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Garth Brooks continues with best selling country disc

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 – Garth Brooks had the best selling country disc on the Billboard charts last week, according to Billboard's web site. "The Ultimate Hits" (Pearl/Big Machine) sold 192,000, a 6-percent sales drop. The release was the fourth biggest selling album in the U.S.

The Eagles's "Long Road Out of Eden" (Eagles) was up 1 to fifth with 184,000 units sold, a 7-percent decline.

Carrie Underwood had a strong week, selling 141,000 units of "Carnival Ride," an increase of 25 percent, climbing 2 spots to seventh. Keith Urban's "Greatest Hits" debuted in 11th with 117,000 units sold.


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CD review - Gunslinger If naming your release "Gunslinger," you'd better let it rip and go for a harder country sound, especially if donning a black cowboy hat on the cover. The reality does not exactly match that sentiment for Garth Brooks, but at times he comes mighty close. The high points for Brooks are the three most traditional country songs - a couple of honky tonkers ("Honky-Tonk Somewhere" and "Cowboys and Friends") and a ballad ("Whiskey to Wine"). ...
CD review - Man Against Machine After releasing his debut album in 1989, Garth Brooks released music almost every year until he announced his retirement in 2000. Since then, he has released repackaged hit collections, new music on "Scarecrow" and "The Lost Sessions" and last year's cover song collection "Blame it All on My Roots." Over the years, there have been live recordings, concert and music video collections. The country songwriter became a pop culture icon, transcending genre to become ...
CD review - Blame It All On My Roots - Five Decades of Influences Garth Brooks is back with his first release of "new" material since 2001's "Scarecrow." (Truth in advertising, his "The Ultimate Hits," which actually is part of the new box set, included four new songs back in 2007). And it's quite an undertaking - four CDs of covers - Country Classics, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and Melting Pot, an amalgam of country, rock, soul and folk; the two-CD set, "The Ultimate Set" and a DVD of his live performance in Vegas. ...


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