Country Pop Bites: Garth Brooks – June 30
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1995 Garth Brooks received a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
It’s true! He buried the masters to "The Hits" underneath the star.
Check out this Garth Brooks video.
Here are 5 interesting facts about Garth Brooks.
- He was working as a bouncer at the Tumbleweed Ballroom, in Stillwater, Okla., when he met Sandy Mahl, who eventually became his first wife and mother to his three daughters.
- The thunder heard on his song 'The Thunder Rolls' was first recorded for a song called 'Delta Rain' by the Memphis Boys.
- On a trip home to Yukon, Oklahoma, in March 1991, he watched as a sign on the town's water tower was unveiled. It read: "Home of Garth Brooks."
- In 1994, when he played Dublin, Ireland, he drew the biggest crowds there since a 1979 visit from the pope.
- In 2000, he attempted to donate part of his liver for a transplant for ailing Chris LeDoux but he was deemed incompatible. Chris died of complications from liver cancer in 2005.