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As we get ready to welcome Garth Brooks to Foxboro tonight for an intimate show, as part of his Dive Bar Tour, here’s a little tribute to one of country’s biggest stars!

Troyal Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a high school star athlete, playing  football and baseball and running track and field. Garth earned a track scholarship at Oklahoma State. But his love of music kept calling him back.

Brooks broke out in 1989 with his debut single, “Much Too Young To Feel This Damn Old.” And that’s where it all began. A record -breaking career that would change the face of country music, and influence a generation. He used his love of traditional country (George Strait), his passion for rock (KISS) and respect for singer/songwriters of the 70’s (James Taylor) to weave his own sound and pave his own path.

Garth helped to spark a new era of country music. His stage shows were largely influenced by big rock shows of the 70’s and 80’s, peppered with pyrotechnics and light effects. Brooks has a way of bringing the audience on his wild ride… using every inch of the stage and interacting with his fans. There was nothing like a Garth Brooks concert, before Garth Brooks.

 

Fun Facts:

 

  • HE MET HIS FIRST WIFE WHEN HE THREW HER OUT OF A BAR
  • HE TURNED DOWN A ROLE IN SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
  • HE SANG WITH KISS
  • HE HOLDS AN MBA – AND IT’S NOT AN HONORARY ONE. HE EARNED IT
  • HE WAS SIGNED TO A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CONTRACT
  • HIS SONGS HAVE BEEN PLAYED IN SPACE
  • HE WROTE HIS FIRST SONG IN BETWEEN CUSTOMERS WHILE WORKING AT A BOOT STORE
  • HE IS THE TOP SELLING ARTIST OF THE LAST 20 YEARS

A Few Favorite Songs

Friends In Low Places– Everybody knows it. Everybody loves it. It’s Garth’s signature song.

Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places

"Friends in Low Places" is a song performed by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in August 1990 as the first single from his album ...

To Make You Feel My Love– cover of a Bob Dylan original, from the movie Hope Floats. Great love song!

Garth Brooks - To Make You Feel My Love (LIVE at Academy of Country Music 1999)

Artist: Garth Brooks Music: To Make You Feel My Love Live at the 1999 Academy of Country Music

The Thunder Rolls– Sound effects, drama, passion… all in about 4 minutes

Garth Brooks - Thunder rolls

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Shameless– Garth was always a huge Billy Joel fan, and did his hero proud with this cover

Garth Brooks - Shameless

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Callin Baton Rouge– The energy. The fiddle. Just some good old fashioned country fun here.

Garth Brooks Performs His Classic 'Callin' Baton Rouge'

Garth Brooks took the stage with a performance of his classic tune, "Callin' Baton Rouge." #GarthBrooks #TheEllenShow #Ellen

Unanswered Prayers– Pass the box of tissues, please.

Garth Brooks Unanswered prayers Live 1995

I don't own a thing. Just a fan!!

Dive Bar– He’s baaaack! And he’s brought Blake with him!

 

 

 

 

 

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