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Garth Brooks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962), best known as Garth Brooks, is an American country music artist who helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at #2 in the US country album chart while climbing to #13 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart. Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances has earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while quickly crossing over into the mainstream pop arena, exposing country music to a larger audience. Brooks, with the assistance of Don Rowley and Britt Jones, and Marc Silver has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in popular music history, breaking records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. Garth Brooks still continues to sell well and according to Nielsen Soundscan, his albums sales through end 2010 are at 68,513,000, which makes him the best-selling albums artist in the United States in the SoundScan era (since 1991), a title held since 1991, well over 6 million ahead of his nearest rival, The Beatles. Furthermore, according to RIAA he is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States of all time behind Elvis Presley (overall is third to the Beatles and Elvis Presley) with 128 million units sold.[6] Brooks has released six albums that achieved 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) and Double Live (21× platinum).  Since 1989, Brooks has released 19 records in all, which include; 9 studio albums, 1 live album, 4 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums and 2 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several important awards in his career as 2 Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards (not including the poll of "Artist of the '90s") and the RIAA Award as Best selling solo albums artist of the Century in the United States. As of 2010, Brooks' world-wide sales now exceed 200 million. Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks officially retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2009. During this time he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Wal-Mart and has sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, and has since given several performances and released two compilation albums. On October 15, 2009, Garth Brooks announced the end of his retirement. In December 2009, he began a 5 year concert deal with the Encore Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Description above from the Wikipedia article Garth Brooks, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​


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Born:
Feb 7, 1962 In Yukon, Oklahoma, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
19
First Appeared:
In the series Austin City Limits 1975-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl 2016-03-04
Known For
Poster of The Early Show
Poster of Music City Tonight
Poster of Mad About You
Poster of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Filmography
Movie Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl Himself 2016-03-04
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Movie Garth Brooks The Ultimate Hits Himself 2014-09-16
Movie Garth Brooks: Live from Las Vegas 2013-11-30
Movie The Last Play at Shea 2010-04-25
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Himself / Various (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Garth Brooks Double Live Himself 1998-01-01
Movie Garth Live from Central Park Band 1997-08-07
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Series Music City Tonight Unknown 1993-10-18
Movie This Is Garth Brooks, Too! Himself 1993-06-12
Movie Garth Brooks - Reunion Arena Dallas Texas Himself 1992-01-17
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Series Church Street Station Unknown 1984-03-10
Series Austin City Limits Unknown 1975-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11