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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 Announces World Tour Stop in Fresno, Calif.

Garth Brooks will bring his World Tour to Fresno, Calif., in September.

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Garth Brooks Plans First-Ever Ryman Show to Celebrate SiriusXM Channel’s Launch

Garth Brooks has announced a concert at the Ryman Auditorium -- his first ever -- to celebrate the launch of his new SiriusXM satellite radio channel.

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Garth Brooks Hints at Australian, European World Tour Dates

Garth Brooks says he's looking at spending some time overseas following the North American dates of his World Tour.

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Garth Brooks Plans His Return to Anaheim, Calif.

Garth Brooks has announced a World Tour stop in Anaheim, Calif.

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12 Surprising and Sad Country Star Splits

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26 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Hits No. 1 With ‘The Dance’

On July 14, 1990, Garth Brooks earned a No. 1 hit with his single "The Dance," from his debut self-titled album.

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Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and More Country Artists Among 2016’s Highest-Paid Celebrities

A new 'Forbes' list of the highest-earning celebrities of 2016 includes, among other country artists, Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney

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22 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Performs With KISS on ‘The Tonight Show’

On July 13, 1994, Garth Brooks performed "Hard Luck Woman" with KISS on 'The Tonight Show'.

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Garth Brooks Is Getting His Own SiriusXM Channel

Starting in September, Garth Brooks will have his own satellite radio channel.

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Country Stars’ Cutest Kisses [PICTURES]

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