Country / Pop
Garth Brooks has been one of the most prominent and accessible country music stars of the past fifty years, selling diamond certified records and selling out concerts around the world. His name became synonymous with country music and his fans were crushed in 2000 when he officially announced his retirement from recording and touring. Luckily, Garth Brooks emerged from his retirement in 2009 to perform regular concert dates at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. These Las Vegas shows are still thrilling audiences in 2011 and Garth Brooks has no plans of stopping anytime soon. While Brooks can be found at sporadic concerts around the country, fans of the country superstar can't afford to miss a chance to see him at his new second home at the Wynn Hotel in 2011.
Born Troyal Garth Brooks, the future musician grew up in a family that promoted musical and athletic talent; Garth become good at both. After graduating college, Brooks began performing at bars and clubs around Oklahoma. He moved to Nashville a couple of years later and released his eponymous debut album in 1989. The album became an instant success and eventually went diamond, making Garth Brooks quite a name for himself in the world of country music. Brooks experienced even more success with the release of No Fences in 1990, which went even more diamond than his previous effort.
Garth Brooks began to let more of his rock and pop influences show on the albums Fresh Horses (1995) and Sevens (1997). The crossover was minimal, with country dominating the albums' styles and country fans enjoyed the stylistic addition. In 1999, Brooks released the album Garth Brooks in…The Life of Chris Gaines, which saw the artist adopting the persona of a fictional rock star. While the album fulfilled Brooks' desire to play rock music, and was produced in promotion of a movie he was developing, many fans feared that he was leaving country music and did not support the album. The next year, Garth Brooks began experiencing difficulties balancing his professional and personal lives and, having experienced a hugely successful career, announced his retirement.
After a restful hiatus punctuated by a half a dozen charity performances, Garth Brooks left retirement to perform weekend concert dates at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The show retains Brooks' signature country style while also adding the showmanship and glamour of Las Vegas. In addition to his own hit compositions, Garth Brooks also includes hits from Don McLean, Billy Joel, and Bob Seger in his show. In addition to his duties at the Wynn in Las Vegas, lucky fans can also catch him at random charity concerts around the country. However, fans that wish to truly experience this country icon should visit him at the Wynn in Las Vegas to witness a truly phenomenal concert experience.