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Garth Brooks

Born Troyal Garth Brooks, future country icon and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks inherited his love of music from his mother Colleen, who was an artist on Capitol Records in the 1950s. He attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising before leaving for Nashville to pursue country music. His first move to Music City was short, but his second, in 1987, with his then-wife Sandy, was permanent. Brooks released his self-titled debut album in 1989 and found instant success: ‘Garth Brooks’ peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart; all four singles made it to the Top 10, with two hitting No. 1; and the album has since been certified diamond by the RIAA. Brooks dominated the country music industry in the 1990s, becoming the second-best-selling solo artist of the 20th century, winning countless awards and notching plenty of hit singles and No. 1 albums, before “retiring” in 2001 to devote his time to being a father to his three daughters. In 2005, Brooks married Trisha Yearwood, and in 2014, he returned to country music with a world tour and new album, ‘Man Against Machine.’

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Garth Brooks and More Country Artists Among the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities

Move over, Taylor Swift. Garth Brooks has just surpassed Swift in Forbes' list of The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities.

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26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut

Twenty-six years ago today, on June 24, 1989, Garth Brooks made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The then-27-year-old wept as he took the stage that night, only two months after his eponymous freshman album was released.

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Make a Surprise Appearance at the Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry audience members got quite a surprise on Friday night (June 19): Opry members Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood made a surprise appearance at the famed venue.

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27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Signs With Capitol Records

Twenty-seven years ago today was a pivotal day for Garth Brooks. It was on this day (June 17) in 1988 that Brooks signed with Capitol Records, launching one of the most successful music careers of all time.

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Garth Brooks Talks Tampa, Fla., Concert Cancellations: ‘Every Second Had to Fall the Way It Did’

On Friday night (May 29) the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning won their way into the Stanley Cup Finals. It was a win for the city's hockey fans, but a loss for the city's Garth Brooks fans, as the country star's World Tour stops at Amalie Arena, scheduled for June 5 and 6, had to be canceled so that the Lightning could play a game on the 6th. It's the first time in Brooks' entire career that he has had to cancel a tour stop in the United States.

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Garth Brooks Cancels World Tour Stops in Tampa, Fla.

Garth Brooks has canceled his Tampa, Fla., World Tour stops -- but the decision wasn't really up to him.

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Garth Brooks Adds New Orleans to World Tour

Garth Brooks has never before headlined a concert in New Orleans, but that's about to change.

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Country Stars’ Best Selfies [PICTURES]

Truth: No one can beat Ellen Degeneres' famous (and star-packed) selfie at the 2014 Oscars. But country artists are pretty darn good at selfies, and they have fun taking them.

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Country Stars’ Cutest Kisses [PICTURES]

When Faith Hill made "This Kiss" popular in 1998, she may as well have been singing for the whole genre. Country artists like their kisses -- and they aren't shy about it either. Plenty of them have been caught smooching on camera for the whole world to see.

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How Old Do These Country Stars Look?

It seems like most country stars look quite a bit younger than their actual age, so we're putting that theory to the test.

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