Sociology Index

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks co-wrote the gospel-country-rock song "We Shall Be Free" to express his desire for equality and tolerance. The song often received standing ovations when performed in a concert.

We Shall Be Free
This ain't comin' from no prophet, Just an ordinary man. When the last child cries for a crust of bread, When the last man dies for just words that he said, and When there's shelter over the poorest head, We shall be free.

Brooks is also a fundraiser for various other charities, including a number of children's charities and famine relief. With wife Trisha Yearwood, Brooks sang Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain" on the Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast nationwide telethon for Hurricane Katrina relief. - "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast". ABC. September 2005.