I think the thing with Garth Brooks is that he was interested several types of music and he sang what he liked. It didn't always work but I found most of it enjoyable. I am fond of "Ireland", more folk music than country but it stuck in my head and I love the opening.
"Knowing there is a world that will outlive you, there are people whose well-being depends on how you live your life, affects the way you live your life, whether or not you directly experience those effects.
You want to be the kind of person who has the larger view, who takes other people’s interests into account, who’s dedicated to the principles that you can justify; like justice, knowledge, truth, beauty and morality.