Garth Brooks has paid tribute to late songwriter Dewayne Blackwell.
Blackwell co-wrote Brooks’ 1990 smash-hit ‘Associates In Low Locations’ with Earl Bud Lee and following Dewayne’s dying final week, Garth has spoken out about his late pal, crediting him with altering his life.
He advised Billboard: “What we misplaced once we misplaced Dewayne Blackwell was somebody who really was a craftsman, not a settler. He wouldn’t settle. If all the things lined up, it might take you 5 minutes to write down a music; if issues didn’t, it might take you 5 years to write down a music. He was not a type of guys that might let something move. He did it for the sake of the music and for the sake of leisure. He understood that.
“‘Associates in Low Locations,’ I [sang] the demo for that. They have been pitching it to [George] Strait and all I do know was I did demos generally 5, 9, a day, and this was the one I couldn’t get out of my head for months. It simply saved circling again in. I by no means [could] imagine that me as an artist would take that music on. And now I can’t think about being the artist that I’ve received to be with out that music.”
Garth additionally praised Blackwell for serving to him to develop as a songwriter.
He stated: “Whereas I [was] forming my writing habits as a younger author, [manager] Bob Doyle teamed me with Larry Bastian and Dewayne Blackwell. Each are pure rhymists, they usually received’t enable a non-pure rhyme in. So the loopy factor to consider is the following time you’re hammered and also you’re doing karaoke and also you’re singing what might probably be essentially the most sung social gathering music on the planet, know that ‘Associates in Low Locations’ has pure rhyme 100 per cent by way of it. Isn’t it wonderful? The music that’s most likely essentially the most slurred is a pure rhyme. That’s loopy.”