Garth Brooks is an iconic figure in the country music who set numerous records as one on of the fastest selling solo artists in the entire industry. He was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father worked at an oil company, while his mother was a prominent country singer signed by a major label called Capitol. Just like all of his five brother and sisters, Garth was raised by his parents to find himself in music. However, the boy disclosed much more fondness of sports and reached high results in this field. While at school, Brooks was drafted to the American football and baseball teams and did a lot of running. As a result, he was rewarded with a sports scholarship at the Oklahoma State University that he graduated from in 1984 with major in advertisement. However, promoting goods did not attract him as much as music. Shortly after finishing his studies, Garth began to perform at bars singing and playing acoustic guitar. Enchanted with dreams of a big star, Garth recorded a coupe of demos and went to Nashville where he hoped to find a label. However, it turned out to be much harder than the young man had expected. Angry and remorseful, he came back to Tulsa with a lot of disappointment in the whole music business.
In 1986, Garth married his long-time girlfriend, Sandy Mahl, he met at his college. In a year, he undertook another effort to establish nice ties with music managers and took his family to Nashville once again. Early in 1989, Garth released his self-titled debut album. The record was such an impressive work that, through being a country music piece, it showed up in the pop charts, too. This long player featured Garth’s first big hit, the single Much Too Young (Too Feel This Damn Old). Feeling he had found the right path, the artist completed his sophomore effort in 1990 and named it No Fences. Backed by the smashing track Friends In Low Places, it remained on the top of the country charts for twenty three weeks and made Brooks a superstar overnight. Meanwhile, his records were selling unimaginably well, the singer drew huge masses to his live concerts putting a landmark in the history of the country music.
He set another record when his third album, Ropin’ the Wind (1991), became the first country album that debuted first in the pop charts. There were no sings of the artist’s recession when all of a sudden he decided to make an experimental record, The Chase. Although it was a country-based album, there were too many traces of other trends, which could not please the core audience of Garth. This long player’s sales were far from the best results shown by its predecessors. Striving to save the day, Garth Brooks returned to classic sound as he issued his subsequent album, In Pieces. Despite critical acclaim and commercial success of this attempt, it was obvious that the singer’s moment of glory was behind. The Hits collection was made simply to show to the listeners Garth Brooks was still on the stage. In 1995, he prepared another studio piece that was called Fresh Horses, which appeared another weak effort to bring the fame back. Realizing his best years in music are gone, Garth Brooks decided to play a part of a rock star named Chris Gaines in The Lamb. To feel this role better, he released under this name an experimental album, Scarecrow, based on alternative rock, which certainly tarnished his personae in the eyes of his old supporters. In 2001, the artist announced his official quit out of music.