Born Troyal Garth Brooks, this country singer and songwriter popularly known as Garth Brooks enjoyed an incredible career with many of his albums going platinum. His live performances have had record breaking attendances.
Garth was born on 7 February, 1962 in Oklahoma and has an estimated net worth of $330 million, making him one of the top earning country singers in the world. Most of his wealth comes from his outstanding concerts and his Las Vegas residency.
In 2005, Garth started his own record label, Pearl Records.
For the years 2015 to 2017, Garth appeared on the Forbes’ list as the Highest Paid Country Musician. Sources estimate Garth’s yearly earnings at an average $90 million.
Garth Brooks Singing Career
Garth is the bestselling solo albumartist in the US with a sales of 148 million, and is second to the Beatles in overall records sales. 7 of his albums have achieved diamond status making him the singer with the highest number of albums attaining this status in the US.
Garth started singing and playing guitar in clubs and bars in Oklahoma while in his twenties. At one of his gigs, Rod Phelps, an entertainment attorney saw him and was impressed by his act. Rod suggested to Garth to get a recording contract in Nashville.
Following this suggestion, Garth moved to Nashville and, in 1989 released his debut album which hit the BillboardTop Country Albumschart at number 2. The song If Tomorrow Never Comes on the album was Garth’s first number 1 single on the Hot Country Songs chart. Garth has appeared on TV singing on various shows.
His vinyl records,handled by TalkShopLive, hit an all-time high in 2019 of 420,000. Garth took some time away from his music between 2001 and 2005.
Garth Brooks Tours
Garth’s solo world tour from 1996 to 1998 was rated the 8thhighest-grossing tour of that decade. The 220 shows raked in over $105 million. Forbes has indicated that for every one of the 220 shows, Garth was paid $1 million for each.
2014 to 2017 saw Garth on tour with his wife, Trish Yearwood. All 366 shows were sold out, and they grossed over $364 million.
In 2009, Garth signed a residency deal, Garth at Wynn, which ran at the Encore Theatre, Las Vegas. Reports indicate the residency was worth between $55.5 million and $60 million.
Garth Brooks Early Life and Family
Garth was a last born child. His father, Troyal Raymond Brooks, Jr. worked for an oil company as a draughtsman and his mother, Colleen McElroy Carroll, was a country singer signed with Capitol Records.
Garth had an older biological sister, Kelly and four older step siblings, Jim, Jerry, Mike, and Betsy from the previous marriages both his parents had been in.
During the early years, Garth’s interest was in sports and it is a sports scholarship that got himinto Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a degree in advertising.
Garth Brooks Marriage, Children and Divorce
Garth married songwriter, Sandy Mahl in 1986 and they had 3 daughters, Taylor Mayne Pearl, August Anna and Allie Colleen Brooks. After fifteen years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2001.
Their divorce has gone down as the most expensive ever with Sandy receiving $125 million. It was the period after the divorce that Garth took a break from his singing career.
In 2005, Garth married his current wife, country singer Trisha Yearwood in 2005. In 2013, Garth became a grandfather when his daughter, August had a daughter, Karalynn.
Garth Brooks Awards and Achievements
With Garth’s great success, it is not surprising that he has 22 Academy of Country Music Awards, the highest number awarded to an individual, 2 Grammy Awards, numerous Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and many others.
Garth has been inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Garth Brooks and Social Media
Garth has managed to keep social media at bay for a long time but the inevitable had to happen. Garth opened Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine accounts in late 2019 and is still trying to get a hang of it.
Garth Brooks Nationality and Ethnicity
Garth Brooks is an American citizen and holds a US nationality. His ethnicity is mixed English, Irish, German, and French.
|Biography & Facts|
|Born:||7 February, 1962|
|Ethnicity:||English, Irish, German, and French|
|Net Worth:||$300 million|
|Salary:||$1 million per show|
|Hair Color:||Light brown|
|Height:||6ft 1in or 1.85m|
|Weight:||183lbs or 83kg|
|Married to:||Trisha Yearwood|
|Children:||3(Taylor, August, and Allie)|
|Education:||Oklahoma State University|