Garth Brooks: Country Music’s Square, Liberal Dad
The New Yorker looks at Garth Brooks' comeback to country music and wonders where he fits in, thirteen years after the release of his last studio album.
Garth Brooks last released an album of original material thirteen years ago. This week, with "Man Against Machine," the dormant king of pop country returns to a different world. Nobody but Taylor Swift seems to sell records anymore, in any genre. (Brooks has sold more than a hundred and thirty million in twenty-five years).