Ask Me How I Know from Garth Brooks is #1 on CISN Country’s American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. ACC is heard Saturday’s 8am-Noon on CISN Country 103.9.
Garth Brooks is #1 on the Billboard‘s country albums and country airplay charts. His reigning album is The Anthology: Part 1, the First Five Years, which debuted last week at #2. After a 37 week climb Ask Me How I Know is Brooks’ 20th #1 single. It’s the second single off Brooks’ 2016 album Gunslinger, which reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and cracked the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. It’s Garth’s first #1 since 2007’s More Than a Memory. Next week will be the 28th anniversary of Brook’s first #1 “If Tomorrow Never Comes” released in 1989.
Mitch Rossell wrote Ask Me How I Know, which is his first cut as a songwriter. “I’m so proud of the Pearl Records team for working so hard for this No. 1,” Brooks says in a press release. “Congrats to Mitch Rossell on his first cut so happy for you, pal! And to country radio four decades later, thanks for still believing. I’m humbled and very grateful.”
Brooks was named Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row at the 2017 CMA Awards. Garth is ranked on Forbes’ list of the 25 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2017. He tied pop icon Elton John at #11 on the list with $60 million in earnings.
The legendary star will conclude the North American leg of his three-year World Tour with Trisha Yearwood with six shows in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena in December. Selling more than 5 million tickets, 383 shows, the tour has become one of the most successful shows across the globe. “It’s been three years of your life with your best buddies out there so you’re proud of your work but at the same time you hate to see it end because this is how you become accustomed to your days,” Brooks said of saying farewell to his tour family. “So when it’s all said and done and it’s January, it’s funny, what am I gonna miss? I’m gonna miss this. It’s the greatest way to spend your days,” Brooks says in an interview. The superstar plans to take the tour overseas sometime in the future.
But as he and Yearwood prepare to wrap up the U.S. leg of the world tour, he’s exciting fans with the release of The Anthology Part 1, The First Five Years, a hardback memory book of more than 200 pages of Brooks’ rare and archived personal photos and stories spanning from 1989-1993.