Listen to The Morning Doghouse for your chance to score a pair of tickets to the biggest concert of the year. Dog and Val have tickets to Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood, and Dog will hand deliver your tickets if your a winner. Tickets are for the Thursday, Sept. 4, concert or Sunday, Sept. 14, concert at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
Since his first single, “Much Too Young (Too Feel This Damn Old),” debuted at country radio in 1989, Garth Brooks has taken 25 singles to the #1 position on country airplay charts and his albums have spent more weeks at #1 on sales charts than any other artist since the inception of SoundScan. Garth has received six RIAA Diamond Awards, each commemorating 10 million albums sold – and, he is the only solo artist in RIAA history to have accomplished this feat.
In 2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008 The President Elect, himself, requested that Garth headline President Obama's Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of over 300,000 did the "wave" to Garth's performance of "Shout" while the President sang along. That same year the Governor of California asked Garth to help the State. Garth performed 5 concerts in 2 days with the proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold donated to efforts to prevent fire catastrophes. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, "Garth Brooks: Live in L.A." allowing viewers to donate as well. In December 2010, Garth finished an astonishing 9 sold out concerts in 6 days to raise money for the flood relief efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the over 145,000 who attended the concerts. In January, 2012 he was named the best selling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielsen and SoundScan, with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sell out 15,000+ seats happened in less than a minute. Garth was recently inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In October, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob Seger. On November 29th, 2013, Garth took the night with almost nine million viewers watching his CBS special "Live From Las Vegas." That very day Garth released his new boxed set, Blame It All On My Roots, which debuted for the 13th time in Garth's career at #1 on the country charts. The boxed set also rose to the top of the Billboard 200 Chart making it the 9th time Garth has been able to achieve that feat. Garth recently broke another record when he sold out 5 consecutive dates at Croke Park in Dublin, a feat no other artist had achieved. In fact, over 400,000 tickets were sold. Just after this feat, Garth's performance of "Friends in Low Places," was the last thing heard on The Tonight Show as Jay Leno ended his 22 year reign as The Tonight Show host.