Throughout the 1990s, Garth Brooks ruled country (and a big chunk of rock and pop, for that matter) before pulling a John Lennon and walking away from the industry to spend time with his family. He said he didn't want to miss seeing his three young daughters grow up. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Throughout the 1990s, Garth Brooks ruled country (and a big chunk of rock and pop, for that matter) before pulling a John Lennon and walking away from the industry to spend time with his family. He said he didn't want to miss seeing his three young daughters grow up. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)