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#121 treeduck

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

I thought he was dead.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

I thought he was dead.
In that sense Garth is different from Freddie Mercury.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

I thought he was dead.
In that sense Garth is different from Freddie Mercury.
He's different in many senses.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:54 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:46 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 November 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

I thought he was dead.
In that sense Garth is different from Freddie Mercury.
He's different in many senses.
And similar in many, as an entertainer.  Here's a cool Garth story.  A guy proposed to his girlfriend at a Brooks concert.  When Garth got word of it, he offered to pay for a Hawaiian honeymoon for the couple.  https://www.youtube....h?v=_yikcQiAzag

Another Garth story...  At a concert, a couple gives Garth the ultrasound of their in utero child, who would be named "Brooks", asking Garth to reveal the sex of the child during the show.  He obliged, and then promised to pay for the child's college education.

https://www.youtube....h?v=9hAfc2wYCv4

Edited by goose, 08 November 2017 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:07 PM

View Postgoose, on 08 November 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:46 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 November 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

I thought he was dead.
In that sense Garth is different from Freddie Mercury.
He's different in many senses.
And similar in many, as an entertainer.  Here's a cool Garth story.  A guy proposed to his girlfriend at a Brooks concert.  When Garth got word of it, he offered to pay for a Hawaiian honeymoon for the couple.  https://www.youtube....h?v=_yikcQiAzag

Another Garth story...  At a concert, a couple gives Garth the ultrasound of their in utero child, who would be named "Brooks", asking Garth to reveal the sex of the child during the show.  He obliged, and then promised to pay for the child's college education.

https://www.youtube....h?v=9hAfc2wYCv4
So you're a Garth Brooks fan?

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:05 PM

I like older country in the outlaw style.
Not a fan but the question remains why?

It seems like he did a few covers and then numerous duets or collaboration which it seems makes it easier to sell records.

I guess the economy was good and this was back when people still bought instead of downloading.

Maybe it was the beginning of when country took a turn to become conservative pop music to appeal to the suburban and city dwellers?

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:08 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 05:07 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 November 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:46 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 November 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 08 November 2017 - 04:36 PM, said:

I thought he was dead.
In that sense Garth is different from Freddie Mercury.
He's different in many senses.
And similar in many, as an entertainer.  Here's a cool Garth story.  A guy proposed to his girlfriend at a Brooks concert.  When Garth got word of it, he offered to pay for a Hawaiian honeymoon for the couple.  https://www.youtube....h?v=_yikcQiAzag

Another Garth story...  At a concert, a couple gives Garth the ultrasound of their in utero child, who would be named "Brooks", asking Garth to reveal the sex of the child during the show.  He obliged, and then promised to pay for the child's college education.

https://www.youtube....h?v=9hAfc2wYCv4
So you're a Garth Brooks fan?
No, I wouldn't say that.  I appreciate his work, though, and can understand his wide popularity.  He's comes across as a cool guy whose fortune in finding fame is not lost on him.  A lot like 2/3 of RUSH, really.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:09 PM

He's a genuinely nice guy, not just while he's on stage. Even if you don't like that style of music, you can appreciate that aspect of him.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:12 PM

View Posttangy, on 08 November 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

I like older country in the outlaw style.
Not a fan but the question remains why?

It seems like he did a few covers and then numerous duets or collaboration which it seems makes it easier to sell records.

I guess the economy was good and this was back when people still bought instead of downloading.

Maybe it was the beginning of when country took a turn to become conservative pop music to appeal to the suburban and city dwellers?
His debut was pure country.  Really scaled down stuff.  As he got more popular, he got more commercial in his music, and his merchandizing.  He helped sell a mess of these "Mo Betta" shirts...

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

View Postgoose, on 08 November 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 08 November 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

I like older country in the outlaw style.
Not a fan but the question remains why?

It seems like he did a few covers and then numerous duets or collaboration which it seems makes it easier to sell records.

I guess the economy was good and this was back when people still bought instead of downloading.

Maybe it was the beginning of when country took a turn to become conservative pop music to appeal to the suburban and city dwellers?
His debut was pure country.  Really scaled down stuff.  As he got more popular, he got more commercial in his music, and his merchandizing.  He helped sell a mess of these "Mo Betta" shirts...

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Obama should have worn one of those.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2017 - 06:09 PM, said:

He's a genuinely nice guy, not just while he's on stage. Even if you don't like that style of music, you can appreciate that aspect of him.
A song like "Standing Outside the fire", which had a video addressing the acceptance of special needs people, speaks to that.  the storyline:

In the video, a high school student with Down syndrome named Brandon decides to not participate in the institution's Special Olympics but signs up for the regular event. There is much strife between Brandon's father and mother concerning whether or not he should be allowed to do this. The father is strongly opposed, claiming that "he will embarrass himself." However, the mother believes the father disapproves because he himself will be embarrassed. Brandon is seen working very hard for the meet. On the day of the State Track and Field Meet, Brandon trips during a race and is injured. The coach tries to help him out, but his father runs on the track and encourages his son to finish the race regardless, rather than quit. The father says to the coach, "Get away from him! He is not finished!" After his father's encouragement, Brandon picks himself up and sprints across the finish line, where he is emotionally embraced by both of his parents.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 08 November 2017 - 06:16 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 November 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 08 November 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

I like older country in the outlaw style.
Not a fan but the question remains why?

It seems like he did a few covers and then numerous duets or collaboration which it seems makes it easier to sell records.

I guess the economy was good and this was back when people still bought instead of downloading.

Maybe it was the beginning of when country took a turn to become conservative pop music to appeal to the suburban and city dwellers?
His debut was pure country.  Really scaled down stuff.  As he got more popular, he got more commercial in his music, and his merchandizing.  He helped sell a mess of these "Mo Betta" shirts...

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Obama should have worn one of those.
A true uniter would have.  ;)

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:40 AM

I see garf won entertainer of the rear last night....

So perhaps the reason he has sold so many records is that he has had a long career and has managed to stay relevant?

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:37 AM

View Posttangy, on 09 November 2017 - 07:40 AM, said:

I see garf won entertainer of the rear last night....

So perhaps the reason he has sold so many records is that he has had a long career and has managed to stay relevant?
Not unlike RUSH.  :)

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:52 AM

View Postgoose, on 09 November 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

View Posttangy, on 09 November 2017 - 07:40 AM, said:

I see garf won entertainer of the rear last night....

So perhaps the reason he has sold so many records is that he has had a long career and has managed to stay relevant?
Not unlike RUSH.  :)

And thats true. As you can see this topic is interesting to me. I get varying tastes and all but it was puzzling.

Then i wondered if he had "help".

I googled garth brooks first to sell at Walmart and sure enough he had a exclusive deal with them starting in 2005.

http://www.billboard...l-with-wal-mart

http://www.washingto...5081901805.html

Now it makes more sense to me!

Edited by tangy, 09 November 2017 - 10:53 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:01 AM

And actually he was in bed with wal mart
Since 1998.

"During the peak of his career, Brooks enjoyed close ties to Wal-Mart, which aggressively promoted and sold his albums. In 1998, he launched "Garth Brooks Double Live" with a live concert broadcast exclusively into Wal-Mart stores."


http://articles.lati...ness/fi-garth20



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

View Posttangy, on 09 November 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

And actually he was in bed with wal mart
Since 1998.

"During the peak of his career, Brooks enjoyed close ties to Wal-Mart, which aggressively promoted and sold his albums. In 1998, he launched "Garth Brooks Double Live" with a live concert broadcast exclusively into Wal-Mart stores."


http://articles.lati...ness/fi-garth20
Yet his 1989 eponymous pre-WalMart breakout album sold 10 million copies, the 1990 follow-up No Fences sold 23 million, and his third album, Ropin the Wind, sold 15 million.  Crazy popular right out of the gate.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

View Postgoose, on 09 November 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 09 November 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

And actually he was in bed with wal mart
Since 1998.

"During the peak of his career, Brooks enjoyed close ties to Wal-Mart, which aggressively promoted and sold his albums. In 1998, he launched "Garth Brooks Double Live" with a live concert broadcast exclusively into Wal-Mart stores."


http://articles.lati...ness/fi-garth20
Yet his 1989 eponymous pre-WalMart breakout album sold 10 million copies, the 1990 follow-up No Fences sold 23 million, and his third album, Ropin the Wind, sold 15 million.  Crazy popular right out of the gate.

No doudt. Crazy smart business wise too.

I will that say having the second best selling artist only sell through mallwart had to suck for the local record stores.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:03 PM

View Posttangy, on 09 November 2017 - 04:45 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 09 November 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 09 November 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

And actually he was in bed with wal mart
Since 1998.

"During the peak of his career, Brooks enjoyed close ties to Wal-Mart, which aggressively promoted and sold his albums. In 1998, he launched "Garth Brooks Double Live" with a live concert broadcast exclusively into Wal-Mart stores."


http://articles.lati...ness/fi-garth20
Yet his 1989 eponymous pre-WalMart breakout album sold 10 million copies, the 1990 follow-up No Fences sold 23 million, and his third album, Ropin the Wind, sold 15 million.  Crazy popular right out of the gate.

No doudt. Crazy smart business wise too.

I will that say having the second best selling artist only sell through mallwart had to suck for the local record stores.
No kidding.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:36 AM

View Postgoose, on 09 November 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 09 November 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

And actually he was in bed with wal mart
Since 1998.

"During the peak of his career, Brooks enjoyed close ties to Wal-Mart, which aggressively promoted and sold his albums. In 1998, he launched "Garth Brooks Double Live" with a live concert broadcast exclusively into Wal-Mart stores."


http://articles.lati...ness/fi-garth20
Yet his 1989 eponymous pre-WalMart breakout album sold 10 million copies, the 1990 follow-up No Fences sold 23 million, and his third album, Ropin the Wind, sold 15 million.  Crazy popular right out of the gate.

I love your defences!

He is great. I do not get the hate.




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