Garth Brooks song inspires movie
September 13th, 2010
03:33 PM ET

Garth Brooks song inspires movie

Sounds like someone heard Garth Brooks's "Unanswered Prayers" – the hit country song is being turned into a Lifetime TV movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 1990 Billboard chart-topper tells the story of a happily married man who has a run-in with his high school sweetheart at a football game in their hometown. Though he reminisces about the days he prayed she'd be his forever, he realizes that his true destiny was to be with his wife.

Lifetime's film, which premieres in November, will star Eric Close ("Without a Trace") as the torn man with Samantha Mathis ("Grey's Anatomy") as his wife and Madchen Amick ("Damages") as his former crush.

Brooks, 48, has said that he wrote the song based upon his own personal experience.

"In October of '89, I saw my old high school flame," said the singer, who was married to first wife Sandy Mahl at the time. "And I can say this now; at the time I couldn't: For the first two years of my married life, I really thought the girl that was for me was still that girl that was in high school. And now, man, just the realization that what you have is the best for you, and the best you could ever do in your lifetime - it sure makes you sleep well at night."

Mahl and Brooks ended their 15-year-union in 2001; he went on to marry singer Trisha Yearwood in 2005.

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  1. JulieG

    It's hard to judge when I don't live in a glass house but I really enjoy him as an entertainer & look forward to seeing the movie.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. naomi


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