Garth Brooks is an American country music singer and songwriter.
Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances earned him immense popularity.
This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while quickly
crossing over into the mainstream pop arena, exposing country music to a larger audience
His recordings continue to sell well and, according to Nielsen Soundscan, his albums sales
are oveer 68 million which makes him the best-selling albums artist in the United States in
the SoundScan era (since 1991),
Brooks officially retired from recording and performing
from 2001 until 2009. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback.
On October 15, 2009, Garth Brooks announced the end of his retirement.
Troyal Garth Brooks
February 7, 1962 ( age
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S
Yukon, Oklahoma, U.S.
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Yukon High School in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State University on a javelin throwing scholarship. (Advertising Degree)
Trisha Yearwood (December 10th, 2005 - present)
Sandy Mahl (May 24th, 1986 - December 17th, 2001) (divorced) 3 children
Ray Brooks worked as a draughtsman for an oil company
Country music singer on the Capitol Records label in the 1950s
Vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone, harmonica
Chris Gaines, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Wariner, Chris LeDoux, Ty England
Garth Brooks Trivia:
• Has three daughters
• First wife was his college sweetheart.
• Participated in spring training with the San Diego Padres prior to the 1999 Major League Baseball season.
• Lives on a farm in Owasso, Oklahoma.
• Engaged to Trisha Yearwood in Bakersfield, California on May 25th, 2005.
• In 1999 took on the persona of rock singer "Chris Gaines" in promotion of a movie project and new album,
appearing on Saturday Night Live and VH1 Behind the Music
Garth Brooks Quotes:
I wore bell bottoms in elementary school. Never wore elephant bells. Remember, this was middle Oklahoma in the '70s.
As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy.
I asked if I could read for the role of Kevin Costner's caddy in Tin Cup. It was a fun learning experience, even though Cheech Marin got the part.
I can't think of a recent baseball song except John Fogerty's Centerfield. It's very difficult to write a baseball song that pleases fans and non-fans alike.
I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut.
I'd love to play a villain in a movie, the kind of bad guy you would never think of me being able to play. Like most people, I have a darker side I'd like to explore onscreen.
I'd much rather have the honesty than not. Because if you will say what's on your mind and get it off your chest, then the sooner I can prove you wrong!
Garth Brooks Awards:
• 2 Grammy Awards (total of 14 nominations)
• 17 American Music Awards (including "Artist of the '90s" won in 2000)
• 11 Country Music Association Awards
• 18 Academy of Country Music Awards
• 5 World Music Awards
• 10 People's Choice Awards
• 24 Billboard Music Awards
• 2 ASCAP Awards
• 2 Blockbuster Awards
• Academy of Country Music Awards, Artist of the Decade (1990s)
• Recording Industry Association of America, Artist of the Century (1900s)
• 1 Radio Music Award
• 2 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (Outstanding in a Variety of Music Program)
• 1 Golden Globe nomination (Best Original Song)
• GLAAD Media Award for "We Shall Be Free"-1993
• 1 CMT Music Awards nomination, Collaborative Video of the Year for "Workin' For A Livin'" With Huey Lewis (2008)
• Academy of Country Music Awards, inaugural "Crystal Milestone Award" honoring him as the top-selling country music artist in history, with album sales of over 128 million in the U.S. (2008)
• 2 American Music Awards Nominations(2008)