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Released: Nov. 25, 1997

Rating: 3.455 (average of 11 ratings)

Genre: country

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Album Tracks:

  1. Longneck Bottle
  2. How You Ever Gonna Know
  3. She’s Gonna Make It
  4. I Don’t Have to Wonder
  5. Two Pina Coladas
  6. Cowboy Cadillac
  7. Fit for a King
  8. Do What You Gotta Do
  9. You Move Me
  10. In Another’s Eyes (with Trisha Yearwood)
  11. When There’s No One Around
  12. A Friend to Me
  13. Take the Keys to My Heart
  14. Belleau Wood


sales in U.S. only 9 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 60,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 11 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 5
peak on U.K. album chart 34

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • In Another’s Eyes (8/23/97) #2 CW
  • Longneck Bottle (11/22/97) #1 CW
  • Two Pina Coladas (12/6/97) #1 CW
  • She’s Gonna Make It (12/6/97) #2 CW
  • You Move Me (12/6/97) #3 CW
  • Do What You Gotta Do (12/6/97) #13 CW, #60a US
  • Belleau Wood (12/6/97) #41 CW
  • Cowboy Cadillac (12/6/97) #52 CW
  • Take the Keys to My Heart (12/6/97) #57 CW
  • How You Ever Gonna Know (12/6/97) #59 CW
  • A Friend to Me (12/6/97) #68 CW
  • I Don’t Have to Wonder (12/6/97) #70 CW


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. American Music Awards – Album of the Year, country

Garth Brooks
“Despite a massive publicity campaign, Fresh Horses failed to match the success of its predecessors, which meant that its successor, Sevens, had to return Garth Brooks to his superstar status in order to be considered a hit. Part of the problem with Fresh Horses is that it embraced arena rock instead of merely flirting with it; as a result, large portions of his audience refused to follow him” (Erlewine).

Sevens corrects that misstep by retreating to traditional country territory and establishing a new, folky country-pop direction. Theoretically, it sounds like the perfect move, but Sevens doesn’t quite play as smoothly as it should. The music never catches fire and often sounds weary instead of hushed and intimate. There are no sweeping epics, no rockers, no steps forward; there’s none of the risk-taking that made his early albums so successful” (Erlewine).

“Instead, Sevens is an album of small, subtle pleasures, whether it’s the swinging Longneck Bottle or the moving ballad She’s Gonna Make It. These aren’t great leaps forward, but they’re well-written and performed, making for solid additions to his catalog” (Erlewine).

“Unfortunately, there aren’t enough of these moments on Sevens. Only a handful of songs match the level of those two, and since the filler itself lacks power, the end result is an album that is surprisingly lackluster” (Erlewine).

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Previous Album: Fresh Horses (1995) Next Album: Double Live (1998)

Last updated November 18, 2008.