A Look at Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is one of the most influential musicians in music history. Selling over 148 million albums worldwide, this Oklahoma native made country music globally popular. His groundbreaking live shows that were modeled after 70’s rock performances often sold out within minutes and featured pyrotechnics, elaborate light shows and acrobatics – an accomplishment which earned him nearly 30 years’ of recognition in his field of country music presentation.

Brooks worked odd jobs and pursued his dream of becoming a country star for years before signing with Capitol Records in 1988. However, after performing at the Bluebird Cafe for a writer’s showcase event that same year – something which had previously been turned down – it changed everything for Brooks when an executive from his previous record label noticed him performing as part of a writer showcase and decided to sign him!

Since his self-titled debut album in 1989, Garth Brooks has released several critically and commercially successful albums such as Ropin’ the Wind in 1991, In Pieces in 1993, The Hits in 1994, and Fresh Horses in 1995. Additionally he starred in two movies; Unbroken and The Bodyguard as well as starting The Garth Brooks Show which became one of the highest rated syndicated series at that time.

In 2009, he signed a three-year contract to perform intimate shows at Wynn Las Vegas that proved so well received they were broadcast live by CBS. While on stage he shared personal experiences and discussed family values that resonated with audiences – ultimately reaching 9.33 million people via his concert special! A phenomenal feat indeed.

Over his long career, Brooks has long been an enthusiastic supporter of charity work. In 1998 he initiated Teammates for Kids which has amassed more than $90 Million since. It recruits professional athletes to make donations based on their achievements in sport.

Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have three daughters together: Taylor, August and Allie. Since 2005, the couple has kept an unassuming profile as they worked to raise their daughters while finding balance between work and home life. In 2007, Brooks took an extended hiatus from performing; later citing this move as being made for his daughters’ needs and to give himself time with Trisha Yearwood while continuing work on music while supporting charities through his Teammates for Kids foundation. However, in late 2018 he delighted his fans by returning with his All-Time Greatest Live Tour performance.