Eligible since: 2014 (The 2015 Induction Ceremony)
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WOW! No one has posted a comment on this page and his chances are less than 50/50?! That's RIDICULOUS! If any of the Rolling Stone writers and SPIN magazine readers would leave their studio apartments in the city to venture out into the country that surrounds them, they might realize that Garth Brooks record sales are second only to Michael Jackson. His concert's annual profits are like higher than Exxon's, and when you turn on your pop station and hear Faith Hill or Rascall Flatts and wonder when the "mainstream" radio started playing country music, the answer is when "Friends in Low Places" came out. Garth Brooks is so solely responsible for the Rockification of Country music that old time country music fans consider him the executioner of their genre! I hope that the RARHOF people built their Hall in Ohio because they understand all of America and the world, not just New York City... where there is the largest concentration of people and the largest variety of culture without ONE radio station playing the worlds most popluar genre... country. Garth Brooks fame, success, sales, and influence are only rivaled by two other solo artists, Michael Jackson and Elvis...
Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 01.23.07 @ 22:48pm
All that being true....
Posted by anthony on Wednesday, 04.18.07 @ 19:54pm
Garth Brooks should not be in. I mean, he's a good artist, but does anyone look at genre? He is a country artist, not a ROCK&ROLL artist. There's a Country Hall of Fame, you know.
Posted by Chance on Wednesday, 07.18.07 @ 15:05pm
He really didn't make a contribution to R & R, nor to country to any great degree for that matter. He was in the right place at the right time, from my point of view. If he didn't do it someone else would've. Country music desperately needed a shot in the arm at the time. You can offer any kind of food to someone whos starving. Plus, he was kind of "here today, gone tomorrow." You already hear "Garth who????" In 50 years people will remember George Strait...will they remember Garth Brooks? Probably not.
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 01.27.08 @ 12:02pm
he prolly will, i dont think he should...but hell Madonna is in so he prolly will
Posted by Hum on Sunday, 03.9.08 @ 11:41am
Look at all he's accomplished. Look at all he's influenced.
Posted by K-Money on Sunday, 04.13.08 @ 09:00am
Posted by K-Money on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 10:35am
Garth is not the biggest country icon, Shania Twain is. Shania is much bigger globally and more well known all over the world. She blurred the lines between country and pop and rock and set reccords in over 100 countries.
Posted by Jen on Wednesday, 05.7.08 @ 09:58am
Pop/Country... Not bad though.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 05.7.08 @ 11:01am
Posted by K-Money on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 09:20am
Sorry, that should say "Elvis Presley".
Posted by K-Money on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 09:21am
K-Money, come on now. I am a Garth fan too but I can't deny Shania's huge and massive impact on a global scale.
Posted by Sammy on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 08:55am
Shania Twain's hit "Feels Like A Woman" completely ripped off the bridge from Aerosmith's "Uncle Salty" which appeared on their "Toys in the Attic" LP. She was ripped apart on NY Radio Rock stations the day after she perfomed that song on some music award show. And I would know, because I am the one who called it in to the stations that morning. She is hot, but musically, IMO, she is not anything special. And remember, she is married to one of the great Rock producers [Mutt Lange]. So that certainly doesn't hurt her in the studio.
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 10:51am
Dameon, you may not think she is special but tens of millions around the world think She is.
Posted by sammy on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 14:30pm
Sammy - you are taking this a bit too personal. And I suggest you listen to "Uncle Salty".
Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 05.13.08 @ 15:29pm
I can't believe you are saying that Shania Twain is nothing special...Are you kidding me?...Just because one song is ripped from an Aerosmith beat? That is so stupid. She's clearly a special talent.
Posted by Anthony on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 17:50pm
No to Garth Brooks.
Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 18:47pm
I am a HUGE Shania fan..but yes, "Man I feel like a woman" is from "Uncle Salty." Doesn't make it a bad thing...look how many people have copied Shania Twain over the years!
Posted by Travis on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 09:18am
"The main thing I think why Shania is better than Garth is because she writes her own material...all of it. Garth may have written a song here and there, but on "The Woman in Me," "Come on Over," and "Up!" all the songs were written by Twain/Lange."
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 15:10pm
To whoever said garht brooks was the biggest selling solo artist ever, based off wikipedias best selling artists of all time page (which uses accurate official sources) here are the list of people who have surpassed him.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 12.4.10 @ 08:36am
THE 2011 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.5.11 @ 17:38pm
Influence: Garth has had a big influence on the modern country scene. Yes.
Posted by GFW on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 11:41am
Hey gang, the Rock Hall Projected page won't load for me. It's got too many entries, I think, but I can still read the latest comments. If someone could copy and paste this entry on that page, I'd appreciate it.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 12.13.11 @ 00:49am
Shania fans...yes come on over has sold 40 million albums but youre forgetting one thing....Garth's double live has sold over 300 million. I think this argument is now 6 feet under.
Posted by Luke Reedy on Wednesday, 02.1.12 @ 00:53am
I would like to congratulate Garth on his induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Posted by Brian on Wednesday, 03.7.12 @ 11:35am
Luke, you're forgetting two things. Garth's double live has not sold 300 million copies . Michael Jacksons Thriller" is the best selling album ever.
Posted by Travis on Wednesday, 03.21.12 @ 02:00am
Here is the problem with the rock and roll hall of fame and "purists". I am from Ohio, and most people I know have visited the rock and roll hall of fame. Most peoples reaction is "meh". This is because the voters cop their elitist attitude and try to avoid popular music. So many peoples favorite artists have little to no mention at the museum. There are a few exceptions such as Madonna and Michael Jackson that they just could not avoid. Garth falls into this category. Yes, he is a country artist- don't use the "it's not rock and roll" excuse (Public Enemy- definetely not rock and roll). Garth Brooks was the first to mix rock with country and make it popular. THE MAN HAS 6 DIAMOND CERTIFIED ALBUMS. Being that successful makes you VERY FAMOUS. I don't even like country, but he should be a first ballot hall of famer. Three other bands that also should have been 1st ballot are Bon Jovi- (over 300 million album sales in the world, and to this day they are still one of the top grossing concert earners every year). Def Leppard- (similar to BJ in sales, were one of the best New Wave of British Heavy Metal artists in their beginning, 2 diamond certified albums). And Motley Crue (still a great draw, and they inspired the entire 80's Sunset Strip metal scene that lasted over a decade). No matter how hard you try to look past "That Decade", you can't deny how extremely popular rock was in the 80's. Peace out.
Posted by Mike T. on Sunday, 09.21.14 @ 19:40pm
Rolling Stone gave all his studio albums 1 star out of 5.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.25.14 @ 23:34pm
That's Rolling Stone for you, Roy.
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 09.27.14 @ 15:40pm
From what I have heard previously Garth Brooks was a huge KISS fan. Garth Brooks also says that he had liked Kansas a great deal in their new documentary, "Miracles Out Of Nowhere." So my question is this, does anybody know whether or not, Garth Brooks also likes the band, Rush?
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Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.23.15 @ 00:08am
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