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    • On December 1, 2007, Garth Brooks made history by selling out five concerts (85,677 tickets sold) in 59 minutes. He becomes the only artist in Staples Center history to sell-out five concerts in one day, the only artist to play five concerts in two days and is believed to be the only performer to appear in three full concerts in one day and five full concerts in two days at any U.S. venue.

    • As of mid 2005, Garth Brooks has sold over 116 million albums.

    • Garth Brooks' album Double Live is the best selling live album in history.

    • Garth Brooks' album Fresh Horses, made history by being the first album to have a record number of tracks from one album on the country music singles charts at the same time. He had 8 out of the 10 on the charts.

    • In 1999, Garth Brooks named the best-selling American solo artist of the 20th century, by the Recording Industry Association of America.

    • Garth Brooks officially retired from the entertainment business on October 26, 2000.

    • In 1998, Garth Brooks tried out for the San Diego Padres pro baseball team, but didn't make the cut.

    • Two major Country Music networks, CMT and TNN, banned Garth Brooks' video "The Thunder Rolls," because it depicted domestic violence.

    • While Garth Brooks attended Oklahoma State; he was a javelin thrower.

    • Garth Brooks' album Ropin' the Wind made history in 1991 when it premiered in the number one spot on the Billboard Charts on both Country and Pop Charts.

    • In May of 2005, Garth Brooks proposed to Trisha Yearwood while she was on stage performing at Buck Owens Crystal Palace, in California, for an event for the Legends in Bronze.

    • Garth Brooks was married to Sandy Mahl from 1986 until 2001.

    • Garth Brooks has three daughters; Taylor Mayne Pearl, August Anna, and Allie Colleen.

    • Garth Brooks discography includes:

      Garth Brooks released in 1989
      No Fences released in 1990
      Call Me Claus released in 1990
      Ropin' The Wind released in 1991
      Beyond The Seasons released in 1992
      The Chase released in 1992
      In Pieces released in 1993
      Garth Brooks Collection released in 1994
      The Hits released in 1994
      Fresh Horses released in 1995
      Sevens released in 1997
      The Limited Series released in 1998
      Double Live released in 1998
      The Magic Of Christmas released in 1999
      Scarecrow released in 2001
      The Lost Sessions released in 2006
      The Ultimate Hits released in 2007

    • Garth Brooks used to publish his own magazine called The Believer.

    • Garth Brooks sang at "Farm Aid" in 1990.

    • The CMA honored Garth Brooks with a "Horizon Award" in 1990.

    • Garth Brooks is 6'1" tall.

    • Garth Brooks has released seven studio albums.

    • Garth Brooks was born, Troyal Garth Brooks on 2-7-62

    • Garth sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVII in 1993.

    • Garth's early career ambitions were to be a professional football player or a forest ranger.

    • Garth sold boots in Nashville while trying to get a record deal.

    • Garth's favorite country songs are "Country Bumpkin" by Cal Smith, "Unwound" by George Strait, and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones.

    • Garth's musical influences are George Strait, George Jones, James Taylor, KISS, Don McLean, Queen, Dan Fogelberg, Merle Haggard, Boston, Kansas, Journey, and Billy Joel.

    • During college, Garth played in several bands and worked as a bouncer at a bar called Tumbleweeds.

    • Garth dedicated "It's Your Song" to his mother because she was the one to get him interested in music.

    • Garth's current band is called Stillwater.

    • Garth named his farm "Some Day Valley".

    • Garth's first band was called The Nyle and was formed when he was 17.

    • Garth currently resides in Goodlettsville, TN, which is small farm town north of Nashville.

    • Garth signed with Capitol Records in 1988, but left the label in 2005.

    • Garth was a fig newton in a fourth grade talent show.

    • Garth has 5 siblings: Jim, Jerry, Mike, Betsy, and Kelly.

    • His mother, Colleen Carroll recorded for Capitol Records in the '50s and performed with Red Foley on the Ozark Jubilee.

    • Garth's parent's names are Raymond Brooks and Colleen Carroll Brooks.

    • Garth Brooks graduated from Oklahoma State University in Decemer 1984 with a degree in advertising.

    • In high school, Garth Brooks played four sports: basketball, baseball, track, and football.

    • Garth attended Yukon High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    • "If Tomorrow Never Comes" was Garth's first #1 song.

    • Garth graduated from high school in 1980.

    • Garth is currently married to country singer, Trisha Yearwood. They wed on December 10, 2005.

  • Quotes

    • Garth Brooks: No matter where in the world we go, from the countries it was released as a single to the countries that it wasn't, it doesn't seem to matter, people just know that opening, no doubt about it, 'Friends in Low Places' is the most recognised Garth Brooks song.

    • Garth Brooks: There have been hundreds of people before me in this seat who will never be up here again and that's because the people were through with them, so I hope I can see it coming, so I can either retire gracefuly and go out with some kind of class, I'll be faced with that decision to either do that or either hang in for one more album and see what happens.

    • Garth Brooks: I don't talk very well, but hopefully in my music we can get something across.

    • Garth Brooks: (after being asked if he felt he was "born to sing and entertain people") Well I hope I was, 'cause if there's something else I'm meant to be doing I'm missing the boat.

    • Garth Brooks: (After being compared to Elvis Presley) Come on, let's be realistic.... No one will ever touch Elvis."

    • Garth Brooks: If you do it for the money you won't last very long, because money is the opposite of music.

    • Garth Brooks: Sometimes you just can't be afraid to wear a different hat. If Columbus had complied this whole world might still be flat.

    • Garth Brooks: (On the song Unanswered Prayers) Every time I sing this song, it teaches me the same lesson... happiness isn't getting what you want, it is wanting what you've got.

    • Garth Brooks: As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy.

    • Garth Brooks: I want to get within myself and write. I really, really want to write.

    • Garth Brooks: I use Stetson shampoo. Or Flex.

    • Garth Brooks: I like to follow my favorite team and talk sports with my band or fans. You won't believe how many musicians are sports fans. We have so much time on tour that we need these outlets for relaxation.

    • Garth Brooks: I got an offer in 1992 to buy a major-league team. I turned down the offer because I don't want my love of the game to involve.

    • Garth Brooks: I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut.

    • Garth Brooks: I can't think of a recent baseball song except John Fogerty's Centerfield. It's very difficult to write a baseball song that pleases fans and non-fans alike.

    • Garth Books: I asked if I could read for the role of Kevin Costner's caddy in Tin Cup. It was a fun learning experience, even though Cheech Marin got the part.

    • Garth Brooks: For 350-something shows, we had 80,000 pounds hanging over our head and the crowd. And thank God, there was not one snapped cable, not one thing where somebody got hurt.

    • Garth brooks: Don't change a thing. That's one of the best gimmicks a band could ever come up with.

    • Garth Brooks: Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he's liked listening to my records since he was a kid.

    • Garth Brooks: Any time I'm in a moving thing, like an airplane, I'm usually asleep before we even get on our way.

    • Garth Brooks: Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer.

    • Garth Brooks: It was the perfect Christmas gift to each other. We could not be happier.

    • Garth Brooks: It really wasn't a hit. It was a bleeder that had eyes on it.

    • Garth Brooks: You know me. I'm going to try my best to get in everybody's living room.

    • Garth Brooks: I announced last year that I won't be touring again. But CBS has given me the opportunity to take my music to the people in a new way, to have the fun of performing live, and to do it in such a way that I don't have to be away from home for long periods of time. It's going to be fun

    • Garth Brooks: The guys have told me not to quit my day job.

    • Garth Brooks: Sometimes I thank God...for cheeseburgers.

    • Garth Brooks: It's funny how a chubby kid can just be having fun, and people call it entertainment!

    • Garth Brooks: I believe in the 'Wal-Mart' school of business. The less people pay, the more they enjoy it.

    • Garth Brooks: If I have any talent at all it's from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also.

    • Garth Brooks: I don't fly any awards at the house. Any award you get is usually for something you've done in the past. And I like to keep looking forward.

    • Garth Brooks: I just wake up and say, You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.

    • Garth Brooks: True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.

    • Garth Brooks: The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.

    • Garth Brooks: Just keep taking chances and having fun.

    • Garth Brooks: You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.