This was the song that earned Garth Brooks a recording contract. Kent Blazy shared the story with Bart Herbison of Nashville Songwriters Association International
"We pitched it around town for about a year and nobody was interested. We were going to get together and rewrite it, to see if we could get it better. About a week before that, he (Brooks) got a call to come play at the Bluebird to fill in for somebody who was sick. They let him do one song, and he played 'If Tomorrow Never Comes.' Linda Schultz from Capitol Records, who passed on him for the third time that week, heard something (in that song). She said, 'Why don't you come back? Maybe we missed something.' He came in and got a record deal. It was his second single, my first #1 and his first #1."