With the release of the Sports & Entertainment Nashville Magazine spring issue less than two weeks away, we are taking a sneak peek inside a few pages of the next issue. One of the biggest stars, not just in country music, but in the entire entertainment industry is about to embark on an official comeback tour. That star is of course, the one and only Garth Brooks.
Sports & Entertainment Nashville will take a look not only at the upcoming tour, but also how his show at the Wynn Las Vegas came about and stories from some of the early days of his career with fellow song writer Pat Alger.
Garth Brooks supercharged country music in the early ‘90s, raising its worldwide visibility and appeal to an extraordinary level. He went on to become one of the biggest selling solo artists in U.S. music history, with over 68 million albums sold. He also was the fastest selling album artist in Recording Industry Association of America history and one of the industry’s most awarded artists.
Garth played New York’s Central Park in 1997 and drew an audience of around 750,000, filling the park’s North Meadow to its capacity and spilling out into seemingly every available patch of grass and asphalt within earshot of the stage.
This historic concert has been documented as the largest crowd to ever to attend a concert in Central Park. The performance was also viewed by an additional 14.6 million from a television audience, so there is no wonder why country music fans are excited about the return of Garth Brook in 2014.
It is no secret anymore what Garth has been doing for the past few years. His performances at the Wynn Encore Theater in Las Vegas have become a launching pad for his newly announced world tour planned for later in 2014. Early in negotiations to bring Garth Brooks to the Encore, CEO Steve Wynn asked the entertainer what it would take to bring him out of retirement.
Brooks responded with, “You can’t afford me.”
Be on the watch for your copy of Sports & Entertainment Nashville in the coming weeks to see the whole story on Brooks’ return to touring.