The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country's Big Boom [NOOK Book]

Overview

Garth Brooks is certified by the RIAA as the #1 selling solo artist in US 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 ...
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The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country's Big Boom

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Overview

Garth Brooks is certified by the RIAA as the #1 selling solo artist in US 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 Nashville music 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.
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former country music editor for Billboard Ed Morris
"What a great inside look at Garth and the business! There's so much new stuff here it should set Music Row a-buzzing. And I really enjoyed all those stories behind the songs."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599952758
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 578,638
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Patsi Bale Cox is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Wynonna Judd, Tanya Tucker, and Loretta Lynn's autobiographies. She has written magazine cover stories and worked with a who's who vareity of country artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Keith Urban and Faith Hill. A former magazine editor with BA and MA degrees in history, she is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science (NARAS) and served on the Grammy nominating committee. She lives in Nashville, TN.

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    Posted November 29, 2013

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    My mom likes him a lot



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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2009

    More Music Biz than Garth

    It took me about 7 chapters to get into this book. But around half way through I just had to stop reading. I understand that there should be background on the country music business, but there was more background than Garth. I thought this was a book on Garth, not a little bit of Garth and a lot on the country music business.

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  • Posted May 15, 2009

    Finally...a biography about the man who changed country music forever!

    Written by an accomplished writer and industry insider, this book follows the behind the scenes twist and turns of Garth's legendary career. In addition to taking a fascinating look at the life of Garth, it is an unflinching look at the business side of music.

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