LIVE: Garth Brooks

Country-music legend Garth Brooks made a triumphant return to San Diego with a four-night, five-show stand at Valley View Casino starting Thursday, Nov. 5.

17 photos
1/17
Steve Covault
Garth Brooks went all in during his triumphant return to San Diego with a four-night, five-show stand at Valley View Casino Center.
2/17
Steve Covault
SoundDiego photographer Steve Covault caught the very first show -- pictured here on Thursday, Nov. 5.
3/17
Steve Covault
Brooks tore through his enormous catalog, playing hits like "Friends in Low Places," "The Beaches of Cheyenne," "The Dance" and "The Thunder Rolls."
4/17
Steve Covault
The four-night extravaganza was sponsored by San Diego country-music radio station 97.3 KSON-FM.
5/17
Steve Covault
Brooks was joined during the shows by Trisha Yearwood -- talk about a double whammy!
6/17
Steve Covault
Fun fact: Garth Brooks' full name is Troyal Garth Brooks.
7/17
Steve Covault
Based on album sales, Brooks is the biggest artist in the SoundScan era, exceeding more than 68 million records sold since 1991.
8/17
Steve Covault
Brooks was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 21, 2012.
9/17
Steve Covault
10/17
Steve Covault
He's won nearly every major music accolade over the span of his career: two Grammys, 17 American Music Awards and the RIAA Award for the Best-selling Solo Albums Artist of the Century in the United States.
11/17
Steve Covault
Brooks went into early retirement from 2001 through 2009, but made a comeback with a five-year live residency at the Encore Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 2009.
12/17
Steve Covault
13/17
Steve Covault
14/17
Steve Covault
15/17
Steve Covault
16/17
Steve Covault
Following the conclusion of his Encore residency, he announced a comeback tour last year and released his ninth studio album, "Man Against Machine."
17/17
Steve Covault
Contact Us