Garth Brooks Back on Top


The CD cover of Garth Brooks' new 3-disc set, The Ultimate Hits. Photo courtesy of Pearl Records.

September 5, 2007 — Garth Brooks has reached yet another milestone in his career. His new single, "More Than a Memory," debuts at No. 1 on the R&R Country Singles chart this week, making him the first artist to achieve such a feat.

Garth lands at No. 4 on the Mediabase chart, and he also replaces Kenny Chesney as the country star with the highest debut in the modern era. Since arriving at country radio on August 27, "More Than a Memory" has received more than 4,000 spins. The song will appear on his upcoming The Ultimate Hits collection, which arrives in stores on November 6.