Garth Brooks is still one of the top acts in the country music industry. It is hard to argue otherwise, given the fact that his nine benefit shows for the month of December have already sold out. Brooks has booked Dec. 16, 17, 19, 20, 21 and 22 for a series of shows at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The goal of the shows is to bring awareness to the needs of victims of the Tennessee floods, which occurred earlier this year. All proceeds from the event are scheduled to go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Brooks issued a statement about the planned shows, saying, "Tennessee has shown amazing character through all of this and it is an honor to get to be a part of the healing process. There will be only one arena show we'll do this year and it will be in Nashville." Brooks will be joined on stage by a lineup of notable musical artists, including his wife, country star Trisha Yearwood. Don't miss this country music powerhouse live onstage! Get your own pair of Garth Brooks tickets as soon as possible from StubHub. For more information on the upcoming charity event, be sure to visit Brooks' website.
It's safe to say that Garth Brooks is in the big leagues of the music industry. He has been certified by the RIAA as the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history and has sold over 128 million albums, according to his website. He single-handedly managed to revamp and revitalize the country music industry during the 1990s, facing little to no competition from other artists. It seemed to many that Brooks was simply competing with himself as he drove albums and singles to the top of the charts.
It all started with his first album, a self-titled effort that featured ballads like "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance." Released in 1989, it broke through the records and became one of the most successful country albums of the entire decade.
His sudden success brought him out on the concert trail and he began work on his sophomore album.
No Fences drove up record sales even further and the album contained four number one hit singles with "Friends in Low Places," "Unanswered Prayers" and "Two of a Kind (Workin' on a Full House)."
At this point it seemed that Brooks was simply incapable of producing a bad album. His subsequent releases continued that trend, as Ropin the Wind, The Chase and In Pieces all went onto score spots at the top of the Billboard charts. He went on to have similar successes throughout the rest of the 1990s, appearing on televised performances, extensive tours and alongside other notable artists. In 2001, Brooks retired from the music industry in order to spend time with his family in Oklahoma. Luckily, for his fans, however, that hasn't meant he's been gone for good. Keep up to date with all of the latest concert news involving Brooks and see one of his upcoming shows!