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Throwback: Garth Brooks released his debut album 28 years ago

by: Josh Gammon Updated:

Garth Brooks in concert

It's been 28 years since Oklahoma native Garth Brooks hit the country music scene with the release of his debut album.


The self-titled debut was released April 12, 1989, and featured the hit songs "Much Too Young," "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance." 


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Since 1989, the album sold more than 10 million copies and put Brooks on his way to become the highest-selling solo artist in the United States. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Brooks has sold over 148 million albums throughout his career.


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