Contact Us
Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Born Troyal Garth Brooks, future country icon and Oklahoma native Garth Brooks inherited his love of music from his mother Colleen, who was an artist on Capitol Records in the 1950s. He attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising before leaving for Nashville to pursue country music. His first move to Music City was short, but his second, in 1987, with his then-wife Sandy, was permanent. Brooks released his self-titled debut album in 1989 and found instant success: ‘Garth Brooks’ peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart; all four singles made it to the Top 10, with two hitting No. 1; and the album has since been certified diamond by the RIAA. Brooks dominated the country music industry in the 1990s, becoming the second-best-selling solo artist of the 20th century, winning countless awards and notching plenty of hit singles and No. 1 albums, before “retiring” in 2001 to devote his time to being a father to his three daughters. In 2005, Brooks married Trisha Yearwood, and in 2014, he returned to country music with a world tour and new album, ‘Man Against Machine’.

Garth Brooks
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
[

54 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.

Happy birthday to Garth Brooks! The singer was born on Feb. 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Okla.

Read More

Willie Nelson Toby Keith
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
[

Country Stars Who Have Played Football

A photo gallery of country artists who have played football.

Read More

Garth Brooks
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
[

Top 10 Garth Brooks Cover Songs

A list of the Top 10 Garth Brooks cover songs from the box set 'Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences'.

Read More

Garth Brooks
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
[

Top 10 Garth Brooks Songs

A list of the top songs from country superstar Garth Brooks.

Read More

Garth Brooks
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
[

Did You Know Garth Brooks’ Mom Was Also a Country Singer?

Garth Brooks is a country legend -- but he's not the first person in his family to have a career in Nashville.

Read More

Garth Brooks
Jae C. Hong, Getty Images
[

25 Little-Known Tidbits About Country Icon Garth Brooks

Learn 25 of the more noteworthy -- and newsworthy -- events related to one of the most successful artists of all time, Garth Brooks.

Read More

Garth Brooks wacky shirts
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
[

Garth Brooks’ Wackiest Shirts [PICTURES]

Go big or go home -- that's the motto we would say that Garth Brooks lives by when it comes to his shirts.

Read More

Garth Brooks Louisville 2016
Ethan Miller. Getty Images
[

Garth Brooks Announces Louisville, Ky., Concert

Garth Brooks has added a show in Louisville, Ky., to his World Tour.

Read More

Garth Brook Super Bowl XXVII
George Rose, Getty Images
[

23 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVII

On Jan. 31, 1993, Garth Brooks Garth Brooks sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, but not without controversy.

Read More

Garth Brooks dream non-country collaborations
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
[

Garth Brooks Shares His Dream Non-Country Collaborations

Who from outside the country genre would Garth Brooks like to collaborate with? The country legend shares his picks.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboot.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!