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Love, Heartbreak, and Patriotism: Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Garth brooks is considered the prince of country music. He got his inspiration for country music from the king of country, George Straight. Brooks inspired the country music that you hear today. Brooks is an American country singer and songwriter. He gained fame in early 1989 with the release of his first album “Garth Brooks.” The album reached number 2 on the hot country list.

Brooks was born in 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a child, Brooks often sang in casual family settings, but his primary focus was athletics. In high school, he played football and baseball and ran track and field. He received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he competed in the javelin. While studying advertising at Oklahoma State, Brooks met the guitarist Ty England, and they started playing at nightclubs nearby.

After college Brooks moved to Nashville to start his music career. Bob Doyle, signed Brooks as a songwriter to his Major Bob publishing company. From 1987 to 1988 he worked as a manager at a Western boot store, recorded song demonstration tapes for other writers and was hired to sing advertising jingles. In 1989 Brooks started to get noticed. From his first album he has made 24 records and 14 full studio albums. Brooks has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist, including two Grammys, 17 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 5 World Music Awards, 12 People’s Choice Awards, and 36 Billboard Music Awards. Brooks number 1 hit was “Friends in Low Places.”

He stopped regular recording and tours in 2001, but still performs in Las Vegas. He no longer releases music, but is a huge inspiration to country music artists everywhere. 

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    Hey, my name is Asha. I am a junior at Neumann. I play three sports, volleyball, soccer, and softball. This year I hope to improve my writing skills.
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    M DApr 14, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    He was also inducted into the Country Music Hall fo Fame