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Garth Brooks
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Garth Brooks in Los Angeles California March 2019
Background information
Birth name Troyal Garth Brooks
Born (1962-02-07) February 7, 1962 (ageĀ 59)
Origin Yukon, Oklahoma, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar (primary instruments)
Years active 1984-2001
Labels Capitol Records, Liberty Records, Pearl Records, RCA Records
Associated acts Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, Ty England, Chris Ledoux, Steve Wariner

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He uses rock elements in his recordings and live performances. Brooks was successful in the country singles and country album charts and later also proved popular in the mainstream pop arena, exposing country music to a larger audience.

Brooks has had one of the most successful careers in popular music history, with over 70 hit singles and 15 charted albums to his credit. Throughout the 1990s he broke records for both sales and concert attendance. In 1999, looking to expand his career boundaries, Brooks began a multimedia project involving a fictitious alter ego known as Chris Gaines.

In 2001, Brooks officially retired from recording and performing, after having conflicts between his career and family. During this time he has sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Wal-Mart and has released new singles from time to time.

On November 6, 2007, The Ultimate Hits was released. Brooks came out of retirement in 2007 when he opened a new arena in Kansas City, Missouri. He left retirement again in 2013 to play at the Encore Casino in Las Vegas.


Studio albums
  • Garth Brooks (1989)
  • No Fences (1990)
  • Ropin' the Wind (1991)
  • The Chase (1992)
  • In Pieces (1993)
  • Fresh Horses (1995)
  • Sevens (1997)
  • Greatest Hits (1999)
  • Scarecrow (2001)
  • The Lost Sessions (2005)
  • Man Against Machine (2014)
  • Gunslinger (2016)
Compilation and live albums
  • The Garth Brooks Collection (1994)
  • The Hits (1994)
  • Double Live (1998)
  • The Ultimate Hits (2007)
Christmas albums
  • Beyond the Season (August 25, 1992)
  • Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas (November 23, 1999)
  • The Magic of Christmas: Songs from Call Me Claus (September 25, 2001)

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