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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 Remaking ‘Friends in Low Places’ With George Strait, Keith Urban + More

Garth Brooks' mega hit "Friends in Low Places" was released 25 years ago in August 1990, and it appears the superstar is doing something really special with the song, pulling in other artists like George Strait and Keith Urban for a re-recorded version.

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Garth Brooks Returning to Phoenix for First Time in 19 Years

Phoenix country fans, get ready, because Garth Brooks will be returning to Phoenix for the first time in 19 years.

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Oh, How They’ve Changed! See Pictures of Your Favorite Country Artists Then and Now

Through the years, there's been a major evolution in the style of country music, both in terms of fashion and in terms of the music. Cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats will always be red carpet staples, and steel guitars and banjos will always be en vogue, but the days of huge hair, rhinestone suits and super-traditional sounds seem to be gone.

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Wisconsin Farm Creates Corn Maze Tribute to Garth Brooks

It's hard not to be a Garth Brooks fan, but one Wisconsin farm has taken their admiration to the extreme. Govin's Farm in Menomonie, Wis., has created an elaborate corn maze that, when viewed from above, shows Brooks playing his guitar.

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Garth Brooks Announces First Wisconsin World Tour Dates

Garth Brooks' World Tour has yet to travel to the great state of Wisconsin, but that will change in late September. The country superstar has announced new tour dates in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to Be Inducted Into Music City Walk of Fame

Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, are about to be the newest inductees into Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame.

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Garth Brooks Adds Cleveland to World Tour

The second leg of Garth Brooks' World Tour is growing. The country star has announced that he will play Cleveland, Ohio, in early October.

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Garth Brooks Praises His Fans: ‘I Would Put the People That Come See Us Against Anybody’

Many country artists will say that country fans are the best around, and perhaps no one knows that better than Garth Brooks. Even though his concerts are typically crowded and full of energy, Brooks' fans tend to keep that energy positive -- and nothing exemplifies that more than a show that the singer played in New York City's Central Park in 1997.

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11 Surprising and Sad Country Star Splits

Within two weeks of each other, two beloved country couples have announced that they're splitting up: On July 20, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert revealed that their divorce had been finalized, and on Aug. 3, Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock shared that they've been separated for the last few months.

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Garth Brooks Is Country Music’s Top Tour Money-maker of 2015

Garth Brooks is on a roll. Only a few days after claiming the top spot on Forbes' List of Highest Paid Country Acts, the singer has also claimed the second spot on Pollstar's list of artists making the most in North American touring revenue for the first half of 2015.

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