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 was planning to kick off his world tour with a series of stops in Ireland last year, but just weeks before opening night, Dublin officials decided not to give Brooks permission to perform all five concerts in Croke Park.
Not big on public displays of affection? Skip these photos. We find it absolutely adorable when country couples pucker up for the camera, so we've put together a whole gallery of the cutest country kisses to ever happen onstage and in more intimate moments.
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