Garth Brooks is an American country music superstar with a net worth estimated at $150 million. Together with his wife of 10 years, country music singer Trisha Yearwood, the couple has a combined net worth of approximately $365 million. They are, together, one of the most powerful couples in country music. Born on February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Garth Brooks is one of the most famous men in country music. He is the only child his parents have together, though they have a total of four other children from previous relationships that are Brooks’ older siblings. His mother, Colleen McElroy Carroll, was a country music singer in the 50s, singing for Capitol Records. His father, Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr. was an oil draftsman.
Being raised by a country music singer gave Garth Brooks the chance to practice singing, to develop a love of country music and to develop a passion for the business. A big singing family, he often sang as a child in family settings, and he also played sports growing up – he was especially talented on the football field. The famous singer decided a college education was necessary, and he chose to attend Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a degree in advertising in 1984; it was the same year that Garth Brooks began singing professionally in local bars and other establishments. Surprisingly, he was not a country music singer. He preferred rock and roll.
It wasn’t until 1985 that an entertainment attorney by the name of Rod Phelps came from Dallas to Oklahoma to listen to Garth Brooks that he left for Nashville (and returned) to pursue his country music career with the help of Phelps and his country contacts. He spent years in Nashville working as a bouncer before his first album was released in 1989. His first single was called, “Much too Young to Feel This Damn Old,” and it was a huge success as it reached the top 10 on the charts; the entire album was number 13 on the Billboard 200 list. His first tour came later that year; he opened for country superstar Kenny Rogers.
At the moment, Garth Brooks has released 10 studio albums and has plans to release another in 2016. The name of his new album has yet to be released, and he also has eight compilation albums and box sets. It was announced that he is the best-selling solo artist in the 20th century, but it was later realized that Elvis Presley has actually sold a total of a half million more albums than Garth Brooks, something that Brooks himself believed to be true when he was announced the best-selling solo artist. He’s been nominated for and received many awards, including Gramny’s and other musical awards. He is married to country music star Trisha Yearwood, who has her own cooking show on television, writes cookbooks and tours with her husband when he’s on the road. Brooks has three daughters, and he is a grandfather as well.
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