Garth Brooks

About Garth Brooks

To say that Garth Brooks has set the bar in terms of concert tickets and music sold is an understatement. The Oklahoma-born entertainer is the No. 1 selling U.S. solo artist of all time, with more than 148 million albums sold. He’s the first artist to receive seven RIAA Diamond awards for sales of more than 10 million per album and, in early 2018, he was named the first inductee into Pollstar’s Live Music Hall of Fame after he wrapped up a up a three-year tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, during which he sold more than 6.3 million tickets. In what could be considered the ultimate career comeback, Garth took 13 years off the road to focus on family, then returned to touring and set a record for the biggest-ever excursion by a solo artist.

Driven by a love for music and passion for entertaining audiences, the Country Music Hall of Fame member continues to break records and earn accolades. In November of 2017, he won his sixth entertainer of the year award from the CMA, an unprecedented feat. Instead of resting on his considerable laurels, Garth is always looking for innovative ways to engage with his fans as he does on his weekly Facebook Live show, “Inside Studio G.”

He is the proud father of three daughters with his first wife—Taylor, August and aspiring singer Allie Colleen—and the grandfather of two (so far).

Born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Garth inherited a love for country music from his mom, Colleen, who herself had been a country singer on Capitol Records in the ’50s. Music was always a part of his life growing up, but he also had a love of sports and was a gifted athlete. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater on a track scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising. He began performing around the Sooner state in the mid ’80s, and by 1987 had moved to Nashville to pursue a career.

Garth’s self-titled debut album was released in 1989 and peaked at No. 2 on “Billboard’s” Top Country Albums chart with his first single, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” climbing into the top 10. He followed with “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” which became his first No. 1. “Not Counting You” peaked at No. 2 and “The Dance” became his second No. 1 from the album, and remains one of his most beloved hits.

Garth deftly avoided the dreaded sophomore slump as his second album, “No Fences,” spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on the “Billboard” Top Country Albums chart and spawned the chart-topping singles “The Thunder Rolls,” “Unanswered Prayers,” “Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House” and “Friends in Low Places,” a rowdy anthem that has become his signature song. His lengthy list of hits includes such memorable songs as “The River,” “We Shall be Free,” “What She’s Doing Now,” “That Summer,” “Somewhere Other than the Night,” “The Beaches of Cheyenne,” “Two Pina Coladas” and “Standing Outside the Fire.” In December of 2017, he scored his 20th No. 1 single with “Ask Me How I Know” from his current album, “Gunslinger.”

While his tour has wrapped for the time being, in 2018 fans can look for Garth to perform at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Stagecoach Music Festival. Stay tuned for more as this restless creative spirit never sits still for long.

Garth Brooks reveals his picks for future Country Music Hall of Fame induction News Garth Brooks reveals his picks for future Country Music Hall of Fame induction , Senior Country Correspondent 9:17am, March 29
Watch Garth Brooks welcome the Grand Ole Opry’s newest member News Watch Garth Brooks welcome the Grand Ole Opry’s newest member , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, March 21
Garth Brooks sings unreleased new song in support of gun control march Performances Garth Brooks sings unreleased new song in support of gun control march , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, March 20
Carrie Underwood celebrated a big anniversary with a few tears and a sweet memory News Carrie Underwood celebrated a big anniversary with a few tears and a sweet memory , Rare Country Contributor 2:43pm, March 16
Garth Brooks revisits his alter ego for this brand-new performance Performances Garth Brooks revisits his alter ego for this brand-new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, March 13
This impromptu Garth Brooks duet is over the moon good Performances This impromptu Garth Brooks duet is over the moon good , Rare Country Contributor 12:22pm, February 27
Garth Brooks spends his 56th birthday with his favorite women in the world News Garth Brooks spends his 56th birthday with his favorite women in the world , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, February 13
Jason Aldean is joined by Garth Brooks in a big surprise for this packed house Performances Jason Aldean is joined by Garth Brooks in a big surprise for this packed house , Rare Country Contributor 11:46am, February 6
Garth Brooks shocks fans with surprise late-night honky-tonk performance Performances Garth Brooks shocks fans with surprise late-night honky-tonk performance , Senior Country Correspondent 11:02am, February 6
Kelly Clarkson’s tearful reaction to eating a habanero pepper is priceless News Kelly Clarkson’s tearful reaction to eating a habanero pepper is priceless , Rare Country Contributor 7:07am, February 2
This Garth Brooks hit has a brand-new meaning with this heartbreaking story News This Garth Brooks hit has a brand-new meaning with this heartbreaking story , Senior Country Correspondent 11:21am, January 25
Garth Brooks tells us which one of his past hits shined the brightest on his World Tour Features Garth Brooks tells us which one of his past hits shined the brightest on his World Tour , Senior Country Correspondent 12:36pm, January 3
Garth Brooks explains why he needed to tour after his kids left home News Garth Brooks explains why he needed to tour after his kids left home , Senior Country Correspondent 12:19pm, December 29
Country stars give us their best version of a Christmas classic with a twang News Country stars give us their best version of a Christmas classic with a twang , Rare Country Contributor 9:00am, December 24
Garth Brooks opens up about the toll touring has taken on him News Garth Brooks opens up about the toll touring has taken on him , Rare Country Contributor 8:00am, December 24
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood let us in on their family Christmas traditions Features Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood let us in on their family Christmas traditions , Senior Country Correspondent 11:57am, December 21
Trisha Yearwood tells us how Garth Brooks pays tribute to her late mother every Christmas Features Trisha Yearwood tells us how Garth Brooks pays tribute to her late mother every Christmas , Senior Country Correspondent 3:00pm, December 19
This little grappler already has her own bodyguard News This little grappler already has her own bodyguard , Rare Country Contributor 3:13pm, December 15
Garth Brooks spends his 56th birthday with his favorite women in the world News Garth Brooks spends his 56th birthday with his favorite women in the world , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, February 13
Trisha Yearwood interrupts husband Garth Brooks in concert to deliver some startling news News Trisha Yearwood interrupts husband Garth Brooks in concert to deliver some startling news , Rare Contributor 12:31pm, May 2
Garth Brooks is moving heaven and earth to be with his fans on ACM Awards night Awards Garth Brooks is moving heaven and earth to be with his fans on ACM Awards night , Senior Country Correspondent 2:13pm, March 30
Garth Brooks reveals his picks for future Country Music Hall of Fame induction News Garth Brooks reveals his picks for future Country Music Hall of Fame induction , Senior Country Correspondent 9:17am, March 29
Garth Brooks sings unreleased new song in support of gun control march Performances Garth Brooks sings unreleased new song in support of gun control march , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, March 20
Garth Brooks hit a nerve with this tribute to the Oklahoma City bombing victims News Garth Brooks hit a nerve with this tribute to the Oklahoma City bombing victims , Senior Country Correspondent 10:23am, April 19
Garth Brooks shocks fans with surprise late-night honky-tonk performance Performances Garth Brooks shocks fans with surprise late-night honky-tonk performance , Senior Country Correspondent 11:02am, February 6
Jason Aldean is joined by Garth Brooks in a big surprise for this packed house Performances Jason Aldean is joined by Garth Brooks in a big surprise for this packed house , Rare Country Contributor 11:46am, February 6
Garth Brooks explains why he needed to tour after his kids left home News Garth Brooks explains why he needed to tour after his kids left home , Senior Country Correspondent 12:19pm, December 29
Trisha Yearwood gives Garth Brooks the sweetest birthday surprise News Trisha Yearwood gives Garth Brooks the sweetest birthday surprise , Rare Country Contributor 9:43am, February 7
Trisha Yearwood got emotional as Garth Brooks serenaded her onstage for their anniversary Features Trisha Yearwood got emotional as Garth Brooks serenaded her onstage for their anniversary , Senior Country Correspondent 1:35pm, December 11
Garth Brooks is spilling all kinds of fun tidbits about his love affair with Trisha Yearwood News Garth Brooks is spilling all kinds of fun tidbits about his love affair with Trisha Yearwood , Senior Country Correspondent 6:59pm, April 25
Jimmy Fallon and Adam Sandler join forces on a country music tribute to the troops News Jimmy Fallon and Adam Sandler join forces on a country music tribute to the troops 11:01am, May 26
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood reveal the moment they knew they were meant for each other News Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood reveal the moment they knew they were meant for each other , Senior Country Correspondent 3:11pm, July 18
Garth Brooks talks over-the-top birthday plans for his “Queen,” Trisha Yearwood News Garth Brooks talks over-the-top birthday plans for his “Queen,” Trisha Yearwood , Senior Country Correspondent 3:45pm, September 19
Faith Hill had plenty to say when asked about Beyoncé News Faith Hill had plenty to say when asked about Beyoncé , Rare Country Contributor 9:33am, April 13
Carrie Underwood celebrated a big anniversary with a few tears and a sweet memory News Carrie Underwood celebrated a big anniversary with a few tears and a sweet memory , Rare Country Contributor 2:43pm, March 16
A cancer patient returns to give Garth Brooks the most amazing news News A cancer patient returns to give Garth Brooks the most amazing news , Senior Country Correspondent 4:26pm, May 6