Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is a pivotal figure in the history of country music, no matter how much some country purists would like to deny it. With his commercially savvy fusion of post-Merle Haggard country, honky tonk, post-folk-rock sensitive singer/songwriter sensibilities, and '70s arena rock dramatics, Brooks brought country music to a new audience in the '90s -- namely, a mass audience. Before Brooks, it was inconceivable for a country artist to go multi-platinum. He shattered that barrier in 1991, when his second album, No Fences, began its chart domination, and its follow-up, Ropin' the Wind, became the first country album to debut at the top of the pop charts; No Fences would eventually sell a record-shattering 13 million copies. After Garth, country music had successfully carved a permanent place for itself on the pop charts. In the process, it lost a lot of the traditionalism that had always been its hallmark, but that is precisely why Brooks is important.

More Garth Brooks


Recently Played

  1. 4/23/2015 10:24:52 AMFriends in Low Places
  2. 4/19/2015 7:05:57 AMShameless
  3. 4/17/2015 8:46:32 PMThunder Rolls
  4. 4/16/2015 9:20:16 AMPapa Loved Mama
  5. 4/13/2015 4:16:48 PMThe Dance
  6. 4/12/2015 7:18:30 AMThat Summer
  7. 4/10/2015 9:19:07 AMFriends in Low Places
  8. 4/6/2015 3:20:12 PMThunder Rolls