visited the CMA Close Up Stage inside Fan Fair X and hinted that he would have a new single releasing soon; one that would be like “Ain’t Goin’ Down ‘Til the Sun Comes Up,” “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” “Friends In Low Places,” “Two of a Kind Workin’ on a Full House,” and all of his other huge hits that are true sing-along, dance-along, drink-along tunes. Today, he stopped by to visit with three of our favorite people in the morning, Ty, Kelly, and Chuck, to share that single and discuss how it came about.
Brooks substantiated his hints that the song would be drawn from the fun that is had while honky-tonking. Specifically, Brooks was inspired by his recent pop-up show at Layla’s in downtown Nashville that came after his years on the Garth Brooks World Tour circuit. When Brooks heard his upbeat, beloved songs bouncing off the walls of the venue, he realized right then what was next for him: “just a damn good honky-tonk song.”
And a damn good honky-tonk song it is. In fact, we have been listening to “All Day Long” all day long…and that’s not just because every radio station nationwide is spinning it constantly. The track is a breath of fresh air and a reminder of what it felt like twenty-five years ago when Brooks released the next biggest country music song into the universe.
Welcome back 1989, Garth Brooks. You are a sight for sore eyes!