Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1991 Garth Brooks rose to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Unanswered Prayers?"

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Garth Brooks.

  • He attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and competed in the javelin.
  • He went to Nashville in 1985 in search of a record deal, but gave up and returned home after just 23 hours.
  • He released his first single, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," in 1989.
  • He mentioned former pro bronco rider and singer Chris LeDoux in his first single, and years later attempted (unsuccessfully) to donate part of his liver to an ailing LeDoux.
  • His third album, 1991's Ropin' the Wind, was the first country record to debut at No. 1 on both Billboard's Country Albums chart and the Top 200 Albums chart.