Garth Brooks Garners 20th No. 1 Hit With “Ask Me How I Know”

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Fresh off of winning his sixth CMA Entertainer of the Year Award in November, Garth Brooks is ushering in December with his first No. 1 hit in 10 years— following 2007’s “More Than A Memory.”

“Ask Me How I Know,” written by Mitch Rossell, has reached the No. 1 spot of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, giving Garth his 20th career chart topper. That’s quite an early Christmas present for the country superstar.

“I’m so proud of the Pearl Records team for working so hard for this No. One,” said Brooks. “Congrats to Mitch Rossell on his first cut…so happy for you, pal! And to country radio…four decades later, thanks for still believing. I’m humbled and very grateful.”

The feat also marks a full-circle moment for Garth, as this week is the 28th anniversary of his first No. 1 with “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” which hit the top of the charts on Dec. 9, 1989.


Garth is wrapping up his 3-year world tour, Garth Brooks World Tour, with Trisha Yearwood in Nashville on Dec. 9, playing seven shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The tour is one of the most successful in history, selling over 6.4 million tickets. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the seven albums certified at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with over 148 million album sales.

The 55-year-old singer’s team took to Instagram to congratulate their boss. “Join us in congratulating Garth on his 20th #1 single #AskMeHowIKnow! Ask Me How I Know is #1 on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Radio Airplay charts this week! Join Garth & hit songwriter, @Mitch_Rossell, on Inside Studio G tonight! – Team Garth #StudioG.”

Congratulations Garth!

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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