Feb. 7, 1962 Garth is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
June 17, 1988 He signs his first recording contract, with Capitol Records.
April 12, 1989 His self-titled debut album is released.
June 24, 1989 He makes his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Aug. 2, 1990 The Garth Brooks CD becomes his first gold album.
Aug. 27, 1990 The No Fences album is released.
Oct. 6, 1990 Garth officially joins the Grand Ole Opry, performing "Friends In Low Places,"
"If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance."
Nov. 30, 1990 No Fences is certified for shipments of 2 million copies, the first of
numerous multi-platinum albums in his career.
April 24, 1991 Garth wins a record-setting six times during the Academy of Country Music awards
Oct. 2, 1991 Garth receives the Country Music Associations Entertainer of the Year trophy for
the first time. He walks off with a total of four honors during the evening.
Nov. 8, 1991 In a first-ever event, the Ropin' The Wind album is simultaneously
certified gold, platinum, double-, triple- and quadruple-platinum two months after
Jan. 17, 1992 NBC presents his first national TV special, "This Is Garth Brooks."
March 2, 1992 He appears on the cover of Forbes magazine alongside the
headline "Led Zeppelin Meets Roy Rogers."
March 14, 1992 He makes his first appearance as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."
March 30, 1992 He makes the cover of Time magazine.
July 8, 1992 Garth becomes a daddy for the first time with the birth of Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks.
Sept. 22, 1992 Capitol releases his album The Chase.
April 1, 1993 Garth appears on the cover of Rolling Stone.
May 4, 1993 No Fences becomes the first country album to ship 10 million copies.
Aug. 31, 1993 Garth's In Pieces album is released.
March 30, 1994 He plays Dublin, Ireland, with the launch of his first European tour.
May 3, 1994 Daughter August Anna makes her appearance, forcing Garth to skip the ACM
awards, where hes named Entertainer of the Year.
June 30, 1995 Garth receives a star in front of the Capitol Records building on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame. He buries the masters for his album The Hits underneath the
Nov. 21, 1995 The Fresh Horses album is released.
July 28, 1996 Daughter Allie Colleen Brooks is born.
Aug. 7, 1997 Garth gives a free concert in New Yorks Central Park that airs as an HBO special.
Garth supporters announce from the stage that 1 million people are in attendance;
city police say the number is closer to 200,000.
Nov. 25, 1997 Capitol releases the album Sevens.