Garth Brooks is the most commercially successful artist in country music history and a man who changed the Nashville sound as much as any who came before or after him. The singer made country cool on a national level with shows that were as alive and rowdy as rock concerts. An Oklahoma native, Brooks broke through with his self-titled debut in 1989 and dominated the genre for the next 10-plus years before stepping away to focus on being a father instead of an entertainer. He sold over 100 million albums and numerous Entertainer of the Year awards. He was also named as the artist of the decade for the ’90s. After a quiet few years with wife Trisha Yearwood, the star began his return to the spotlight with a tour in 2014.
Birthday: February 7, 1962
Top Songs: 'Friends in Low Places,' 'The Dance,' 'Rodeo'
Family: Wife Trisha Yearwood, daughters Taylor (1992), August (1994) and Allie (1996)
In the midst of a slew of comeback tour date announcements, new music and more, Garth Brooks is set to receive one big honor. The singer will be one a recipients at the ASCAP Centennial Awards, which will be held on Nov. 17.
Two of the most impressive names in all of country music have risen to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. King George Strait and Mr. Garth Brooks were called out by several of their peers, and they both made good on the dare.
Garth Brooks is extending his stay in the Windy City of Chicago with one more concert. The legend adds a late night performance to a date already among 10 previously announced 'Garth Experience' shows.
Now that Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood have announced their relocation from Oklahoma to Nashville, they're cutting ties with another home -- saying goodbye to a prime piece of real estate in Malibu.
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