On This Day: Garth Brooks Featured on ‘Time’ Magazine Cover in 1992

by Jennifer Shea

On this day in 1992, country star Garth Brooks made the cover of Time magazine. He was part of a story on “Country’s big boom” that detailed how Nashville’s new sound had captured the musical mainstream. And nobody embodied the “big boom” in country music like the one and only Garth Brooks.

Brooks put his own stamp on Nashville country music, and he went on to become the most successful country musician of all time. He took some time away from the spotlight to raise his family but returned in 2014 to tour again.

Garth Brooks Plans Stadium Tour Finale

Brooks’ Stadium Tour was cut short by the pandemic, but according to WDEZ, he plans to end it during the summer of 2022 as originally envisioned.

“What is happening in the summer of ’22, how we end the Stadium Tour, will not be moved. It will end the summer of ’22,” Brooks said recently on “Inside Studio G.” “And how it’s going to end, I have to tell you, but I can’t.”

Like other musicians, Brooks can’t wait for big concerts to resume safely. Meanwhile, he’s been forced to postpone multiple tour dates at stadiums across the country.

Brooks said that when he eventually does play concerts again, it will be “really exciting.”

“I lived through the ’96-’98 World Tour, the comeback tour starting in ’14,” Brooks said. “I survived all that, but this stadium run is going to get really exciting, really fun once they give us the green light to go.”

Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Have Been Working on Their Marriage

Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood took advantage of the pandemic to make their union stronger. Brooks told Ellen DeGeneres that the two of them got in some up-close-and-personal marriage repairs during their time in quarantine.

“I think 99.9 percent of the people wouldn’t have done what I do, but I thought since we’re here and we ain’t got nowhere to go, let’s just attack some of the hardest things over the 15 years that bugs one of us,” Brooks said on DeGeneres’ show, according to Us Weekly. “It was like living in a little house [where] you couldn’t go anywhere, so you couldn’t walk away from the conversation.”

For her part, Yearwood admitted that she did indeed try to walk away from those conversations at first. But the two of them hashed things out together and came out the other side stronger.

“If Garth starts a conversation with, ‘Hey, I don’t want to offend you,’ you just know. I can’t wait to see what’s coming,” Yearwood explained. “But we spent basically this whole year [together]… There’s nowhere to run, and it’s good. If you can talk about the hard stuff, it’s good.”

“You’re stuck with me,” Yearwood then told Brooks.