The Upside (2012)
The Upside, recorded during 2012 in Nashville, was co-produced by Brooks and Nashville music veteran, Chris Leuzinger (guitar player on all Garth Brooks’ albums). Leuzinger assembled an all-star team of Nashville’s finest musicians to play on the album. Joining his performance on electric and acoustic guitar, was Eddie Bayers on drums (Sting, Elton John, Bette Midler), Dave Pomeroy on bass (Elton John, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss), Gary Prim on piano/keyboards (Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Patti Labelle), Billy Panda on guitar/mandolin (Lonestar, The Oakridge Boys) and Steve Patrick on trumpet (The Chieftains, Elton John, Alison Krauss).
Bob Bullock, who engineered on some of Shania Twain’s smash albums for producer Mutt Lange, was also a big contributor to the project by engineering and mixing the album. Brooks wrote eight and co-wrote three of the 11 songs featured on the recording.