GARTH: IT'S THE LETTERS FROM THE FANS THAT MAKE YOU A WINNER

What does it take to be a winner in today's country music scene? Just ask Garth Brooks - he has something to say on the subject:

"What it takes to be a winner for me in Country music is what it takes to be a winner in all music or all walks of life," Garth said. "It's changing the world that one little bit. It's Martina McBride getting a letter from somebody that said, man I am free, I got out of my situation because of "Independence Day." It's a letter to Vince Gill that says 'I heard the song about, was it his brother, ("Go Rest High On That Mountain.") it made me rest a lot easier with my loss.' Those are winners. That's when the music is doing its job. The awards and stuff, not meaning to offend anybody, they can have them. It's the letters that mean that you're doing something right."

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