Sunday Express - Sun 16 Dec 2001 - Page 67

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The G-man rides off into the sunset 67

Picture: MICK HUTSON/REDFERNS MUSIC REVIEW.

ARTH BROOKS is like an MP who has decided to leave office to spend more time with his family - except that Honourable Members tend not to have sold 100 million albums a Gnd become the best-selling solo artist in American history. The man who invented crossover country music a decade ago and made it America's pop music of the Nineties has decided that wherever he lays his Stetson, that's his home. With three grand-scale, valedictory concerts on live TV and an instant million-seller in Scarecrow, it's obvious that the Garth phenomenon still has plenty of gas in its tank. It landed him on the cover of Time magazine and rewrote the record industry rulebook.

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