Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images Nine days after the deadly tornado that touched…
- Posted by Spinner
'Garth Brooks in the Life of Chris Gaines'
Garth Brooks, 1999
Rise: The suburban cowboy superstar has had more than 70 hit singles; more than 115 million albums sold in the U.S. alone.
Fall: Rolling Stone declared Brooks' weird fake-rock-star alter-ego project was "the most monumentally disastrous marketing idea that mainstream pop had seen in years."
Stats: 'Ropin' the Wind' (1991), 14 million; 'In the Life of Chris Gaines,' 1.1 million