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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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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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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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Garth Brooks Announces First Alabama Tour Stops

Garth Brooks has revealed a new set of World Tour dates, this time in Birmingham, Ala.

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News Roundup: Hunter Hayes Reveals What He Thinks of Sam Hunt, Garth Brooks to Participate in Town Hall Event

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Garth Brooks Breaks Nebraska Ticket Sales Record

Garth Brooks is unstoppable. The country music icon has broken yet another ticket sales record, this time in Nebraska.

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Garth Brooks Announces Concerts in Tampa, Fla.

Garth Brooks played concerts in Florida -- Jacksonville, to be exact -- last October, and now he's announced that he'll be returning to the Sunshine State in June.

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George Strait, Reba McEntire and More to Receive ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Awards

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards, the Academy of Country Music has announced the recipients of its 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.

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Garth Brooks’ Wackiest Shirts [PICTURES]

Go big or go home -- that's the motto we would say that Garth Brooks lives by when it comes to his shirts.

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News Roundup: Brad Paisley and Wife Renew Wedding Vows, Garth Brooks Praises Miranda Lambert

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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