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Garth Brooks on Garth Brooks: 'I don't get it'
Garth Brooks on Garth Brooks: 'I don't get it'

Ask Garth Brooks, who plays the first show of his seven-performance run in Atlanta starting Friday night, what the secret of his continuing popularity is, and he’s stumped. “I wish I could explain it: Of course -- I’m beautiful, are you kidding me? I’m talented,” he said, chuckling. “But I don’t get it.” Shortly after opening his 11-show stint in Chicago on his first world tour in 17 years, Brooks remains convinced there’s something at work beyond the personal  appeal of what he sometimes refers to as “the Garth Brooks guy.” “If the Garth guy shows up or not, these guys are still going to have the same great...