On this day in 1991, Garth Brooks celebrated another Multi-Platinum selling album with his sophomore release No Fences. The album was a cross-genre hit, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and reaching #3 on the Billboard 200.
No Fences produced four #1 hits with “Friends in Low Places”, “Unanswered Prayers”, “Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House”, and the “The Thunder Rolls”. The album was named Album of the Year by the ACM in 1990.
The album has since been Certified 17x Platinum.
On this day in 1991, Garth Brooks had the #1 song in the country with “Two Of A Kind, Workin’ On A Full House.” The song was the third single off of No Fences and was also his fifth consecutive number one hit.
Garth provided background information on the song in the CD booklet liner notes from The Hits:
This song came to me through Jon Northrup. He was doing a demo deal, and “Two of a Kind” was one of the four songs he was pitching for a demo. When I heard it, I said, “I wish you all the luck on your deal, but if for some reason it falls through, I’d love to have this. He called me three months later and told me I could have it if I wanted it. I immediately cut it. And to this day, even though it’s a small, light-hearted song, it’s one of the strongest parts of our live show. People just seem to connect with this song. This is a big point to writers and artists out there, especially myself, that sometimes intense gets the point across, but don’t forget to show ’em your sense of humor.