Garth Brooks

  1. Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10

    December 13, 2013 6:48 PM EST As previously reported , Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when the chart's top 10 is revealed on Dec. 18. The release has suddenly thrown off what was expected to be ...

  2. Britney Spears, Jake Owen, 'Sound of Music' Set for Top 20 on Billboard 200

    December 06, 2013 7:48 PM EST Britney Spears' new album, "Britney Jean," is the biggest new release of the week and it's heading for a high debut on Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 115,000 and 120,000 copies by the e ...

  3. Garth Brooks, Toby Keith Play Sold-Out Twister Relief Concert

    July 07, 2013 10:44 AM EDT Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the victims of the recent tornadoes that straf ...

  4. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

    October 08, 2012 5:37 PM EDT Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hal ...

  5. George Strait's Next Tour To Be His Last 'Structured' Outing: 'The Road Warrior Days Are Over'

    September 26, 2012 3:40 PM EDT George Strait is leaving the concert trail. The iconic country star announced plans for his last formal tour, the Cowboy Rides Away Tour, during a press conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The tour, featuring opening ...

  6. From Usher to Justin Bieber to Carly Rae Jepsen: How Musicians Market Their Own

    June 25, 2012 12:08 PM EDT This past week, Usher entered atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Looking 4 Myself" and logged a 10th week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Climax." Usher, famously, was instrumental in launch ...

  7. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 13, 2012 6:45 AM EDT (Getty Images) Tim McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs, and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesne ...

  8. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Roars Onto Hot Country Songs

    April 09, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw rocket onto Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Feel Like a Rock Star" debuts at No. 13. In its first week of availability, the song received airplay on 126 of the chart's 131 reporting station ...

  9. Adele's Ascent in 2011, By the Numbers

    January 05, 2012 9:00 AM EST It's been said a thousand times already: 2011 has been a hell of a year for Adele. Her sophomore record, "21," has sold more than 5.8 million copies -- by far the best of the year -- and has reigned atop the Billboard 200 for 14 wee ...

  10. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Khan Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Garth Brooks (left) and Billy Joel teamed up for "Shameless" at the annual Songwriter Hall of Fame ceremony (Photo: Getty) NEW YORK -- The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony always makes for a remarkable evening. It's an unusu ...

  11. Garth Brooks Prepares for Nine-Show Run in Nashville

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As he prepared to kick off his first of nine sold out shows tonight (Dec. 16) at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, which will benefit Middle Tennessee's flood relief efforts, Garth Brooks praised the city's resilience and thanked the c ...

  12. Garth Brooks Song Becoming Lifetime movie

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Garth Brooks song is becoming a two-hour Lifetime TV movie. Inspired by the country singer's 1990 No. 1 hit "Unanswered Prayers," Lifetime has cast Samantha Mathis and Eric Close in the lead roles. The film centers on a man (Close ...

  13. Garth Brooks Sues Oklahoma Hospital Over Donation

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks has accused an Oklahoma hospital of reneging on a promise to name a building addition after his late mother in exchange for a $500,000 contribution. According to a lawsuit filed in Rogers County District Court, the singer seeks a retu ...

  14. Garth Brooks Says He Will Resume Music Career

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo musician in U.S. history, said on Thursday he was coming out of retirement and was expected to announce an extended concert run at the Wynn Las Vegas casino and hotel. "I know this is a young industry, so I ...

  15. Brooks To Be Honored By ACM

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks will be presented with Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award during the 43rd Annual ACM Awards on May 18. The award is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. Gayle Holcomb o ...

  16. Usher 'Stands' Strong On Upcoming Album

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Originally scheduled for a June release, Usher's new album has been pushed forward due to what his label claims is "increasing global demand." "Here I Stand" will now arrive May 27 via LaFace/Zomba. The set's first si ...

  17. Mobile Platform Mozes Pacts With Hurricane

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile phone marketing platform Mozes, Inc. has acquired Nashville based Hurricane Interactive Promotions, a leader in live concert mobile phone promotions, giving Mozes an expanded presence in the Nashville music market and broadening its concert ...

  18. Brooks Grosses $3.8M In Two Day L.A. Run

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The figures are in for Garth Brooks' historic run at the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the country artist played five concerts between Jan. 25-26 to raise money for those affected by the October 2007 blazes in Southern Cali ...

  19. Brooks Preps For Two-Day, Five Concert Run

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Preparing for five major concerts over a two-day period is no easy task, but organizers of Garth Brooks' upcoming wildfire benefit shows in Los Angeles are "confident we can do it," Staples Center senior VP/GM Lee Zeidman tells Bill ...

  20. Brooks Sells Out Five L.A. Concerts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' previously announced one-off wildfire benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles quickly became five sold-out shows after organizers saw an overwhelming demand for tickets during the Dec. 1 on sale. Brooks will play fi ...

  21. Brooks To Play SoCal Wildfire Benefit

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks will play a benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 to raise money for victims of the recent wildfires in Southern California. Ticket information for the one-off concert will be released Nov. 26, according to a ...

  22. Garth Brooks Lines Up Kansas City Dates

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks' one scheduled performance Nov. 14 at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., quickly spiraled into nine shows. On Saturday, the artist moved nearly 160,000 tickets in less than two hours via ticket outlets, online and telepho ...

  23. Soul2Soul Breaks Country Tour Records

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second year of the McGraw/Hill Soul2Soul tour grossed more than $52 million, taking the two-summer total for the husband-and-wife co-headliners to more than $141 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. That's enough to make it the top-g ...

  24. Brooks Confirms 'Ultimate Hits' Collection

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has confirmed that he will release on Nov. 6 "The Ultimate Hits," a 34-track, two-CD greatest hits retrospective with four new songs, and a DVD with videos. Billboard.biz first reported the news on Aug. 10 . The album will b ...

  25. Brooks Return On The Cards

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has concluded his exclusive arrangement with Wal-Mart and will once again make his works available through all retail channels, Billboard.biz has learned. The country star is also understood to be prepping a slate of releases. Accordi ...

  26. Garth Sets Wal-Mart Sales Records

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than a million boxsets sold to date. According to Wal-Mart, the "Garth Brooks: The Limited Series" boxset has sold more than one million copies since its release, and in doing so, has set sales records for the merchant. An earlier s ...

  27. Brooks Back On the Radio

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Single going to country stations Oct. 6. Anderson Merchandisers has enlisted Nashville-based Lyric Street Records to promote to radio a new project Garth Brooks is recording exclusively for Wal-Mart. "Good Ride Cowboy," Brooks' trib ...

  28. Multi-Network Telethon Set For Katrina Relief

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks scheduled to perform. U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks scheduled to perform. News Garth Brooks , Alicia Keys ...

  29. Multi-Network Telethon Set For Katrina Relief

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul S ...

  30. Wal-Mart Inks Multi-Year Pact With Garth Brooks

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive pact with Wal-Mart making the retailer and its Sam's Clubs and walmart.com outlets the only places where his music will be commercially available. Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive ...

  31. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville ...

  32. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet with label since 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. Together the artist and label ...

  33. ASCAP To Honor Young, Dupri

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop awards will take place May 16. ASCAP will honor Neil Young and Jermaine Dupri at its 22nd annual Pop Music Awards on May 16 in Los Angeles. Young will receive the Founders Award, which honors pioneering songwriters. Past recipients include Elv ...

  34. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  35. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  36. Alger Signs Publishing Deal With Matt Lindsey

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter has worked with Garth Brooks, James Taylor. Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth B ...