Garth Brooks

Birth Name: 
Troyal Garth Brooks
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Best Known For: 

"Friends in Low Places"

Short bio: 

Garth Brooks is a country pop singer-songwriter. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

Brooks broke records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. 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 Walmart and 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 five-year concert deal with the Encore Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Following the conclusion of his residency in Las Vegas, Brooks announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014. In September 2014, he began his comeback world tour. His most recent album, Man Against Machine, was released on November 11, 2014 via his online music store GhostTunes.

Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012.


Garth Brooks
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1111 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212


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Submitted by Luis Quiroz (not verified) on

Mr. Garth Brooks
Good Morning my wife is a big fan of you and your music.We will be attending on Sept. 16th.. at Anahein Honda Center.Our family first met you in Arizona during your charities events for Kansas City Royals Spring Training few years back.My wife was so impressed by you, taking time for each us and every fan that was out there one cold morning. How do I go about having you signed a photo of you addressed to her.It will make her day !!!!

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Submitted by Jake reece (not verified) on

My mom is going through non hodgkin's lymphoma! We r huge fans and would do anything for a call from Garth.can u help me out!

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Submitted by Leslie Carter (not verified) on

Dear Garth, my husband Matt carter is your biggest fan. I would love nothing more then to gift him with something personally from you. Your songs have guided him through some rough times. I Bought tickets last year to see you in concert. Let's just say I was wife of the year to him. Thank you for your music. We love you!!!

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Submitted by Scott (not verified) on

Very disappointed to hear you won't play for Trump. I am a big fan and have bought a lot of albums and tickets over the years and very sad to hear you are bowing to political pressure or are letting politics interfear with your music career. I cannot stand when actors and singers get political. If our president asked me to do something I would be honored no matter what party they were with. We will miss you at the party! - Thanks for the past tunes from an educated, non angry, non racist, middle aged white guy.

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Submitted by Elecia (not verified) on

I so agree!! Very disappointed that Garth is bowing down- I feel different about him now!

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Submitted by Michael Paulk (not verified) on

Been with you as a huge fan buying everything you have put out now for 28 years, attended concerts 4 times. NOT ANYMORE GARTH... Thrown away all your stuff... You disrespect the President Elect who's voters make up the majority of your fans... Sorry for you to have to join the DIXIE CHICKS... You should just do the right thing and grow a pair... Signed, Mike Paulk (One pissed off EX FAN !!!!)

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Submitted by Roger Berry (not verified) on

Mr. Brooks, I have enjoyed your music and shows very much. But not to respect your fans and country by refusing Mr. trump and bowing down to pressure from the democrats. Though I'm 74 , I've got time to change music favorites.

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Submitted by Angel@Heart (not verified) on

I agree. Garth must not be aware that he and Donald Trump have a lot in common. They both reached across the aisle to appeal to all people of all ages and nationalities. It seems to me that Garth is swallowing the mainstream media's lies about Donald. I have been a fan of Garth also but my absolute favorite artist of all time is Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's a shame Stevie isn't with us anymore, I know he'd perform for Donald. I am so disappointed in Garth's decision--it was an honor for him to even be considered. Doesn't he realize what an amazing man Donald Trump is--we all call Donald the Blue Collar Billionaire--that's because he appeals to all of us--he's a good man--if Garth truly wants to know the truth about Donald I would advise he tune into GOD BLESS DONALD TRUMP--WE THE PEOPLE WON IN NOVEMBER AND WE WILL ALL DO OUR BEST TO HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

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Submitted by Carolyn Lewis (not verified) on

Very disappointed, I wanted to see you (Garth) at the Trump "Make America Great Again". Welcome Celebration. Thanks to Toby Keith. Proud of Toby!

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Submitted by Marge Peters (not verified) on

Shame on you for not singing for the new President. How many liberals do you think listen to your music.

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Submitted by Anne Melton (not verified) on

You know when you get that embarrassed feeling for someone doing something so ignorant......well, that is how I feel now for Garth and Trisha. You sang for that last "hope & change" (ha) but walk away from an honorable invitation now. I now must purge my music inventory, and cancel my DVR recordings of cooking shows............comparable to my reaction to a similar antic pulled by the Dixie Chicks. I would ask for concert refunds but I now know the true pocketbook.

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Submitted by Agreed (not verified) on

For the people who posted that they were disappointed in Garth (and rich) for their refusal to perform for Trump inauguration, well said.

I have been negatively after by Obama's "HOPE AND CHANGE" policies since they began. For once I feel I have hope - hope of working for a company that doesn't have to shut down due to suffocating government regulation, hope of more jobs being brought back to the US to Americans CAN work, hope for once that I won't have to worry about paying bills.

Garth and Trisha are clearly out of touch with what is going on with regular Americans, and I too am going to have to purge my music inventory of all their songs. Will be boycotting Garth and Trisha going forward, in keeping with their performance temper tantrum.

Am saddened that Garth cannot understand the plight of regular Americans. I say Trump is better off without Garth and Trisha.

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Submitted by Calvin (not verified) on

HI Garth this Calvin coming to from Auckland New Zealand. Just be to clear things up I did not sign on to the Garth fan club cos of political views or ideas. I signed cos I love u r music an urgent love of life. I've played for five presidents no harm in missingeneral one. But I don't think u were officially asked anyway were you. Anyway
ANY chance of a nodded from u or something been hused fan from the start would love to here from u. My wife kids love u too. Thanks for music thanks for memories.

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Submitted by kevin egbert (not verified) on

your excuse is bull crap.Your fans are in the south,(Trump fans) will not watch you any more,or your wife!

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Submitted by Terry Kemp (not verified) on

You just showed your true side.....coward! Your true fans that stuck with you just got stabbed in the back. Take your cheating wife with you when you crawl back in your hole!

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Submitted by Deborah Cotton (not verified) on

Garth...I'm very proud of you!!! Save your time and energy for more deserving!! I'm a NEW fan of yours!!

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Submitted by Brandon Harris (not verified) on

I have lost respect for you Mr. Brooks. No playing for our new president Donald Trump. I hope you see this and read it. The same people that made you rich and happy are the same people who voted for him. I for one will never buy anything of yours again.

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Submitted by A Fan (not verified) on

I have no respect for people that voted for trump!!! Thanks you to brooks... he has a brain....

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Submitted by Richard Burand (not verified) on

As a friend and father would you please inform the President he is mentally ill (paranoid) and he needs help. In the name of Jesus I pray.

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Submitted by Amanda W. (not verified) on

My 3 year old son was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I really would like to get him a signed 3T cowboy hat from Garth Brooks. His birthday is in 2 days and if there's any way I could make this possible please let me know what I need to do! Garth brooks is his favorite country singer!

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Submitted by Rhonda Umpherville (not verified) on

I am so looking forward to going to the Garth Brooks concert in Edmonton. I purchased tickets for my husband Gord before Christmas as it was on his bucket list. unfortunately Gord passed away Feb 1, 2017 of a massive heart attack. We played the song the Dance at his service

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Submitted by Cindi A Abele (not verified) on

I have been a fan of your since you first came on the country music scene. As a divorced mother of 3 I could never afford to come to a concert. My son's are now grown but I am battling stage 3 Breast cancer. I just wanted to share with you that a beautiful family in Middleton MD gifted me with 2 tickets to your concert in Philadelphia!! With all the hatred and evil on the news these days I just really needed all to know that there are still beautiful people in this world spreading wonderful acts of kindness to a complete stranger!! I live in New Jersey and so look forward to your concert. Hoping to meet you and tell you the full story of this beautiful family who truly made my year and helped to take my mind off of cancer even if just for a short time. Thank you for coming out of retirement, I look forward to seeing you and your beautiful wife. ❤️❤️

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Submitted by Colby Upchurch (not verified) on

I went out to see you on 4-1-17. You were my first concert ever, and I sure am glad you were my first concert. Had a heck of a time. Thank you for coming down to lubbock.

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Submitted by Hondo Hanes (not verified) on

Garth you are my all time favorite artist. With our country going the way it is as well as the rest of the world, I am frightened for our children and grandchildren for their future. With all the hatred and anguish throughout we need to come together and help keep all of our dreams alive. I know it's a stretch but I believe that it's time to remake micheal Jackson and Lionel Ritchie''s song we are the world. It's been seven years since it was redone from the original in 1985. To help Africa and Haiti in times of trouble. I know we cannot solve all of the world's problems, but we owe it to ourselves to try. You have moved mountains in the past and made dreams come true with just a single prayer. I pray every day I am blessed to open my eyes to see my beautiful family. Hondo Hanes

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Submitted by Julia Snyder (not verified) on

I am a volunteer firefighter in Anne Arundel County Maryland. My fire department has sang your live version of "Friends in Low Places" for as long as I can remember at the end of every event that we have had. We get in a big circle and pass a few beers around and sing all together "I've got friends in Orchard Beach" in place of low places, (orchard beach is our fire department name). The song to is is a remembering of the family we inherited over the years after joining the fire department and that they will always be there when on of us needs a shoulder to lean on.

Yesterday, all of our members needed a shoulder to lean on. We were notified of the passing of our senior volunteer captain. It was a sudden passing. He was only 48 years old with a wife and children. He was a big part of our members lives and was always a shoulder to lean on. You never saw this man without a smile. He was always willing to help you whether it be a fire department question or personal. We surely will be missing him in our singing circle.

We are having a memorial later on in the week. We are doing a picture slide show and wanted to end the slide show with a verse of garth singing those exact words for us. We would love if there is a way you could make this happen. Thank you!

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Submitted by Sam (not verified) on

Hi there my dad is Garth biggest fan he waiting for a heart bypass and wold love to cheer him up with a signed autograph many thanks

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Submitted by Joe Hall (not verified) on

The day the tickets were to go on sale and were to $80.00 and selling at 10AM I went online (0930hrs.) early to get ready because I knew they would sell fast. To my amazement tickets were already being sold and at outrageous prices. If it were anybody else I would not of paid $300.00 apiece for bench seats. It seems private vendors got most of the tickets and that was one reason the first concert sold out in 30 seconds. I'm sure it's going to be a great show but i'll never pay that much again.

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