Sevens (album)

Sevens (album)

Sevens is the seventh studio album (ninth overall) of American country pop artist Garth Brooks. It was released on November 25, 1997. It hit #1 on the Billboard Country music charts and #1 on the Billboard Pop chart. The album also topped the Country album charts in Britain for several months and crossed over into the mainstream pop charts.

777,777 copies of Sevens were marked as First Editions. These albums have a gold seal on the CD booklet and a similar mark on the CD itself. Canadian versions of the albums have a maple leaf shaped seal on the cover. First Editions were not released outside of North America.

Brooks quoted upon release of the album: "I'm proud, I'm excited, I'm nervous, and it feels good to be back in the game again. This is a very personal album. I only wrote six of the songs, but there are many that are so 'me' that people I work with every day thought I wrote them".

Through 2006, approximately nine million copies have been sold in the U.S. On Oct 5, 2007 the RIAA announced Sevens has been certified Diamond. His duet with Trisha Yearwood, "In Another's Eyes", won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the Grammy Awards of 1998. Sevens was nominated for the Best Country Album Grammy the following year.

Track Listings

  1. "Longneck Bottle" (Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner) – 2:15
  2. "How You Ever Gonna Know" (Kent Blazy, Garth Brooks) – 3:35
  3. "She's Gonna Make It" (Blazy, Kim Williams, Brooks) – 2:45
  4. "I Don't Have to Wonder" (Shawn Camp, Taylor Dunn) – 3:04
  5. "Two Piña Coladas" (Camp, Benita Hill, Sandy Manson) – 3:34
  6. "Cowboy Cadillac" (Bryan Kennedy, Brooks) – 2:50
  7. "Fit for a King" (Jim Rushing, Carl Jackson) – 3:58
  8. "Do What You Gotta Do" (Pat Flynn) – 2:57
  9. "You Move Me" (Gordon Kennedy, Pierce Pettis) – 4:34
  10. "In Another's Eyes" (duet w/ Trisha Yearwood) (Bobby Wood, John Peppard, Brooks) – 3:33
  11. "When There's No One Around" (Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott) – 3:33
  12. "A Friend to Me" (Victoria Shaw, Brooks) – 3:05
  13. "Take The Keys to My Heart" (Hill, Pam Wolfe, Tommy Smith) – 2:31
  14. "Belleau Wood" (Joe Henry, Brooks) – 3:29



Year Chart Position
1997 The Billboard 200 1
1998 The Billboard 200 1



  • Recorded and Mixed by Mark Miller
  • Recorded at Jack's Tracks Recording Studio
  • Assisted by Duke Duczer and Joe Hayden
  • Strings Recorded at Javelina Studios
  • Mastered at Georgetown Masters by Denny Purcell
  • Digital Editing by Carlos Grier


As listed in liner notes.

  • Susan Ashtonbackground vocals ("She's Gonna Make It", "You Move Me")
  • Sam Bacco – percussion ("You Move Me", "Belleau Wood"), congas ("She's Gonna Make It")
  • Bruce Bouton – steel guitar
  • Garth Brooks – lead vocals, background vocals
  • Sam Bush – background vocals ("Do What You Gotta Do"), mandolin ("Do What You Gotta Do", "When There's No One Around")
  • Shawn Campacoustic guitar ("Two Piña Coladas")
  • Mark Casstevens – acoustic guitar
  • Mike Chapman – bass guitar
  • John Cowan – background vocals ("Do What You Gotta Do")
  • Béla Fleckbanjo
  • Pat Flynn – acoustic guitar ("Do What You Gotta Do")
  • Kevin Grant – bass guitar ("Fit for a King")
  • Rob Hajacos – fiddle
  • Randy Hardison – drums ("Fit for a King")
  • Lona Heid – background vocals ("Fit for a King")
  • Randy Howard – fiddle ("Fit for a King")
  • Carl Jackson – acoustic guitar, background vocals ("Fit for a King")
  • Chris Leuzinger – electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Edgar Meyerarco bass ("Belleau Wood")
  • Al Perkins – Dobro ("Fit for a King")
  • Milton Sledge – drums, percussion
  • Catherine Styron – piano ("Fit for a King")
  • Steve Wariner – acoustic guitar ("Longneck Bottle")
  • Bobby Wood – piano, keyboard

"The Ordinaires" on "How You Ever Gonna Know": Bobby Wood, Allen Reynolds, Garth Brooks

Choir on "I Don't Have to Wonder": Kathy Chiavola, Vicki Hampton, Susan Ashton, Trisha Yearwood, Robert Bailey, Yvonne Hodges

Background vocals on "Two Piña Coladas": Dorothy "The Birthday Girl" Robinson, Charles Green, Matt Lindsey, Sandy Mason, Shawn Camp, Big Al, Double "D", "Sam the Man" Duczer, Garth Brooks

All strings performed by the Nashville String Machine; conducted and arranged by Jim Ed Norman.


  • Production: Carlton Davis
  • Production Assistant: Denise Jarvis
  • Art Direction: Virginia Team
  • Design: Jerry Joyner
  • Photography: Beverly Parker
  • Additional Photographs: Henry Diltz, Virginia Team and Jerry Joyner
  • Make-Up: Mary Beth Felts
  • Digital Imager: Harris Graphics

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