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Garth Brooks Jones 1 Music Appreciation 105 November 27, 2001 In choosing, the composer I wanted to write about, I chose not only a composer but an artist as well. This artists' songs has crossed over from both the Country Music industry to Pop Music industry. His music has topped the charts in both Country and Pop music, as well. In doing so, this Artist/Composer has opened the doors for many others that have followed. Not, since Elvis Presley has an artist been so recognized for his music and great accomplishments. Of course we all know that Elvis is and always will be the King, but Garth Brooks comes close behind. In fact an article ran in the Ottawa Sun about Garth Brooks was titled "The King of Country". .

Garth Brooks' real name is Troyal Garth Brooks. He was born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Garth is the youngest child of Troyal Raymond and Colleen Carroll Brooks.

All together, the Brooks' have six children Jim, Mike, Betsy, Jerry, Kelly, and Garth.

Even though Garth's mother Colleen recorded for Capitol Records back in the 1950's and performed with Red Foley on the Ozark Jubilee. Music was not one of Garth's ambitions actually Garth's early ambitions were to be a professional football player or a forest ranger.

In fact, Garth did not even pick up a guitar until he was in junior High School. Garth attended Yukon High School and went on to Oklahoma State College (OSC) in Stillwater, where he received a partial athletic scholarship for javelin. He majored in Jones 2 Advertising. With only receiving a partial scholarship, Garth found odd jobs to pay for the other half. He found work as a bouncer and played with bands at several different Nightclubs were he began singing solo. Mixing the tunes of those whom had influenced him Garth created his own blend of music.

In 1985 Garth made his first trip to Nashville and stuck out. Nevertheless, as faith would have it Garth returned to Nashville in 1987 where he was introduce to Bob Doyle, an executive of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, which is a performing rights agency). Doyle's faith in Brook's talent let him to leave ASCAP and form his own music publishing company, Major Bob Music, with Garth as his first client Shortly afterwards Garth signed a recording contact with Capitols records and was introduced to Allen Reynolds. This was the beginning of Garth career on April 12, 1989 Garth's debut album was produced "Garth Brooks". Soaring the billboards "Garth Brooks" became the biggest selling album of the decade. Since then, Garth career as an artist continued to grow rapidly.

In 1993, Marshall Tucker Band released "Walk Outside The Lines" co-written by Garth. Trisha Yearwood released her hit single "Like We Never Had A Broken Heart". Additional Trisha recorded "What'cha Gonna Do With A Cowboy" "Victim Of The Game" both co-written by Garth and released as a duet single with Chris LeDoux. Chris also recorded Garth's song "Slow Down". While Pat Alger included "That Summer" who co-wrote with Garth, on his Liberty Songwriter's Series album. Crystal Gayle recorded "What He's Doing Now", Barry Manilow recorded "If Tomorrow Never Jones 3 Comes" for his The Complete Collection And Then Some box set. Tanya Tucker recorded "The Thunder Rolls," and included it on her 1994 box set. (Roughstock's) During an interview with Roughstock Garth remarked "Choosing music as a profession is not something that comes to you in life. It's a path chosen for you before you enter this world." To this as a fan, I am thankful he followed his path.

On November 3, 2000, Garth announces his plans for retirement. Saying he will still produce one more record by no more Concert tours at least until his youngest daughter Allie attends College. Sad news to many of his fans. I have attend two of Garth Concerts the first one in 1992 in Washington DC, then again in 1999 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Both concert performances were the greatest I have ever seen.

Like no other artist, Garth decides to try his hand in other professions. An article released by the Associated Press indicated that "Garth Brooks may be in the same league with Elvis and the Beatles when it comes to album sales, but can he hit for average or turn the double play? He'll find out as soon as he trades in his cowboy hat for a San Diego Padres cap. The team and Brooks scheduled a conference call today to announce the country music superstar will go to spring training with the Padres" Only last for a few months April 5, Garth ends his baseball career and goes on to his next crazy scheme.

In May 1999, Garth Brooks announces the release of a new artist Chris Gaines. A pop rock verse of himself. Garth and Capitol records will release his new CD "In The Life and Times Of Chris Gaines" in October. The idea is to introduce listeners to Gaines so Jones 4 they will know the character and want to see the thriller "The Lamb," which is still in development at Paramount Pictures.

Garth just released his newest album "Scaricrow", November 2001. He is still going strong, and so are his record sells. I like others fans will continue to listen to his music and wait until he comes out of retirement.

Jones 5 Wilson, Bernie "Garth Brooks going to spring training with Padres" Associated Press.

Thursday, February 11, 1999 http://www.planetgarth.com/news/garth00325.php LOS ANGELES "Idol threat - Chris Gaines" Associated Press. Tuesday, May 11, 1999 http://www.planetgarth.com/news/garth00325.php "Garth BrooksYear ByYear",http://www.citlink.net/citlink/o/omega/starweb/gb-yby.html http://www.thanksforthemusic.com/spotlight/garthbrooks/index.html The Roughstock Netwo™http://www.roughstock.com/garth/facts.html Garth Brooks Jones 1 Catherine Jones Elinore Freeman, Professor Music Appreciation 105 November 27, 2001 In choosing, the composer I wanted to write about, I chose not only a composer but an artist as well. This artists' songs has crossed over from both the Country Music industry to Pop Music industry. His music has topped the charts in both Country and Pop music, as well. In doing so, this Artist/Composer has opened the doors for many others that have followed. Not, since Elvis Presley has an artist been so recognized for his music and great accomplishments. Of course we all know that Elvis is and always will be the King, but Garth Brooks comes close behind. In fact an article ran in the Ottawa Sun about Garth Brooks was titled "The King of Country". .

Garth Brooks' real name is Troyal Garth Brooks. He was born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Garth is the youngest child of Troyal Raymond and Colleen Carroll Brooks. All together, the Brooks' have six children Jim, Mike, Betsy, Jerry, Kelly, and Garth.

Even though Garth's mother Colleen recorded for Capitol Records back in the 1950's and performed with Red Foley on the Ozark Jubilee. Music was not one of Garth's ambitions actually Garth's early ambitions were to be a professional football player or a forest ranger.

In fact, Garth did not even pick up a guitar until he was in junior High School. Garth attended Yukon High School and went on to Oklahoma State College (OSC) in Stillwater, where he received a partial athletic scholarship for javelin. He majored in Jones 2 Advertising. With only receiving a partial scholarship, Garth found odd jobs to pay for the other half. He found work as a bouncer and played with bands at several different Nightclubs were he began singing solo. Mixing the tunes of those whom had influenced him Garth created his own blend of music.

In 1985 Garth made his first trip to Nashville and stuck out. Nevertheless, as faith would have it Garth returned to Nashville in 1987 where he was introduce to Bob Doyle, an executive of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, which is a performing rights agency). Doyle's faith in Brook's talent let him to leave ASCAP and form his own music publishing company, Major Bob Music, with Garth as his first client Shortly afterwards Garth signed a recording contact with Capitols records and was introduced to Allen Reynolds. This was the beginning of Garth career on April 12, 1989 Garth's debut album was produced "Garth Brooks". Soaring the billboards "Garth Brooks" became the biggest selling album of the decade. Since then, Garth career as an artist continued to grow rapidly.

In 1993, Marshall Tucker Band released "Walk Outside The Lines" co-written by Garth. Trisha Yearwood released her hit single "Like We Never Had A Broken Heart". Additional Trisha recorded "What'cha Gonna Do With A Cowboy" "Victim Of The Game" both co-written by Garth and released as a duet single with Chris LeDoux. Chris also recorded Garth's song "Slow Down". While Pat Alger included "That Summer" who co-wrote with Garth, on his Liberty Songwriter's Series album. Crystal Gayle recorded "What He's Doing Now", Barry Manilow recorded "If Tomorrow Never Jones 3 Comes" for his The Complete Collection And Then Some box set. Tanya Tucker recorded "The Thunder Rolls," and included it on her 1994 box set. (Roughstock's) During an interview with Roughstock Garth remarked "Choosing music as a profession is not something that comes to you in life. It's a path chosen for you before you enter this world." To this as a fan, I am thankful he followed his path.

On November 3, 2000, Garth announces his plans for retirement. Saying he will still produce one more record by no more Concert tours at least until his youngest daughter Allie attends College. Sad news to many of his fans. I have attend two of Garth Concerts the first one in 1992 in Washington DC, then again in 1999 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Both concert performances were the greatest I have ever seen.

Like no other artist, Garth decides to try his hand in other professions. An article released by the Associated Press indicated that "Garth Brooks may be in the same league with Elvis and the Beatles when it comes to album sales, but can he hit for average or turn the double play? He'll find out as soon as he trades in his cowboy hat for a San Diego Padres cap. The team and Brooks scheduled a conference call today to announce the country music superstar will go to spring training with the Padres" Only last for a few months April 5, Garth ends his baseball career and goes on to his next crazy scheme.

In May 1999, Garth Brooks announces the release of a new artist Chris Gaines. A pop rock verse of himself. Garth and Capitol records will release his new CD "In The Life and Times Of Chris Gaines" in October. The idea is to introduce listeners to Gaines so Jones 4 they will know the character and want to see the thriller "The Lamb," which is still in development at Paramount Pictures.

Garth just released his newest album "Scaricrow", November 2001. He is still going strong, and so are his record sells. I like others fans will continue to listen to his music and wait until he comes out of retirement.

Jones 5 Wilson, Bernie "Garth Brooks going to spring training with Padres" Associated Press.

Thursday, February 11, 1999 http://www.planetgarth.com/news/garth00325.php LOS ANGELES "Idol threat - Chris Gaines" Associated Press. Tuesday, May 11, 1999 http://www.planetgarth.com/news/garth00325.php "Garth BrooksYear ByYear",http://www.citlink.net/citlink/o/omega/starweb/gb-yby.html http://www.thanksforthemusic.com/spotlight/garthbrooks/index.html The Roughstock Netwo™http://www.roughstock.com/garth/facts.html