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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 Sacramento Ticket Sales Record

Garth Brooks is unstoppable. The Oklahahoma native has broken yet another of his ticket sales records, this time in Sacramento, Calif.

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Garth Brooks Gives Fans a Taste of His World Tour at CRS Secret Show

Garth Brooks gave his Nashville fans something to talk about on Wednesday night (Feb. 25), when he played an intimate secret show at Marathon Music Works, treating the audience to a 12-song set and a whole lot of memories.

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Garth Brooks Plans Portland, Ore., Concerts

Garth Brooks has added shows in Portland, Ore., to his World Tour.

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Will Garth Brooks’ Next Record Be a Concept Album?

Garth Brooks delighted fans worldwide with the release of Man Against Machine, his first studio album in 13 years, in November 2014, and now he's raring to put out another record. The prospect of another disc has the country superstar mulling the idea of a concept record: an album on which all of the lyrics and tracks contribute to an overarching theme or story.

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Country Stars Who Have Played Football

Country music and football go quite well together; in fact, some of its biggest names even got out on the gridiron themselves before they made it big in music!

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John King Explains Why He Admires Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney

Rising country star John King knows he has big shoes to fill. The Georgia native, whose debut single "Tonight Tonight" was released last year, says he looks to superstars like Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney for inspiration, especially when it comes to his fans.

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Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood to Host ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Gala

The 50th anniversary ACM Awards will be the place to be in mid-April, and now, even more stars are getting in on the fun. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will host the "One Night, Two Cities, All Music" fundraising gala to benefit ACM Lifting Lives.

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Garth Brooks’ Canceled Ireland Shows Inspire Play

Garth Brooks planned on kicking off his World Tour with a series of shows in Ireland last year, but with only a couple weeks to go before opening night, city officials refused to grant the country music superstar permission to perform all five concerts in Croke Park, and the entire series was canceled, leaving Brooks, along with the thousands of fans who had already bought tickets for the sold-out shows, sorely disappointed. Now, the entire saga is being captured in a play, set to debut later this year.

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Brantley Gilbert on Seeing Garth Brooks Live: ‘He Was Just Balls to the Wall’

Before Brantley Gilbert was a country music star with platinum- and gold-certified albums, he was a country music fan with big dreams. And one man in particular stood out in his mind as a favorite: the one and only Garth Brooks.

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News Roundup — Garth Brooks’ Daughter Has Her Truck Stolen, Spend Valentine’s Day With Austin Webb

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

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