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). Since 1989, Brooks has released 19 records in all, which include; 9 studio albums, 1 live album, 4 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums and 2 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several important awards in his career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including the “Artist of the ’90s”) and the RIAA Award as Best selling solo albums artist of the Century in the United States.
The Academy of Western Artists is a small group of folks whose agenda is to recognize and promote those western artists who do excellent work. In the 21 years of its existence, over 700 well deserving individuals and groups have received a “Willie” statue. The award, in many fields, is the most recognized and prized recognition of their work. Since its inception, there have been numerous other award type shows and we welcome each and every one of them. It is nice to be rewarded, by others, for what you do, which is the reason for this type of show. Please send in your sumissions of those folks whom you want to recognize as doing good for others and the promotion of the western heritage. Go to the page for submissions to send in your choice. You do not have to be a member to nominate or to win an award.
Dr Vijay Mallya, purchased Kalizma in 1995 and has since lovingly restored her. He had told a publication in 2001, “I spent almost $3 million to fully restore the yacht.” At the time it was reportedly worth nearly $10m (Rs 48 crore). Mallya had also claimed he would never sell the Kalizma . It’s a plush, beautifully restored boat, with 1 ensuite state room, 4 ensuite cabins (2 twin , 2 double) a dining room and saloon, and a modern galley. There’s also an open-air jacuzzi on the main deck—and the wheelhouse has been shifted to a new upper deck. Kalizma is not a charter yacht. She’s guarded jealously by her proud owner and only sails for her crew, her owner or his friends and associates.