Garth Brooks

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  • Birth Name: Troyal Garth Brooks
  • Birth Place: Tulsa, OK
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/07/1962, Aquarius
  • Profession: Country-music singer
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Garth Brooks Fast Facts:
  • Attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and competed in the javelin.
  • Went to Nashville in 1985 in search of a record deal, but gave up and returned home after just 23 hours.
  • Released his first single, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," in 1989.  
  • Mentioned former pro bronco rider and singer Chris LeDoux in his first single, and years later attempted (unsuccessfully) to donate part of his liver to an ailing LeDoux.   
  • His third album, 1991's Ropin' the Wind, was the first country record to debut at No. 1 on both Billboard's Country Albums chart and the Top 200 Albums chart.
  • Has said one of his favorite songs is "The Dance," which, according to songwriter Tony Arata, was inspired by a scene in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married.
  • Gave interviews and recorded an album in the late '90s using the persona of fictional character Chris Gaines. The publicity was intended to create hype for the movie The Lamb, which centered on the Gaines character. (The film was not completed before Brooks' retirement.)
  • Retired in 2001 to spend more time with his family.
  • Garth Brooks Relationships:
  • Betsy Smittle - Stepsister
  • Trisha Yearwood - Wife
  • Troyal Brooks - Father
  • Allie Brooks - Daughter
  • Jerry Smittle - Stepbrother
  • Sandy Mahl Brooks - Ex-wife
  • August Brooks - Daughter
  • Kelly Brooks - Brother
  • Colleen Carroll Brooks - Mother
  • Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks - Daughter
  • Mike Brooks - Stepbrother
  • Jim Smittle - Stepbrother
  • Garth Brooks Awards:
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 1992 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1994 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1999 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2001 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1998 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1997 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video Collaboration of the Year - Nominee
  • 1996 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1995 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1992 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Country Music Performer - Winner
  • 1991 Grammy: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
  • 1993 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 1993 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Country Music Performer - Winner
  • 2002 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • College:
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (BA in Advertising, 1984)

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