Garth Brooks is an American singer and a songwriter who is well-known for his unique combination of rock and roll music elements into the country music genre. He has produced some of the finest country music albums.
Troyal Garth Brooks, commonly known as “Garth Brooks,” was born on February 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father was Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr., a draftsman for an oil company, and his mother was Colleen McElroy Carroll, an Irish country singer.
Garth’s family was full of fun, and during the family reunion, every person in the family had to participate in little games they played, either by singing or doing a skit. Right from childhood, Garth was very much interested in music and learned to play guitar and banjo at a very early age.
Garth was a completely different person when he was in high school than he was at home. He didn’t take part in any form of musical competitions in school and was very much interested in sports. He received a track scholarship to the University of Oklahoma in Stillwater.
While at the University of Oklahoma, Garth continued his dominance in the sports and participated in the events of the Javelin throw. He graduated with a degree in advertising from the university. He later finished his Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma State.
There is no record of his dating from High School. He met Sandy Mahl at college, and soon couple started dating. The couple dated for quite a long time before they got married. The couple had the perfect relationship and were blessed with three daughters. Due to their personal relationship, the couple got divorced. They were married for almost thirteen years.
Garth Brooks then married to Trisha Yearwood, a country singer. Garth also does a lot of charity works.
While at the university, Garth started working at the local clubs and bars by singing, and entertainment council, Rod Phelps noticed his talent. Impressed by his singing, he offered Garth to produce his first demo. Rod loved his demo, and after graduating, Garth Brooks released his self-titled debut album.
Garth Brooks’s debut album was a big hit and received a lot of recognition across the country. It was commercially successful and sold millions of copies. The album reached N0. 13 on the Billboard chart. Soon, within a year, Garth released his second album, which was a hit again and reached No. 1 spot on the country music chart.
Garth then released his third album, ‘Ropin’ the Wind.’ Some of the singles from the album became a sensation among the music lovers and started constantly playing in almost every country’s clubs across the country. He used a different theme for his fourth album, a “gospel-country-rock.”
In total, he released fourteen studio albums, and all the albums received critical success. Garth has also appeared in numerous television series and can be seen in the movie, ‘Nashville.’ Recently, he appeared in the eleventh season of the reality television series, ‘The Voice.’
He also had a short career in baseball when he appeared for the ‘San Diego Padres’ and ‘New York Mets.’ After his singing career, he returned to baseball with the ‘Kansas City Royals.’
Awards & Achievements
Garth Brooks is one of the most talented people in the world of country music. He has been nominated on numerous occasions for the major music awards. His biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Grammy Awards’ on two occasions.
Net Worth & Salary of Garth Brooks
The estimated net worth of Garth Brooks is approximately $400 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his contribution to the world of country music. According to the reports, Garth made almost $90 million a year.
Garth Brooks is one of the most successful country singers of the time. Every album he made was appreciated and applauded by all his fans and country music lovers. He is the face of country music. Currently, he is married to a fellow country music artist and recently became a grandfather.