Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

 

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Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter.[1] His integration of rock and roll elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States. Brooks has had great success on the country single and album charts,[2] with multi-platinum recordings and record-breaking live performances, while also crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.[3]

According to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and is second only to the Beatles in total album sales overall.[4] He is also one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 160 million records.[5]

As of September 23, 2016, Brooks is now the only artist in music history to have released 7 albums that achieved diamond status in the United States, (surpassing the Beatles record of 6), those albums are: Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin' the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum), Double Live (21× platinum), and The Ultimate Hits (10× platinum).[6] Since 1989, Brooks has released 21 records in all, which include: 12 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums and 4 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several awards in his career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including "Artist of the '90s") and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the U.S.

Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2009.[3] During this time, he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart and sporadically released new singles.[7][8] In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, giving select performances and releasing two compilation albums.

In 2009, he began Garth at Wynn, a periodic weekend residency show at Las Vegas' Encore Theatre from December 2009 to January 2014. Following the conclusion of the residency, Brooks announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014.[9] In September 2014, he began his comeback tour, The Garth Brooks World Tour, with wife and musician Trisha Yearwood. His most recent album, Gunslinger, was released in November 2016.

Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012.[10] He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.[11]

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Ask Me How I Know
 
"Ask Me How I Know" is a song recorded by American country music singer Garth Brooks, and written by Mitch Rossell.
Man Against Machine
 
Man Against Machine is the ninth studio album by American country music artist Garth Brooks.
If Tomorrow Never Comes
 
"If Tomorrow Never Comes" is a song recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks.
Double Live
 
Double Live is the first and only live album by American country music artist Garth Brooks.

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Preds Give Rave Reviews of Garth Brooks Concert
  –  December 13, 2017
After a private meet-and-greet with the country-music legend, the Preds headed to the arena floor to take in the magnificent spectacle that is a Garth Brooks performance. The reviews are in, and needless to say, everything the Preds had heard was true ...
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Talk Life After Three-Year Tour
  –  December 12, 2017
Couple celebrate anniversary, career milestones as the CMA Entertainer of the Year kicks off his final run of shows in Nashville Garth Brooks ends this latest world ... thanks to his early-career book-and-music chronicle The Anthology, Part One: The ...
Garth Brooks Reflects on His Record-Breaking Tour: 'This Is the Highest I've Ever Felt'
  –  December 11, 2017
It’s easy to count the ways Garth Brooks is at the top of his game right now ... close RodeoHouston in February and March and to headline California’s Stagecoach Music Festival in April. You can also expect that trips to the studio will be on his ...
Garth Brooks Hints at Future Tour Plans: 'It Will Be Exactly What You Want It to Be'
  –  December 11, 2017
Garth Brooks kicked off the first two of his seven-show run in Nashville, Tenn. over the weekend, which, after his final show on Dec. 23, will mark the end of his three-year World Tour. But rest assured, the country music icon isn't planning on staying out ...
Garth Brooks Dreams of Singing With Carrie Underwood’s Husband
  –  December 11, 2017
Garth Brooks opened up the first of a whopping seven dates in Nashville ... Some of them a little more unexpected than others. When asked if the string of Music City shows would include any special guests, Brooks took a moment to muse about an unlikely ...
Garth Brooks is No. 1 again with 'Anthology' book-music hybrid
  –  December 9, 2017
Who knew that Garth Brooks almost missed his chance to record “Friends in Low Places,” the DeWayne Blackwell-Earl “Bud” Lee song that became one of his biggest early hits, and helped cement his status as one of country’s bright new stars of the ...
Additional tickets for Garth Brooks' Nashville shows going on sale
  –  December 6, 2017
Additional tickets are being released for several of Garth Brooks' shows at Bridgestone Arena in December ... will be the end of the North American leg of his tour. The country music superstar has sold over 6.3 million tickets on his tour so far, making ...
Garth Brooks Houston Rodeo Concerts Sell Out In 45 Minutes
  –  December 4, 2017
Image: Artist Garth Brooks performs at the 2017 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)
Garth Brooks scores No. 1 hit with 'Ask Me How I Know,' sells out two RodeoHouston shows in minutes
  –  December 4, 2017
Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks is celebrating a couple of impressive milestones. The Pearl Records recording artist is celebrating topping the charts today, as his poignant and “romantic power ballad” (L.A. Times), “Ask ...
Power outage strikes Garth Brooks' Prudential Center show
  –  December 4, 2017
A power outage during a Garth Brooks concert at the Prudential Center in downtown ... went out unexpectedly shortly before 8 p.m. on the final night of the country music star's three-night stop in the city: At approximately 7:50 p.m. tonight, Prudential ...
Notable box sets and period releases of 2017, including Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Ella Fitzgerald
  –  December 3, 2017
While the music industry has shifted its focus to streaming services, reissues and box sets are one pop tradition that isn’t going away. Here, we look at 10 of our favorite archival releases this year. Garth Brooks, “The Anthology - Part 1” (Pearl).
Spokane couple finds hope and healing through Garth Brooks music
  –  November 13, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. - Garth Brooks' return to Spokane helped create some special memories for many people. For one Spokane couple, getting to Brooks and Trisha Yearwood gave them the hope they needed during one of the scariest times in their lives. Jessica ...
Garth Brooks slammed for lip-syncing at CMA Awards
  –  November 9, 2017
For the second consecutive year and sixth time overall, Garth Brooks took home country music’s top honor Wednesday night at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards: Entertainer of the Year. Just before he was presented with the award, however ...
How Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Continue to Set the Bar High for Country Music Couples
  –  September 17, 2017
"We have been friends for such a long time. Our relationship is based on a very deep friendship that we've had, so we were in the position of knowing each other as friends before we ever went on a date," she previously told the Huffington Post. "When we're ...

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