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Tulsa OK, United States (1962 – present)

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer songwriter and charity director.

Brooks was a phenomenal musical force in the 1990s. He had his chart breakthrough in 1989, having come apparently from nowhere, and was an immediate commercial success. Lacking the tall and lanky physical appearance typical of some male country stars, he successfully integrated pop and rock elements into his recordings and live performances. He soon began to dominate the country singles and country albums charts and quickly crossed over into the mainstream pop arena, selling records like no one else in country music ever had and exposing country music to a larger audience than previously thought possible.

Brooks 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 115 million albums sold in the US alone, breaking records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. Possibly dissatisfied and looking to expand his career boundaries, he then attempted an artistically ambitious (but uncompleted) multimedia project involving a fictitious alter ego.

Troubled by the conflicts between career and family, the year after the decade ended Garth Brooks announced his retirement from recording and performing, thereby disappearing from the music world as suddenly as he had come.

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  • Hasen_Papa

    No Garth Brooks on Spotify :-((

    18 Oct 3:55pm Reply
  • gwenhwyfear

    Seeing this fabulous man on November 6th. Can't wait! Saw his concert back in '98 and it was still one of the best I've ever been to.

    3 Oct 10:43pm Reply
  • AndrewDB

    Can't wait until September 13th 2014, I get to see him live!

    31 Jul 7:28pm Reply
  • MrVeatch

    None of these Garth Brooks videos on this site are actually him. They are all amateur covers. I know this isn't the fault of those who posted it, because it is essentially impossible to post actual Garth Brooks videos online, because of the artist's well known fanaticism about keeping his content from the digital world. But people should at least know what they're listening to.

    14 Jul 7:05pm Reply
  • Pam-n-Vic

    I like this better than Spotify!:-)

    15 Feb 11:56pm Reply
  • WLDB

    That new box set is pretty good.

    26 Jan 1:11am Reply
  • lanatordia

    ......................

    17 Jan 12:06pm Reply
  • Sarvar10

    one of the best as Booby says !

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • xKornflakesx

    Country? No, Garth is a rockstar!

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    They should put his albums on spotify, he would have more listeners!

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • BoobyNoobie

    One of the best :D

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • yelow

    Happy birthday <3

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEGEND! <3

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • byeolbyeol

    Petition to get Chris Gaines his own page!!!!

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • exeter232

    One of America's greatest songwriters. I am not a country music fan but Mr. Brooks always has a place in my playlist.

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JNez

    one of the best male vocalists in any genre of the past 25 years. deserves every single one of his diamond & multiplatinum albums. if you're new to country music, you may as well start at the top--and garth brooks is definitely king.

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • stoppuck

    sorry new here how do you listen to whole song not just preview

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • satchalicious

    Nobody gets off in this town/page!

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • carylzimm

    Garth's arena show in Calgary was amazing! http://voices.yahoo.com/garth-brooks-makes-rare-arena-appearance-the-11565282.html?cat=33

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • samelson031

    I heard on the Country station that he was going on tour once his youngest child graduates college.

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
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