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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 February 1962Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameTroyal Garth Brooks
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Troyal Garth Brooks. He has been married to Trisha Yearwood since December 10, 2005. He was previously married to Sandy Mahl.

Spouse (2)

Trisha Yearwood (10 December 2005 - present)
Sandy Mahl (24 May 1986 - 17 December 2001) (divorced) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Cowboy Hat

Trivia (42)

In July of 1993, Brooks threatened to withhold his albums from stores that sell used CDs, calling the practice "evil". He dropped his boycott after dismal sales of his subsequent album, "In Pieces", forced him to distribute it in the stores he was boycotting.
His ex-wife, Sandy Mahl, was his college sweetheart.
Is obsessed with brushing his teeth. Claims to have over 80 toothbrushes in his house.
He spent the 1999 baseball Spring Training season with the San Diego Padres in Peoria , AZ.
Once ended a TV concert by smashing his guitar, and giving the pieces to a fan in the front row.
Went to Oklahoma State University on a javelin throwing scholarship.
He has three daughters: Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks (b. 1992), August Anna Brooks (b. 1994) and Allie Colleen Brooks (b. 1996).
Earned a degree in advertising.
Is a 1984 graduate of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater
Has scored 18 No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Singles chart. His biggest hits include "The Dance" and "Friends in Low Places" (both 1990); "The Thunder Rolls" (1991); "What She's Doing Now" (1992); and "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" (1993), which was the first song since Glen Campbell's 1975 hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" to spend nonconsecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
His fall 2001 single, "Beer Run (B Double-E Double-R You In?)" is a duet with one of his idols, George Jones.
Daughters Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks was born on July 8, 1992, August Anna Brooks was born on May 3, 1994 (hours before Brooks was named entertainer of the year for a fourth consecutive time at the Academy of Country Music Awards), and Allie Colleen Brooks was born on July 28, 1996.
Brooks filed for divorce in November 2000 in Davidson County Circuit Court (TN), citing irreconcilable differences.
Admitted in a Barbara Walters interview that he had cheated on his first wife repeatedly when he went on tour.
Announced his retirement. He is the only solo artist to have sold 10 million or more copies of 4 individual albums, and has publically announced that he wants to be the first artist to sell 100 million albums. His last album, Scarecrow, came out 13 November 2001. (26 October 2000)
Born on the same day as Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan.
Attended Yukon High School in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Became engaged to Trisha Yearwood in Bakersfield, California on May 25, 2005.
Lives on a farm in Owasso, Oklahoma.
Put out a pre-soundtrack album as fictitious character Chris Gaines for the upcoming Paramount rock'n'roll movie "The Lamb". When the movie's money issues caused production to stop, Garth was left with an album that many didn't understand. He was not trying to be someone else as many wrongly assumed and it is still possible that the movie will someday finish production.
Recorded a tribute song to his late friend, Chris LeDoux, (who died on March 9, 2005 at the age of 56) entitled "Good Ride Cowboy", which became his 26th number one hit.
Is now selling his music exclusively through Wal*Mart after splitting with Capitol Records back in June 2005. The first item coming is a boxed set entitled "The Limited Series", which will be released on November 25, 2005.
Martina McBride sold T-shirts on his tour, before she had hit it big. Her husband, John McBride, worked for Garth by scoring his music.
Song, "The Change" was not written about the 1995 Oklahoma Bombing, as some people think, it was written months before and "Fresh Horses" was completely finished. Garth decided to dedicate the song and video to Oklahoma, complete with video footage of the aftermath.
Has 3rd verses to his two hit songs "Friends In Low Place" and "The Thunder Rolls". They cannot be heard on the the "No Fences" album. The 3rd verses can only be heard when Garth performs it live or on a Garth Brooks live album. Most country stations play the live versions of both now.
Has a street in Yukon, Oklahoma named after him.
When his 1991 album "Ropin' the Wind" topped the Billboard pop chart, it became the first country album ever to do so.
The video to his song "Thunder Rolls" was banned from television due to the showing of domestic violence. The video depicts a women shooting her husband during an argument. The ban on the video has been lifted since the late '90s.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Son-in-law of Jack Yearwood and Gwen Yearwood.
Brother-in-law of Beth Bernard.
His mother Colleen Carroll was a country singer in the 1950s.
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, on October 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Publicly invited fellow Okie Carrie Underwood, on March 15, 2008, to join the Grand Ole Opry. She accepted.
His daughter, Anna Brooks, gave birth to a girl, Karalynn, in July 2013 in Oklahoma.
Parted ways with his record label Capitol Records [June 2005]
Will release a new CD exclusively through Wal*Mart on February 7th entitled "The Lost Sessons", which includes 17 songs personally selected from Garth Brooks himself from his vault. On it is his recent no. 1 hit "Good Ride Cowboy", and the new duet with him and Trisha Yearwood entitled "Love Will Always Win". [February 2006]
Proposed to country singer Trisha Yearwood on stage Wednesday night (May 25) at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California. [May 2005]
He spent the 2004 baseball Spring Training season with the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, AZ to raise awareness for a charity.
Played 5 sold out shows in 2 days at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to raise money for victims of the recent wildfires and to fund future firefighting efforts. [January 2008]
He spent the 2000 baseball Spring Training Season with New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, FL.
He was a four sport athlete in high school competing in football, basketball, baseball and track.

Personal Quotes (1)

"Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you got."

quoted in Family Circle (10-1-06 issue)

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