Garth Brooks At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
When one thinks of country music, Garth Brooks is one name that is sure to come to mind. With one of the most undoubtedly successful careers in popular music throughout the years, Brooks has broken records for album sales and concert attendance and still, despite an eight year hiatus, continues to succeed. Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1962. He grew up in a musical family; each of the children was required to sing or do skits in a weekly talent night hosted by their parents (their mother of whom was a recording artist with Capitol Records in the 50s). Garth chose to play the guitar and the banjo. It wasn’t until after his college career, however, that Garth began his musical career in a professional manner. He sang and played guitar in local clubs and bars in Oklahoma. He was inspired by country music, but also, primarily, by rock. In 1985, entertainment attorney Rod Phelps traveled to hear Brooks play and, liking what he heard, encouraged Brooks to travel to Nashville. A couple years later, Brooks was making memorable music and, by 1990, was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.