Who is Garth Brooks?

Garth Brooks is a famous name in the entertainment industry. He has been able to establish his name in the industry from his fantastic voice. Garth is well-known as an American singer as well as a songwriter. He has been uniquely distinguished for his unification of rock and pop elements into the country genre. The singer is also well-known as famous as the name Chris Gaines.

Furthermore, Garth is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, having sales over 148 million albums. Moreover, he became the first artist to achieve diamond status for seven albums in 2019. He is active in the music industry since 1985.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameGarth Brooks
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter
Birth DateFebruary 7, 1962
Birth PlaceTulsa, Oklahoma, US
Full NameTroyal Garth Brooks
Star SignAquarius
ParentsFather: Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr.
Mother: Colleen McElroy Carroll
EthnicityEnglish, Irish, German, and French
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Weight83 kg (183 lbs)
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
WifeSandy Mahl (divorced)
Trisha Yearwood (present)
Net Worth$330 million

Garth Brooks


Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962, as the name Troyal Garth Brooks, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US. He was born to his father, Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr., and his mother, Colleen McElroy Carroll. Troyal Raymond served as a draftsman for an oil company, whereas Colleen was a country singer of Irish. Besides, as has four older half-siblings; Jim, Jerry, Mike, and Betsy, and two older siblings; Kelly and Garth Brooks.

Early Life

Being influenced by his mother at an early age, he learned to play the guitar as well as banjo. He used to sing at the family functions as their family hosted weekly talent nights. However, at an early age, he had the interest to be an athlete. During his school time, he played football and baseball. Also, he was good at ran track and field.

Likewise, he earned a scholarship to study at Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater. Also, side by side, he sang at several clubs and bands around the town. In 1984, he certified from the university, receiving a degree in advertising. Eventually, he completed his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State.

Personal Information

Garth holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to a mix of English, Irish, German, and French. He has the star sign of Aquarius. Garth is Christian by religion. Standing height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weigh about 83 kg (183 lbs), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. Besides, his light brown hair and blue eyes reflect his fantastic personality.

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Professional Career

Garth started his professional career in 1985 singing and playing the guitar in Wild Willie’s Saloon, Stillwater, as well as several other clubs in the Oklahoma clubs and bars. In the same year, he became introduced to the Rod Phelps. As Phelps loved his voice, he gave him an offer to produce Brook’s first demo.

For flourishing his career, Garth moved to Nashville. In 1989, he released his first album, self-titled, which became a huge hit. He gained attention from his first album only. Also, the album reached the 13th position on the Billboard 200. The single “Much Too Young” from the album became much loved by the critics. Then, in the next year, he released his second album “No Fences.” This time, the album topped the Billboard chart for many weeks. Also, the singles from the records like “The Thunder Rolls” and “Unanswered Prayers” became much appreciated with domestic shipments of 17 million making the highest-selling album.

Likewise, on September 2, 1991, Garth aired his next studio album “Ropin’ the Wind.” Singles from the album like “Shameless,” “The River,” and “What She’s Doing Now” became hugely loved. Also, the album peaked at the Billboard 200 chart. Similarly, his fourth album “The Chase” released on September 22, 1992, including the singles “Somewhere Other Than the Night” and “Learning to Live Again” as well as “That Summer.”

Garth’s fifth album “In Pieces,” released on August 31, 1993, also, as usual, gained massive popularity. Then, he released his sixth and seventh albums, “Fresh Horses” and “Sevens,” published in 1995 and 1997, respectively. In 1998, he had his first live album “Double Live.” Then, on November 13, 2001, he released his final album “Scarecrow,” which though did not go well as the previous albums, however, reached No.1 on Billboard 200.

Garth took retirement in 2004. however, he returned back in 2005. During the 2000s, the singer went for many tours and performances over the country. Meanwhile, on September 3, 2014, he released his comeback single “People Loving People.” Likewise, on October 13, 2016, his first single from the album “Gunslinger” released named “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance.”

On June 19, 2018, he aired a new single, “All Day Long.” Moreover, in the same year, he had his first concert at the University of Notre Dame’s football stadium. He released his second single “Stronger Than Me,” and his third single “Dive Bar” along with Blake Shelton in June 2019.

Personal Life of Garth Brooks

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Garth is married twice. Firstly, on May 24, 1986, he married Sandy Mahl. Sandy Mahl is a superior songwriter. The couple also had three daughters together; Taylor Mayne Pearl, August Anna, and Allie Colleen Brooks, born in 1992, 1994, and 1996 respectively. However, the couple separated in March 1999 and had divorce on December 17, 2001.

Then, on December 10, 2005, after four years of separation, he tied a knot with Trisha Yearwood. Trisha is a popular American actress, TV personality, author, country recording artist, in addition to a celebrity chef. In July 2013, Brooks became a grandfather after August gave birth to a daughter Karalynn.

Garth Brooks Net Worth

Being a multitalented artist, Garth Brooks has been able to earn massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with making name and fame, he has received a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $330 million as of 2020. Furthermore, he makes a salary of $90 million.