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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 Announces Lubbock, Texas, World Tour Stop

Garth Brooks will play Lubbock, Texas, on his World Tour.

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Garth Brooks Explains Why He Declined Inauguration Performance Invitation

Garth Brooks says his decision to decline an invitation to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration was all about his World Tour schedule.

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17 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards

On Jan. 17, 2000, Garth Brooks was named the Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards.

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26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘Unanswered Prayers’

On this day (Jan. 12) in 1991, Garth Brooks soared to the top of the charts.

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Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow Tribute James Taylor at Kennedy Center Honors [WATCH]

James Taylor was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors with musical tributes from Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow.

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Top 10 Country Songs About Winter

The Boot counts down country music's best songs about winter.

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2016’s 10 Most Unforgettable Country Music Moments

A look back at the 10 biggest country music moments of 2016.

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10 Must-Own Country Christmas Albums

Country music and Christmas songs have been walking together hand in hand through the drifting snow for decades.

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11 Years Ago: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Wed

Happy anniversary to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood!

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27 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Earns First No. 1 With ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’

Dec. 9, 1989, is a day that Garth Brooks will undoubtedly never forget.

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