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
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Submitted by Luis Quiroz (not verified) on

Mr. Garth Brooks
Good Morning my wife is a big fan of you and your music.We will be attending on Sept. 16th.. at Anahein Honda Center.Our family first met you in Arizona during your charities events for Kansas City Royals Spring Training few years back.My wife was so impressed by you, taking time for each us and every fan that was out there one cold morning. How do I go about having you signed a photo of you addressed to her.It will make her day !!!!

Submitted by Jake reece (not verified) on

My mom is going through non hodgkin's lymphoma! We r huge fans and would do anything for a call from Garth.can u help me out!

Submitted by Leslie Carter (not verified) on

Dear Garth, my husband Matt carter is your biggest fan. I would love nothing more then to gift him with something personally from you. Your songs have guided him through some rough times. I Bought tickets last year to see you in concert. Let's just say I was wife of the year to him. Thank you for your music. We love you!!!

Submitted by Scott (not verified) on

Very disappointed to hear you won't play for Trump. I am a big fan and have bought a lot of albums and tickets over the years and very sad to hear you are bowing to political pressure or are letting politics interfear with your music career. I cannot stand when actors and singers get political. If our president asked me to do something I would be honored no matter what party they were with. We will miss you at the party! - Thanks for the past tunes from an educated, non angry, non racist, middle aged white guy.

Submitted by Elecia (not verified) on

I so agree!! Very disappointed that Garth is bowing down- I feel different about him now!

Submitted by Michael Paulk (not verified) on

Been with you as a huge fan buying everything you have put out now for 28 years, attended concerts 4 times. NOT ANYMORE GARTH... Thrown away all your stuff... You disrespect the President Elect who's voters make up the majority of your fans... Sorry for you to have to join the DIXIE CHICKS... You should just do the right thing and grow a pair... Signed, Mike Paulk (One pissed off EX FAN !!!!)

Submitted by Megan Littleton (not verified) on

Just because a singer doesn't want to sing for president Trump doesn't mean that he doesn't care about the USA. If you were a true fan you would forgive. Not all celebrities are political and it's probably because they don't want to be criticized for it. Like y'all criticized my favorite singer Garth Brooks just because he didn't want to sing for the president.

Submitted by Roger Berry (not verified) on

Mr. Brooks, I have enjoyed your music and shows very much. But not to respect your fans and country by refusing Mr. trump and bowing down to pressure from the democrats. Though I'm 74 , I've got time to change music favorites.

Submitted by Loraine (not verified) on

I happen to be a huge fan of Garth Brooks' music have been for 27 years and I guarantee I don't share the same religious or political views as Garth Brooks but that doesn't mean I no longer like his music but I don't blame Garth Brooks who wants to play for Donald Duck aka Donald Trump's so shame on you guys let the man be who he is and take a trip to NY,NY and read what it says on the statue of liberty

Submitted by Angel@Heart (not verified) on

I agree. Garth must not be aware that he and Donald Trump have a lot in common. They both reached across the aisle to appeal to all people of all ages and nationalities. It seems to me that Garth is swallowing the mainstream media's lies about Donald. I have been a fan of Garth also but my absolute favorite artist of all time is Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's a shame Stevie isn't with us anymore, I know he'd perform for Donald. I am so disappointed in Garth's decision--it was an honor for him to even be considered. Doesn't he realize what an amazing man Donald Trump is--we all call Donald the Blue Collar Billionaire--that's because he appeals to all of us--he's a good man--if Garth truly wants to know the truth about Donald I would advise he tune into GOD BLESS DONALD TRUMP--WE THE PEOPLE WON IN NOVEMBER AND WE WILL ALL DO OUR BEST TO HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

Submitted by Carolyn Lewis (not verified) on

Very disappointed, I wanted to see you (Garth) at the Trump "Make America Great Again". Welcome Celebration. Thanks to Toby Keith. Proud of Toby!

Submitted by Marge Peters (not verified) on

Shame on you for not singing for the new President. How many liberals do you think listen to your music.

Submitted by Anne Melton (not verified) on

You know when you get that embarrassed feeling for someone doing something so ignorant......well, that is how I feel now for Garth and Trisha. You sang for that last "hope & change" (ha) but walk away from an honorable invitation now. I now must purge my music inventory, and cancel my DVR recordings of cooking shows............comparable to my reaction to a similar antic pulled by the Dixie Chicks. I would ask for concert refunds but I now know the true pocketbook.

Submitted by Agreed (not verified) on

For the people who posted that they were disappointed in Garth (and rich) for their refusal to perform for Trump inauguration, well said.

I have been negatively after by Obama's "HOPE AND CHANGE" policies since they began. For once I feel I have hope - hope of working for a company that doesn't have to shut down due to suffocating government regulation, hope of more jobs being brought back to the US to Americans CAN work, hope for once that I won't have to worry about paying bills.

Garth and Trisha are clearly out of touch with what is going on with regular Americans, and I too am going to have to purge my music inventory of all their songs. Will be boycotting Garth and Trisha going forward, in keeping with their performance temper tantrum.

Am saddened that Garth cannot understand the plight of regular Americans. I say Trump is better off without Garth and Trisha.

Submitted by Sophia (not verified) on

why does it even f**king matter he doesnt have to do anything. Yall should be ashamed. you werent in that situation. you dont know what you would do until your in that situation but you probably never will be so just shut up.

Submitted by Calvin (not verified) on

HI Garth this Calvin coming to from Auckland New Zealand. Just be to clear things up I did not sign on to the Garth fan club cos of political views or ideas. I signed cos I love u r music an urgent love of life. I've played for five presidents no harm in missingeneral one. But I don't think u were officially asked anyway were you. Anyway
ANY chance of a nodded from u or something been hused fan from the start would love to here from u. My wife kids love u too. Thanks for music thanks for memories.

Submitted by kevin egbert (not verified) on

your excuse is bull crap.Your fans are in the south,(Trump fans) will not watch you any more,or your wife!

Submitted by Terry Kemp (not verified) on

You just showed your true side.....coward! Your true fans that stuck with you just got stabbed in the back. Take your cheating wife with you when you crawl back in your hole!

Submitted by Deborah Cotton (not verified) on

Garth...I'm very proud of you!!! Save your time and energy for more deserving!! I'm a NEW fan of yours!!

Submitted by Sharon (not verified) on

After reading all these negative messages about Garth playing for Trump, I'm happy to see someone who agrees that it's his decision and if he feels uncomfortable playing at a certain venue (whatever that is) then its HIS decision. Don't beat him up for it! Entertainers are allowed to say NO!!! Good on you Garth!

Submitted by Brandon Harris (not verified) on

I have lost respect for you Mr. Brooks. No playing for our new president Donald Trump. I hope you see this and read it. The same people that made you rich and happy are the same people who voted for him. I for one will never buy anything of yours again.

Submitted by A Fan (not verified) on

I have no respect for people that voted for trump!!! Thanks you to brooks... he has a brain....

Submitted by Richard Burand (not verified) on

As a friend and father would you please inform the President he is mentally ill (paranoid) and he needs help. In the name of Jesus I pray.

Submitted by Amanda W. (not verified) on

My 3 year old son was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I really would like to get him a signed 3T cowboy hat from Garth Brooks. His birthday is in 2 days and if there's any way I could make this possible please let me know what I need to do! Garth brooks is his favorite country singer!

Submitted by Rhonda Umpherville (not verified) on

I am so looking forward to going to the Garth Brooks concert in Edmonton. I purchased tickets for my husband Gord before Christmas as it was on his bucket list. unfortunately Gord passed away Feb 1, 2017 of a massive heart attack. We played the song the Dance at his service

Submitted by Cindi A Abele (not verified) on

I have been a fan of your since you first came on the country music scene. As a divorced mother of 3 I could never afford to come to a concert. My son's are now grown but I am battling stage 3 Breast cancer. I just wanted to share with you that a beautiful family in Middleton MD gifted me with 2 tickets to your concert in Philadelphia!! With all the hatred and evil on the news these days I just really needed all to know that there are still beautiful people in this world spreading wonderful acts of kindness to a complete stranger!! I live in New Jersey and so look forward to your concert. Hoping to meet you and tell you the full story of this beautiful family who truly made my year and helped to take my mind off of cancer even if just for a short time. Thank you for coming out of retirement, I look forward to seeing you and your beautiful wife. ❤️❤️

Submitted by Colby Upchurch (not verified) on

I went out to see you on 4-1-17. You were my first concert ever, and I sure am glad you were my first concert. Had a heck of a time. Thank you for coming down to lubbock.

Submitted by Hondo Hanes (not verified) on

Garth you are my all time favorite artist. With our country going the way it is as well as the rest of the world, I am frightened for our children and grandchildren for their future. With all the hatred and anguish throughout we need to come together and help keep all of our dreams alive. I know it's a stretch but I believe that it's time to remake micheal Jackson and Lionel Ritchie''s song we are the world. It's been seven years since it was redone from the original in 1985. To help Africa and Haiti in times of trouble. I know we cannot solve all of the world's problems, but we owe it to ourselves to try. You have moved mountains in the past and made dreams come true with just a single prayer. I pray every day I am blessed to open my eyes to see my beautiful family. Hondo Hanes

Submitted by Julia Snyder (not verified) on

I am a volunteer firefighter in Anne Arundel County Maryland. My fire department has sang your live version of "Friends in Low Places" for as long as I can remember at the end of every event that we have had. We get in a big circle and pass a few beers around and sing all together "I've got friends in Orchard Beach" in place of low places, (orchard beach is our fire department name). The song to is is a remembering of the family we inherited over the years after joining the fire department and that they will always be there when on of us needs a shoulder to lean on.

Yesterday, all of our members needed a shoulder to lean on. We were notified of the passing of our senior volunteer captain. It was a sudden passing. He was only 48 years old with a wife and children. He was a big part of our members lives and was always a shoulder to lean on. You never saw this man without a smile. He was always willing to help you whether it be a fire department question or personal. We surely will be missing him in our singing circle.

We are having a memorial later on in the week. We are doing a picture slide show and wanted to end the slide show with a verse of garth singing those exact words for us. We would love if there is a way you could make this happen. Thank you!

Submitted by Sam (not verified) on

Hi there my dad is Garth biggest fan he waiting for a heart bypass and wold love to cheer him up with a signed autograph many thanks

Submitted by Joe Hall (not verified) on

The day the tickets were to go on sale and were to $80.00 and selling at 10AM I went online (0930hrs.) early to get ready because I knew they would sell fast. To my amazement tickets were already being sold and at outrageous prices. If it were anybody else I would not of paid $300.00 apiece for bench seats. It seems private vendors got most of the tickets and that was one reason the first concert sold out in 30 seconds. I'm sure it's going to be a great show but i'll never pay that much again.

Submitted by Stephanie McNeil (not verified) on

Hello Garth! I'm so excited to finally have the opportunity to see you in concert this September 3rd in Calgary Alberta. I've wanted to see you since I was 10 years old. Your music and you of course are the reason I learned to speak English as quickly as I did. I would listen to you not knowing a single word of English and completely fell in love with your voice and your music. I know you will put on a great show! I can cross this off my bucket list!

Submitted by Jody (not verified) on

I always thought I was a Garth Brooks fan. That was until my 17 year old daughter found out you were coming to Calgary. She works part time in the summer and was not able to buy tickets the day they came on sale. A couple days later she found 2 tickets on another site and was gladly willing to pay $101 a ticket. As she was putting the order through not only was she charged $7.95 online service fee but also another $30 for each ticket. In total she spent $278 for 2 tickets and didn't care because she was going to see Garth Brooks ! She received confirmation the ticket order went through and at the bottom of the receipt in bold was "please note, these seats are behind the stage". I'm not sure I would have been okay with that price for behind the stage seats but still she was just thrilled to be going to the concert. To top it all off 2 weeks later when checking her statement- the tickets were in USD. So her total cost of these 2 tickets behind the stage was a whopping $345 CDN. You have a true fan in this young girl, I'm not sure I would be quite as excited for the show as she still is!

Submitted by Sheila Groenewold (not verified) on

Dear garth.
I work with handicap adults and the last time you came you gave one of my clients a guitar. And it was signed he still has that and love it i was wondering if he could meet you and say thank you he has been wanting to say it for 20 years now.his name is Eric Christensen and he lives in siouxfalls and works at dakotabilities it would be so great if he could see you and say thanks I know you have a kind heart because I know the girl you have met in hartford and came to her dad's funeral I know you are busy but it would make his day he got tickets to the Saturday show I don't know which one it is .this Saturday I think but if you could just consider it that would be great. Thanks so much, sheila groenewold

Submitted by Cyndi (not verified) on

For my 50 th birthday my daughter Kaley bought us floor tickets to see your Orlando show. Well we just had Irma come though. Kaley and I have been helping our neighbors clean up and fixing their fences. I was wondering if you could please give her a signed picture or acknowledge her birthday for me.

Submitted by James (not verified) on

I am in the United States Marine Corps and wanted to surprise my fiancé by having Garth come play at our wedding we are both huge fans and I wanted to know how to go about getting him to play at our wedding?

Submitted by Mary Studley (not verified) on

Dear Garth, Ayden was one of your biggest fans and you were Ayden' s Hero, you are Ayden had SMA and had been unable to talk or move since before age 2, He lived on a ventilator for 9 years and ate with a feeding tube. He listened to your songs always. Today Ayden became an angel went to Heaven at age 11. He has now been set free. If by chance you could get tickets for Matt and Courtney Ayden parents for Oct 21 in Lincoln it would be a wonderful tribute to all the battles Ayden had forgot, they live just south of Lincoln in Hickman Nebraska Courtney s aunt Mary

Submitted by Mary Studley (not verified) on

Above should say battles Ayden fought

Submitted by Michele (not verified) on

Garth Brooks

My brother in law's birthday is this Friday the 22 Sept and will be at your concert in Sioux Falls, SD that night. I was wondering if you read this you could wish Sean Farah a happy birthday. Thank you.

Submitted by Vicki Johns (not verified) on

Saw you on CMA Award show! Love to see you on any program because you are my favorite. I thought it was so unnecessary for people to criticize you for lip syncing. Your explanation makes perfect sense. I have never been able to see you in person but I have heard what you put into your performances. Your efforts to put on the best performance for all of those who are able to see you should be appreciated. God bless you. From an old - love-Garth Austinite

Submitted by Sheree Hunt (not verified) on

I stopped liking Garth Brooks when he treated his first wife, Sandy, the way he did. She worked her ass off for him to become famous. It's called character Garth. How can I take you seriously after that? No way!!!!!

Submitted by Lisa (not verified) on

My mom Cathy was diagnosed with CLL (leukemia) in 2005 she received a bone marrow transplant in 2010 and just recently heard it came back she is 57 years old with 3 children including an 18 yr old son and 6 grandchildren. She is an amazing woman who thinks only of herself and never asks for anything. She has been to every concert performed in Pittsburgh since I was born in 1988 and would like to send prayers and love out to her. Any acknowledgement to her silent pain would be amazing! She deserves the world and only hopes that everyday comes with another. I’m hoping a response from you could make her see that there is hope and miracles and she WILL make it past this hardship. God Bless!

Submitted by Lisa (not verified) on

My mom Cathy was diagnosed with CLL (leukemia) in 2005 she received a bone marrow transplant in 2010 and just recently heard it came back she is 57 years old with 3 children including an 18 yr old son and 6 grandchildren. She is an amazing woman who thinks only of herself and never asks for anything. She has been to every concert performed in Pittsburgh since I was born in 1988 and would like to send prayers and love out to her. Any acknowledgement to her silent pain would be amazing! She deserves the world and only hopes that everyday comes with another. I’m hoping a response from you could make her see that there is hope and miracles and she WILL make it past this hardship. God Bless!

Submitted by Christine Sjolin (not verified) on

Dear Garth,

This morning I was having a particularly rough morning. My oldest child, who will be 10 on December 2nd has been having a rough time lately and my youngest, who is 3 is in that stage where the sky is green and no matter how many times you prove it is blue, to him, it remains green. I was already sad because I don't know what to do to help my oldest see that life will get better, I dropped the 3 year old at preschool to find that I had committed the biggest mom fail ever. I forgot that it was pajama day. So after leaving the bawling child in the arms of his loving teacher, I got into my car to go to work and all I could think was, "Man, I really need some Garth today." So I sit down at my desk and open Ghost Tunes, only to learn that it is gone along with all of my Garth music. At this point, I have decided that I should probably just go back to bed and hit the re-do button because today is just not working in my favor. What can I do to get my music back and heal my broken heart?

Submitted by Anne Marie (not verified) on

Dear Mr Garth,
I first saw you perform at the Miller tent/Colorado State Fair in Pueblo when I was in HS in the 80s with my dad Einar (who is now in his 70s). Just to say thank you for being a true heart, Christian and supporter of our military.
I appreciate you, happy holidays to you and your family.
Anne Marrie

Submitted by EmalieT (not verified) on

Me and my mom are big fans and I kinda noticed that you don't have a lot of songs on spotify. Why? That is the only song app I listen to(mainly because my mom won't let me have any other app). So I would listen to you, but I kinda can't. Unless I listen to your Garth Brooks radio(witch I love, by the way) but that is only in my dad's truck. And my mom and I barely get to steal it. But I would love to listen to your song's.(especially He Really Loves You). And I would love it if you added more song's on like Beaches of Cheyenne, and the Storm and He really loves you. And so would my mom. And all your other fans. Now, I'm only thirteen so I understand if this seems childish or crazy to you. It's just that music is my only escape when I feel sad or mad about something. And I'm going through a hard time right now. I want to listen to your music because it makes me feel like it sums up my life pretty good.

Submitted by Mandy (not verified) on

I started singing when I was 7 I've been to a few of your concerts. Now 40 yrs old it would be a dream come true to sing in the same stage with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood! I live live there music.

Submitted by Vanessa Litke (not verified) on

To some who can make a difference
My name is Vanessa Litke. I am from Winnipeg, Mb in Canada. I am writing to you because of a sickening heart-breaking video I recently saw that absolutely broke my heart. I can not stop shedding tears over what is happening to the poor helpless polar bears of this world. It is absolutely beyond devastating. These beautiful majestic animals are literally starving to death. They need help!!!! I have no status no power and no money!!!! I feel helpless. But these animals need a voice!!! They need our help!!! They need YOUR HELP!!!! You have wealth, power and status AND most importantly HEART!!!! So please please please from this animal lover I am begging for your help for any thing you can do to help these poor beautiful animals that are already near extinction. Thank you for taking the time to read this!


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