The Garth Factor
The Career Behind Country's Big BoomBook - 2009
Garth Brooks is certified by the RIAA as the #1 selling solo artist inUS history. Since his debut in 1990, he has sold over 128 million albums. But success rarely comes without controversy, and Garth has had more than a share. Is he a media and market manipulator, a country music poseur, and a megalomaniac, or is he simply a brilliant businessman and marketing strategist? Industry insider Patsi Bale Cox, who generated all label material on Brooks throughout his career, examines the meteoric rise of the country star. Examining his career within the context of country music history, she takes readers behind closed doors at the labels, and delves into the inner sanctum of the Nashvillemusic community. THE GARTH FACTOR will paint a portrait of how Brooks's friendship with Trisha Yearwood developed into love and marriage, explore the truth behind his "alter-ego" Chris Gaines, and update readers on what he has been up to since retirement.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 782. 42092 BRO C
Characteristics: x, 335 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)