Garth Brooks is one of the most Successful country music artists of all time. Here are some facts and information about him. Here you’ll find information about his early life and home, his musical influences, and his breakthrough and success. Garth never knew he’d be famous for anything, but little did he know that he was soon to be a big name in the music industry. Soon enough he’d be breaking records, and selling millions of his own albums.
Enrique Martín Morales, more commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican international superstar. He is a singer and actor. Martin began his singing career at age twelve when he joined a Latin boy pop group named Menudo. He later went on to become a solo artist. He has starred in Mexican and American soap operas. Ricky Martin's explosion into superstardom has helped open the door for many other Latin artists.
Shel Silverstein was born September 25,1930 in Chicago,IL. He had many different professions. His professions were poet, author, songwriter, illustrator. He wrote many books and novels. Also, he was awarded for writing his books. He got Grammy Award for Best Country Song (1970 - A boy named sue), Grammy Award for Best Album for Children (1985 - Where the sidewalk ends), and Quill Award for Children’s Illustrated book (2005, runny rabbit). He also did many famous works. His most famous works were Where the Sidewalk ends in 1974, A boy named Sue in 1969, and The Giving Tree in 1964.
“I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music (“George Strait Quotes,” 2018).” George Strait made this happen too, with hard work and persistence. Being turned down by multiple record companies was very hard on Strait. He kept working though, and it paid off. George won many awards, was inducted in the Hall of Fame, and kept old country alive when the “urban country” era started, making him one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash were two great country songwriters and singers. They had their similarities and differences in their time on earth. They both had similar lifestyles as a child and singer, but they each had a different way of controlling their drug and alcohol use. The ups and downs in their life made them who they are today.
I chose the life and career of Peyton Manning as my research paper. Peyton was born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents are the already football star Archie Manning and his wife Olivia Peyton. So, Peyton was already born with a football in his hand so to speak. He improved his skills as a football player early on by practicing with his brother’s, dad, and childhood friends at an early age. Peyton’s passion for football he says was instilled in him by his father. He would listen to all his dad’s games at Ole Miss and New Orleans to study by. Like most in high school Peyton played football, baseball, and basketball. By Peyton’s sophomore year in high school he was talented enough to be the starting quarterback. His brother
When you think of a popular successful black person, who immediately pops into your head? Will Smith? Oprah? Michael Jordan? All of them have unique capabilities, but none of them have the qualities of the successful man of the decade, Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry is considered a successful man who has touched others with messages of getting back on your feet when you fall and the importance of family with his entertainment in books, movies, and live plays about the African American culture.
He has always been faithful to this traditional country music sound, regarded as having led country music as a whole out of the heavily pop infused sound it had and back to the roots of the genre. George’s authenic sound is due in part to the fact he is not a singer pretending to be a cowboy, he is a real life, down to earth cowboy. He was born and raised in Texas, home of the real cowboy, and a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He is not singing about a life he has only read or heard about but one he has actually lived and continues to live.
Elvis Presley has had more impact on American society and culture than any other person in history for the three following reasons; his large contribution to the start of the generation gap in the 1950’s, his huge impact on rock ‘n’ roll music, and finally, his music opened a door for some integration between races.
With an estimated one billion units sold and counting, Elvis Presley is thought to be the most commercially successful solo musical artist of all time (Meacham 1) Born in Tupelo Mississippi and later relocating to Memphis Tennessee, Elvis was a natural star. Elvis won a high school talent show by singing and playing his guitar, earning the most applause out of any of the contestants. He would soon after that become a trucker, but his dreams of becoming a star were not crushed yet. Elvis gyrated his hips into America's heart as the most influential figure in American history.
Chris, dumb genious, happily depressed, or wisely naive whatever you view him to be he was loved by all without waver. Chris made an impact in everyone's lives he touched. Whether that be from his knowledge and being able to connect with them, his happiness and joy for life that drew others in, or his childlike standpoint on some subjects that made people want to step in as a mother hen he had many attributes that made others attach to him so quickly. Chris was a huge part of everyone's lives that he
Although Michael Jackson was a controversial figure; he will ultimately be remembered for his fantastic singing ability and incredible dancing style. Michael Jackson was an incredible singer and a generous volunteer. Not only did he change the music world he also had an effect on society. He captivated the world with his dancing and fashion. He inspired many people in the singing industry right now. Those are only a few of the things he did.
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
There are many great country stars today for example, Thomas Luther Bryan or many of you probably recognize him as Luke Bryan. Luke Bryan is an American country singer and songwriter. He began his music career in the mid 2000s. Luke Bryan was discovered when Capitol Records saw him perform at a restaurant and of course soon after signed him. Thanks to Capitol Records, Luke Bryan has sold over seven million albums, twenty seven million tracks worldwide and has twelve number one hits. He has many more great songs to come, like his new Spring Break series soon to be released.
“Thank you, thank you very much” is what Elvis used to say back in the day when he was the King of Rock and Roll. Although Elvis was a great singer parents did not want their kids to watch Elvis, because the older generation did not like Elvis, but the younger people thought he was very entertaining. Elvis had created Rock and Roll, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he earned 14 Grammy nominations, which makes my artist one of the best Rock and Roll singers of the 20th century.