“Brooks’ first name is Troyal; Garth is his middle name. Troyal is also Brooks’ father’s first name.”

“Garth Brooks Once Gave A 23 Hour Autograph Sessio”

“On a trip home to Yukon, Okla., in March of 1991, Brooks watched as a sign on the town’s water tower was unveiled, reading: “”Home of Garth Brooks.”” One month later, Brooks won a record-setting six ACM awards.”

“Brooks became the 65th member of the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 6, 1990, just 18 months after his debut album was released.”

“Brooks returned to baseball one last time in 2004, for a final spring training season with the Kansas City Royals. Again he failed to get a place on the regular season roster, but Brooks was able to get a hit off Mike Myers.”

” Brooks was born on Feb. 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Okla. On that day, 4,391 miles away in Liverpool, England”

“According to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley”

“Despite his mom’s background in the music biz, Garth hardly sang while growing up and focused more on his athletic skills in high school as a member of the football, baseball, and track teams “

“Brooks was working as a bouncer at the Tumbleweed Ballroom in Stillwater, Okla., when he met Sandy Mahl, who would eventually would become his first wife and mother to his three daughters”

“He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on June 30, 1995.”

“Brooks has been married twice. His first marriage was to his college sweetheart, Sandy Mahl. They have three daughters together. His second marriage was to his longtime friend and collaborator Trisha Yearwood.”

“Garth’s primary focus as a child was athletics. In high school, he played football and baseball and ran track and field. He received a track scholarship to Oklahoma State University, where he competed in the javelin. He graduated in 1984 with a degree in advertising”

“Brooks is also a fundraiser for various other charities, including a number of children’s charities and famine relief.”

“He Co-Founded A Charity For Children”

“In 2000, Brooks appeared at the Equality Rocks benefit concert for gay rights”

“Garth Brooks Is obsessed with brushing his teeth. Claims to have over 80 toothbrushes in his house.”

“The thunder heard on “The Thunder Rolls” was first recorded for a song called “Delta Rain” by the Memphis Boys.”

“English People LOVE “”Garth Vader”””

“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.)”

“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.”

“His integration of rock and roll elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States”

“His motto is to “be kind.”

“Brooks’ 1994 single “”The Red Strokes”” was inspired in part by co-writer Lisa Sanderson’s visit to the Louvre in Paris and the red in a particular painting that had caught her eye.”

“Martina McBride was the opening act on one of Brooks’ tours.”

“The thunder heard on “”The Thunder Rolls”” was first recorded for a song called “”Delta Rain”” by the Memphis Boys”

” In January of 1996, Brooks won the American Music Award for Artist of the Year. Among the other acts nominated were Hootie & the Blowfish, led by future country star (on Capitol Nashville) Darius Rucker.”

“Space shuttle mission specialist Colonel Bill McArthur brought along a copy of Garth’s The Hits when he traveled 3.4 million miles on board the Russian Mir space station in orbit back in 1995.”

“Garth Brooks Retired in 2001 to spend more time with his family.”

“Garth received a bachelor’s degree in advertising in 1985, then earned his Master’s in business administration from Oklahoma State in 2011.”

“Brooks was selling cowboy boots when, in between customers, he wrote “Not Counting You,” which became one of his first hits in 1990.”

“In May of 1996, Brooks was honored at a Nashville party for sales of 60 million albums. The theme of the party: the ’60s.”

“Brooks learned to play both the guitar and banjo”

“He Turned Down A Role In “”Saving Private Ryan”””

“Garth Brooks Has 77 Duets With Trisha Yearwood”

“He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011”

“In 1999, Brooks introduced the fictional character of Chris Gaines (who was “born” on Aug. 1, 1967, in Brisbane, Australia).”

“He Has 77 Duets With Trisha Yearwood”

“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”

“When he arrived on the Emerald Isle in 1994, his performance attracted the biggest crowds the country had seen since Pope Saint John Paul II made a visit in 1979.”

“The opening act on Brooks’ solo tour in 1992, his first as a headliner, was Martina McBride.”

“He spent the 2004 baseball Spring Training season with the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Arizona to raise awareness for a charity.”

“In 1999, Brooks introduced the fictional character of Chris Gaines (who was “”born”” on Aug. 1, 1967, in Brisbane, Australia).”

“When Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind became the first country album to ever debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the album it knocked from the top spot was Metallica’s 1991 self-titled disc.”

“In 2000, Brooks attempted to donate part of his liver for a transplant for the ailing LeDoux, but he was deemed incompatible. LeDoux died of complications from liver cancer in 2005.”

“Brooks, who earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising in 1985, earned his master’s in business administration from Oklahoma State in 2011. He attended the ceremony and donned a cap and gown.”

“He Attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and competed in the javelin.”

“His song “More Than A Memory” broke one of the biggest country music records of all time.”

“Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012”

” In May of 1996, Brooks was honored at a Nashville party for sales of 60 million albums. The theme of the party: the ’60s.”

“n November of 1995, a copy of Brooks’ The Hits journeyed 3.4 million miles when Col. Bill MacArthur, a space shuttle mission specialist, took it with him as he visited the Russian Mir space station in orbit.”

“In 2014 Brooks was awarded the Arkansas Traveler certificate”

“In 1994, when Brooks played Dublin, Ireland, he drew the biggest crowds there since a 1979 visit from the pope.”

“His Mom Was A Singer Too”

“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.”

“Released his first single, “”Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),”” in 1989. “

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