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Garth Brooks

  • On December 1, 2007, Garth Brooks made history by selling out five concerts (85,677 tickets sold) in 59 minutes. He becomes the only artist in Staples Center history to sell-out five concerts in one day, the only artist to play five concerts in two days and is believed to be the only performer to appear in three full concerts in one day and five full concerts in two days at any U.S. venue.
  • As of mid 2005, Garth Brooks has sold over 116 million albums.
  • Garth Brooks' album Double Live is the best selling live album in history.
  • Garth Brooks' album Fresh Horses, made history by being the first album to have a record number of tracks from one album on the country music singles charts at the same time. He had 8 out of the 10 on the charts.
  • In 1999, Garth Brooks named the best-selling American solo artist of the 20th century, by the Recording Industry Association of America.
  • Garth Brooks officially retired from the entertainment business on October 26, 2000.
  • In 1998, Garth Brooks tried out for the San Diego Padres pro baseball team, but didn't make the cut.
  • Two major Country Music networks, CMT and TNN, banned Garth Brooks' video "The Thunder Rolls," because it depicted domestic violence.
  • While Garth Brooks attended Oklahoma State; he was a javelin thrower.
  • Garth Brooks' album Ropin' the Wind made history in 1991 when it premiered in the number one spot on the Billboard Charts on both Country and Pop Charts.
  • In May of 2005, Garth Brooks proposed to Trisha Yearwood while she was on stage performing at Buck Owens Crystal Palace, in California, for an event for the Legends in Bronze.
  • Garth Brooks was married to Sandy Mahl from 1986 until 2001.
  • Garth Brooks has three daughters; Taylor Mayne Pearl, August Anna, and Allie Colleen.
  • Garth Brooks discography includes:
  1. Garth Brooks released in 1989
  2. No Fences released in 1990
  3. Call Me Claus released in 1990
  4. Ropin' The Wind released in 1991
  5. Beyond The Seasons released in 1992
  6. The Chase released in 1992
  7. In Pieces released in 1993
  8. Garth Brooks Collection released in 1994
  9. The Hits released in 1994
  10. Fresh Horses released in 1995
  11. Sevens released in 1997
  12. The Limited Series released in 1998
  13. Double Live released in 1998
  14. The Magic Of Christmas released in 1999
  15. Scarecrow released in 2001
  16. The Lost Sessions released in 2006
  17. The Ultimate Hits released in 2007
  • Garth Brooks used to publish his own magazine called The Believer.
  • Garth Brooks sang at "Farm Aid" in 1990.
  • The CMA honored Garth Brooks with a "Horizon Award" in 1990.
  • Garth Brooks is 6'1" tall.
  • Garth Brooks has released seven studio albums.
  • Garth Brooks was born, Troyal Garth Brooks on 2-7-62
  • Garth sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVII in 1993.
  • Garth's early career ambitions were to be a professional football player or a forest ranger.
  • Garth sold boots in Nashville while trying to get a record deal.
  • Garth's favorite country songs are "Country Bumpkin" by Cal Smith, "Unwound" by George Strait, and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones. edit »
  • Garth's musical influences are George Strait, George Jones, James Taylor, KISS, Don McLean, Queen, Dan Fogelberg, Merle Haggard, Boston, Kansas, Journey, and Billy Joel.
  • During college, Garth played in several bands and worked as a bouncer at a bar called Tumbleweeds.
  • Garth dedicated "It's Your Song" to his mother because she was the one to get him interested in music.
  • Garth's current band is called Stillwater.
  • Garth named his farm "Some Day Valley".
  • Garth's first band was called The Nyle and was formed when he was 17.
  • Garth currently resides in Goodlettsville, TN, which is small farm town north of Nashville.
  • Garth signed with Capitol Records in 1988, but left the label in 2005.
  • Garth was a fig newton in a fourth grade talent show.
  • Garth has 5 siblings: Jim, Jerry, Mike, Betsy, and Kelly.
  • His mother, Colleen Carroll recorded for Capitol Records in the '50s and performed with Red Foley on the Ozark Jubilee.
  • Garth's parent's names are Raymond Brooks and Colleen Carroll Brooks.
  • Garth Brooks graduated from Oklahoma State University in Decemer 1984 with a degree in advertising.
  • In high school, Garth Brooks played four sports: basketball, baseball, track, and football.
  • Garth attended Yukon High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • "If Tomorrow Never Comes" was Garth's first #1 song.
  • Garth graduated from high school in 1980.
  • Garth is currently married to country singer, Trisha Yearwood. They wed on December 10, 2005.

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