Garth Brooks Life and Career Explored in New Book
He's the best-selling country artist of all time and is credited with singlehandedly changing the course of country music. Now, a soon-to-be-released biography takes a closer look at Garth Brooks, his family and his unparalleled career.
'The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country's Big Boom,' hitting store shelves May 28, was authored by noted music journalist Patsi Bale Cox, whose previous published works include co-writing Wynonna Judd's 'Coming Home to Myself,' Tanya Tucker's 'Nickel Dreams' and Loretta Lynn's 'Still Woman Enough.' A former magazine editor, Cox worked with Brooks' label, Capitol Records, during the entertainer's "boom" years.
"I saw what went down from both sides." Cox said in a 2008 interview. "One thing the book will show is that even the biggest superstars have to watch their backs when it comes to contracts, record labels and executives."