Since he released his debut self-titled album in 1989, Garth Brooks has been a force in country music. His career skyrocketed in the early 1990s as his album sales and concert attendance set records worldwide.
Garth Brooks released a new album in November called Time Traveler and included it on his final limited edition box set. Garth said of the seven-disc package, “This is the third and final box set of our career. I like how that completes the circle, the new music tying in. It kind of completes the set, for me, with the old stuff.”
The package is available exclusively at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s.
Time Traveler, of course, features “Rodeo Man,” Garth’s duet with Ronnie Dunn, as well as a pairing with Kelly Clarkson (“The Ship and The Bottle”), an update of David Allen Coe’s “The Ride” that tells more of the song’s original story, and “Me Without You.”
Those songs join six others on the new album, while Time Traveler joins Man Against Machine, Gunslinger, Fun, and Triple Live inside the latest Limited Series set.
In April, Brooks will play his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He told us of his busy 2024, “Yeah! This was the busiest year so far. I seriously think things are going to slow down a lot in ’24. Oh – let me rephrase that!! I think things are going to slow down a lot in ’25 ’cause ’24’s going to be busier than ’23!”
He told us of his Vegas shows, “What I love about the Vegas dates is the crowd you’re playing for and the family that you’re playing for. They’ve been very sweet to us out there. And if you look on the stage anywhere in Vegas, you’ll never see a set list.”
As Garth celebrates his 62nd birthday today (2/7), we look at the five songs that made him a household name and a country music icon.