Some of Garth Brooks' greatest hits include "Friends in Low Places," "What She's Doing Now," "Unanswered Prayers" and "The Dance." He is also responsible for such hits as "Ain't Going Down ('til the Sun Comes Up)," "The Thunder Rolls" and "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House."
One of Brooks' most successful songs, "Friends in Low Places," was his first single off of his 1990 album "No Fences." The song occupied the top spot on the country singles charts for four weeks, and it has won Brooks awards from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. Although Brooks sings the song, its writers are Earl Bud Lee and Dewayne Blackwell. The idea for the song came about when Lee forgot to bring his money one day when he went out to lunch. He told someone in the room that he wasn't worried about paying for his meal because he had "friends in low places," and he knew the restaurant's cook.
Like "Friends in Low Places," Brooks' 1992 song "What She's Doing Now" also spent four weeks in the number one spot on the charts. It is a somber song in which Brooks ponders what a woman from his past has been up to since she disappeared from his life.