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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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Truth: No one can beat Ellen Degeneres' famous (and star-packed) selfie at the 2014 Oscars. But country artists are pretty darn good at selfies, and they have fun taking them.

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When Faith Hill made "This Kiss" popular in 1998, she may as well have been singing for the whole genre. Country artists like their kisses -- and they aren't shy about it either. Plenty of them have been caught smooching on camera for the whole world to see.

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Top 10 Mother’s Day Country Songs

Whether it's to a first-time mom in her 20s or 30s, a tired mama of six or a mother who now has an empty nest, Mother's Day is a great time to say "thank you" to all of the moms out there.

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Garth Brooks Gives the Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift on ‘Good Morning America’ [WATCH]

Garth Brooks gave one mother a very, very happy Mother's Day by surprising her on Good Morning America.

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Garth Brooks Sets Concert Record in Knoxville

Garth Brooks' upcoming concerts in Knoxville, Tenn., will be the largest country music event in the city's history, continuing the country icon's trend of breaking records in many cities on his current World Tour.

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Garth Brooks’ Plans for Next Single on Hold

Garth Brooks' No. 1 platinum-selling album Man Against Machine has spawned two singles -- "People Loving People" and "Mom" -- since its release last November, but the country icon isn't sure when a third single will hit the airwaves -- and the decision might be out of his hands.

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Garth Brooks Sets Houston Concert Dates

Forget the fireworks -- some lucky Garth Brooks fans will get to spend the Fourth of July with the country legend.

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