April 12th, 2019 Marks 30 Years Since Garth Released His Debut Album

On April 12, 1989, country superstar Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album. It eventually sold a whopping 10 million copies, and Brooks would go on to become the No. 1 recording artist in U.S. history. And now, exactly 30 years from that date, this Friday at 11 a.m. ET, Brooks is opening a third window, atgarthbrooks.com/vinyl, to preorder his career-spanning, seven-LP Legacy Vinyl Collection boxed set. Noticing how the dates coincide in a full-circle moment, Brooks tells Yahoo Entertainment, “Yeah, that is kind of kismet. That’scool!”

Ironically, Brooks wasn’t able to listen to his debut album on vinyl when it first came out in ‘89. “I still remember the house that [my first wife] Sandy and I were renting. I came home with [the album], and I had a CD of it — not a [vinyl] album,” he chuckles. “And then I realized when I walked in the door, we didn’t have a CD player. So, my first album cost me about 300 bucks to go down to get a CD player, so I could actually listen to it in the house!”

Full story and vintage Garth video HERE

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