Garth Brooks Makes Country History … Again
It was just three weeks ago that Garth Brooks announced he was coming out of retirement, and the country icon has already made history -- again. The first single off his upcoming 'Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Hits' compilation has debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard and R&R charts. The song, 'More Than a Memory,' is the first-ever country song to make its debut at the top.
Kenny Chesney was the previous record holder, but he didn't have the bragging rights for very long. It was just two weeks ago that Chesney's new song, 'Don't Blink,' broke the record for the highest debuting country single ever ... but it only entered the charts at No. 16.
This feat is just another ring in Brooks' record-breaking belt. He's already the top-selling country artist of all time, second only to Elvis Presley and the Beatles in all genres. 'Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Hits' is set to hit stores on November 6.