Growing Up In Garth Brooks's Music

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Garth Brooks Imagine yourself standing above thousands of people singing the lyrics of your song back to you. How does it feel? Growing up in the backwoods of Oklahoma, Garth Brooks only had a dream for his reality. Through his hard work and dedication to his music, Garth Brooks, one of the top-selling solo artists and ranked among the biggest stars of his generation, will leave a legacy people only dream to achieve. On February 7, 1962, Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brooks is the son of Troyal Brooks and Colleen Carroll, a Capitol Records recording artist of the 1950’s (“Brooks, Garth”). Not only was Brooks the youngest, he was the youngest of six. He has one sister, Betsy Smittle, and four brothers, Jerry Smittle, Jimmy …show more content…

Although he had experience standing on stage and performing in front of crowds of maybe fifty people in college, Brooks had no idea what would come when he dropped his first single, “Much Too Young (to Feel this Damn Old),” in 1989. By 1990, Garth was bigger than imagination! His single, “The Dance,” received best song and best video from ACM and CMA, and his very first award in 1990 was the President Horizon Award from CMA. The biggest accomplishment was winning not only one but two Entertainer of the Year for the CMA and ACM Awards. This has never been done in the history of country music until now. In September of 1991, he released his third album, Ropin’ the Wind. This album made history for Brooks because it was the first country album to debut at number one on the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart. Not only did he make history with his third album, but he also won his first Grammy and repeated as Entertainer of the Year at both ACM and CMA Awards. All together, his first three albums contributed to selling 30 million copies (“Garth Brooks”). The biggest accomplishment that Garth Brooks’s has ever received was on October 6, 1990, when he was inducted into the family of the Grand Ole Opry. Brooks was the 65th member of the Opry (“25 Little-Known Tidbits”). In 2012, Garth was brought to tears as he joined the Country Music Hall of Fame with his hero, George Strait, who had welcomed him to the family

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