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)
Garth Brooks says he may be forced to lip sync his way through his performance at the 2015 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 19) night. The singer is worried that five nights in Portland (wrapping Thursday night) may steal his voice, so he has a backup plan.
This 2015 ACM Awards are less than one month away, and everyone is offering predictions as to who will win the big awards. Jerrod Niemann joins Country Quickie host Nicki D this week to talk about Entertainer of the Year and to reveal some other special moments one can expect on April 19.
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