In Conversation With Garth Brooks

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Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Garth Brooks about retirement, his come back and the current tour.

GARTH BROOKS

garth-brooks-98Garth has had a remarkable career in music. According to the RIAA, Garth is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 136 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and is second only to The Beatles in total album sales overall. He is also one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 160 million records.
Garth Brooks has released six albums that achieved diamond status in the United States, those being: Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin’ the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum) and Double Live (21× platinum).[5] Since 1989, Brooks has released 20 records in all, which include: 10 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums and 3 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several awards in his career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including the “Artist of the ’90s”) and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the United States.

In Conversation with Iconic Media Producer Spencer Proffer

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM and CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks with Iconic Media Producer Spencer Proffer about working with Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and projects that have earned, Grammy, Academy and Clive Davis.



SPENCER PROFFER

Spencer ProfferSpencer Proffer is considered a leader in entertainment, pioneering media integrations before it was fashionable. For example, he produced the Tina Turner Acid Queen album in conjunction with The Who’s movie Tommy, this allowed Tina to become one of the first successful R&B artists to jump genres with a rock album.

Long before music and visual marriages became as prevalent as they are today (not counting, of course, music videos, Broadway, etc.), he developed an early computer-animated laser show that played countrywide in planetariums that was centered around “Children Of The Sun,” a song he co-wrote and produced with pop-rocker Billy Thorpe.
Proffer continued amassing an impressive list of musical credits all while still in his 20s. He went on to serve as a producer or executive or co-executive producer on many films and TV movies such as Gods And Monsters, Shake Rattle & Roll, Robbie Robertson: Going Home and a dozen other titles. He introduced the world to Quiet Riot, and supervised and produced music for over 100 productions, many of which earned Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe Awards.

We are proud to have Spencer on our Advisory Board.

Discussed on this episode

I Hope You Dance, The Power Of Song