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Garth Brooks

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’ World Tour Coming to Indianapolis, Ind.

Garth Brooks has announced a World Tour stop in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Allie Brooks Celebrates 21st Birthday By Singing Backup at Dad Garth’s Concert … and Getting Engaged [WATCH]

Garth Brooks' daughter Allie had one heck of a 21st birthday!

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50 Country Songs Everyone Must Hear Before They Die

The Boot rounds up a list of 50 country, Americana, alt-country, bluegrass and folk songs that everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime.

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12 Surprising and Sad Country Star Splits

At least one of these separations has a happy ending!

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Garth Brooks Announces Calgary World Tour Stop

Garth Brooks has added Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to his World Tour.

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s Most Adorable Moments [PICTURES]

In terms of country music's power couples, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are among the most powerful.

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27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘The Dance’

On July 14, 1990, Garth Brooks earned a No. 1 hit with his single "The Dance," from his debut self-titled album.

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Eric Church, Dolly Parton and More Among 2017’s Highest-Paid Country Stars

'Forbes' magazine has released its 2017 list of the highest-paid country stars.

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23 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Performs With KISS on ‘The Tonight Show’

On July 13, 1994, Garth Brooks performed "Hard Luck Woman" with KISS on 'The Tonight Show'.

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Garth Brooks Adds Sioux Falls, S.D., to World Tour

Garth Brooks will perform in Sioux Falls, S.D., on his World Tour.

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