Garth Brooks - Fast Facts

Birth Name: Troyal Garth Brooks
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6'0''
Occupation: Country Music Artist,
& Song Writer
Label: Pearl Records, Inc.
(Formerly he recorded
for, Capitol Nashville)
Producer: Allen Reynolds

Claim to Fame:  1989: Hit Song "The Dance"

Significant Other(s):
Sandy Mahl, Songwriter; Married on: May 24, 1986.  Mother of his three daughters.  Divorced on: December 17, 2001.
Trisha Yearwood, Singer, Songwriter; Dating since 2001, they were Married on: December 10, 2005, (Long time friend, and former backup vocalist.)
                          Trisha Lynn Yearwood was born, September 19, 1964 in Monticello, Georgia.

Children: Daughter: Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks - July 8, 1992;  Daughter: August Anna Brooks - May 3, 1994;
              Daughter: Allie Colleen Brooks - July 28, 1996
Father: Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr. - (January 10, 1931 - April 7, 2010)
Mother: Colleen Carroll (McElroy) Brooks - (July 10, 1929 - August 6, 1999), Singer (With Capitol Records in the 1950's), Songwriter,
            Performed with Red Foley on the Ozark Jubilee.
Siblings: Jim; Jerry; Mike; Betsy (former Stillwater guitarist/background vocalist); and Kelly (Tour Manager).

High School: Yukon High, in Yukon, Oklahoma. Played four sports: football, basketball, baseball and track.  Graduated: June 1980
College: Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.  Advertising major Attended on partial athletic scholarship
            (javelin).  Played in bands and worked as a bouncer.  Graduated: December 1984

Musical Influences: George Strait, George Jones, James Taylor, KISS, Don McLean, Queen, Dan Fogelberg,
                             Merle Haggard, Boston, Kansas, Journey, Billy Joel.

Band: Stillwater: Debbie Nims (electric guitar/background vocals); James Garver (lead guitar/background vocals); Steve McClure (steel and electric guitar); Mike Palmer (percussion);
         Dave Gant (keyboards); Mark Greenwood (bass guitar/background vocals); & Jimmy Mattingly (fiddle).
         Former Band Members: Ty England (electric guitar/background vocals); Betsy Smittle (bass/background vocals) Betsy is Garth's sister; Tim Bowers (bass); Stephanie Davis (background vocals);
         & Jim Horn (saxophone) (Central Park).

Quick Facts: Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 7, 1962, and was raised in Yukon, about 100 miles away from Tulsa.

Garth married his college sweetheart, songwriter Sandy Mahl, on May 24, 1986.

In 1997, he infused new energy into country when he played to the largest crowd ever to attend a concert in New York's Central Park, a performance viewed by an additional 14.6 million television audience.
The New York Fire Dept. estimated the attendance of Garth's Central Park Concert to be approximately 980,000.

Similar records were eclipsed nearly everywhere Garth stopped on tour, including a record 8 shows in Chicago in 1997.  Garth broke every Rosemont Horizon record with 143,000 tickets sold.

On September 19, 1998, in Minneapolis,MN - Garth Brooks broke his own record, set in Chicago. With more than 150,000 fans waiting for tickets, the country superstar added an unprecedented eight shows
at Target Center after tickets for his Oct. 9 performance sold out in nine minutes.  It was Garth Brooks times 9!  I was fortunate enough to attend the first show and be a part of Garth History.
159,000 tickets were sold for those nine shows! (October 6-14, 1998)

Garth proposed to Trisha on May 25, 2005 before 7,000 fans who were there to see the unveiling of a Garth Brooks bronze 8 foot tall statue at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California.
Garth, on one knee, took off his hat, and asked "Will you marry me?" Although she was taken by surprise, Trisha said "yes" right away.

Filing for their marriage license in Claremore, Oklahoma on December 9, 2005, Garth and Trisha still surprised folks with their wedding the next day.  Garth and Trisha were married on December 10, 2005,
in a private ceremony at their home in Oklahoma, with family members.  Garth was 43; Trisha was 41.

Garth Now reside's in Edmond (just outside Tulsa), Oklahoma at his ranch home.