I was living in Nashville, and at the Bluebird Cafe, when this nerdy guy in a George Strait look-a-like get-up sits down and talks about how much he likes George. We were not interested at that point, everyone likes George. Then he sang, nope, nothing there, sounds too much like George. So, we got up and left.
6 months or so later I was working at Tower Records when Garth's CD came out and I was putting them on the shelf. I thought he looked like the guy we walked out on, so I figured he wouldn't last long. During Fan Fair, what it used to be called, we had the chance to get Garth in live to perform with just a guitar. He was a little afraid to perform in so intimate of a setting with not much for sound gear. He came out and sang "The Dance", I thought,