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Garth Brooks

Background information
Birth name Troyal Garth Brooks
Born February 7, 1962 (1962-02-07) (age 46)
Origin Yukon, Oklahoma, USA
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Years active 1989-2001, 2005-present
Label(s) Capitol Nashville
Liberty
Big Machine/Pearl
Associated acts Trisha Yearwood, Chris Gaines, Ty England

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American Country Music artist. Successfully integrating rock elements into his recordings and live performances, Brooks soon began to dominate the country singles and country album charts and quickly crossed over into the mainstream pop arena, exposing country music to a larger audience.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yukon is a suburban city in Canadian County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ... [[1]] Big Machine Records is a country music record label launched in 2005 by former DreamWorks Records executive Scott Borchetta. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ... Chris Gaines is a fictional alternative rock singer created as an alter ego for a movie project entitled The Lamb by Garth Brooks. ... Ty England, born December 5, 1963, is a country music singer and guitarist from Oklahoma. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the genre. ...


Brooks has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in popular music history, with over 70 hit singles and 15 charted albums to his credit and over 165 million albums sold in the United States alone.[2]


Garth Brooks has released six albums to achieve diamond status in the United States, those being; Garth Brooks - (10× platinum), No Fences - (17× platinum), Ropin' the Wind - (14× platinum), The Hits - (10× platinum), Sevens - (10× platinum) & Double Live - (21× platinum).[citation needed] In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Garth Brooks was the 1989 self-titled debut album by Country singer Garth Brooks. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... No Fences was released on August 27, 1990, and is American Country Music artist Garth Brooks second album. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Ropin the Wind is Garth Brooks third album, released in September 1991. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Hits was the second compilation album and first and only greatest hits album from American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Sevens is the seventh studio album (ninth overall) of American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... For the Double Live album recorded by Rheostatics, see Double Live (Rheostatics album). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...


Throughout the 1990s he broke records for both sales and concert attendance. In 1999, looking to expand his career boundaries, Brooks began a project that was intended to foreshadow a movie that followed the life of a rock star by the name of Chris Gaines. The album left most people scratching their heads due to the fact that the movie was never released and the album was left to stand alone, while it did not sell as well as his other titles; it nevertheless reached #2 on the album charts and went double platinum.


Troubled by conflicts between career and family, in 2001 Brooks officially retired from recording and performing.[1] During this time he has sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Wal-Mart and has sporadically released new singles.[3][4] More recently he has issued a successful collection of his hit singles from 1989 through to 2007 which itself has gone 5x platinum. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Contents

Early life and songs

Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962, the youngest of six children, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was raised in Yukon, Oklahoma.[5] His father, Troyal Brooks, worked as a draftsman for an oil company, while his mother, Colleen Carroll, was a country music singer on the Capitol Records label in the 1950s and also a regular on the Red Foley Show.[5][6][7] Even as a child, Brooks was interested in music, often singing in casual family settings, but his primary interest was athletics. In high school he played football and baseball and ran track. After graduation from high school, he attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater on a track scholarship as a javelin thrower [7][8] Despite discontinuing his participation in the sport, he still graduated in 1984 with a degree in advertising.[8] is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tulsa redirects here. ... Yukon is a suburban city in Canadian County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... Technical drawing, also known as drafting, is the practice of creating accurate representations of objects for technical, architectural and engineering needs. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Clyde Julian Red Foley ( June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968) was a country music singer. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university under the Morrill Act. ... Downtown Stillwater Stillwater is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... Look up Javelin on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Javelin can refer to several things: For the spear-like object,used as a thrown weapon in ancient times see Javelin Ancient For the modern athletic discipline see Javelin throw. ... // Advert redirects here. ...


Later that year, Brooks began his professional music career, singing and playing guitar in Oklahoma clubs and bars, particularly the Tumbleweed in Stillwater.[7][8] In 1985 noted entertainment attorney Rod Phelps drove up from Dallas to listen to Garth at Wild Willie's on The Strip near Oklahoma State University. Phelps liked what he heard and offered to produce Garth's first demo, recorded "live" at Wild Willie's. After mixing the 4 sets down to what they hoped would be an acceptable "commercial" product, Phelps gave Garth a list of his contacts in Nashville, the reel-to-reel tape of the demo,and some credit cards to finance the Nashville venture. Brooks met with Phelps' good friend, ASCAP's Merlin Littlefield, but was scared off by Merlin's suggestion that Brooks could make more money playing in Stillwater than he could as an artist in Nahsville. [See "Chicken Soup for the Country Soul", page 148].Brooks turned around and went back to Stillwater to work on his MBA in marketing at OSU. After the failed 1985 24-hour trip to Nashville to gain a record contract, Brooks returned to Oklahoma and in 1986, married Sandy Mahl of Owasso, Oklahoma, whom he had met while working as a bouncer. The couple later had three daughters: Taylor Mayne Pearl (b. 1992), August Anna (b. 1994) and Allie Colleen (b. 1996). The following year, the couple moved to Nashville, and Brooks was able to begin making contacts in the music industry.[7][8] For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... A legal agreement (commonly called a record deal) between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ... Owasso is a city located in Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... A doorman (more commonly referred to as a bouncer) is a term for a person who deals with the general security of a bar, pub or nightclub. ...


The success begins

Garth Brooks' eponymous first album, Garth Brooks, was released in 1989 and was a critical and chart success. It peaked at #2 in the US country album chart and reached #13 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart. Most of the album was traditionalist country, influenced in part by George Strait.[6] The first single, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," was a country top 10 success. It was followed by his first country #1, "If Tomorrow Never Comes." "Not Counting You" reached #2, and then "The Dance" put him at #1 again; this song's theme of people dying in the course of doing something they believe in resonated strongly and together with a popular music video gave Brooks his first push towards a broader audience. Brooks has claimed that of all the songs he has recorded, "The Dance" is his favorite.[6] Garth Brooks was the 1989 self-titled debut album by Country singer Garth Brooks. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... If Tomorrow Never Comes is a song by American country music artist Garth Brooks. ... The Dance was a 1990 #1 single for country singer Garth Brooks. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


His follow-up album, No Fences, was released in 1990 and spent 23 weeks as #1 on the Billboard country music chart.[9] The album also reached #3 on the pop chart, and eventually became Brooks's highest-selling album, with domestic sales of over 16 million records.[10] It contained what would become Brooks' signature song, the blue collar anthem "Friends in Low Places", as well as two other Brooks classics, the dramatic and controversial "The Thunder Rolls" and the philosophically ironic "Unanswered Prayers". Each of these songs, as well as the affectionate "Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House," reached #1 on the country chart.[6][9] While Brooks' musical style placed him squarely within the boundaries of country music, he was strongly influenced by the 1970s singer-songwriter movement, especially the works of James Taylor (whom he idolized and named his first child after) and Dan Fogelberg.[11][12] Similarly, Brooks was influenced by the operatic rock of the 1970s-era Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. In his highly successful live shows, Brooks used a wireless headset microphone to free himself to run about the stage, adding energy and arena rock theatrics to spice up the normally staid country music approach to concerts. The hard rock band KISS was also one of his earliest grade school musical influences, and his shows often reflected this. Brooks said that the style of his show was inspired mostly by Chris LeDoux.[13] No Fences was released on August 27, 1990, and is American Country Music artist Garth Brooks second album. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ... Friends in Low Places is a song released by American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ... The Thunder Rolls is a song released by American Country music artist Garth Brooks. ... Unanswered Prayers is a song released by American Country Music artist Garth Brooks which hit #1 on the country billboard charts in 1990. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... The cover of the album The Essential Dan Fogelberg Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (b. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... Arena rock, also called stadium rock or anthem rock, is a loosely-defined term describing a rock era. ...


Career

United States

Brooks' third album, Ropin' the Wind, released in September 1991, had advance orders of 4 million copies and entered the pop album charts at #1, a first for a country act.[5] Ropin' the Wind's music was a melange of pop country and honky tonk; hits included Billy Joel's "Shameless", "What She's Doing Now", and "The River". All told, it became his second-best selling album after No Fences. The success of this album further propelled the sales of his first two albums, enabling Brooks to become the first country artist with three albums listed in the pop top 20 in one week.[14] Ropin the Wind is Garth Brooks third album, released in September 1991. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ...


After spending time in Los Angeles during the 1992 riots, Brooks co-wrote the gospel-country-rock hybrid "We Shall Be Free" to express his desire for tolerance. The song became the first single off his fourth album The Chase. With its message of support for cultural tolerance, the song met with resistance from country radio stations and from the culturally conservative country audience and only reached #12 on the country chart, his first song in three years to fail to make the top ten.[15][16] Nevertheless, the song often received standing ovations when performed in concert, went to #22 in the Christian charts through a marketing deal with Rick Hendrix Company, and earned Brooks a 1993 GLAAD Media Award.[17][18] Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Los Angeles riots (disambiguation). ... We Shall Be Free is a song released by American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ... The Chase is the fourth studio album of American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. ...


Awards

Brooks won his first Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1992 for the album Ropin' the Wind. He was awarded the Academy of Country Music award for Entertainer of the Year in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993, and the award for Top Male Vocalist for 1990 and 1991. As a performer and artist he has been compared to fellow country and pop/rock legends, such as the likes of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, George Strait, Johnny Cash, George Jones, and the Eagles. The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1965. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... Elvis redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him the poster boy of the Southern California confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is a Grammy Award-winning American neotraditional country music singer-songwriter and record producer. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... Eagles redirects here. ...


Stardom

In 1993, Garth Brooks, who had criticized music stores which sold used CDs since it led to a loss in royalty payments, persuaded Capitol Records not to ship his August 1993 album In Pieces to stores which engaged in such practices. This led to several anti-trust lawsuits against the record label and ended with Capitol shipping the CDs to the stores after all.[19] Media:Example. ...


Despite the delay in shipping the album to certain stores, In Pieces was another instant number 1 success, selling a total of about 10 million copies world-wide. Some of his fans were upset, however, that the album was not released simultaneously around the world. In the United Kingdom, one of Brooks' most committed fan bases outside the United States, country music disc jockeys, such as Martin Campbell and John Wellington, noted that many fans were buying the album on import; making it the first album to debut in the top 10 of the UK Country album charts before its official release date. Once officially released there, in 1994, the album reached the top spot on the UK Country chart and number two on the UK pop albums chart. That same year "The Red Strokes" became Brooks' first single to make the pop top 40 in the UK, reaching a high of number 13; it was followed by "Standing Outside The Fire", which reached number 23. Previous albums No Fences, Ropin' The Wind and The Chase also remained in the top 30 in the UK. In Pieces is American Country Music artist Garth Brooks fifth studio album (sixth overall). ... Standing Outside The Fire is a song released by American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ...


To support the album, Brooks embarked on a 1994 UK tour, selling out venues such as Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre and London's Wembley Arena. He opened the London radio station, Country 1035 and made a number of general television and radio appearances, where he was often mocked by the presenters. On ITV's regional news show London Tonight, Brooks was described as "a top-selling, rooting tooting, cotton picking, Country and Western star, yeeha!" The nationwide Big Breakfast show's presenters Chris Evans and Paula Yates, commented that "He's selling more records than anyone in the world, but none of us have ever heard of him." Yates then told Brooks that, "Country singers always seem to be weeping over the dead dog and things," and also remarked, "I thought you'd come in here and twiddle your pistol around and be impressed." Although Brooks remained polite, he did observe that Yates was obviously unfamiliar with modern country music. Scores of Brooks fans later wrote to complain about his treatment on the show. Sometime after this, Dwight Yoakam appeared on the same show and after Yates told him, "You seem different from other Country singers we've had on the show," Yoakam replied, "What? All two of us?" This article is about the British city. ... Atrium entrance 2 at the NEC The interior of a section of the atrium The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe, located in Solihull, near Birmingham, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Wembley Arena at Night (Taken at a live WWE Show). ... Country 1035 was a country music based Independent Local Radio station based in London, England. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... London Tonight is the flagship news programme in the ITV London region. ... Lockkeepers Cottages, in Old Ford Lock, used as the studio for The Big Breakfast The Big Breakfast was a British light entertainment television show shown on Channel 4 each weekday morning from 28 September 1992 until 29 March 2002. ... For other persons of the same name, see Christopher Evans. ... Paula Yates Paula Yates (24 April 1960 - 17 September 2000) was a British television presenter, best known for her work on cult TV music show, The Tube. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Despite the disdain of the British media, Brooks's overall popularity in the country was evident, with a top disc jockey, Nick Barraclough, referring to Brooks as Garth Vader (a play on Darth Vader) for his "invasion" of the charts and his success as an icon of the country genre. Unlike Alan Jackson, who refused to return to the UK after being treated in a similar manner by the press, Brooks returned in 1996 for more sold-out concerts, although this time his media appearances were mostly restricted to country radio and interviews with magazines. For information on this characters appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, see Anakin Skywalker. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born 17 October 1958 in Newnan, Georgia) is an American country singer-songwriter who has sold over 40 million records. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Elsewhere in the world Brooks was also considered a star, and he enjoyed hit records and sell-out tours in countries including Brazil, throughout Europe, the Far East, New Zealand, and Australia.[20] For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Asian regions. ...


Hard rock

In 1994 Brooks paid homage to one of his musical influences when he appeared on the hard rock compilation Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved, a collection of Kiss cover songs by popular artists from all genres. As the only country performer to participate, some worried that Brooks would turn his cover of the song originally sung by drummer Peter Criss, "Hard Luck Woman", into a country song. Brooks instead insisted on remaining true to the song, and requested that the members of Kiss perform the music on the track, the only song on the album that the band musically contributed. The unlikely collaboration performed the song live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in promotion of Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved , and despite its hard-rock appeal, Brooks' version did appear on the country charts. Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... George Peter John Criscuola (born December 20, 1945), better known as Peter Criss, is an American musician best known as drummer and vocalist for the rock band Kiss. ... Hard Luck Woman is a song by KISS, originally released on their 1976 album Rock and Roll Over. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ...


Setting records

The following year the Recording Industry Association of America announced that Garth Brooks was the best-selling solo artist of the 20th century in America.[21] This conclusion drew criticism from the press and many music fans who were convinced that Elvis Presley had sold more records, but had been short-changed in the rankings due to faulty RIAA certification methods during his lifetime.[22][23] Brooks, while proud of his sales accomplishments, deferred to "The King" and stated that he too believed that Presley must have sold more.[22] RIAA redirects here. ... Elvis redirects here. ...


The RIAA has since reexamined their methods for counting certifications. Under their revised methods, Presley became the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, making Brooks the number two solo artist, ranking third overall, as The Beatles have sold more albums than either he or Presley.[24] The revision brought more criticism of the accuracy of the RIAA's figures, this time from Brooks' followers. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


On November 5, 2007, Brooks was again named the best selling solo artist in US history, surpassing Presley (but still #2 after the Beatles) after audited sales of 123 million were announced.


Chris Gaines

In 1999 Brooks and his production company Red Strokes Entertainment, with Paramount Pictures, began to develop a movie in which Brooks would star. The Lamb was to have revolved around Chris Gaines, a fictional rock singer and his emotionally conflicted life as a musician in the public eye. To create buzz for the project, Brooks took on the identity of Gaines in the October 1999 album Garth Brooks in ... The Life of Chris Gaines, which was intended as a 'pre-soundtrack' to the film.[25] Brooks also subsequently appeared as Gaines in a television mockumentary for the VH1 series Behind The Music and as the musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live which he hosted as himself. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Chris Gaines is a fictional alternative rock singer created as an alter ego for a movie project entitled The Lamb by Garth Brooks. ... This article is about the genre. ... Garth Brooks in . ... Mockumentary (also known as a pseudo-documentary)[1], a portmanteau of mock and documentary, is a film and TV genre, or a single work of the genre. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ... SNL redirects here. ...


Brooks' endless promotion of the album and the film did not seem to stir much excitement and the success of the Chris Gaines experiment became fairly evident mere weeks after the album was released. Although critics admired Brooks for taking a musical risk, the majority of the American public was either totally bewildered, or completely unreceptive to the idea of Garth Brooks as anything but a pop-country singer.[26] Many of his fans also felt that by supporting the Gaines project they would lose the real Garth Brooks.[27] Sales of the album were unspectacular and although it made it to #2 on the pop album chart, expectations had been higher and retail stores began heavily discounting their oversupply.[28] Less than expected sales of the album (more than two million) and no further developments in the production of the film as a result brought the project to an indefinite hiatus in February 2001 and Gaines quickly faded into obscurity.[29]


Despite the less than spectacular response to the Chris Gaines project, Brooks gained his first - and only - US Top 40 pop single in "Lost in You", the first single from the album.


Retirement

Official retirement

As his career flourished, Brooks seemed frustrated by the conflicts between career and family. He talked of retiring from performing in 1992[15] and 1995, but each time returned to touring. In 1999 Brooks appeared on The Nashville Network's Crook & Chase program and again mentioned retirement.[30] Spike TV logo Spike TV is a cable television network. ...


In 1999, Brooks and his wife separated, announcing their plans to divorce on October 9, 2000.[31][32] The divorce became final in 2001.[31] is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Two weeks later, on October 26, 2000, Brooks officially announced his retirement from recording and performing.[33] Later that evening, Capitol Records saluted his achievement of selling 100 million albums in the US with a lavish party at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center.[32] is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Gaylord Entertainment Center (originally named Nashville Arena) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee which was completed in 1996. ...


Brooks's final album, Scarecrow, was released on November 13, 2001. The album did not match the sales levels of Brooks's heyday, but still sold comfortably well, reaching #1 on both the pop and country charts. Although he staged a few performances for promotional purposes, Brooks stated that he would be retired from recording and performing at least until his youngest daughter, Allie, turned 18. Despite ceasing to record new material between 2002 and (most of) 2005, Brooks continued to chart with previously recorded material, including a top 30 placing for "Why Ain't I Running" in 2003. Scarecrow is the eighth studio album (fourteenth overall) of American Country Music artist Garth Brooks. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Second marriage

In the mid-1990s, many tabloids reported throughout the decade that he was actually having an affair with longtime friend and collaborator Trisha Yearwood. The two have continually denied having had an affair.[34] Following Brooks's divorce, however, the pair did begin dating, and the couple wed on December 10, 2005, at their home in Oklahoma, marking the second marriage for Brooks and the third for Yearwood. This article is about the newspaper size. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Partial comeback

In 2005 Brooks insisted that he was not touring and did not plan to record any new studio material until 2015. However, in August 2005 it was announced that Brooks had signed a deal with Wal-Mart, leasing them the rights to his back catalog following his split with Capitol.[35][36] Three months later, Brooks and Wal-Mart issued The Limited Series, a six-CD box set containing past material and a Lost Sessions disc with eleven previously unissued recordings. This set marked the first time in history that a musician had signed an exclusive music distribution deal with a single retailer.[35] The set sold more than 500,000 physical copies on its issue date, proving that Brooks still had a large fan base, and by the first week in December 2005 had sold over 1 million physical copies.[3] Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... The Limited Series is the name of Garth Brooks second box set of albums. ...


Brooks took a brief break from retirement early in 2005 to perform for several charity causes. With Yearwood, he sang Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain" on the Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast nationwide telethon for Hurricane Katrina relief.[37] He also released a new single, "Good Ride Cowboy", as a tribute to his late friend, rodeo star and country singer, Chris LeDoux.[4] Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Good Ride Cowboy is a single, released in 2005, by American country music artist Garth Brooks. ... Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005) was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. ...


In early 2006 Wal-Mart issued The Lost Sessions as a single CD apart from the boxed set, with extra tracks including a top 25 duet with Yearwood, "Love Will Always Win".[38] The couple were later nominated for a "Best Country Collaboration With Vocals" Grammy Award for the song.


On August 18, 2007, Brooks announced plans for a new boxed set called The Ultimate Hits. The new set features two discs containing 30 hits, a DVD featuring some new music videos and three new songs, and a bonus track. The album's first single, "More Than a Memory", was released to radio on August 27, 2007.[39] "More Than a Memory" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, becoming the highest-debuting single in the chart's history. The previous record had been set only one week earlier, when Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" debuted at #16.[40] is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Ultimate Hits is an upcoming album from country music singer-songwriter Garth Brooks, set to be released on November 7, 2007. ... ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Kenny Chesney (born Kenneth Arnold Chesney, March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee[1] ) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... Dont Blink is a single by country music artist Kenny Chesney. ...


Then, in November 2007, Garth Brooks performed nine shows over ten nights at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. All nine shows sold out. Following his final performance, Brooks promised the sold-out crowd that if they "waited for him" he would return, leaving country fans across the world in anticipation for comeback.


Charitable activities

In 1999, Garth Brooks began the Teammates for Kids Foundation[41] which provides financial aid to charities for children. The organization breaks down into three categories spanning three different sports.

  • Touch 'Em All Foundation - Baseball Division
  • Top Shelf - Hockey Division
  • Touchdown - Football Division

The foundation enlists players to donate a predetermined sum of money depending on their game performance. Brooks has participated in spring training for the San Diego Padres in 1998 and 1999, the New York Mets in 2000, and most recently with the Kansas City Royals in 2004 to promote his foundation. Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ...


Brooks is also a fundraiser for various other charities, including a number of children's charities and famine relief. He has also donated at least $1 million to wildlife causes. It was announced that Garth would perform a charity concert on January 25 and 26, 2008 at the Staples Center for the victims of the recent California Wildfires. On December 1st, tickets went on sale and sold out within minutes, prompting them to announce 3 more shows. All 5 L.A. shows sold out in 59 minutes. CBS aired the first of these concerts (January 25th at 9 pm) live, giving viewers a chance to donate to the Firefighters Relief efforts.[42] <nowiki>Insert non-formatted text hereBold text</nowiki>A famine is a social and economic crisis that is commonly accompanied by widespread malnutrition, starvation, epidemic and increased mortality. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Awards

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Discography

This a detailed discography for American country music singer Garth Brooks. ...

Trivia

  • Garth Brooks is the only artist to have seven albums debut #1 on both The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums charts: Ropin' the Wind, The Chase, In Pieces, Sevens, The Limited Series, Double Live, Scarecrow, in addition Fresh Horses debuted at #1 on the country chart and #2 on the pop 200.
  • Capitol Records shipped 5 million copies of The Chase which, at the time, was the largest initial shipment in music history.
  • Fresh Horses was the first album to have 8 out of 10 tracks on the country music singles charts at the same time, while his follow-up album Sevens broke that record, with 12 out of 14 tracks on the singles charts.
  • Garth Brooks was the first artist to debut a live album at #1 on two charts (Double Live).[citation needed]
  • Double Live is the best-selling live album in music history and the fastest selling country music album ever.[citation needed]
    • Double Live set the all-time record for first week sales 1,085,373 copies. (However, this record was broken by Britney Spears in 2000 (1.3 million with Oops!… I Did It Again), Eminem (1.7 million with The Marshall Mathers LP), and *NSYNC (2.41 million with No Strings Attached.) In total, the double live album went on to sell in excess of 38 million units worldwide (19 million copies actually sold).
  • Brooks had three albums at the top of the Billboard pop charts at the same time in 1998 (Sevens, The Limited Series, and Double Live). He was the first to do this since Elton John in 1975.
  • Brooks has six albums certified diamond (more than 10 million copies), a record for a male solo performer, and tied for the most ever with The Beatles.
  • To date, the RIAA have certified his albums for shipments of 128 million in the United States.[24]

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References

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  42. ^ Garth Brooks Sells Out Five Los Angeles Shows

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Garth Brooks - AskMen.com (1814 words)
Glancing quickly at Garth Brooks, one does not get the impression that he is much of a ladies' man. However, a quick peek at the thousands upon thousands of female fans at his concerts gives a completely different impression.
Brooks' crossover appeal may be attributed to his musical tastes, from George Strait and James Taylor, to rock bands Boston and Kansas.
Brooks was already considered the highest selling male country singer as well as the biggest selling male solo artist in 1998, but he wanted to dip his vocal chords into a whole other sound, and released a pop album under the name of his alter ego, Chris Gaines.
Garth Brooks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4531 words)
Garth Brooks' eponymous first album was released in 1989 and was both a critical and chart success.
Garth admitted he had been cheating on wife Sandy, and at one concert (in the early 90's when opening for Eddie Rabbitt) someone in the audience shouted "Go back to her, Garth!" His marriage to Sandy ended in late 2000.
Garth Brooks is the only artist to have seven albums debut #1 on both The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums charts: Ropin' the Wind, The Chase, In Pieces, Sevens, The Limited Series, Double Live, Scarecrow, in addition Fresh Horses debuted at #1 on the country chart and #2 on the pop 200.
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