Since releasing his explosive self-titled 1989 debut album, which introduced the world to perennial hits such as "The Dance" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes," Garth Brooks has worked steadily to cement his status as a country music legend. Over the decades, the artist has continually reinvented himself — even briefly crossing over to the rock genre, with the 1999 album, The Life of Chris Gaines. Brooks has famously said that he enjoys singing too much to ever consider it a "real job," and this shines through in his live performances — they have a reputation for delivering a rollicking good time, every time. Don't miss your chance to catch Tulsa's most famous son in concert. Grab your Garth Brooks tickets at StubHub today.
Garth Brooks Background
Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1962. While he was more devoted to athletics throughout his student days, he eventually came around to the realization that a career in pro sports likely wasn't the best option. He turned to music instead, with his college roommate serving as the guitarist in his road band.
His style in the arena might owe more to rock performers such as Billy Joel and Freddie Mercury than to George Jones. Brooks, nevertheless, is first and foremost a country artist. Catch a Garth Brooks tour to see his on-stage talent.
In 2001, Brooks retired from recording to focus on his family life, but returned in 2009 with a Las Vegas residency, Garth at Wynn. Since then, he's been inducted into both the Songwriter's and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Garth Brooks Biggest Hits
A performer as prolific as Brooks is bound to have too many hits to list, but there are several that stand out above the rest. In addition to "The Dance" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes," his debut album included the plaintive "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," which famously name-checked rodeo legend Chris LeDoux. The two would later go on to record a duet together, "Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy."
Even non-country fans are likely familiar with "Friends in Low Places," a honky-tonk staple that continues to make the rounds at bars more than 30 years after its release. "The River," which encourages listeners to follow their dreams, is another standout from the same time frame. In 1997, the singer recorded a duet, "In Another's Eyes," with fellow country artist Trisha Yearwood. The pair would go on to marry in 2005.
Garth Brooks Noteworthy Awards
Brooks has been nominated for a total of 47 Academy of Country Music Awards, winning 22 of them. He also has two Grammys to show for his 13 nominations, as well as numerous Country Music Association and Billboard Music Awards. In 1993, he won a GLAAD Media Award for "We Shall Be Free," which featured lyrics that openly expressed support for gay rights.
If you enjoy the Garth Brooks show, check out his fellow Southern rocker Kenny Chesney, who also tours on a regular basis and shows no signs of slowing down.
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