October 16, 2007 |
Country music superstar Garth Brooks' announcement Monday morning that he's releasing a special edition of his forthcoming three-disc "The Ultimate Hits" album to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure overwhelmed the breast-cancer awareness organization's website, forcing volunteers to switch to phones to continue fielding preorder requests. The "pink edition" of Brooks' album will be available exclusively on www.komen.org starting Nov.
July 20, 1997 |
In his new book "Rough Mix," Jimmy Bowen, the former head of Capitol Records' Nashville division, refers to Garth Brooks as an "800-pound gorilla." And the country superstar recently lived up to the billing, throwing a monkey wrench into Capitol's operation by putting a hold on plans to release a new album and single. Brooks, who last year joined the Beatles as the only artists with more than 60 million albums sold in the U.S.
March 24, 2008 |
'Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go," was the daily thought printed at the bottom of December in the 2007-2008 academic monthly calendar I bought at my son's college. The apercu, written by T.S. Eliot, was appropriate for a collegiate calendar, not only because it was perspicacious but because its author was an academic himself.
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April 25, 1991
Winners of the 26th annual Academy of Country Music Awards handed out Wednesday night during ceremonies in Universal City: Duet: The Judds. Video: "The Dance," Garth Brooks. Single Record: "Friends in Low Places," Garth Brooks. Female Singer: Reba McEntire. Song: "The Dance," Garth Brooks. Album: "No Fences," Garth Brooks. New Female Singer: Shelby Lynne. New Group or Duet: Pirates of the Mississippi. New Male Singer: Alan Jackson. Male Singer: Garth Brooks. Group: Shenandoah.
August 8, 1997 |
Hundreds of thousands of country music fans converged on New York City's Central Park for a free concert by Garth Brooks. Fans flew in from Wyoming and hitchhiked from Florida. Hundreds camped out overnight to be among the first in when the concert area opened at 10 a.m. Brooks shared the stage with guests Billy Joel and Don McLean, singing backup on Joel's "New York State of Mind" and McLean's "American Pie." Police estimated attendance at 250,000. HBO televised the show.
November 22, 2007 |
Now that he's out of the house, Garth Brooks has decided to stay out a bit longer. Fresh off the nine sold-out shows he played this month in Kansas City, Mo., the country star will play L.A. Jan. 26 to raise money to help relief efforts following the recent wildfires that ravaged Southern California. Brooks will perform at Staples Center, with proceeds going to victims of the fire as well as toward programs to assist California's firefighters.