CT40 Vault - JULY 26
Featured Artist - Mickey Gilley
Excerpts from 1979 and 1981 interview
BOB: Tell me how you went from a club owner (Gilley's Club) to becoming a number 1 recording artist.
BOB: What did you learn from your first recordings in Nashville?
BOB: How have things changed for you since the film "Urban Cowboy"?
BOB: So how has your club Gilley's been doing lately?
JULY 26, 2010 NUMBER 1 SONG - LUKE BRYAN - "RAIN IS A GOOD THING"
JULY 26, 2000 NUMBER 1 SONG - LEEANN WOMACK - "I HOPE YOU DANCE"
Garth Brooks is the biggest-selling country artist in history and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was born to a musical family in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and participated in family talent nights with all his siblings. A three-sport high school athlete, he attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising. After graduation, he began playing in Oklahoma clubs and was encouraged by an entertainment attorney to seek a recording career in Nashville.
BOB: "The birth of your daughter Taylor seems to have changed everything for you."
BOB: "It sure seems like you're an all or nothing guy."
BOB: "This tour has been the first where you weren't able to stay and sign autographs for every fan. How has that felt?"