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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’.

Garth Brooks SXSW 2017
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Watch Garth Brooks Hear ‘Ask Me How I Know’ on the Radio for the First Time

Garth Brooks got to hear his single on the radio for the very first time while backstage at SXSW 2017.

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Garth Brooks Takes Over SXSW 2017 With Free Concert, Keynote Talk [PICTURES]

Garth Brooks spoke and gave a free concert (and played an unannounced small-club gig) during SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas.

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Garth Brooks Plans Kansas City, Mo., World Tour Stop

Garth Brooks has announced a World Tour stop in Kansas City, Mo.

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Runaway June: ‘How You Treat People on the Way Up Says Everything About You’

Runaway June explain the big lesson they've learned from hanging out with country superstars such as Garth Brooks.

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17 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Wraps Up Spring Training With the New York Mets

On March 19, 2000, Garth Brooks wrapped up spring training with the New York Mets.

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Garth Brooks Plays Surprise Show at SXSW 2017 [WATCH]

Garth Brooks played an unannounced set at the Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2017 on Friday night (March 17).

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Garth Brooks to Play Free Concert in Austin at SXSW 2017

Garth Brooks will play a free live show in Austin, Texas, on March 18, during SXSW 2017.

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Garth Brooks Selects Next Single, ‘Ask Me How I Know’

Garth Brooks is releasing "Ask Me How I Know" as his next single.

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Garth Brooks 2016 CMA Awards
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Garth Brooks Will Play RodeoHouston in 2018

Garth Brooks will perform at the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!

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Garth Brooks Debuts Never-Before-Seen Music Video for ‘We Shall Be Free’

Garth Brooks has released the music video for his song "We Shall Be Free," originally created to celebrate the single's 10th anniversary.

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