Personalities | Garth Brooks | Nineties | Rock

(Singer-songwriter, b. 1962)

Brooks was pivotal in bringing country music into the mainstream. His warm honky-tonk style and trademark cowboy hat ensured his early material found an audience. The aptly titled No Fences (1990) and Ropin’ The Wind (1991) crossed into the pop charts on the strength of the material and Brooks’ canny employment of theatrical rock devices on his arena tours. By the bizarre concept album In The Life Of Chris Gaines (1999) he was an established platinum act, though he took a step back from fame in the 2000s.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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