Garth Brooks’ “That Summer”: A Nostalgic Journey

In 1993, Garth Brooks released “That Summer,” a track from his album “The Chase.” Co-written by Brooks, Pat Alger, and Brooks’ then-wife Sandy Mahl, this country ballad captures the essence of a young man’s transformative summer romance.

The song’s lyrics tell the story of the narrator’s summer job on a wealthy woman’s farm, where he experiences a deep, yet fleeting, romantic connection. The themes of love, longing, and nostalgia are woven throughout the narrative, with the chorus highlighting the lasting impact of that summer on the narrator’s life.

“That Summer” quickly climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, becoming one of Brooks’ most successful and cherished songs. The emotional depth and Brooks’ heartfelt performance struck a chord with country music enthusiasts, securing its place as a classic in his repertoire.

Garth Brooks remains an influential figure in the country music scene, and “That Summer” continues to be a memorable highlight in his collection of hits.

Watch the video below to relive the timeless story of “That Summer” by Garth Brooks.