Retired country superstar Garth Brooks is just 500,000 album sales away from toppling Elvis Presley as the best-selling solo artist in American music history.

Thanks to his smash-hit 2005 compilation box set THE LIMITED SERIES, Brooks' latest sales figures have surpassed the 116 million mark - just 500,000 behind Presley.

The latest figures come from the Recording Industry Association of America, which legally could not list his 2005 collection as a specific title for certification. The individual discs sold, however, are being certified.

As a result, Brooks' 1998 album DOUBLE LIVE, which was part of the package, has now been certified 20-times platinum to catch up with Shania Twain's COME ON OVER, the best-selling country album of all time.