Happy birthday, Garth Brooks! As the musician turns 61 today, we take a look at his accomplishments that have made him a legendary country singer that he is.
Garth Brooks Bio
Troyal Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brooks was born to parents Troyal Brooks, Jr. and Colleen Carroll. The now country singer attended Oklahoma State University under a javelin throwing scholarship. Brooks has been well-known to have successfully mixed pop and rock components of music into country melodies. He has also known to have crossed over into the mainstream pop music scene. Brooks has been married to fellow singer, Trisha Yearwood, since 2005. He has three children from his previous marriage.
Garth Brooks Music Career Accomplishments and Hits
Brooks got his Hollywood Star Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on June 30, 1995, according to ImdB. Moreover, there’s a street in Yukon, Oklahoma named after him. Garth Brooks has announced, though, that he was retiring, according to ImdB.
So far, Garth has broken the record for being the only solo artist to have sold 10 million or more copies of four individual albums. Brooks has shared in the past that he sought to become the first artist to sell 100 milion copies of his albums. Brooks’ last album, “Scarecrow,” was released on November 13, 2001.
Garth Brooks’ Hospice Benefit Performance
On January 7, 2023, Brooks made an impromptu attendance at a benefit at Alive Hospice. The event took place at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Co-writers with the likes of Victoria Shaw, Kent Blazy, and Pat Alger, just to name a few, performed with Brooks in the said event in an in-the-round, acoustic song set, that included the song, “The River.”
The benefit was a part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Alive & The Bluebird series. The funds raised were proceeds that went to Alive’s community services, that included, grief support, financial assistance to patients, families’ and professionals’ education, and kids’ grief camps.
As of this wrting, Garth Brooks has a net worth of $400 million in total.
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