"with Garth Brooks on the tape machine"

Troyal Garth Brooks, born in 1962, is the number one selling solo artist in US history. He released his first album in 1989, bringing American country music into the mainstream.

Brooks has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in popular music history, breaking records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. He officially retired in 2001, but came out of retirement in 2009 for 5-year concert deal with a Las Vegas hotel.