Seven diamond awards. 148 million album sales. The #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history — Garth Brooks.
The highly accomplished country singer played in Edmonton back in February selling out nine shows in no time at all. And just to show that Alberta has Garth-fever, he sold out seven shows in Calgary just a few months later.
Brooks’ tours have been running for three years now following a lengthy retirement to spend time with his family. The tour has smashed records previously held by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and even Garth Brooks himself — the tour has sold about six million tickets.
Tagging along with Brooks on his record-breaking tour is wife and country superstar, Trisha Yearwood. Yearwood also holds her own being a platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM winning artist. The 90’s superstars really have the experience.
Alberta Line editor, Nathan Woolridge, had the opportunity to speak with both Yearwood and Brooks to get their opinion on the current state of country music, what it was like to be back in Alberta, how the tour is going and to share some personal memories.