• Garth Brooks is a country music star
  • He has been playing music since the '80s 
  • Brooks is still active in the music industry today

Troyal Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 7th, 1962. He started singing casually as a child but his primary focus was on sports and athletics. He played football and baseball in high school and ran track and field.

It wasn't until 1985 that Garth began his professional music career by playing in local bars and pubs.

Garth Brooks Breakthrough Success

In 1989, Garth Brooks had breakthrough success. He released his first album which featured the song, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" which was a Country Top 10 success.

Other hit singles that followed were "If Tomorrow Never Comes," "Not Counting You," and "The Dance". The same year, Brooks went on his first major concert tour opening up for Kenny Rogers.

Country singer Garth Brooks holds the award he received at the 22nd Annual American Music Awards 30 January 1995

Garth Brooks: "Friends in Low Places"

Garth Brooks' second album was released in 1990 and it had the hit song, "Friends in Low Places" which remains a country classic to this day. In the '90s Brooks released many more albums and embarked on two world tours! In 2000, Garth Brooks announced his retirement and released his last album titled Scarecrow in 2001.

Garth Brooks Comes Out of Retirement 

In 2009, Garth Brooks came out of retirement to do his Las Vegas residency show called Garth at Wynn. He released a new album in 2014 called Man Against Machine and since 2018 he has been doing another stadium tour and released the 2020 album titled Fun and most recently the 2023 album titled Time Traveler.  

Also Interesting:

2010s Country Music Quiz


Which of the following artists sang one of the decades biggest hits, "Tennessee Whiskey"?

Male Country Music Stars Quiz


Who sings the classic country song "On The Road Again"?

Fun Facts About Garth Brooks:

  • He tried to have a professional baseball career from 1998 to 2004
  • He married his college sweetheart Sandy Mahl in 1986 and they had three daughters together. They separated in 1999
  • Garth is currently married to country singer Trisha Yearwood
  • Garth is a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights