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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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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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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Duet at Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting [WATCH]

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performed "Baby It's Cold Outside" during 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' 2016.

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Garth Brooks Will Play Edmonton, Alberta, in 2017

Garth Brooks has announced a World Tour stop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Garth Brooks Announces Memphis World Tour Stop

Garth Brooks will play Memphis, Tenn., in early February.

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Everything We Know About Garth Brooks’ Upcoming New Album, ‘Gunslinger’

The Boot rounds up all the details known (so far) about Garth Brooks' upcoming 11th studio album.

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22 Years Ago: Garth Brooks’ ‘Ropin’ the Wind’ Goes Diamond

On Nov. 16, 1994, Garth Brooks made history.

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Garth Brooks Takes the ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Live in Concert [WATCH]

Garth Brooks and his band and crew took the "Mannequin Challenge" live in concert in Richmond, Va.

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17 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Chris Gaines

On Nov. 13, 1999, Garth Brooks performed double duty on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'.

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Top 10 Cowboy Country Songs

The Boot counts down country music's best cowboy songs.

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Garth Brooks Says New Song ‘8teen’ Is Full of ‘Hidden Little Jewels’

If there's one song on Garth Brooks' upcoming new album that will have even the most die-hard fans scratching their heads, it's "8teen."

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