Thicker Than Blood
|"Thicker Than Blood"|
|Single by Garth Brooks|
|from the album Scarecrow|
|Released||May 29, 2002|
|Writer(s)||Garth Brooks, Jenny Yates|
|Garth Brooks singles chronology|
"Thicker Than Blood" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in May 2002 as the fourth single from the album Scarecrow. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was written by Brooks and Jenny Yates.
Background and writing
According to the liner notes, the song is about Brooks's father, who served in the United States Marine Corps. Brooks also said that he did not want to refer to his father as an "ex-Marine", but could not find any other way to describe him while fitting the song's meter.
"Thicker Than Blood" debuted at number 58 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart dated December 1, 2001, based on unsolicited airplay following the album's release. The song officially re-entered at number 60 on the chart dated June 15, 2002.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||18|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||14|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 55.
- Scarecrow (CD booklet). Garth Brooks. Capitol Records. 2001. 31330.
- "Singles Minded". Billboard. December 1, 2001.
- "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
- "Garth Brooks Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Garth Brooks.
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