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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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Lee Brice Says He Was ‘So Nervous’ While Performing With Garth Brooks

Lee Brice took a little detour during the first weekend of his tour, to see Garth Brooks perform in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 24, but even he didn't expect to be invited to join the country legend on stage.

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Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood Committed to Making Duets Album a Reality

It seems the long-awaited duets album from Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood might soon become a reality. The Oklahoma native recently hinted at a press conference that a record of duets is one of his goals for 2015.

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Lee Brice Joins Garth Brooks on Stage in Boston to Sing ‘More Than a Memory’

One of Lee Brice's biggest dreams came true on Saturday night (Jan. 24), when he took the stage in Boston, Mass., to perform with one of his musical idols, Garth Brooks.

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Garth Brooks Breaks Denver Ticket Sales Record

Garth Brooks has broken yet another ticket sales record.

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Garth Brooks’ Favorite Albums Include George Strait, James Taylor

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

Fifteen years ago today (Jan. 17, 2000), Garth Brooks kicked off the new millennium on a high note. It was on this day that the singer was named Artist of the Decade for the '90s at the American Music Awards, proving that his star power crossed all genres.

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News Roundup — Kelly Clarkson Discusses Her Pregnancy, Garth Brooks Shares Moment With Special Olympian

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Garth Brooks Regains Title of Best-Selling Solo Artist in U.S. History

It's definitely good to be Garth Brooks these days. Thanks to recent album sales, the singer has regained the title of best-selling solo artist in the history of the United States.

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