Happy Birthday Garth Brooks! 7 Intetesting facts about legend.

Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music performer who dominated Billboard Top 200 throughout the 1990s. According to the Recording Industry Association of America in 2006, Brooks was the third best-selling artist in US history. He has two Grammy Awards and twenty four Billboards Music Awards to his name. Despite this, Brooks' name remains relatively unknown outside of America.

Originally from Oklahoma, Brooks started composing and performing music professionally at the age of 25. In 1987, he met popular country singer Trisha Yearwood. Although both were married, rumors swirled in the country music world for the next decade about a connection between the two stars. Yearwood and Brooks continually denied these reports until they finally acknowledged their relationship in 2005.

Beginning in 1988, Brooks became the most popular and successful musician in country music history. His massive and spectacular concerts drew crowds of viewers that previous generations of country musicians could only dream of. Eight of his albums topped Billboard's Top 200 Sales Charts at different times for a total duration of 51 weeks - the third-highest record behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He has become known for his heartfelt ballads such as "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (1989) and "The Dance" (1990).

Although purists of country music reviled Brooks for his work that teetered on the edge of the despised "pop", it had become quite evident by the mid-1990s that Brooks' vibrant shows had irrevocably changed the face of country industry. The singer's decline began in 1999 when he shocked his fans by releasing an album of alternative rock under the pseudonym Chris Gaines. Accompanying this album, was a film where Brooks presented himself to audiences without his perennially cowboy hat and other accessories, which drew much mockery. Finally in 2001, at age 39, Brooks announced his retirement from show business.

7 facts about Troyal Garth Brooks

1. Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music artist who has had great commercial success since the early 1990s. 

2. His eponymous debut album was released in 1989 and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart; its follow-up No Fences topped both charts consecutively for a record total of 23 weeks from August 17, 1991 to April 10, 1992 and achieved more than 18 million copies sold worldwide by 1999. 

3. He holds five Diamond Awards for albums that have gone over ten times platinum certification: No Fences (17×), Ropin' The Wind (14×), Sevens (10×), Double Live (21x) and his Greatest Hits Album Anthology Part III 1998–1999 "The Ultimate Hits" reached 15x certification level making him one of only four artists ever certified as having surpassed diamond status with multiple releases along side Led Zeppelin(5X DIAMOND ), Eagles & Billy Joel(7X DIAMOND). 

4. In 2020 he set attendance records at Glendale's State Farm Stadium where he performed nine shows before 135000 people as part of his Dive Bar Tour series — breaking all previous attendance records which were previously held by U2's Joshua Tree tour in 2017. 

5.In 2001 ,at age 39 he became the youngest inductee into the Country Music Hall Of Fame . 

6 He has won 3 Grammy awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance ("The Dance," "To Make You Feel My Love," “In Another's Eyes") becoming only third male singer after Johnny Cash And Kenny Rogers to win three consecutive Grammys . 

7. He was recognized as Artist Of The Decade alongside Taylor Swift , Lady Gaga , Beyonce & Eminem by CMA Nashville during 2009-2019 time period recognizing their individual contributions towards popularizing modern day country music overall globally

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