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Garth Brooks

Birth Name: 
Troyal Garth Brooks
Music Category: 
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
Major Bob Music, Inc.
1111 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212


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Submitted by Ian Gaunt (not verified) on

I have a cassette tape of Garth before he was discovered. It's recorded in Stillwater Okla. in a little bar called Wild Willies? There,three young ladies were friends with Garth and were probably instrumental in getting him to finally get out to Nashville to be discovered. I am wondering if anybody is interested in this tape. I also have several photos of the same time. Pictures of the birthday cake the girls made for him.

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Submitted by Gerald Lee Ames (not verified) on

Garth Brooks I am very proud you stood down on this President. He is not doing very well is he?

Thank you for taking the high ground.

Gerald Lee Ames
Washington State

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Submitted by Mitchell Edwards (not verified) on

Hey Garth, I know you probably get this a lot but you are truly the greatest inspiration to me. I'm a student at Texas A&M University and i don't think there's been a day that's gone by that I don't listen to your music on the way to class. My parents got a divorce and your music really got me through everything. You had a great show in Houston by the way, it couldn't have been better! I was wondering if there was a place that I could send a guitar to have it signed, it would mean the world! I don't know if you read these or not but thanks for always being full of love and inspiration.

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Submitted by fan21 (not verified) on

Could you call Simon Cowell from Americas Got Talent he hoped you might write a song for Michael for the finals. Your music is just perfect.

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Submitted by Tracey (not verified) on

I have been such a long time fan, but for me it’s about the whole package. I hear your music and love it all. There are so many messages that I hold dear to my heart and turn to when I need comfort. But those songs come from a person who believe each and every word. From what I have observed, you live as you sing. You help those in need and support those less fortunate. You have passion for people, something that more of us could use. Another shining example is when Simon Cowell asked you to writer a song for Michael Ketterer on AGT. I knew the moment he asked, you would say yes because you would love Michael for who he is and how he lives his life. I also wanted to know how much I appreciate that your fame has not gone to your head and you ensure that all people can access your tickets by keeping the prices low. I have been to all 3 concerts you did in Ottawa, and never paid a lot for the tickets. I once lucked out and got 3rd row seats and I don’t think they cost more than 40$ each. Thank you so much. You live with you heart on your sleeve and I love that. It makes you a better artist and more in touch with your audience. Koodos to you Mr. Brooks. Keep doing what you are doing and loving your art. Your connection with people is your halmark.

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Submitted by Laura (not verified) on

So I know this probably won’t happen but I have to try! My mom and I love you your music .. But my mom has cancer breast cancer and her dream was always to see you live ! But her favorite song is I got friends in low places! So I would love it if we could come to one of your concerts and sing that song to my mommy before she passes:( it would be so exciting for her to see that! Before well you know! I know you are a truly sweet and awesome husband and father .. So I’m hoping you get this and respond I will sing the song with you!! If that would be ok!! Lol I have a couple of reliitives in the music industry one is Dave Alvin from the blasters my brother in law and Fletcher Dragge from a band called pennywise anyway I hope you get this .. Because this would truly make my mom the happiest woman before she leaves this earth !! My phone number is(951) 332-1339 e maile is I hope you reach out because I know you are a true country boy with fantastic faith !! Again I hope you get this !! 👍 bye 👋 players 🙏

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Submitted by MelIssa (not verified) on

The song the dance was my husband favorite song. Actually it was our first dance 2 am on a back dirt road. He told me our first date he wanted that song played at his funeral. We were married 6 years when he passed at the young age of 37. August 27 2006. I love the song but to this day it brings tears. To answer question yes I played it at his funeral.

Just want say Thank You


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