Grand Ole Opry: Garth Brooks, Molly Tuttle, Gary Mule Deer, Connie Smith, Mike Snider & Ricky Skaggs
Grand Ole Opry House - Nashville, TN
A contemporary country music legend, Garth Brooks has played an integral role in shaping the country music genre. Brooks made his breakthrough with a self-titled debut album in 1989. This was the beginning of a journey marked with exciting live performances and Billboard charting music.
The Oklahoma native stepped away from the limelight to focus on his family life and made a triumphant return in 2014. He announced his comeback tour The Garth Brooks World Tour in support of his album Man against Machine with his wife and fellow country icon, Trisha Yearwood. The tour kicked off on September 4, 2014, in Rosemont, Illinois. The tour is now in its third year. New dates are continuously added. The country music royal couple has been rocking arenas with their heartfelt performances and their country anthems.
Country music fans are going crazy which is why Garth Brooks tickets are always in high demand.
The Oklahoma native comes from a family of music enthusiasts. From an early age, Brooks was interested in music and learned to play the guitar as well as the banjo. Even though his early interest was in sports, Brooks would regularly perform at family gatherings. It was at the Oklahoma State University, Brooks seriously began pursuing country music and started performing at clubs and bars.
Brooks soon caught the attention of Rod Phelps who offered him to produce his first demo. Encouraged by him, Brooks went to Nashville only to return back home within 24 hours. With destiny calling and on the insistence of Phelps once again in 1987, he moved to Nashville with his then wife Sandy Mahl and went on to make history in country music.
Music and Inspiration
As Brooks was exposed to music from early on, he was always inclined towards rock music. This is the reason one can trace rock and roll influences in his music and his concerts have a rock n roll vibe. Brooks cites James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, and Townes Van Zandt as major influences, but says that he got interested in country music after listening to “Unwound,” the debut single by George Strait. Who was to know that his inspiration would give country music their biggest star of the genre.
The Big Break and String of Hit albums
In 1989 Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album and it turned out to be a success. It landed on number thirteen on the Billboard 200. The album featured two number one singles, If Tomorrow Never Comes and The Dance. The videos of these single became popular and Brooks became a country sensation.
Three years later, his second album “No Fences” was another major hit that occupied the number one spot on the Billboard country music chart for weeks. One hit album followed the other, each turning out to be an even bigger than the one before. It seemed there was no stopping the country star determined to etch his name on the country music scene. Brooks released eight studio albums before he went for retirement in 2001 only to return stronger. In total he has released twelve studio albums and seven of them are certified Diamond. His smashing albums, rocking concerts and big fan following are proof of the fact that the star has not faded out but is shining brighter than ever.
With wife Trisha Yearwood
This powerhouse couple has recorded some of the most beautiful duets. Fans love to see them take the stage together and the dynamic duo is often touring bringing the best of country music to their fans. “In Another’s Eyes”, “Where Your Road Leads” and “Squeeze Me In” are some of their biggest hits.
Awards and Accolades
When it comes to award and accolades, Garth Brooks has sold over 150 million albums to date, which makes him the highest selling artist in history. His number of albums sold has exceeded those of Beatles who are now at the number two spot. This has been officially recognized by the RIAA who certified him as the bestselling solo music artist of the 20th century.
He has won the CMA Entertainer of the Year five times which is a record. He also has two Grammys to his name and seventeen American Music Awards. Brooks is not only the Musicians Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee but also holds the honor of being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2016, he became the only artist to be honored with seven Diamond awards. His Diamond certified albums are “Ropin’ the Wind”, “The Hit”, “Sevens”, “Double Live”, “No Fences”, “Garth Brooks” and “The Ultimate Hits.”
Garth Brooks – A Country Legend
Garth Brooks is known for his enthusiastic live performances. He has won several “Entertainer of the Year” awards. As he loves to tour, he is on the road most of the time. He toured for three years in support of his album, “Seven” in 1997. The tour was a huge success; it grossed more than $105 million and was the first country tour to draw more than $100 million in revenue.
Now the singer is on another record-breaking tour titled, The Garth Brooks World Tour, with his wife the equally talented Trisha Yearwood.
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