Garth Brooks

Birth Name: 
Troyal Garth Brooks
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

"Friends in Low Places"

Short bio: 

Garth Brooks is a country pop singer-songwriter. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at number 2 in the US country album chart while climbing to number 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

Brooks broke records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks officially retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2009. During this time, he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart and sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, and has since given several performances and released two compilation albums.

On October 15, 2009, Garth Brooks announced the end of his retirement. In December 2009, he began a five-year concert deal with the Encore Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Following the conclusion of his residency in Las Vegas, Brooks announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014. In September 2014, he began his comeback world tour. His most recent album, Man Against Machine, was released on November 11, 2014 via his online music store GhostTunes.

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


Garth Brooks
Major Bob Music, Inc.
1111 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212


Submitted by Bethany Ellis (not verified) on

Hey what’s up I miss you and I love your music and I hope you have a great day

Submitted by Ben Anderton (not verified) on

I recieved my numbered legacy set today...i was able to get my anniversary date and i opened the analog recordings and told the wife not to bother me im going to enjoy the 90's again before i go to bed. What amazing work and taking me back to some of the best and worst memories in my life but wouldn't trade them for anything. Thank you for your music and thank God for giving you the gift of talent he did.

Submitted by Lilly Nicole Errthum (not verified) on

I like your picture

Submitted by Becky Blake (not verified) on

Garth am a 72 yr young fan of your I want to see you in may but I want to sit on the ground fool because am not good at steps but a marketplace is selling you ticket for as high as a 1200 dollars the cheapest one are 500 to 700 for one ticket am on ss I don't draw that a month please would y try and do something about this so people that love y can come

Submitted by WonderWoman222 (not verified) on

Dear Garth
Hello, been watching bio on a and e and you said that your dad is a vet Korea??? well, my dad was too If he is still around ask him if he remembers a Robert Glass??? would love to meet you someday hopefully that would be a nice Christmas present!!!Thank you very much WonderWoman222

Submitted by Russell (not verified) on

Please, please, please do a second show in Cincinnati Garth!

Submitted by Nancy Lendyak (not verified) on

My husband, sister and I have volunteered at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in DC for the last 4 years to help the National Park Service. We always work the entrance checking credentials for the dress rehearsal. In 4 years, you and Trisha have been the ONLY performers to acknowledge us. You both told us “Good night!” None of the performers even look our way. Thank you for acknowledging us and noticing that volunteers are donating their time to help.

Submitted by Donald Clark (not verified) on

I love your music in 2007 I lost my son Jordan listening to your music got me though the loss especially the DANCE we even played it at his funeral he was 20 and my buddy thank you for your music

Submitted by Amber DeMars (not verified) on

I grew up listening to you, my grandparents adored you, My Grams called you her boyfriend!!! My Gramps laughed, and loved singing with her. She passed two years ago, my grandpa is still going strong at 77! My mom, and grandpa are in Florida, I will be going to Detroit... tomorrow after work, i get out at 2pm.. hoping I can get a ticket, I hope to get someone to come with me. Im a Nursing student, serve at a diner on the side....i can't miss your concert.... but gosh I pray to find a ticket less than 90$. You are an inspiration to me. If I don't see you, I wish you the best of luck and enjoy Michigan!! Yee haaaawww

Submitted by Paul Rohrer (not verified) on

I’m very disappointed that Garth is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president in 2020. Saw him wearing a Sanders 20 jersey. Can’t believe that an American country singer would endorse a socialist...

Submitted by Cory on

Garth was performing in Detroit and wearing the jersey of LEGENDARY Detroit Lions RB Barry Sanders. It had nothing to do with the election!

Submitted by Charley Burton (not verified) on

Howdy from Phoenix Arizona Class of 77!
Always surprised how similar our taste is in music. Skinny Black kid in Tucson listening to Marshal Tucker, Charlie Daniels, Lynrd Skynrd, the Police, but also Etta James, Dinah Washington, Diana Ross.
Stevland Morris (Stevie Wonder) Best concerts I ever sneaked into: Elton John (Honky Cat tour). Dan Fogelberg (Phoenix Tour) Willie Nelson at the stadium, Cat Stevens (Majikat tour) and of course Lynda Ronstadt and Stevie Nix (hometown girls), and James Taylor. You are amazing, you do good work. Say Hi to the Misses. New favorite song "You Wreck Me" LOL

Submitted by Andrew Witcher (not verified) on

Hey Garth,
I'm a huge fan of yours. I've always wanted to meet you and to see you in concert but funds are low at the moment. I listen to standing outside the fire all the time because of the message behind it. It's brought me out of tough spots in my life a lot. You are a true inspiration. You are definitely my favorite singer-songwriter of all time. It would be a great honor to just sit down and talk to you. I love in South Carolina. And if you're ever in the town of Summerville look me up on Facebook.

Andrew Witcher

Submitted by bigman062 on

Hey Garth,
You are definitely my favorite singer-songwriter of all time. My favorite song is standing outside the fire because of the message behind it. That song has gotten me thru some hard times. I've always wanted to meet you and to see you in concert but due to funds I can't. I love in South Carolina. My dream is to meet you and Trisha Yearwood. If you can make that happen my life would be complete.

Submitted by Robert Bell (not verified) on

May God always bless you sir I don't know how to play a guitar but I love to sing man I used to listen to your songs back in 1994 when I gradgurated high school

Submitted by Dan (not verified) on

This song has taken on a different meaning for me. My wife of nearly 49 years has dementia and now resides in an assisted living facility. With the CoronaVirus, I can no longer get in to visit her with her face to face. She no longer knows my name. The last few times we were able to see each other and hug one another, the only sentence she can say thankfully is "I love you." I am thankful that the love "I gave her every day is going to be enough to stay" with me forever. Thanks, Garth, for that truly special song.

Submitted by Don (not verified) on

My wife, daughter, and I work in hospitals, myself in an ER, my daughter ground zero for covid-19 in Pittsburgh PA when you sang if tomorrow never comes it hit home more to us then most we never know

Submitted by Betty Lee (not verified) on

You and Trisha are the very best!!! Thank you so much for lightening our loud tonight and entertaining us!!! We appreciate you so much! ❤️❤️

Submitted by Jesse W Horton (not verified) on

Just wanted to say thank you from an out of work chef for always sticking to your guns and being who you truly are no matter what

Submitted by Paul Meacher (not verified) on

Hi Garth , My mum passed away Monday and I am feeling very flat and not sure how I am going to deal with things, I have just watched you story on Netflix and I spent some time crying with you and sometime singing alone with you. Just would like to say. Thank you for being you, keep safe Regards Paul a long time fan

Submitted by Richard (not verified) on

I cannot share your music with my daughter and son and my nieces and nephews. I saw you in concert and i have cd albums but your music is not available on apple or spotify or you tube. You will be forgotten.🙁

Submitted by Dan Deyo (not verified) on

Hello. I was very impressed when I was browsing the Turbo Jav site. I saw that you threw the javelin at Oklahoma State. I also saw that you worked with Tom Petranoff and Jim Lothrop. I went to high school with Jim.
I'm not sure if you would mention your college experience.
Thank you
Dan Deyo
Ypsilanti, MI

Submitted by Dan Venettozzi (not verified) on

I'm a rocker but have liked some of your songs over the years. Since covid, over seen 2 of your tv specials and am now a fan . You and Trisha are so fun to watch. I think you have a med issue that wont let you stand still, and I love it thanks.

Submitted by Hungry Fan (not verified) on

Instead of postponing your concerts why not cancel them until after the Covid Pandemic? Bon Jovi did this. It would really help your fans!! If you cancel your concerts people who are out of work will get there money back from there ticket purchase. People could really use that money now. Than after this pandemic passes and you reschedule your awesome concerts, people will be back at work and they will just re-book. Not sure if you know this but ….Ticket vendors will not refund ticket prices especially "vivid seats" for postpones concerts.

Submitted by Mary Messer (not verified) on

I had the privilege of seeing you in concert for free 3 times during the Colorado state fair the summer of 1991.I continue to enjoy your music to this day. The first show I had my new born daughter with me and had to sit up on the top away from the stand. The next 2 times I left her with my parents and enjoyed being right up front. You received your first gold record during your stay with us. You are very gifted.

Submitted by Chuck (not verified) on

You have been one of my favorite artists. I understand you wanting unity. There is a time for it, but when unity is our way or no way - its not unity, its slavery. You won't feel it - you have more money than most and would never feel the pain and racism towards our people now. I am not even worried about that. The fact you are supporting Satanic politicians and pedophiles concerns me the most. Sorry to say my only real option is to block all Garth. Im sure my .99 cents of not buying your music or my opinion even maters to you. Shame you didn't research and think about what you were doing. Sex trafficking and selling baby parts is the way of the left discussed as liberals. I wish you the best - enjoy the money while it lasts.

Submitted by Chickey D (not verified) on

Playing for a political party that wants to cancel a large part of your fan base could definitely come back to haunt you. Time will tell. The minute you strike a cord at the inauguration the CD's I have will be canceled.
Once upon a time fan, Chickey

Submitted by Darrell (not verified) on

I have always been a really big fan but it really disappointed me that you choose to be at Biden’s inauguration. I will truly miss your music. I can’t support someone who doesn’t support America. I will no longer listen and buy your music, nor will a lot of people that I know. Goodbye

Submitted by Santiago Cuellar III (not verified) on

Dear Mr.Garth Brooks,
I heard your song and it gave me hope we can have a peaceful country. Don’t get me wrong, I see that hints both ways, good and bad. If we can except each other for who we are and what we believe and listen to each other, this world will be a better place. My family was awesome and has fallen apart but your song gave me hope. Thank you.

Submitted by Cheryl woods (not verified) on

We Black Girls from Georgia Love You ! God Bless you and Your Country Style Music, please keep being your God loving self. May God bless you and your family. We hope we will be welcome at your concerts. We love your music. We don't come because we don't feel we'll be welcome but we buy your music.
Be blessed, a Son of God

Submitted by Lizzie Velez (not verified) on

Mr. Garth Brooks,

I want to let you know that as a fan of your music and a devoted Country music fan I was so excited when I saw you walking down the stairs at the inauguration. I jumped up from my chair and started clapping so loud as I watch with my co teacher. She probably thought I lost my mind for a minute. Pure joy!! I love you and that was amazing!!! You sir, are appreciated and Loved.
There are people in this word that hate with no reason. I love you for so many reasons. THANK YOU my beautiful Garth💕

Submitted by Mike S (not verified) on

Mr. Brooks, I am a 58 year old man that has been a fan from the begging. I needed to tell you how your music helped me through the biggest challenge of my life. 469 days ago I lost my wife, my heart and sole to cancer. Teri’s 8 month battle ended on my son’s 15 birthday. Through it all you music soothed my heart. The nights I laid awake watching her sleep, praying for her to keep breathing I wondered, have I done enough, does she know how much I loved her if tomorrow never comes. The Dance, Much to Young, She is Every Woman, I can’t name them all. Had a little help from Ed Sheehan, because she was Perfect. So, for day 470, with tears in my eyes again, thank you!

Submitted by Chris kolberg (not verified) on

Hey Garth, what's up mani? I am your biggest fan in the world and I can tell you what album every single one of your songs came off of. I'm 38 years old and I have wanted to see you in concert my whole life and I finally got to see you at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit before they tore it down. I am a single of 7 year old twins and I want them to see you in concert too. They know your music and love it just like I do they also listen to you on their tablets as well. I hope I will be able to be apart of your stadium tour crowd soon, but you already played a show at Ford field home of my favorite sports team the Detroit Lions and I don't have the money to spend right now as a single father of twins. Everyone has a top 3 and it is usually God, family and friends. My top 3 are God, family and the Lions. But, if the Fords ever sell the Lionsand they get moved put of Michigan then you will take over the #3 spot. You're amazing man!

Submitted by Elizabeth DiCarlo (not verified) on

In 1999 I left an abusive 16 yr marriage. I was on my own making ends meet with two jobs and a two bedroom apt... I bought a house with only 2000. Finally at 39 I was on my way. I met a wonderful man James Klump. I had two children a 12 yr old daughter and a 17 yr old son. You couldn't get him to listen to country music for nothing. He also had two children 11 and 16. We dated for 2 yrs then decided to move in together. I didn't know what a soul mate was till he came along. The love we shared was unbelievable. I also didn't foresee how things would change with his kids and ex once they moved in. To make a long story short . In 2013 I decided it was over. I wanted him to go. Tragedy hit when his youngest overdosed and I could not crush him even more. So we stayed together but I was not a nice person. If I was him I would have left. I would ask him at good moments why do you put up with me. He just said I have big shoulders. And then he called me into the room for me to hear how he really felt. And I cried. I cried for a long time. Because the only way he could explain for me to really understand was to play THE DANCE, Well that wonderful man past away in 2017 at 64 yrs old from cancer. I cannot listen to THE DANCE without crying. I miss him so much and am so sorry I treated him the way I did. I will Love him ❤ forever. Thank you Garth for how you touch my soul. LOVE BETH DICARLO

Submitted by Margaret L. Price (not verified) on

I absolutely love you, Garth. Your music has been such an inspiration to me and has helped me through some tough times. Especially, the River, and the Dance.

Margaret Price

Submitted by Coleene (not verified) on

I just heard your station (55) on Sirius XM is leaving on October 1, 2022. Your station is the only one I listen to. Please, please reconsider ending the station. I love your music and I love all of your music choices!!

Submitted by pamela smith (not verified) on

People do not seem to realize when you are in a public business you have to be neutral. My father owed a bar for years. People loved him because he never gossip never gave anyone a reason to get mad at him .He only had one fight in his bar in all the years. So if your customers want the beer you get it. Great business sense.


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