Cover of Garth Brooks Hit Gets Carrie Underwood’s Attention

Mike Fisher's Singalong Means to the World to Song’s Writer

When Carrie Underwood posted a video of her husband Mike Fisher singing along to an early ’90s Garth Brooks song, it went viral. Obviously.

Because in those short 15 seconds, Fisher shows the world what a country fan he really is. Knowing a current hit song by heart is one thing, but to know one that’s almost 25 years old is quite another.
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It looks like he doesn’t even know Underwood is recording him as he sings the second half of the chorus: “These waters are my sky/I’ll never reach my destination/If I never try/So I will sail my vessel/’Til the river runs dry.”

Her caption on the Instagram post just said, “#IAlwaysWantedToMarryGarth@mfisher1212duet coming soon …”

Brooks wrote that song with Victoria Shaw, and it was the first of six No. 1 Brooks hits she would compose.

And she loved seeing Fisher’s take on it.

“Always a compliment when someone loves a song you wrote! Thanks for posting @carrieunderwood … ,” Shaw tweeted early Tuesday (Jan. 5).

Brooks himself loves the song, and it sounds like he always will.

“It is a song of inspiration,” he wrote in the liner notes from his The Hits album from 1994, “a song that I will be proud of a hundred years from now. Victoria Shaw is a wonderful writer and a wonderful friend. And this is what happens when two dreamers get together and write from the heart.”