Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On

Brooks fundamentally transformed country music and what it meant to be a country artist when he launched his career in the early ’90s. From his internationally successful world tours and number one albums to changing attitudes about country music worldwide, his impact can still be felt today. This two-night special features in-depth conversations between Brooks and those closest to him such as Sandy his first wife; daughter Taylor; August and Allie his sons as well as his manager, fellow musicians and other influential people who helped shape his story.

Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On is produced by Endeavor Content’s Non-Scripted Division and Film 45 for A&E Network, under Michael Antinoro as executive producer and Matthew Goldberg and Will Staeger as co-executive producers for A&E.

This special chronicles the life and music of Brooks from his birth in Oklahoma through to his current prominence and significance in popular culture. Utilizing archive footage and new interviews with Brooks himself, this profile explores his complex personal life as well as what led to his success musically.

This program follows Brooks as he builds his musical career from humble beginnings, performing in bars and dives on the side. When his self-titled debut album by Capitol Records was released in April 1989, it quickly became both critically and commercially successful with hit songs such as “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and “The Dance.” By its time of release it had already earned platinum certification – eventually garnering him two ACM Awards (Song and Record of the Year respectively) as well as one Grammy Award (Best Country Album).

Brooks family was expanding, and he began spending more and more time with his children, eventually leading him to make the decision in 2000 to retire from music and focus on raising Taylor Mayne, August Anna and Allie Colleen – three daughters that would go on to form Scarecrow, his final studio album before becoming full-time fathers for over 10 years.

Brooks was an active supporter of numerous charities during his absence, most notably Teammates for Kids – which recruits professional athletes to donate money directly to organizations in their communities – as well as remaining actively involved with his co-founding of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society back in 1999.

In 2014, Brooks made headlines when he announced he was coming out of retirement and would release a new album and tour. Since then he has performed at arenas, theaters and stadiums – for the first time ever!

Time Traveler will hit US audiences across the United States in November 2019. Comprised of both a full-length concert film that will debut later in 2019, and additional material and previously unreleased tracks, Brooks was inspired to embark on this project by current country political climate and to keep telling country tales that are relevant in today’s modern age.