Brooks swept on to the scene with his raucously infectious brand of country that had listeners on their feet from the first note of each song.
For a decade, it seemed Brooks could do no wrong, (well, except for his venture into pop as "Chris Gaines"), releasing hit after hit; selling out shows everywhere, and smashing all sorts of records as he went.
Even many who previously had a dislike of country music liked what Garth Brooks was offering to listeners.
Then, in 2000, Brooks announced he was retiring; at least until his youngest daughter was 18. On a side note, it was also the year his 14 year marriage to his wife, Sandy, ended.
Though he'd retired, in 2005 Brooks released a new song, "Good Ride Cowboy". He wrote the song in honor of one of his idols, bareback rider/singer Chris Ledoux, who had died that year.
A few years later, Garth came out of retirement again, to play a series of intimate, acoustic concerts in Las Vegas, and also released music, (old and new), exclusively through Wal-Mart stores. Regardless of the ventures during this time, Garth's fans proved they hadn't left the singer behind; they were there, waiting for anything new Brooks had to offer. Even in "retirement", Brooks was still exceeding sales and concert attendance records everywhere.
Now, in 2014, Brooks has officially announced he's coming out of retirement. He's released a list of tour dates, as well as a new single, "People Loving People".
The two had been friends for many years during their time in Nashville, but had never been an actual couple until after each had been previously married. Yearwood's first marriage had been to Robert Reynolds, a member of the Mavericks.
During the 90's Yearwood racked up an impressive string of hits of her own, including, "Walk Away Joe", "XX's & OO's", and "She's in Love With the Boy", as well as other tunes.
By the time Trisha and Garth became a couple, Yearwood's musical career had slowed some, and the singer
She co-wrote a cookbook of down home recipes and had her her own cooking show on the Food Network, "Trisha's Southern Kitchen".
Like Garth, it seemed, Yearwood had "retired" her singing career for one sharing home cooked food with fans.
This year though, like Garth Brooks, Trisha has released new music to country radio.
Yearwood's latest offering, "Prizefighter", features Kelly Clarkson, and proves that, though Yearwood may not have been putting out new music, she hasn't lost any of the talent or energy she was known for with previous hits.
Though it's been quite awhile since either Garth or Trisha has had new music on the radio, it seems that each has hit the jackpot again with their new tunes. Now it's just a matter of who reaches the highest peak on the country radio charts. Either way, listeners will definitely be the winners.