Garth Brooks vs George Strait

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American singer
Net worth 2018
$300 Million
Other
Industry
Singers
Residence
Poteet, Texas
United States
Country
United States
07/02/1962
BirthDay
18/05/1952
Height
1.78 m
3
Children
Education
Southwest Texas State University
NET WORTH STATISTIC
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2017

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2016

In September 2016, Brooks became the first and only artist in music history to now achieve seven career Diamond Award albums, according to the RIAA

2015

Most recently, while between legs of his world tour in 2015, Brooks performed a sold-out concert in Barretos, Brazil to benefit the Hospital de Câncer de Barretos

2014

In 2014 Brooks was awarded the Arkansas Traveler certificate by State Senator, Jason Rapert

2013

Brooks' half-sister Betsy Smittle, who died in 2013, was a well-known musician - releasing her own album Rough Around the Edges as Betsy - and part of Brooks' band for some years; she also worked with the late country star Gus Hardin and other musicians in Tulsa

2012

In 2012, Brooks officially passed the Beatles as the top-selling act of the past 20 years, moving 68

2011

He later completed his MBA from Oklahoma State and participated in the commencement ceremony on May 6, 2011

2010

In December 2010, several more of Presley's albums received certifications from the RIAA

2009

On October 15, 2009, Brooks suspended his retirement to begin Garth at Wynn, a series of periodic weekend residency shows at Encore Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip

2008

He performed the Garth Brooks: Live in LA benefit concerts, five sold out concerts over two days at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 25 and 26, 2008 (setting numerous records at the high-profile venue in the process)

2007

On November 5, 2007, Brooks was again named the best selling solo artist in US history, surpassing Presley after audited sales of 123 million were announced

2006

In early 2006, Walmart reissued The Lost Sessions as a single CD apart from the box set, with additional songs, including a duet with Trisha Yearwood, "Love Will Always Win", which reached the top 25 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart

2005

Brooks remarried on December 10, 2005, to country singer Trisha Yearwood

2004

In 2004, Brooks returned to baseball with the Kansas City Royals

2000

In 2000, Brooks appeared at the Equality Rocks benefit concert for gay rights

1998

He also began with a short career in baseball, when he signed with the San Diego Padres for spring training in 1998 and 1999

1997

The album was originally scheduled to be released in August 1997, allowing for promotion during Brooks' Central Park concert; however, plans went awry after a dispute within Capitol Records

1996

Unlike Alan Jackson, who refused to return to the UK after being treated in a similar negative manner by the press, Brooks would later return in 1996 for more performances

1995

In November 1995, Brooks released Fresh Horses, his first album of new material in two years

1994

In 1994, Brooks paid homage to one of his musical influences, Kiss, appearing on the tribute compilation, Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved, a collection of songs performed by popular artists from various genres

1992

He first talked of retiring from performing in 1992, and again in 1995, but each time returned to touring

1991

Brooks' third album, Ropin' the Wind, was released in September 1991

1990

5 million, ranks third on the all-time list of concert attendance, and its gross of over $105 million ranks it among the highest-grossing concert tours in the 1990s

1989

In 1989, Brooks embarked on his first major concert tour, as opening act for Kenny Rogers

1987

In 1987, Brooks and wife Sandy Mahl moved to Nashville, and Brooks began making contacts in the music industry

1986

Brooks married his college sweetheart, songwriter Sandy Mahl, on May 24, 1986

1985

In 1985, entertainment attorney Rod Phelps drove from Dallas to listen to Brooks

1984

Brooks graduated in 1984 with a degree in advertising

1981

In 1981, after hearing "Unwound", the debut single of George Strait, Brooks decided that he was more interested in playing country music

1970

Similarly, Brooks was influenced by 1970s-era rock of Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen and the operatic rock of Queen with Freddie Mercury

1962

Troyal Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma

1931

(1931–2010), a draftsman for an oil company, and Colleen McElroy Carroll (1929–1999), a 1950s-era country singer of Irish ancestry who recorded on the Capitol Records label and appeared on Ozark Jubilee

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He also began the London radio station, Country 1035

20

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Brooks was the best-selling solo artist of the 20th century in America

2008

His 2008 album ‘Troubadour’ is considered to be one of his best works as he earned the Grammy Award for Best Country Album for it

2006

The year 2006 marked Strait’s 30th year in the music industry which he celebrated with the release of a new album titled ‘It Just Comes natural’ which featured 15 new songs

2000

In 2000, he released a self titled album ‘George Strait’ and followed it with the critically acclaimed ‘The Road Less Traveled’ in 2001

1995

"‘Strait Out of the Box’ (1995) is his highest certified multi-platinum album which sold more than eight million copies

1993

He released many other noteworthy albums in the decade including ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ (1993), ‘Blue Clear Sky’ (1996), ‘Carrying Your Love With Me’ (1997), and ‘One Step At a Time’ (1998)

1992

The album ‘Pure Country’, the soundtrack of the 1992 movie ‘Pure Country’ is Strait’s biggest commercial success till date, having sold over six million copies

1991

He followed with ‘Chill of an Early Fall’ in 1991 and ‘Holding My Own’ in 1992

1990

His tenth studio album ‘Livin' It Up’ was released in 1990, and featured two number one hits

1987

His 1987 Album ‘Ocean Front Property’ is a multi-platinum album

1982

1’s including ‘Strait from the Heart’ (1982), ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ (1984), ‘Something Special’ (1985), ‘Ocean Front Property’ (1987), and ‘Beyond the Blue Neon’ (1989)

1981

His debut album ‘Strait Country’ (1981) featuring the hit single ‘Unwound’ which catapulted him to overnight fame was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

1976

It is a box-set that includes many of his hit singles dating from 1976 to 1995

1971

He married his high school sweetheart Norma in 1971