With 36 Top 10 hits on the Hot Country chart, a record 22 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 148 million album sales in the United States alone, Garth Brooks is undoubtedly the most popular performer that country music has ever seen. Since his self-titled debut record in 1989, Brooks has gone on to release a total of 14 studio albums, which have made him one of the world’s top-selling artists—not just in country, but of all time. In fact, he’s the only musician in history to have 7 albums reach diamond status in the United States. His success first began with the hits “The Dance” and “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” and has continued over nearly 30 years with “Friends in Low Places,” “What She’s Doing Now,” “Two Pina Coladas,” and “Callin’ Baton Rouge.” With all of his commercial success and ever-growing fan base, it’s no surprise that tickets to see Garth Brook disappear in a matter of moments.
Garth Brooks has been performing live since 1991, first on the Ropin’ the Wind Tour, and then 2 Garth Brooks World Tours from 1993–94 and 1996–98. Sadly, in 2000, Garth announced he would be retiring from both performing and recording, releasing one final album in 2001. Fortunately for fans, Garth couldn’t stay away forever. From 2005–2008, he released 2 compilation box sets, performed at various benefit concerts, and sold out a 9-show series in less than 2 hours. Then in 2009, Garth began a 4-year residency at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Performing alongside wife Trisha Yearwood on periodic weekends, he was able to get his onstage kicks while still having plenty of time to spend with his family. In 2014, he released his first studio album for the first time in more than 13 years. Over the last 3 years, Garth has been back on the road with an ongoing world tour spread out across numerous legs in North America. Performances in Europe, Australia, and South America are expected to follow in coming years, so keep your eyes peeled for those tickets.