American singer and songwriter, Troyal Garth Brooks is very well known for his expertise in blending rock and pop elements in his music. A very popular singer from the United States and the only artist in the music industry to have 9 albums with Diamond status in the United States. His whole body smells of success. He is one of the world’s best-selling artists with 170 million records sold worldwide, till the year 2020.
He has released a total of 23 records which includes studio albums, live albums, compilation albums, Christmas albums four box sets. Also, he has done 77 singles to date. Brooks has an estimated net worth of about $400 million and a salary of about $90 million per year. indeed he is on the list of the world’s richest men.
Brooks was born on February 7, 1962, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father Troyal Raymond Brooks Jr. was a draftsman for an oil company and his mother Colleen McElroy Carroll was a country singer of Iris.
He completed in the javelin from Oklahoma University, Stillwater for which he received a track scholarship. he did his graduation in advertising which he completed in 1984. He learned to play guitar and banjo at a very young age.
After completing his college life Garth Brooks started his career by playing guitar and singing in local clubs and bars. Brooks has revealed that during this time used to listen to various kinds of music and he later found that he was quite interested in playing country music.
An entertainment attorney Rod Phelps came from Dallas just to listen to how Brooks plays. this attorney offered Brooks to produce his first demo. he drove to Nashville for the same but returned back in just 24 hours.
Phelps continuously used to urge Brooks to return to Nashville. He returned back to Nashville and started his contract again. Brooks’s first album was entitled ‘Hungry Years’ and was released in 1989. this album was indeed a success. ‘If tomorrow never comes’ is his first no. 1 hit. ‘No
Fences’ was Brooks 2nd album and for 23 weeks it was placed at No. 1 spot on the country’s album charts. This album is Brooks’s number one selling album. Brooks’s second-holiday album ‘Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas’ was placed at number 7 on billboards top 200. There are several albums of Brooks which hit the spot of number one on the country‘s album charts.
but we must say that Brooks’s journey in this industry was not at all constant. Though he has many ups, he faced downfalls too. In October 1999 he released a soundtrack to a movie ‘The Lamb’ which was a complete failure.
On October 2000 Brooks officially declared that he was going to retire and put a halt on performing and recording. but he was seen in and out of retirement during the tenure of 2000 to 2015. He also helped in fundraising for many causes which shoes Brooks definitely has a heart of gold.
For this purpose, he sold his albums. Even in the COVID-19 pandemic Brooks and Yearwood did a concert on Facebook live which got a footfall of around 5.3 million people. Later they did a similar kind of concert for a donation purpose too. From performing in local bars and clubs to getting nearly 5,300,000 people in his Facebook live Brooks has come a long way.
While Brooks was in college he met Sandy Mahl. They got married on May 24, 1986. In this marriage, Brooks had three daughters Taylor, August, and Allie. Sandy and Brooks got divorced on December 17, 2001. this divorce was one of the most expensive divorces in history. Brooks paid nearly 125 million to Sandy for the purpose of the divorce settlement. On December 10, 2005, he married the country singer Trish Yearwood.
We must say Brooks is fond of buying homes. He owns houses in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee, and Malibu, California. There are even rumors that Brooks and Yearwood bought an $8.825 million Layby Hotel situated at Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida.
Brooks is a well-settled man in the industry. He has everything a man desires of. His success is seen from the number of times he has been ranked in the country’s album charts to the no. of houses he owns at present.
Brooks indeed is a generous and warm-hearted man as he’s also seen raising funds in times of need. We must say Brooks is utilizing his fame in the best possible way anybody could.