Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer and songwriter. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at Number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.
Don't change a thing. That's one of the best gimmicks a band could ever come up with.
The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
"Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got." quoted in Family Circle (10-1-06 issue)
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Friends In Low Places||1994||17,906|
|The Thunder Rolls||1994||34,177|
|If Tomorrow Never Comes||1990||41,422|
|Callin Baton Rouge||1994||42,223|
|Standing Outside The Fire||1994||38,217|
|Papa Loved Mama||1991||50,774|
|Full Name at Birth||Troyal Garth Brooks|
|Date of Birth||February 7, 1962|
|Birthplace||Yukon, Oklahoma, USA|
|Height||6' 1" (185 cm)|
|High School||Yukon High School, Yukon, Oklahoma, USA|
|University||BS Journalism and Advertising, Oklahoma State University (1984)|
|Occupation Category||Country Musician|
|Claim to Fame||Ropin the Wind|
|Music Style||Country-Pop, New Traditionalist, Contemporary Country, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock|
|Music Mood||Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Warm, Wistful, Reflective, Yearning, Slick, Wry, Organic, Rousing, Sad, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Plaintive, Dramatic, Theatrical, Poignant, Sweet, Precious, Melancholy, Intimate|