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Town Paid Garth Brooks $1 million To Open Tour

Town Paid Garth Brooks $1 million To Open Tour

February 24, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Stacy St. Clair Chicago Tribune (TNS)  CHICAGO — The town of Rosemont, Ill., paid country superstar Garth Brooks more than $1 million to launch his comeback tour last year at its Allstate Arena, records show, but officials say the village made twice that much. According to an agreement bet...

Garth Brooks: The Comeback Of The Century So Far

Garth Brooks: The Comeback Of The Century So Far

February 5, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Scott Mervis Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) PITTSBURGH — There’s always a chance that Led Zeppelin will go back in the studio or Jim Morrison will return out of the blue, but we can probably go ahead and declare the return of Garth Brooks “the comeback of the century” so far. The countr...

What I Learned From Country Music

What I Learned From Country Music

Joe Lose, Writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Growing up in a large and prosperous suburb of Minneapolis is NOT country.  I don't claim to be born country or a country boy, but people can change, right? My first experience with country music was when my Dad bought a Garth Brooks tape.  Yes, I said tape.  I was incredibly reluctant to listen...

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