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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Have ‘Conversations with Harvard’

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Photo: Sarah P Reid

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood visited the Graduate School of Education at Harvard on Friday (1/23) to answer questions from students at the newly-revamped “Conversations with Harvard”.

Students packed the lecture hall, where Garth and Trisha reflected on their journeys to becoming acclaimed artists, the two having had very different approaches to the music industry.

According to Garth, he was informed after his college graduation ceremony that he was one hour short from actually receiving a degree, and despite financial pressures, he went back to school to take a summer course. Garth said that in order to finance what remained of his education, he began to play guitar at Willies Saloon, a local bar.

“One night turned into three nights; three nights turned into five to six nights a week,” he said.

Trisha admitted she knew since she was a child that she wanted to be a singer.

“I knew what I wanted to do. I just had no clue about how to go about it,”

Both Garth and Trisha said that making the decision to go forward with their dreams required courage.

“There is a huge difference between you and the people you left in your hometown,” Garth said. “And that difference was that you had the courage to leave.”

When attendee Leah E. Waldo, a student in the Ed School’s Arts in Education program, said she worried about how her music was received and asked the couple about how they gained confidence in their performances, the couple asked Waldo to come onstage and sing in front of the audience. After the event, Garth gifted Waldo his guitar.

The event also featured a video of Garth’s acclaimed 1992 song, “We Shall Be Free,” which received some backlash at the time of its release from more conservative groups about a lyric, “When we’re free to love anyone we choose,” that was perceived to express support for same-sex relationships.

However, Trisha said the song was “the anthem of the world” and “ahead of its time.”

“Love is something that the law can’t constitute,” Garth said.

Lee Brice Performs with Garth Brooks

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Lee Brice checked a “bucket list” item last night when he joined Garth Brooks on stage to sing “More Than A Memory” before a sold out crowd in Boston’s TD Garden arena. Brooks recorded “More Than A Memory” for his 2007 ‘The Ultimate Hits’ album that released on November 6, 2007.

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The song was Lee’s first #1 as a songwriter and is the only song in Billboard’s radio chart history to debut at #1.

Garth Brooks Shatters His Own Record…Again

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Garth Brooks has sold over 140,000 tickets for nine shows at the Pepsi Center in Denver, shattering his previous Denver ticket sales record. On July 17-19, 1996, he played 3 shows at McNichols Arena in Denver selling 50,685 tickets. Today’s ticket sale has nearly tripled that number and he is still selling!

Concerts will be:
Wednesday, March 18th, 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 19th, 7:30 PM
Friday, March 20th, 7:00 PM
Friday March 20th, 10:30 PM
Saturday, March 21st, 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 21st, 10:30 PM
Sunday, March 22nd, 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 22nd, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 24th, 7:30 PM

Tickets are still selling for all nine shows! There is an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can be purchased at www.altitudetickets.com/garth or 1-844-63GARTH (1-844-634-2784).

Tickets will cost $57.00 plus a $4.00 facility fee and a $5.50 service charge for a total of $66.50.

Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean Among Country Music Platinum in 2014

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There were not a ton of albums that moved to a multi-platinum certification by selling more than two million copies in 2014.  But some of country music’s royalty did make the list of only 23:

  • Jason Aldean – Night Train – 2x platinum
  • Garth Brooks – Ultimate Hits – 6x platinum, 7x platinum
  • Luke Bryan – Crash My Party – 2x platinum
  • Florida Georgia Line – Here’s to the Good Times – 2x platinum

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