Stage Name: Garth Brooks
Full Name: Troyal Garth Brooks
Birthday: February 7, 1962
Place of Origin: Oklahoma, US
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Wife: Trisha Yearwood
Profession: Songwriter and Singer
Garth Brooks Total Net Worth: $400 million
Troyal Garth Brooks or is very well known as ‘Garth Brooks’ is an American professional songwriter and singer. He was born on February 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
His parents are Troyal Raymond Brooks, Jr., who is an oil company draftsman, and Colleen McElroy Carroll, an Irish country singer that has made songs with Capitol Records label and has made appearances on the Ozark Jubilee.
Garth has a sister named Kelly, although this was the second marriage of his parents, he also has four older half-siblings named Betsy, Jerry, Mike, and Jim.
His early exposure to music was influenced by his family. They would host a talent night every week at their home and all of them had to participate in singing, playing the instrument, and dancing. With this, Garth learned how to play the banjo and the guitar.
Even with a music-oriented family, Garth, while growing up, focused more on his athletic activities. During his high school years, he played several sports like track and field, baseball, and football.
Because of his passion for sports, he was given a track scholarship from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, where he also competed in the javelin.
Garth graduated from the University earning a degree in advertising, in 1984. After his schooling, Garth ventured to the music industry together with Ty England, who played the guitars in his road band.
Garth was married twice, first is with Sandy Mahl from 1986 to 2001. They have three daughters namely Taylor Mayne, August Anna, and Allie Colleen. After their divorce, Garthe remarried in 2005 with Trisha Yearwood, who is a cookbook author and also a country singer.
He is very active as a philanthropist and with his charity foundations. He also supports gay rights and community, as all of us have the freewill to fall in love with someone even of the same gender.
Garth Brooks started his music career as a singer and guitarist in 1985 by playing in local bars and clubs in Oklahoma.
His brothers and sisters are of great influence in his music as he was exposed to different styles and cultures, giving him a wider range in music.
He played a lot of rock music during his early years on stage but after hearing the ‘Unwound’ debut single of George Strait, Garth decided that he is more of a country music person.
His journey in the big music industry began with Rod Phelps, an entertainment attorney that offered him to create his own demo track, where he then pursued by traveling to Nashville for the music contract.
In Nashville, Garth established himself and started to make contacts and good relationships with the music industry.
Garth’s career debut was in 1989 when he released his eponymous first album that was a chart success in the Billboard Top Country Albums and his first single ‘Much Too Young’ made it to a successful top 10 list in the country.
It was then progressing in the career life of Garth Brooks. The production of his albums has nothing but genuine success with songs listing always on the top of Billboard country music.
His second album ‘No Fences’ was notable to be his highest-selling record over 17 million domestic shipments. His appearances in concerts and world tour has gained crowds and is in demand, he sold out 140,000 tickets within two hours in his Live in Kansas City concert.
Garth Brooks Awards and Nominations
In his career as a songwriter and singer, Garth has received an acknowledgement, awards, honorary, and nominations. Here are some of his accomplishments.
He has received a total of 49 nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards and won a total of 23 awards. Received 20 nominations in American Music Awards and won 12 awards.
He has won ASCAP Awards for Songwriter of the Year in 1993, Founder Award in 1999 and Centennial Award in 2014.
Nominated for 23 times in Billboard Music Awards and has won 17 of it. Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Artist of the 90s in 1997 and Favorite Male Country Artist in 2000.
Top Selling Album for Canadian Country Music Association in 1996 with his album Fresh Horses. Won the GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Recording in 1993 and Grammys on the Hill Awards for Solo Artist of the Century in 2010.
Garth Brooks Total Net Worth
Garth Brooks is a famous and talented musician, singer, and songwriter. He has notable songs, concerts, and record-setting albums, all throughout his career.
A successful country artist and was recognized by many critics as one of the best of all time. His net worth has proven all his hard work, dedication, and success.
He has a total net worth of $400 million.