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16 Dec, 2014

Garth Brooks interview

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Brooks discusses why he took a break from releasing albums on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The greatest gift I’ve ever been given by God and the people was the time allotted just to stay home and raise my babies, I got to know ‘em inside and out, which when I came off the road, to tell you the truth, I didn’t. I didn’t know my own children. I know them now,trust me, more than they like or more than I’m comfortable with

25 Nov, 2014

Cancels talk show appearances due to ‘civil unrest’

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Brooks cancels scheduled talk show appearances following the Ferguson decision, saying he feels it is wrong to promote his music during ‘civil unrest’.

We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation. Love one another.

3 Oct, 2014

Album cover release

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1Brooks releases the album cover for Man Against Machine. This album is the music released by Brooks after taking a 13 year break.

 

15 Jul, 2014

Launches comeback tour

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The artist reveals that his comeback tour will kick off in Chicago. He later clarifies that it will begin in September at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which is around 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.

As an entertainer, you get asked a lot, “What are the best cities to play?”  Without hesitation, I rattle five or six of the best places to play, and that list always includes Chicago. It is the perfect city to launch the world tour.

10 Jul, 2014

Confirms new album

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The artist partners with Sony Music’s RCA Records to distribute his new material and help with radio promotion. The album, as yet untitled, will be out  around Black Friday. He says that the type  of content he is known for, western fare like Rodeo and Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old), will be well-represented.

If you had to put it in a box for me, it’d be Garth Music. You’re damn straight we’ll do cowboys songs on this album.

Signs to Sony Music

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The country artist signs with Sony Music for a new album and confirms he agrees to sell his recordings as digital downloads. Brooks has never authorized the distribution of his music on iTunes or any other digital retailer. Downloads will begin in the next two or three weeks at garthbrooks.com.

8 Jul, 2014

Cancels Dublin shows

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All five of Brooks comeback concerts in Dublin, Ireland are canceled after unsuccessful negotiations with Dublin city council.  Having five shows in the area violated a city ordinance, and Brooks couldn’t get an exception for his mega return to the city.

It is with great regret that Aiken Promotions today announce that the five concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park has been cancelled. No concerts will take place. Aiken Promotions have exhausted all avenues regarding the staging of this event. We are very disappointed for the 400,000 fans who purchased tickets for the Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.

7 Jul, 2014

Wants all Dublin shows or none

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Brooks insists that if he can’t perform at all of his five shows at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium, he won’t be performing at any of them. Dublin City Council has refused to issue licenses for two of Brook’s shows. The cancelling of the two end shows will effect approximately 160,000 fans who bought tickets in advance  for the concerts.

I can’t thank the people of Ireland enough for how welcome they have made me feel.I have faith that Dublin City Council will make the best decision for the people of Ireland. For us, it is five shows or none at all. To choose which shows to do and which shows not to do, would be like asking to choose one child over another. However this plays out, Ireland has my heart and always will.

17 Dec, 2013

Announces world tour

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Brooks officially announces his return to the road life and an upcoming comeback tour. Brooks states that the 2014 world tour venture is likely to span for a three year period and he wants it to be bigger than anything he’s ever done before.

 We actually have a new sound system that’s never been used  that’s coming — a new technology — so everyone in the room can feel the thump.

26 Jul, 2013

Becomes grandfather

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The artist welcomes his first grandchild into the family. His 19-year-old daughter August Anna Brooks and Chance Michael Russell are the parents of Brooks’ grand daughter, Karalynnn.

Our family would first like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and sweet celebration of Baby K’s arrival. Our children’s lives have always been extremely private and they have been endlessly encouraged to be their own people. We have always wanted them to be individuals and not be known as someone’s daughters. I have been amazed and grateful how the press has always respected this. I now ask that respect to please continue as this young family begins the greatest days of their lives.

Jan 2012

20 years top-selling act

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Brooks becomes the top-selling act of the past 20 years beating out the Beatles, selling 68.5 million units worldwide.

It’s seeing what other people can’t see, not because they aren’t visionaries, but because it’s not their dream. Passion is what’s going to make all those stories—the ones you made the mistake of telling your friends—come alive! Passion is what’s going to see you through.

15 Oct, 2009

Cancels Retirement

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Brooks announces his plans to cancel retirement and to start performing again.

If you’re going where I think you’re going, our statement has always been the same: We got one baby left in high school and then we’ll figure out what’s left for me and Ms. Yearwood

Garth Brooks on Coming Out of Retirement

5 Nov, 2007

Best selling solo artist

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garth_brooks_01-189x182Brooks becomes the best selling solo artist in US history. He surpasses Elvis Presley after audited sales of 123 million are announced.

This is a marriage between an artist and the people that allow him to be that artist — the people that buy these records. I can’t thank you guys enough for your support.