No Fences Album is by Garth Brooks. The album, released on the 27th of August 1990 as his second Album, saw Garth move away from more traditional country into country-pop. To date, it remains his best-selling studio album with seventeen million copies shipped in the United States alone. The No Fences album helped to launch Garth’s career internationally.
The lead single, ” Friends in Low Places “, was released on the 6th of August 1990. Lyrically it is about escaping into drinking. The single became a success, spending four weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number thirty-six on the UK Singles Chart in 1995 as a double-sided re-issue with ” The Dance “.
It won both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards for 1990 Single of the Year.
The No Fences Album was a commercial success for Garth. In the United States, it reached Number One on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, also reaching number three on the Billboard 200, where it spent 126 weeks in the Top Forty.
The album remains Garth’s best-selling studio album to date with sales of seventeen million copies in the United States.
It was his first album issued in Europe. Elsewhere it reached number eleven in Australia, forty-nine in Canada and Number One in Ireland.
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About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks is an American country singer and songwriter. Troyal Garth Brooks was born on the 7th of February 1962, in Tulsa, the second-largest city Oklahoma, United States.
Growing up, he would often sing to the family at events hosted at their home. As a child, he would listen to country music and rock. It was during his youth that Garth learnt to play the guitar and banjo. In 1985, he started his professional music career, singing and playing guitar in clubs and bars throughout his home State.
Garth’s self-titled debut album, released on the 12th of April 1989, won critical acclaim. In the United States, the album peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard 200 number two on the Top Country Albums Chart. The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) has certified the album diamond for shipments of over ten million copies.
To date, Garth’s Album releases are ten studio and one life. He has released fifty-one singles. His album sales have been certified at a total of 137x Platinum by the RIAA.
As of September 2015, his album sales in the United States are 70.5 million, which makes him the best-selling Nielsen SoundScan era album artist in the United States. Seven of his albums have been certified Diamond in the country. Worldwide, it is estimated that Garth has sold over 150 million records.
No Fences Track Listing:
1: The Thunder Rolls
2: New Way to Fly
3: Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House
4: Victim of the Game
5: Friends in Low Places
6: This Ain’t Tennessee
7: Wild Horses
8: Unanswered Prayers
9: Same Old Story
10: Mr. Blue