Garth Brooks Returning to Houston Rodeo in 2018

Country music legend Garth Brooks will return to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2018 – and he’ll be both the opening and closing act.

RodeoHouston made the announcement Thursday evening. Brooks stopped by – on his way to Austin, for South by Southwest -- to take part in the announcement.

Brooks, 55, last appeared at the rodeo in 1993. His debut performance was in 1991.

Brooks is the best-selling solo-album artist in American history, with 135 million albums sold in the U.S.  – ahead of Elvis Presley. Only the the Beatles have sold more worldwide. In total, he has sold more than 160 million records.[4]

He’s the only recording artist with seven albums to reached the diamond level of sales – “Garth Brooks,” “No Fences,”  “Ropin' the Wind,” “The Hits,” “Sevens,” “Double Live” and “The Ultimate Hits.”

He has won two Grammy awards, 17 American Music Awards -- including the "Artist of the '90s" -- and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo-album artist of the century.

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