Fact: Christmas has come early for country music supercouple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood - their first joint holiday project has shot to the top of America's Top Country Albums Chart. Christmas Together has debuted at the top of the countdown with 21,000 first-week sales. Celebrating the success, Garth tells Billboard, "We had so much fun making this Christmas album together and we're honoured that people are making our music a part of their holiday season."
Quote: "You can sit down and talk to those people forever, because you just want to tell them what they’re kind of in for and all the wonderful things about it. Can you believe it? We get to be a mentor. We get to talk to these people that kind of want to do this for a living. You always want to do that... but I really don’t know what to tell them, other than just go have fun and follow their dreams." Garth Brooks on his new role as mentor on U.S. TV talent show The Voice.
Quote: "It was amazing because I was a tour guide there. So to actually be a tour guide there, then to have a star on the Walk of Fame was really surreal and awesome. And to get it with Garth was doubly special." Country star Trisha Yearwood had a full circle moment when she and husband Garth Brooks were inducted to Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame in September (15).
Quote: "All the new stuff that I've been working on for six months was on a phone that I just fried and I can't get the phone to come back up. I know I should have backed it up. I'm still working on that phone." Garth Brooks reveals fans might have a wait before he releases his new album after a recent IT issue.
Fact: Country music star Garth Brooks has re-recorded his 1990 classic FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES with a gang of famous pals to mark the 25th anniversary of the hit. A source tells Billboard.com, Brooks has recruited his musical hero George Strait, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban for the reworked song, which was named Single of the Year at the 1990 CMA Awards.
Fact: Country music legend Garth Brooks paid tribute to members of America's military by performing his song All-American Kid during the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (19Apr15). During his set, men and women of the armed forces filled the aisles of the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, as the audience gave them a standing ovation. Meanwhile, fellow music veteran Alan Jackson honoured the lives lost during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on the 20th anniversary of the attacks, with a touching rendition of his song, Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning).
Fact: Garth Brooks celebrated what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday on Thursday (08Jan15) by paying tribute to The King while co-hosting popular U.S. morning show Today. The country music superstar revealed his keyboard player used to work with Elvis and gobbled The King's favourite snack, grilled cheese and peanut butter sandwiches, during the segment.
Fact: Singer Garth Brooks was left shocked when he was presented with a platinum plaque for his new album Man Against Machine on U.S. breakfast show Today on Thursday (08Jan15). The record has been number one on the Billboard country music charts for six weeks in a row.
Quote: "There's a moment when you know... If reincarnation did exist, I found her in the lives before and I'll find her in the next one." Garth Brooks insists he and his wife Trisha Yearwood are destined to be together.
Quote: "You're looking at the luckiest, most blessed guy on the planet. I'm madly in love with her and I can't stand to spend a day without her." Country star Garth Brooks is still smitten with his wife Trisha Yearwood.
Fact: Country music superstar Garth Brooks has broken his own concert sales record after more than 180,000 tickets for his upcoming Chicago, Illinois comeback shows were snapped up within the first three hours of going on sale. His previous record was 141,717 paid admissions for his 1997 gigs in Chicago. The singer will play a mini-residency consisting of 10 gigs at the city's Allstate Arena, starting from 4 September (14).
Quote: "While we were on stage, George looked back at me and said, 'This is f**king incredible!' Can you believe it? When he said it, I was like, "Strait just said 'f**k!'" Country music star Garth Brooks was left stunned at his own idol GEORGE STRAIT when he casually cursed while presenting Merle Haggard with the Crystal Milestone Award during Sunday's (06Apr14) Academy of Country Music Awards.
Quote: "This was somebody I always enjoyed being around and we had a lot more in common than I ever dreamed we did. And so we started seeing each other... We'd known each other music-wise, but we got to see each other as people. And I've got to tell you, if you like her and don't know her, you'll love her. If you love her and don't know her, you'll worship her. She's the real deal... I've got to tell you, I never knew it could be like this." Country star Garth Brooks is smitten with his wife Trisha Yearwood.
Fact: Country star Garth Brooks is returning to the Las Vegas venue which housed his three-year residency to make a concert movie. The singer/songwriter will be back at the Wynn Las Vegas casino-hotel, where he wrapped up his comeback shows in November (12), in July (13) for two concerts, which will be filmed for an upcoming Dvd.
Fact: Country superstars Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson are to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2011.The hitmakers will join Allen Shamblin, John Bettis and Thom Schuyler at the ceremony on 16 October (11).
Quote: "We're best friends. We just have a great time together. We laugh a lot." Country singer Trisha Yearwood, who recently celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with husband Garth Brooks, believes laughter is the key to a happy marriage.
Fact: Country star Garth Brooks will be among the 1,000 guests when Las Vegas casino boss Steve Wynn marries his fiancee, Andrea Hissom, on 30 April (11) in Sin City. The couple will exchange vows in the ballroom of the Wynn Encore as part of a three-day celebration, according to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column.
Fact: Country star Garth Brooks' new Las Vegas deal has earned him a new private jet - casino boss Steve Wynn will fly the singer from his Oklahoma home to Sin City for upcoming shows at the Wynn's Encore Theatre, and once the residency is over, Brooks gets to keep the plane.
Quote: "My girls are looking for HANNAH MONTANA tickets. They're like, 'Dad, don't you know somebody?'" Country star Garth Brooks admits his three daughters aren't interested in seeing their dad's comeback shows - they want hard-to-come-by tickets to see Miley Cyrus in concert instead.
Fact: Country star Garth Brooks sold out nine concerts at Kansas City's 18,000 capacity Sprint Center in under two hours on Saturday (06Oct07). The gigs are scheduled for November (07).
Fact: Country star Garth Brooks will play his first full live show since announcing his retirement in the late 1990s in Kansas City, Missouri on 14 November (07). The concert will be the singer/songwriter's first since 1998.
Quote: <p>"I did not hit an after party. I have to say that in New York City, and us being Oklahomans, we ordered pizza in after the show." Country couple Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks have a low key celebration after the Country Music Association Awards in New York on Tuesday night (15NOV05). </p>