For the first list in my series, the artist was a no-brainer. When I was little, I had four cassettes that I played the crap out of until they were wore out. Two of those were Garth Brooks albums (No Fences and The Hits), the other two were the Beach Boys (Endless Summer and Still Cruisin), which explains why my taste in music is primarily country and '50s/'60s rock. So naturally, I'll start with the guy who first made me a big fan of country music and loud shirts.
25. The Beaches of Cheyenne
Fresh Horses, 1995
This was one of two songs off Fresh Horses to be a number one hit. It's a haunting ghost story about a cowboy from California who has a fight with his wife then gets killed attempting to ride a bull in Cheyenne. …