Garth Brooks Shares His Personal Favorite Albums

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Garth Brooks has influenced many fans and artists throughout his career in music, now he shares those that have musically influenced him.

Many artists can claim a Garth Brooks album as one of their favorites, however which are the albums that Brooks would claim as one of his most loved?

Recently, Garth Brooks appeared on the Today show and revealed that James Taylor’s New Moonshine was one of his favorite albums.

Brooks goes on to say that “George Strait‘s Strait Country  just was fantastic. I think I’ve worn that thing out. I bought it in eight-track, album, cassette and CD.”

Brooks was on all four hours of Today, marking the first time in the show’s 62-year history that one artist has appeared in each hour.

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Brooks released his first album since 2001, Man Against the Machine, last November. The event was the first time one of his albums has been released digitally, via his own GhostTunes.

“When I decided it was time to ‘go digital,’ I didn’t find an existing way that really fit how I wanted to do it,” Brooks, who dislikes the single-song format of iTunes, explains.

“I shared my dream with some amazing minds and together have created something really special — GhostTunes. This is a site that treats music with the utmost respect, where our job every day is to offer music the way the artists want to share it to the listeners who live for and love it. That’s a job I hope I can do every day.”

It looks like his decision to go digital hasn’t been a bad one. Garth Brooks is once again the number one selling solo artist in US history. Man Against Machine has been certified platinum by the RIAA and debuted at #1 on the Billboard country charts where it remained for six non-consecutive weeks.

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