History Music / GarthBrooks

13th Nov '17 6:11:40 PM dlchen145
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Garth Brooks was, quite simply, ''the'' voice of country music for the better part of TheNineties. In the entirety of the country genre, only the Music/{{Eagles}}, Music/KennyRogers, and Music/ElvisPresley have sold as many albums as Garth Brooks. His ''Ropin' The Wind'' was one of the first albums to be certified Diamond by the RIAA, and was the first country album ever to debut at #1...on the ''Billboard 200'' album chart that tracks ''all'' albums, not just country albums. (For reference, it held the spot between Music/{{Metallica}}'s Black Album and ''[[Music/UseYourIllusion Use Your Illusion II]]'' by Music/GunsNRoses.)

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Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) was, quite simply, ''the'' voice of country music for the better part of TheNineties. In the entirety of the country genre, only the Music/{{Eagles}}, Music/KennyRogers, and Music/ElvisPresley have sold as many albums as Garth Brooks. His ''Ropin' The Wind'' was one of the first albums to be certified Diamond by the RIAA, and was the first country album ever to debut at #1...on the ''Billboard 200'' album chart that tracks ''all'' albums, not just country albums. (For reference, it held the spot between Music/{{Metallica}}'s Black Album and ''[[Music/UseYourIllusion Use Your Illusion II]]'' by Music/GunsNRoses.)
5th Nov '17 11:27:14 AM Twentington
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* BreakupBreakout: Not him, but his friend and former lead guitarist Ty England had a solo hit in 1995 with "Should've Asked Her Faster".
** The backstory of Chris Gaines indicates that he is this from his original band, CRUSH.

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* BreakupBreakout: Not him, but his friend and former lead guitarist Ty England had a solo hit in 1995 with "Should've Asked Her Faster".
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In-universe, the backstory of Chris Gaines indicates that he is this from his original band, CRUSH.
22nd Oct '17 5:23:48 PM RaineyH
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* [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War]]: The most likely setting of [[NeverTrustATitle "Ireland."]]



* BolivianArmyEnding: A rare musical version of this in "Ireland"

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* BolivianArmyEnding: A rare musical version of this in "Ireland""Ireland."



* TheFundamentalist: Averted. Though he is devout, he also caught flack from Christian MoralGuardians for his pro-gay lyrics in "We Shall Be Free".

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* TheFundamentalist: Averted. Though he is devout, he also himself caught flack from Christian MoralGuardians for his pro-gay lyrics in "We Shall Be Free".Free."
4th Oct '17 9:15:36 AM IlGreven
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Brooks came out of retirement again in late 2013 for a concert in Las Vegas. The concert was included as part of a box set that also comprised four discs' worth of cover songs. He then announced a full comeback in 2014, with a studio album for Creator/RCARecords, ''Man Against Machine'', and a full tour with Yearwood as the opening act. The first single released from the album was "People Loving People". The album, Man Against Machine, was released in November 2014 and was certified Platinum in less than two months. In September 2016, he got his own channel on Sirius XM radio, which he kicked off with his first-ever concert at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.

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Brooks came out of retirement again in late 2013 for a concert in Las Vegas. The concert was included as part of a box set that also comprised four discs' worth of cover songs. He then announced a full comeback in 2014, with a studio album for Creator/RCARecords, ''Man Against Machine'', and a full tour with Yearwood as the opening act. The first single released from the album was "People Loving People". The album, Man Against Machine, was released in November 2014 and was certified Platinum in less than two months. In September 2016, he got his own channel on Sirius XM radio, which he kicked off with his first-ever concert at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.
Auditorium. Later that yeare came his next original album, ''Gunslinger''.
8th Sep '17 11:54:29 AM Twentington
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* LyricalColdOpen: "Longneck Bottle".
28th Aug '17 1:20:25 PM Twentington
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* IdiosyncraticAlbumTheming: Garth supposedly puts his favorite song on each album as the last track. This is why, when his first six albums were reissued for ''The Limited Series'' in 1998, the bonus tracks were put in the middle instead of the end.
23rd Jun '17 3:57:24 PM IlGreven
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* TheCityVsTheCountry: "Alabama Clay" is Garth's biggest example of this trope.
23rd Jun '17 3:53:16 PM IlGreven
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** Judging by the song "8teen" on ''Gunslinger'', the number 18 appears to be Garth's lucky number.
23rd Jun '17 3:51:36 PM IlGreven
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** Another perspective maker: Garth's album ''Ropin' the Wind'' was the first country album to debut at #1 on the ''Billboard 200'' albums chart. This is the chart for ''all'' albums, not just country. Perspective? It first held the position between Music/{{Metallica}}'s Black album and ''[[Music/UseYourIllusion Use Your Illusion II]]'' by Music/GunsNRoses. Then it went back to #1 after two weeks of ''Illusion'', and then was knocked off the spot by Music/{{U2}}'s ''Music/AchtungBaby'' and Music/MichaelJackson's ''Music/{{Dangerous}}''. Then in January 1992, it knocked off Music/{{Nirvana}}'s ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' off the top spot, only a week after Nirvana had done the same to ''Dangerous'', stayed there for two more weeks before ''Nevermind'' returned to #1 on 1 February, then returned with a vengeance on 8 February and stayed at #1 until ''4 April'', when it was pushed off by the ''Film/WaynesWorld'' soundtrack. Basically, ''Ropin' the Wind'' was #1 '''four separate times'''. And guess what happened whenever Metallica, Guns N' Roses, U2, Michael Jackson and Nirvana took the #1 position instead? Why, ''Ropin' the Wind'' stayed constantly on #2, of course, except for the weeks of 5 and 12 October 1991 where it was #3 after ''Use Your Illusion I'' landed at #2 instead.

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** Another perspective maker: Garth's album ''Ropin' the Wind'' was the first country album to debut at #1 on the ''Billboard 200'' albums chart. This is the chart for ''all'' albums, not just country. Perspective? It first held the position between Music/{{Metallica}}'s Black album and ''[[Music/UseYourIllusion Use Your Illusion II]]'' by Music/GunsNRoses. Then it went back to #1 after two weeks of ''Illusion'', and then was knocked off the spot by Music/{{U2}}'s ''Music/AchtungBaby'' and Music/MichaelJackson's ''Music/{{Dangerous}}''. Then in January 1992, it knocked off Music/{{Nirvana}}'s ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' off the top spot, only a week after Nirvana had done the same to ''Dangerous'', stayed there for two more weeks before ''Nevermind'' returned to #1 on 1 February, then returned with a vengeance on 8 February and stayed at #1 until ''4 April'', when it was pushed off by the ''Film/WaynesWorld'' soundtrack. Basically, ''Ropin' the Wind'' was #1 '''four separate times'''. And guess what happened whenever Metallica, Guns N' Roses, U2, Michael Jackson and Nirvana took the #1 position instead? Why, ''Ropin' the Wind'' stayed constantly on #2, of course, except for the weeks of 5 and 12 October 1991 where it was #3 after ''Use Your Illusion I'' landed at #2 instead. Even better, his previous album, ''No Fences'' (aka the one with "Friends in Low Places") was on the charts at the same time, and could only peak at #3 thanks in large part to ''Ropin' the Wind''.
18th May '17 6:12:19 PM Twentington
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* RecordProducer: Garth worked with producer Allen Reynolds on all of his "main" albums, with [[Music/WasNotWas Don Was]] producing the Chris Gaines album. After Reynolds retired in the mid-2000s, he had his engineer Mark Miller[[note]]not the same person as the lead singer of Sawyer Brown[[/note]] handle ''Blame It All on My Roots'' (plus Steve Buckingham on one track) and ''Man Against Machine''.
** Brooks also produced one of Ty England's albums (and he covered two of the songs on that album).

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* RecordProducer: Garth worked with producer Allen Reynolds on all of his "main" albums, with [[Music/WasNotWas Don Was]] producing the Chris Gaines album. After Reynolds retired in the mid-2000s, he had retired, his sound engineer Mark Miller[[note]]not the same person as the lead singer of Sawyer Brown[[/note]] handle ''Blame It All on My Roots'' (plus Steve Buckingham on one track) and ''Man Against Machine''.
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Miller got promoted to producer. Brooks also himself produced one of Ty England's albums (and he covered two of the songs on that album).



** To put this in perspective: The country music singles charts are tabulated entirely by airplay, not by physical sales or downloads like the all-genre Hot 100 and certain other charts. The nearly 120 stations surveyed by ''Billboard'' each had to play "More Than a Memory" an average of 30 to 35 times ''in one week.'' What's more, Garth was on an independent label at the time.

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** To put this in perspective: The country music singles charts are at the time were tabulated entirely by airplay, not by physical sales or downloads like the all-genre Hot 100 and certain other charts. The nearly 120 stations surveyed by ''Billboard'' each had to play "More Than a Memory" an average of 30 to 35 times ''in one week.'' What's more, Garth was on an independent label at the time.
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