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Garth Brooks
Born: Feb 7, 1962 in Tulsa, OK
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Genre: Country
Biography: Garth Brooks is a pivotal figure in the history of country music, no matter how much some country purists would like to deny it. With his commercially savvy fusion of post-Merle Haggard country, honky tonk, post-folk-rock sensitive singer/songwriter sensibilities, and '70s arena rock dramatics, Brooks ...Read full biography
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Ropin' the Wind
Released: 1991
Label: LCT
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With Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks begins to make his '70s rock influences more explicit. Naturally, that is most notable in his reworking of Billy Joel's "Shameless," which he transforms from a rock power ...Read full review
No Fences
Released: 1990
Label: LCT
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Essentially, Garth Brooks's second album, No Fences, follows the same pattern as his debut, but it is a more assured and risky record. Brooks still performs neo-traditional country, such as the honky tonk ...Read full review
6 things to remember about entertaining ACM Awards
Apr 7, 12:29 AM EST
6 moments to remember about an entertaining Academy of Country Music Awards
Lambert, Strait to salute Haggard at ACM Awards
Mar 28, 7:44 AM EST
Miranda Lambert, Georgie Strait and Garth Brooks to salute Merle Haggard at ACM Awards
Jury sides with Garth Brooks in loan lawsuit
Feb 14, 12:46 PM EST
Federal jury says country singer Garth Brook's former employee owes him at least $226,000
After 22 years, Leno gave 'Tonight' his farewell
Feb 7, 8:16 AM EST
After 22 years, Jay Leno said goodbye to 'Tonight,' with help from Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks