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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.’

Garth Brooks 1991 ACM Awards
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24 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wins a Record Six Times at the ACM Awards

Twenty-four years ago today, on April 24, 1991, Garth Brooks won a record-breaking six-times at the 26th annual ACM Awards.

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Garth Brooks on Changes in Country Music: ‘Everybody That Comes After You Is a Punk’

Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album in 1989, and over the past 26 years, the country icon has seen big changes in the genre. As country music becomes more mainstream, it could be easy for a seasoned artist to feel like new singers are losing track of their roots, but Brooks says that he welcomes change in the music industry.

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Garth Brooks Explains How He Wound Up on Stage With Justin Timberlake

Garth Brooks joined Justin Timberlake on stage at the pop star's show in Nashville last winter, and Brooks is letting fans in on the story of how the performance happened.

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Top 10 2015 ACM Awards Moments

The 2015 ACM Awards were hopping, with performances, acceptance speeches and appearances from some of the biggest and brightest stars in country music.

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2015 ACM Awards 50th Anniversary Milestone Awards
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Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and More Receive ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Awards

Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, George Strait and Taylor Swift were all recipients of 50th Anniversary Milestone Awards at the 2015 ACM Awards. The trophies, specially designed by jeweler-to-the-stars David Yurman, were given out during the live broadcast.

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Garth Brooks 2015 ACM Awards performance
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Garth Brooks Performs ‘All-American Kid’ at the 2015 ACM Awards [WATCH]

Garth Brooks took the stage to perform "All-American Kid" during the 2015 ACM Awards. He was introduced by talk show host Nancy O'Dell and Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, the subject of the blockbuster movie American Sniper.

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Garth Brooks 2015 ACM Awards performance
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Garth Brooks Reveals Details of Special Guitar He’ll Use at 2015 ACM Awards

Will Garth Brooks lip sync at the 2015 ACM Awards? The jury's still out. But no matter whether his singing is live or not, Brooks' performance will still be very special, thanks in part to the guitar he'll be using.

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Garth Brooks May Lip Sync His 2015 ACM Awards Performance

Garth Brooks is one of the most seasoned performers of all time, but even he knows his limits. The singer is scheduled to perform at the 2015 ACM Awards, just days after a series of shows in Portland, Ore., as part of his ongoing World Tour, and he says that it might be more than his voice can handle.

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Garth Brooks Announces First Tennessee World Tour Stops

Garth Brooks' World Tour is getting closer to Nashville.

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Garth Brooks debut album
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26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Releases Debut Album

Twenty-six years ago today (April 12, 1989), neither Garth Brooks nor anyone else could have anticipated how much the music world was about to change. It was on this day that the singer released his self-titled debut album, marking the beginning of one of the most successful country music careers of all time.

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