A&E Network’s genre-defining, Emmy Award-winning 'Biography’ franchise premiered the two-part definitive documentary highlighting the prolific career of Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo artist of all time. Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On premiered over two consecutive nights Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3 at 9 pm ET/PT on A&E. The documentary offered an intimate look into Brooks’ life as a musician, father, and man as well as the moments that have defined his decade-spanning career and essential hit songs.
Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On chronicled Brooks' life and career from his early days playing gigs at college bars in Oklahoma and his first unsuccessful trip to Nashville to his record-breaking world tours and balancing family life with global fame. The special highlighted the deeply personal journey and profound legacy of a genre-defining musical figure for the first time. In addition to exclusive interviews with Brooks telling his life story for the first time, the documentary featured never-before-seen interviews with Trisha Yearwood, Billy Joel, Keith Urban, George Strait, James Taylor, friend and original bandmate Ty England, songwriter Tony Arata as well as many others from Brooks’ personal and musical family. The documentary also showcased unprecedented access to the six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year’s current record-setting stadium tour and delve into the stories behind his seven RIAA Diamond Award-winning albums.
The reigning king and queen of country music met as struggling unknowns. Decades later they would wed as world-famous entertainers.
From hopes of becoming a professional athlete to global success as a country music superstar, Brooks has kept true to his parents’ ideals of dreaming big but staying realistic.
For more than 50 years, the country superstar has been married to a man who prefers to remain of the spotlight.
The up-and-coming songwriter and country music singer found common ground on a crossover classic that cemented both artists' reputations.
Despite many ups and downs — including two divorce filings — the pair still recorded some of the best duets in country music history.
The country singer tragically died five days before his illegitimate daughter, Jett, was born, and it took her more than 20 years to discover his identity.
The country star was supposed to be on the plane that crashed and took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper on February 3, 1959.
Adopted at birth, the country singer was determined to find her "missing link."
Immediately drawn to each other, the country singers navigated rocky roads before and throughout their marriage.
The country singer and the baseball pitcher found their peace and forged a genuine bond despite Tug's longtime refusal to acknowledge paternity.
The early hours of March 16, 1991, brought the terrible news that those close to the singer perished when their plane collided with a mountain.
Inspired by her father's inability to read, the country singer founded the Imagination Library to help kids develop a love of books and reading.
The country singer's marriage was impacted by fights and her husband's extramarital affairs, but nothing could erase her love for the man she married.
The fun and frivolous turn-of-the-century Billboard Hot 100 hit song found its roots in gender-bending and drag.
Unimaginable tragedies in the country singer's life led him to open his heart and expand his family.
While they only knew each other for less than two years, the country singers formed a friendship that would last a lifetime.
The country singer almost "wrecked the car" when she heard the vocal powerhouse's 1992 version of "I Will Always Love You" — a song that Parton penned in 1973.
The "Man in Black" was a bundle of contradictions.