After a period of dormancy, Garth Brooks, one of America’s most loved sons, has been in the news more often of late. From new album talks and tour dates after being in retirement for 13 years, to releasing new music and appearing on several popular shows, Brooks has been slowly easing back into the spotlight.
And why not? The Oklahoma native represents the epitome of success as a country singer and songwriter; one who has made his mark and deserves his place in history. His revolutionizing success during the 1990s is unmatched…in country music history and even by many big names in the mainstream.
But despite all that, Brooks has maintained a sort of humility and grounded persona, which is often not seen in many who have achieved even a quarter of what he has. Take, for example, the fact that he makes an effort to keep the price for his concert tickets low. As was revealed in a recent interview on the Ellen Show, he has never raised his ticket prices. Needless to say, that’s probably one of the reasons Brooks has been able to sell out venue after venue, even since coming out of retirement. That, and his extensive catalog of chart topping music.
Another point to note is that Brooks has never put his music on Spotify or Pandora, two of the most popular streaming services around. Instead, he has opted to use the Amazon platform, which offers both physical and digital access to his music.
The future looks bright for Garth Brooks, too. Not only is he pulling large crowds in his current concert series, he is also releasing new music that could put him back on top. His 10th studio album, Gunslinger, which was released in early November, has been generating buzz among music aficionados and the lead off song, “Baby, Let’s Down and Dance,” has been getting major attention as well.
Could 2017 be the comeback year for Brooks? If the current buzz he is generating is anything to go by, it most certainly could be.