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Brooks to finally go digital


Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse put his music on iTunes, will make his songs available digitally on his own website in the next few weeks.

The 52-year-old country singer made the announcement Thursday at a news conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brooks is one of music’s top-selling artists. He said in the past that he had no animosity toward Apple, but disagreed with its approach to selling music.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Tab Hunter is 83. Actor Bruce McGill is 64. Singer Bonnie Pointer is 64. Actress Sela Ward is 58. Guitarist Richie Sambora is 55. Actress Lisa Rinna is 51. Actor Greg Grunberg is 48. Rapper Lil’ Kim is 39.