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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 Breaks Nebraska Ticket Sales Record

Garth Brooks is unstoppable. The country music icon has broken yet another ticket sales record, this time in Nebraska.

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Garth Brooks Announces Concerts in Tampa, Fla.

Garth Brooks played concerts in Florida -- Jacksonville, to be exact -- last October, and now he's announced that he'll be returning to the Sunshine State in June.

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George Strait, Reba McEntire and More to Receive ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Awards

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards, the Academy of Country Music has announced the recipients of its 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.

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Garth Brooks’ Wackiest Shirts [PICTURES]

Go big or go home -- that's the motto we would say that Garth Brooks lives by when it comes to his shirts.

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News Roundup: Brad Paisley and Wife Renew Wedding Vows, Garth Brooks Praises Miranda Lambert

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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News Roundup: Garth Brooks Talks Sony CEO’s Resignation, Eric Church Relates to Taylor Swift

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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2015 ACM Entertainer of the Year
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POLL: Who Should Win Entertainer of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards?

The biggest award at the 2015 ACM Awards, Entertainer of the Year, has five top-notch contenders vying for the win.

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15 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wraps Up Spring Training With the New York Mets

Not quite everything Garth Brooks touches turns to gold. Fifteen years ago today, on March 19, 2000, the singer wrapped up spring training with the New York Mets, without securing a spot on the team.

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Garth Brooks Says His Audiences Are Louder on New World Tour

Garth Brooks has seen a lot of stages and audiences throughout his career, and while out on his current World Tour, he's noticed that one thing in particular has changed a lot from his previous tours: The crowds are louder.

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Garth Brooks Announces Nebraska World Tour Stops

It's been 17 years since Garth Brooks has played a concert in Nebraska, but fans in that state don't have to wait much longer to see Brooks' World Tour: The singer has announced a set of Nebraska dates in early May.

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