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.
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.”