Tag Archives: Garth Brooks

Apr
25

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Garth Brooks @ Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH | April 16, 2016 – Review

Written by Brandon Florkey

Being born in the late 80s and having parents that regularly listened to country radio in the car, I grew up on 90s country and Garth Brooks. When the Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences box set was announced it immediately went on my Christmas list. So when Vickye asked if I could cover this show, there was no hesitation to say yes.

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Mar
3

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Jessi Alexander, Bobby Braddock, Lee Brice, Garth Brooks Entertain To Benefit Music Health Alliance

Photo lineup - Front left to right: Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander, Trisha Yearwood. Back left to right: Garth Brooks, Lee Brice Photo credit: Angela Talley

Photo lineup – Front left to right: Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander, Trisha Yearwood. Back left to right: Garth Brooks, Lee Brice
Photo credit: Angela Talley

Tuesday night, Music City celebrated The First And The Worst from its talented creative community as hit-makers Jessi Alexander, Bobby Braddock and Lee Brice, along with special guest Sandy Knox, performed the very first and worst songs they have ever written, as well as their biggest hits, all to benefitMusic Health Alliance. Joining for the sold-out show was Garth Brooks, who stepped in for Chris Stapleton after an unforeseen scheduling conflict. The second annual event raised over $200,000 for the non-profit, representing more than half of its annual budget. Music Health Alliance has secured over $10 million dollars in life-changing healthcare resources and enabled access to doctors, medicine, health insurance and financial assistance for 4,100 music industry entrepreneurs and professionals in only three years.

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Dec
10

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On Garth Brooks’ ‘Mom’, and His Hindered Comeback – Single Review

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I came into this arguably as blindly as I could. I was very young when Garth mania was sweeping the globe, and besides, my parents didn’t listen to country music (no matter how “country” it was being deemed by some back then). I will be the first to admit that my as-yet lack of knowledge of Garth’s back catalogue is poor form for someone who is supposed to know about country music, but in some ways I saw it to my advantage. I could look at new Garth in fresh light, without the bias of his fame, legend or previous commercial success; in other words, I could be the young fan (who is dominating country music’s target audience at the moment), who is listening to Garth for the first time on the radio alongside Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.

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Nov
20

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Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of November 29th, 2014

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This week Garth Brooks makes his debut with ‘Man Against Machine’ at #1, selling 118,000 copies. The buzz pushes ‘Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences’ back onto Top Country Albums, although only as far as #42, while ‘People Loving People’ has fallen out of the singles charts and ‘Mom’ has yet to appear. Elsewhere Sam Hunt has had a huge boost with a total of seven songs on the Hot Country Songs chart, as ‘Montevallo’ moves up to #4 on albums and ‘Leave The Night On’ takes #1 on Country Streaming Songs. Carrie Underwood continues to dominate Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs with ‘Something in The Water’ but the songs stays at #12 on Country Airplay, a chart which sees Frankie Ballard reach #1 with ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’. Read on for full information on all the Billboard country charts!

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Nov
19

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Garth Brooks ‘Man Against Machine’ – Album Review

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There is no denying that the word “comeback” is justifiably accompanied by a certain level of risk. With one album an entire legacy can be ruined. Years of integrity can be simply wiped away in exchange for desperate effort to regain relevancy or an attempt refill a dwindling bank account. Quite honestly, a reunion is rarely about reuniting at all. It is about reacquiring something lost.

Therefore, the level of anxiety surrounding Garth Brooks’ hanging up the family life and entering the music industry again is rather understandable. Regardless of the big hat and twangy accent, Brooks return to music is of A-list importance. He is Michael Jackson. He is Bruce Springsteen. He is U2.

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Nov
11

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History Lesson: Why Garth Brooks’ Albums Matter

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Our review of the new album ‘Man Against Machine’ will be published next week

On June 17, 1988 the music world subtly changed. On that summer day, a shy and somewhat awkward young man from Oklahoma signed to Capitol Records. On October 26th, 2000 the world would change again, as Garth Brooks would pack up his legacy and walk away from Nashville, trading Music Row for the family life.

Fourteen years later, the world is still waiting for Brooks to return.

Brooks’ resume speaks for itself.  As of May 2013, he has sold over 68 million records. This number is nothing to scoff at. In the modern Soundscan era, 68 million records is enough to secure the title of “best selling artist in the United States” (since 1991). Brooks has had six of his releases achieve diamond status, despite the fact that those albums have never been made available digitally like many modern releases. Throughout his career, Brooks pocketed 2 Grammy awards, 17 American Music Awards and inductions into both the Grand Ole’ Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Oct
31

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Garth Brooks Reveals Track Listing, Gives Preview For New Album ‘Man Against Machine’

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Garth Brooks spent the morning in Nashville giving a preview of his highly-anticipated new album, MAN AGAINST MACHINE, out November 11th.  Naming it one of his most personal pieces of work to date, the singer/songwriter sampled the 14-track album for the eager crowd at Sony Nashville’s offices before giving a powerful acoustic performance of “Mom,” written by Don Sampson and Wynn Varble.

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Oct
30

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Garth Brooks Announces 24-Hour Sneak Peek of Upcoming Album Exclusively On GhostTunes!

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Artist Shares Inspirations and Backstories for Each Song on His Upcoming Album, Debuting on Nov. 11

GhostTunes.com, a new digital music platform changing the way artists connect with their fans, announced today that an advance preview of the first Garth Brooks album in thirteen years arrives exclusively on GhostTunes starting tonight at midnight for one day only. From midnight tonight (Oct 30/31) on the East coast and ending at midnight tomorrow (Oct 31/Nov 1) on the West coast, this hauntingly great Halloween treat is definitely no trick.

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